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Club wants more pokies

Monbulk Bowling Club says that adding 10 new poker machines will help to create a better venue for the community. The not-for-profit organisation has applied...

Big change for Burrinja

 Ross Farnell’s decision to leave Burrinja after two decades leading the Upwey cultural centre wasn’t an easy one. “But 20 years felt like a good...

Growing in the garden

The Patch Primary School and Kinder have launched a new Forest Classroom program. They unveiled the initiative on Monday 20 May, during education week. For two...

Highway crash appeal

A station wagon collided with a tree and light pole on a Burwood Highway centre median after its driver lost control, police said. Officers are...

Rape charges

A Kalorama resident is among two men charged over alleged abduction and sex assault incidents dating back 30 years. Peter Michael Komiazyk, 61, appeared in...

Missing Upwey woman

Police are appealing for public help to find Upwey woman Amanda Couch. The 47-year-old was last seen at her Darling Avenue home on 11 April. Police...

Cuppas building community

Cops and customers came together for a cuppa at the Hairy Dog. The Gembrook cafe hosted the town’s first Coffee with a Cop event on...

Three…tips for winter driving

1. VicRoads recommends drivers check their tyre pressure, lights, fog lights and battery are working before heading off on long winter drives, putting anti-freeze...

Powerful tribute

A Yarra Ranges chainsaw artist sculpted a powerful owl from the trunk of a tree in the Mount Evelyn Recreation Reserve. Rob Bast created the...

Wood to make good on pledges

 Returned La Trobe MP Jason Wood says it’s nice to again serve the people. “Every time you go to parliament you miss home, but that’s...

A tale of two alpacas

 Preschoolers packed Belgrave Library to listen to a story about alpacas playing maracas. The Wednesday 22 May event was part of National Simultaneous Storytime, which...

Kids helping kids to heal

 Silvan Primary School students helped to make teddies for orphans in Syria. The 23 students and their teachers worked with local Aussies Knitting for War...

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Police urge Victorians to be roadwise this festive season

Yarra Ranges police have launched their biggest road policing operation of the year, spanning 24 days. With the Victorian road toll currently sitting at 252,...

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