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Mum’s ducks all in a row

Spring is in the air, and for an Eynesbury family of ducks that meant taking a stroll in the warm air. This flock of more...

Cheese to please

New Year’s resolutions may still be a few months away, but the time to learn a new skill is this week as the Melton...

Predictions of population pain

By Craig Butt/The Age As of 2016, Rockbank and Mount Cottrell were home to about 3000 people. Over the next two decades, the population there is...

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Kings of fundraisers

Storage King Melton has turned pink for the month, with its annual fundraiser for the McGrath Foundation in full swing. As part of a nationwide...

Travel grants for athletes

Melton MP Steve McGhie is encouraging local athletes and teams to apply for travel grants to help them take their skills to the next...

Hay, here comes the farm police

Local farmers will soon have a dedicated law enforcement team to call upon, following an announcement by the state government last week. The government is...

Road link options on the table

An update on the proposed Bacchus Marsh Eastern Link Road has been released, with several options on the table to ease congestion around the...

A celebration for the ages

Melton’s older residents are preparing to take centre stage, with the annual Senior’s Festival set to take over next month. The festival runs from October...

Goldfields footy scores funding

AFL Goldfields will be the biggest winner from a recent funding announcement, which removes a number of fees and increases investment in regional football...

Greening the west

The Melton West environment is set to change significantly in the coming years, with the transformation of Arnolds Creek well underway. The Melbourne Water project...

Tributes for former mayor

The Moorabool community is in mourning, following the death of councillor Pat Toohey last week. Cr Toohey had been unwell for several months, and died...

Keeping a close eye on climate

Parks Victoria is urging community members to learn about their local environment and fight climate change by using their smartphones. People can record specific animals...

Sikh temple bid fails again

A push to reconsider a planning application for a Sikh temple in Melton South has failed. At its August meeting, Melton council knocked back an...

Holiday program packs a punch

Local children have the chance to put their best foot forward these school holidays, with a...

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Spuds take centre stage

Trentham is gearing up for the 16th Great Trentham Spudfest. The festival celebrates the potato heritage and community spirit in the region. Festival coordinator Kye Theobald...

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