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CFA members stoked about new truck

Macclesfield CFA volunteers are “stoked” after taking delivery of a brand new fire truck last week. The new 2000 litre fire truck replaces an appliance...

Charges over hardware swindle

A 38-year-old Mooroolbark man will answer burglary and theft charges over an incident in Lilydale in May. Yarra Ranges CIU detectives appealed for public help...

Arrest over Monbulk burglaries

 Police arrested and charged a man from The Patch over a series of burglaries in the Monbulk area. Sergeant Mark Smithwick from the Yarra Ranges...

Wandering trad days numbered

 Friends groups along Ferny Creek in Upwey are taking on the invasive weed wandering trad. The CSIRO recently released a fungal biological agent to control...

Q&A with RAPA director Rainsford Towner

What is something people don’t know about you? I never sleep, I just pretend I do, then I complain to people that I’m not getting...

More than toys

Toys hand-made in Mount Evelyn are bringing joy to disadvantaged kids in East Timor. Morrison Men’s Shed member Jim Brown has been spearheading the project...

Cricket club claims top award

Knox Council has honoured the hard-working volunteers of local sporting and leisure clubs at the annual Knox Sports and Leisure Awards held on 12...

More women wanted

 Funding for mentoring is one measure being used to encourage more women into local government. Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek announced $17,000 for the Australian...

Jarrah soars to Japan conference

Next month 11-year-old Jarrah Sangster from The Patch Primary School will be attending the Asia Pacific Children's Conference in Fukuoka Japan as one of...

Cult leader Anne Hamilton-Byrne dies aged 98

Notorious cult leader Anne Hamilton-Byrne has died in a suburban Melbourne nursing home. It is understood the 98-year-old co-founder of The Family died last night...

Construction on Burrinja begins

Work has started on the $2.5 million Burrinja Cultural Centre redevelopment in Upwey. The development will see the beloved local facility get a modern facelift...

There’s been a black panther sighting in the Dandenongs

A true phenomenon, the Dandenong Ranges Panther is a rumoured big cat that roams the Dandenongs. There are videos, pictures, and of course fantastic tales...

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Groups call for deer action

Monbulk MP James Merlino said he will take the issue of deer in the Yarra Ranges a step further after meeting with local environmental...

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