Iconic hills eatery up for sale

The internationally renowned Cuckoo Restaurant is up for sale. For over 60 years, the iconic Dandenong Ranges eatery has been making thousands of locals and tourists smile with their delicious Bavarian fare, refreshing steins of German beer, and energetic live music and entertainment. But after six decades of operation, The Cuckoo freehold and business is […]

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Halloween Shines for another year

Over 2500 ghouls, goblins and colourful day-of-the-dead characters arrived at Ferny Creek Reserve on 26 October for a day of visual delights at this year’s Halloween on the Green. Undeterred by the weather forecast, The Philanthropic Collective once again created a spectacular charity event for all the entire community. “We were firmly glued to the […]

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Keeping an eye on pelvic health

Gentleman, this is an article for you. Who loves to stride up the 1000 steps? Lift in the gym or get stuck into manual labour at home? Who pauses to think about protecting their lower back or if their legs are up to the task? And who stops to think about their pelvic floor? Yes, […]

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HillsceneLIVE 2019 explores identity, family, and consequences

Shattering the walls of traditional art, ‘Shifting thresholds – hillsceneLIVE 2019’ takes up its new home at Karwarra Gardens in the Dandenong ranges with an experimental art festival. Unearthing answers of where we have come from, where we have been, and where we may go, ‘Shifting thresholds- hillsceneLIVE 2019’ embodies live experimental art and performative […]

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Children love the chickens

Mount Dandenong Preschool has seen improvements to its outdoor space and curriculum with the recent addition of a chicken coop. The project was finished in September after six years of planning and extensive fundraising. A group of chickens were then introduced to the coop this month. The preschool’s Parent Advisory Group President, Hayley Lourey, said […]

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Lady from the land inspires the country

Often, a powerful idea comes from lived experience. That’s the case for 23-year-old Emma Jackel who received this year’s Emerald Young Citizen of the Year award on 22 October. Emma is a fifth-generation farmer from Avonsleigh who’s story has inspired the creation of a platform, called Ladies from the Land, that supports women from rural […]

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