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Meet Kung Fu Panda at Woodgrove

Ready to meet the Kung Fu master protecting his ‘people’ from the evil snow leopard? Po the panda will be at Melton’s Woodgrove shopping centre...

Blackwood CERT needs a home

Blackwood’s Community Emergency Response Team needs public help. The team is made up of volunteers who provide emergency first-aid at car accidents, motor bike accidents...

Wellbeing and psychic expo comes to Melton

An expo of alternative therapists, healers and psychics descends on Melton this weekend. Visitors can delve into ‘other dimensions’, get a massage, join a group...

A ticket to ride Bacchus Marsh foodie heaven

The delicious delights of Bacchus Marsh will be on show during the annual Harvest Festival next month. And if they sign up for bus tours,...

Peter Pan cast members wanted

Are you prepared for adventures in Neverland? Bacchus Marsh-based Performing Arts Headquarters will be staging Peter Pan the musical later this year, and needs about...

Melton woman’s journey to book-writing

For almost three years, Sue Buckingham dismissed an “inside voice” urging her to write a book. But as the voice got stronger, she found it...

Cast away your troubles in Fiji

Men as loud as their shirts, children unshackling themselves from screens, flight attendants sneakily doling out an extra bottle of wine – there’s a...

Kia ora Kaikoura

There’s something special about arriving somewhere at night only for it’s full beauty to be revealed at sunrise. From our cliff-top balcony looking over Kaikoura,...

Coogee: Sun and sand in suburbia

The crowd parts on the promenade revealing three samba dancers wearing little more than feathers, sequinned fabric swatches and tans. Under sunny skies onlookers move...

WRX delivers cheap thrills

David Bonnici decided to overcome his 'rice chariot' snobbery to see what the WRX fun was all about. Being a bit of a performance-car snob who raised...

Port Fairy is the great weekender

Rich in history and natural beauty, Port Fairy has always been a popular destination for Victorians seeking a weekend getaway or a couple of...

Pictures of the month, November

November's best pictures by the Star Weekly photographers.   https://youtu.be/ZQxG6gfiL8c

Toyota 86 auto is no slouch

Automatic sports cars were always an oxymoron. But things have changed a lot, with smoother transmissions, more gears and the semi-manual shifting through the...

Honda turns up the hybrid heat

With SUVs being all the rage, it’s quite a treat to get behind the wheel of a really nice sedan. The oddly-named Honda Accord Sport...

Strawberries and Cherries Festival time again

Bacchus Marsh’s annual Strawberries and Cherries Festival celebrates the time when the fruits are ripe picking, eating and slurping. Along its famous Avenue of Honour, growers...

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Victorians encouraged to become life-makers

The state government has launched a new campaign to help Victorians including those in Melton and Moorabool, start a family through IVF. The campaign is...