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Christmas appeal launched

Kmart has launched its annual Wishing Tree Appeal with The Salvation Army earlier than ever before to support the increased demand of Australians in...

Environmental projects recognised

By Ewen McRae Two significant environmental projects in Melton are finalists in this year’s Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Cities Awards. Among just 14 council projects up...

A tale to tell

caption details: Ariana, Charlotte and Diane Hamner. (Supplied) Book Week might be a bit different this year, but that hasn’t stopped Rockbank Primary School students...

Healthy eating made simple

A new program is aiming to encourage children to shop, cook and eat their way to a healthier life. The program is a partnership between...

Moorabool slowly reopens

Life is slowly returning to normal in Moorabool, with more businesses and local services re-opening. Dining options at local pubs and restaurants were extended last...

Roadmap out of COVID stalls

By Ewen McRae Melton residents are still waiting for announcements on COVID-19 restrictions easing, after Premier Daniel Andrews delayed his decision at the weekend. Residents had...

Search for answers

By Ewen McRae Doctors at The Alfred are hoping to provide Bacchus Marsh teenager Connor Manning with long-awaited answers to his seizures. Connor, 16, has spent...

Halloween fundraiser for sick kids

In the lead up to Halloween, Melton Woolworths stores and The Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal are inviting locals to support sick and...

Town centre the heart of Woodlea

By Ewen McRae One of the biggest retail and business centres in the west is set to hit the ground running in March 2021, with...

Train station upgrade inches closer

The upgrade of Melton station is a step closer, with investigation works carried out recently as part of a major update to the station's...

Light at the end of covid tunnel

By Ewen McRae Melton continues to edge closer to a Covid-normal future, as a number of restrictions eased this week and case numbers continue to...

Family backs ‘worthy cause’

While the pandemic continues, one local family is making sure that other health concerns in the community don't go unrecognised. The Savage family in Caroline...

Budget investment welcomed

By Ewen McRae Melton council has welcomed federal government investment in the west, following last week's budget. While much of the investment in the region is...

JobKeeper cuts hit hard

By Ewen McRae Workers in hard-hit areas in Melbourne's west stand to miss out on millions of dollars in fortnightly payments with the JobKeeper supplement...

United signings continue

Western United have continued their momentum from a strong debut season, signing three key players ahead of the next campaign. Experienced defender Andrew Durante headlines...

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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...