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DRERS lends a helping hand

For Emerald resident Jayson Walmsley it was just one thing after another. “All I’ve been doing is getting knocked, and knocked and knocked, and when...

Over 25 percent of people in the Yarra Ranges are obese

According to the Australian Health Tracker over 25 percent of people in the Yarra Ranges are obese. The statistics were released ahead of World...

Health funding doubts spark Council action

Uncertainty around the future of the Outer East Primary Care Partnership (OEPCP) has sparked the Yarra Ranges Council to take action through the request...

Yarra Valley whets appetite for Oktoberfest

There are two truths in this world, people. One; that learning about different cultures and experiencing new things makes us better humans, and two; we...

New plan to help the elderly

Most elderly residents in the Yarra Ranges should see lifestyle improvements over the next four years, with a new Yarra Ranges Council plan that...

Cafe mural still in limbo

The Locavore Studio cafe is a step closer to keeping its outdoor mural but is still fighting to retain a certain aspect of the...

Second batch of drums dumped in Dandenong Ranges National Park

A further seven drums have been pulled from the side of Mount Dandenong Tourist Road following a dumping of nine drums last Wednesday. Belgrave Acting...

Five years of fun at vacation care

The Mt Evelyn Primary School gym was full of life on 4 October as the school celebrated five years since the opening of its...

Clearing properties ahead of fire season

Residents throughout the Yarra Ranges are being urged to take advantage of good weather conditions and start preparing properties for the upcoming bushfire season. It...

Drizzly day couldn’t dampen spirits at this year’s Selbyfest

 Despite a drizzly day, there was plenty of community spirit on show at this year’s Selbyfest, which took place on 4 October. Families enjoyed...

Men’s Shed builds secure bike shed for students

Students at Upwey primary School have returned to school to the surprise addition of a new bike shed. Over the holiday period the newly...

Wild journey ahead thanks to community partnership

Year 10 students at Ranges TEC will be putting their outdoor skills to the test during a six-week leadership program called Wild Journey. The program...

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A day never to be forgotten

At 9am on 15 August 1945 Prime Minister, Ben Chifley, broadcast to a waiting nation that the Japanese had surrendered and the Second World...

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