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Arts makes the scene

More than 600 creations will fill the Bacchus Marsh public hall for Rotary’s upcoming art show. The art show, in its 47th year and the...

Honouring the helpers

Volunteers form the backbone of Djerriwarrh Health Services. Ten of those vital helpers were honoured for their long service with an award presentation and lunch...

CFA hoses down fears for future

It will be business as usual for Country Fire Authority staff and volunteers in Melton and Caroline Springs despite uncertainty about their future. The state...

Police call safety forum

Police have called a community safety forum in response to a spate of violent crimes in Melton in recent weeks. Residents have been on higher...

Ballan aces aged-care engagement

The old adage has it that it takes a village to raise a child, but at Ballan District Health and Care, aged-care staff know...

Island time in Melton

The west’s rugby women will celebrate their sport in style at an island night this weekend. Rugby union players and supporters of all stripes are...

Support for couple on tough road

  Bacchus Marsh is throwing its support behind a couple dealt two cruel blows in the past year. Robyn Johnson was diagnosed with stage two breast...

Drone prison ban takes off

Drones will be banned from being used near jails after several were spotted near the three Ravenhall prisons. The state government introduced changes to the...

Look back to the future

Peter Webster’s outlook on life is, seemingly, simple – acknowledge the past in order to move forward. But the Kamilaroi man (from central New South...

Tea time for residents affected by cancer

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t been affected by cancer. So it’s no surprise that each time retirement villages Coburn and Brooklyn Gardens...

Ducks ‘lured’ to be shot

Ten ducks, riddled with shotgun pellets, were found stuffed in plastic bags and dumped near train tracks at Melton in what is being described...

Walking the walk

Hundreds of Taylors Hill youngsters braved cold and wet weather last Friday to walk to school. More than 400 Taylors Hill Primary School pupils...

Home invasions prompt Coalition task force

A Burnside Heights family has left its home after a terrifying invasion last year. Speaking about their ordeal, Richa Walia said the family lived in...

Drivers learn safe thinking

Melton’s young drivers were given a lesson on road safety, and the deadly consequences of slight distractions, at a training session last week. Djerriwarrh Community...

Green footprint expands

Melton and Moorabool residents are doing their part to help the environment and the economy, donating more than 15,000 printer cartridges to be recycled...

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Jury told to imagine being blamed for campers’ deaths

Jurors have been asked to put themselves in the shoes of an airline pilot accused of killing two campers when they retire to decide...