Young cricketer makes huge strides

Emerald’s Flynn Smith has a bright future ahead. The 14-year-old cricket star was recently announced in the Vic Country Under-15 Squad, which will see him play in the National Championships late next month. From the youngster’s point of view, reaching the state team was an unbelievable yet confidence-boosting achievement. “It was exciting that’s for sure. […]

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New play space

Mount Evelyn’s Cire Children Services hopes to encourage greater inclusion for children of all abilities, with plans for a new outdoor space recently given the green light. Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing announced on 19 December that Cire Services will receive funding of over $100,000 to develop an outdoor space that enhances playing opportunities […]

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Bowlers battle but only one team secures a win

It was a tough week at the office for the top two Monbulk Bowls Club teams, while the club’s third team recorded an impressive victory. Two finals aspirants in Monbulk 1 and Mulgrave Country Club clashed at Mulgrave in what proved to be a one-sided affair with the home side claiming victory. Richard Cookson’s rink […]

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The beauty of Olinda on display

Open Gardens Victoria will open the gates to two picturesque Olinda gardens next month. The Gaythorpe garden and Eungella garden will open to the public on 1 and 2 February. As visitors step into the Gaythorpe garden, they will be greeted by a one hectare hillside space owned and created by Simon Gaythorpe. “The garden’s […]

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Kangaroo shot with arrow in Lysterfield Park

At a time when bushfires are raging across the country and a predicted billion animals have been killed, the news that a kangaroo has been shot with an arrow in Lysterfield and then left for dead can only be described as a disgusting, upsetting and an utterly egregious act of animal cruelty. The roo, which […]

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Survival Day to honour First Nations People

While thousands of Victorians mark Australia Day as a day of celebration, hundreds of Hills residents come together every year on 26 January at Belgrave’s Brothwick Park to instead commemorate a day of survival. Showcasing a blend of Aboriginal music, dance, food and stories, the 13th annual Belgrave Survival Day on 26 January will celebrate […]

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