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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.

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.

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.

IF FOCUS: Catching waves at Melton

Melton Waves Leisure Centre is, as always, abuzz with activity, not least in the popular wave pool. It’s just like being at the beach...

IN FOCUS: Djerriwarrh celebrates its volunteers

According to the 2016 Australian Census, 3.6 million people in Australia above the age of 15 are engaged in volunteering through an organisation or group. Nowhere is this more evident than at Djerriwarrh Health Services, reports new chief executive Belinda Scott.

IN FOCUS: Digital ease pleases in taxing times

Tax Concepts is making it easier for people to access services with extended business hours and Skype or phone appointments now available.

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Police focus on Elder Abuse

Police are urging Victorians, including those in Melton and Moorabool, that know or suspect an older person is being abused are being urged to...

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