OAM for caring community member

When Sylvia Ramsden found out she had received a Medal of the Order of Australia, she couldn’t quite believe what had happened. “I thought it was spam, a hoax. I said to my husband you won’t believe what somebody has just sent me an email for,” she said. “It wasn’t anything I’d ever envisaged.” Ms […]

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Kings, Sharks on the board

The action in Norm Reeves Shield is starting to come alive at the end of an eventful Bushfire Relief Round, with key results up and down the ladder. Johnson Park broke through for its first win of the campaign chasing down Ferntree Gully Footballers. Set 154 to claim a maiden six points, Liyan De Silva […]

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Our top Oz Day honours

The Yarra Ranges Council Australia Day awards on 26 January recognised a diverse range of people from across the shire, whose contribution to their communities has made the Yarra Ranges a better place to live. While awards included Environmentalist of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year, certificates of recognition were awarded to notable […]

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Variety show helps

Over 120 people came out to support Gemco in their variety concert for the bushfires. The ‘Lending a Hand for Bushfire, Variety Concert’ was held on 18 January and raised over $6500, which will be directly donated to affected communities. Performers from across Melbourne donated their time and skills to raise money for the bushfire […]

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Cockatoo Oz day honour

The Cockatoo community enjoyed a rousing Australia Day breakfast at the beautiful Alma Treloar Reserve on Sunday 26 January. With loyal community members heading out in droves to enjoy an early breakfast, a huge audience gathered to enjoy the official ceremonies. Among those representing the community were members of the local Scouts, Emerald SES and […]

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Sanctuary for koalas

Stretched out on a surgical table in the veterinary ward at Healesville Sanctuary, Solo the koala is sedated so her wounds can be examined and treated. When the koala awakens from her anaesthetic, her eyes tell a terrible story. It’s a story familiar to many Australians. Trapped in the burning bush in Mallacoota, her home […]

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