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IN FOCUS: Public dental service with a smile

Did you know that three in 10 people either delay or avoid a visit to the dentist because of the cost? In fact, in 2016/17, about 70,200 hospitalisations across Australia for dental conditions may have been prevented with earlier treatment.

IN FOCUS: Wok up for oodles of noodles

Mai Luu is not one to stand still. She loves being on the wok and pans, bringing her skills in Asian cuisine to appreciative diners. But Mai is a successful businesswoman, too.

Education Week: Heathdale begins new chapter

With more than 36 years’ experience guiding students through the secondary years in Werribee, Heathdale Christian College is about to start the journey all over again.

Business awards nominations open

A winner of a 2018 Melton Business Award is encouraging others to get involved with this year's awards. Hope Street Youth and Family Services won...

IN FOCUS: Best stop for chicken shop

Rana Zakhour and her brother Nick, who established Melton Chicken Stop three months ago, grew up in a business run by their parents in Wodonga in northern Victoria.

IN FOCUS: Net gain for Melton netball

The forward-thinking committee of Melton Netball Association is trialling a Rock-Up mixed competition, with the aim of attracting new players who might not yet be ready to commit to the regular competition.

IN FOCUS: Our commitment to a healthy future

As part of Djerriwarrh Health Services' ongoing commitment to patient safety and continuous improvement, the teams at hospitals and health centres have been put through their paces.

Stonehill – where we’d all love to live

It’s home to more than 900 residents. They’ve settled into the Stonehill lifestyle, a community of hike and bike tracks through picturesque parklands, with even more nature reserves and a local Catholic primary school in the pipeline.

IN FOCUS: Storage King puts customers first

Sally Gardner, manager of Storage King Melton, believes working for Australia’s leading storage outfit has changed her for the better.

IN FOCUS: Al’s Deluxe Bakery a new rising star

Al, a chef for more than 11 years and the proud owner of Al’s Fish ‘n’ Chippery, has now opened Al’s Deluxe Bakery Café right next door. He and wife Belinda are getting mouths watering in Melton.

IN FOCUS: Engaging Melton children in early learning

When Michelle Clarke and her husband Dean, took over as new owners of the Early Learning Kinders childcare centres in Melton and Melton South, their aim was to engage children in a love of learning, in a safe and welcoming environment.

IN FOCUS: Geelong hits the sidewalk for cup day

The annual Central Geelong Shopping Festival + Sidewalk Sales on Tuesday, November 6 is set to be Central Geelong’s biggest shopping day of the year.

IN FOCUS: Bacchus Marsh local raises the roof

Just as summer hits its stride by the end of the year, Bacchus Marsh’s Courthouse Hotel will be strutting a roof-top beer garden so good it will rival those popping up all over Melbourne.

IN FOCUS: Total car care? Dan’s the man …

Since Daniel Stewart took ownership of Melton Car Tint three years ago, he’s refined the business and implemented changes that he believes best cater for the needs of motorists in his community.

IN FOCUS: Djerriwarrh proud to be NDIS provider

As life expectancy and population continues to increase in Victoria, so too does the number of people living with disabilities. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 18.4 per cent of the Victorian population is currently living with a disability.


Season over for United

Western United’s elimination final with the Newcastle Jets on Saturday night in the A-League Women’s competition had everything but the result United was after. Hosting...

Lakers tough start