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There’s a Mazda 3 to suit everyone

The Mazda 3 has long been one of Australia’s top-selling cars, thanks to good looks and build quality plus a host of variants to...

Garden show a green thumb’s paradise

With spring flowers in full bloom, some of Australia’s finest floral traditions will be featured at next month’s State Rose and Garden Show. The Victorian...
Kurunjang Secondary College student Alisan Saglam with fellow student Adeng Muor wearing his design that came third. (Shawn Smits)

Melton teen embraces fashion cultures

If Alisan Saglam’s latest creation is anything to go by, ‘daring’ and ‘impressive’ fall short as descriptions. The 17-year-old Melton Kurunjang Secondary College student eagerly waited for...

Nissan QASHQAI is plain wonderful

Quite often the cars I get to test are the top-of-the-range versions and it’s easy to be dazzled by the nice seats and extras...

Marsh Rodders holding 10th Hot Rod Car Show

Hundreds of custom-made cars will be on display next weekend for all automobile lovers to peruse. The annual Hot Rod Car Show is a chance...

Hilux still lifts above its weight

The Toyota Hilux DC SR5 is more truck than car. It’s big, has a grungy diesel sound, bounces around when empty and turns like...

Daring to Dream Big over healthy living

Mackenzie (pictured) was thrilled to be at the Dream Big Festival last week. The festival, designed to promote health, wellbeing and arts, brought hundreds of...

Drawing on Red Hill’s elegance

It was years since I had been down to Red Hill and I was a little concerned the building boom that has transformed the...

Ford Australia’s post-build transformation underway

The changing of the guard at Ford Australia has begun with production of the right-hand-drive Mustang at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan as...

Melton’s stars are born

Rising Melton stars Ayla Williams and Sharie Costello are immensely talented singers ... and the rest of the community seems to agree. Ayla and Sharie...

Toyota Yaris ZR: Big features in a small package

When you’re lucky enough to test-drive cars for a job you don’t usually have designs on something like a Toyota Yaris, But there’s something...

Tech talk: BenQ TreVolo portable speakers

In many years of writing about audio I have come across both good and bad electrostatic speakers, but what I have never encountered are...

Inaugural Eynesbury farmers market

Hundreds of fresh-food lovers are expected to flock to Eynesbury’s first farmers market to sample and enjoy a great range of produce. Organisers Frederic Blevin...

Moorabool Literacy Trail leads to learning

The spirit of learning will inspire Ballan residents as they take to the Moorabool ‘Literacy Trail’ on September 4. The event, in it’s ninth year,...

Motorcycle riders’ expo at Melton next month

One of the world’s best motorbike stunt riders will display his extraordinary skills in Melton next month. During the Motorcycle Riders’ Expo, hosted by Melton...

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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...