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Santa’s sleigh at the Diggers Rest Primary School gate

Diggers Rest residents are being invited to celebrate the Christmas spirit at their primary school. Bloomdale developers AVID Property Group has partnered with the Diggers...

Jo Layton keeper of the kinship

Jo Layton doesn’t do it for the accolades or awards, nor does she want the attention. She does it to simply empower the Aboriginal...

Bacchus Marsh artist Ri Van Veen prefers ‘her story’

History has traditionally been written by men about men for men, Bacchus Marsh artist Ri Van Veen says. “Even the word reads ‘his story’...

Bacchus Marsh artists go public

Bacchus Marsh art lovers are being invited to admire the work of local artists at the town’s only public gallery. Dozens of artworks – ranging...

Tanya O’Neill junks fast food

Tanya O’Neill sank pretty low 18 months ago. She wasn’t feeling well and she knew it was because of her weight and diet. The Melton...

Melton police shooting hoops, breaking barriers

Melton police and young people were shooting hoops and breaking down barriers at a tournament earlier this month. Students from across the municipality and officers...

Melton folk unite to end violence

Melton men, women and children last week took oaths to stand up, speak out and help put an end to domestic violence. As part of...

Moorabool Relay for Life back

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, put on your running shoes, smile for the cameras and brace yourselves for the Moorabool Relay for Life. The...

Finally, time for the Ballan Red Cross flower show

It’s bloomin’ wonderful … finally. Spring has sprung and the roses are out … albeit a little late. And the annual Ballan Red Cross flower...

Blue Light Disco back in its groove

Police are expecting a dancefloor packed with young groovers when they host Melton’s first Blue Light Disco in more than 15 years. The disco, to...

Wildlife Victoria talk on the wild side

If you’ve ever spotted a lizard in your backyard, found a possum in your roof or seen a dozen roos in a paddock nearby,...

Enjoy the fruits of spring at the Strawberries and Cherries Weekend

As spring fever descends on Bacchus Marsh, tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to town for the annual Strawberries and Cherries...

Sacrifice of others remembered on Remembrance Day

Kevin Murray will spend his Friday commemorating the dead and celebrating the living. He’s inviting Melton and Moorabool families to do the same when Melton...

Miranda Brockman cello call to aid refugees

Being so far removed from the conflict zones, it’s sometimes hard to really understand the struggles asylum seekers and refugees face, Miranda Brockman says. But...

Djerriwarrh Festival shines again

Crowds of festival-goers packed Melton’s 37th Djerriwarrh Festival at the weekend. The day kicked off with a street parade of storytime characters heading down High...

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Thoroughbreds back on winners list

Melton Thoroughbreds are back on the winners list in the Big V men’s division 2 competition. After dropping matches either side of a bye, the...

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