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CFA reform under fire

The contentious Fire Services Reform bill passed its first hurdle “at record pace”. Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) said the proposed legislation avoided scrutiny when...

Dawn survey keeps tabs on our lyrebirds

Fairy tales don’t come much happier than the story of the lyrebirds of Sherbrooke Forest - one of the most rousing successes in recent...

Crash course

Peter Smith is no stranger to car crashes. The Upper Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade Captain has attended plenty over his years with the CFA. But he...

Developing the Dandenongs

When you buy a house and move to a new neighbourhood in a new community, you want to make sure that the neighbourhood stays...

Poetry awards calls for local entries

 Entries for the annual Woorilla Poetry awards close in just a few weeks and this year organisers are hopeful that more young people will...

Let it glow

Now is the time to start making your own lanterns to be a part of the 13th annual Belgrave Lantern Parade on Saturday, 22...

OAM for Life Saver

Surf Life Saving has enabled Tecoma resident Stafford Smith to do great things for the community. In the past 20 years an estimated 575 Upwey...

Q&A with MasterChef contestant Tati Carlin

What is something people don’t know about you? I love to study French language. What has been your most memorable moment in life? Giving birth to my...

Lilydale War Memorial

The war memorial was erected on the then Memorial Oval in the 1920s by the community and the shire to remember those men and...

It’s none of our business, but…

Our D-Day pilot On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Thursday 6 June, the Mount Evelyn RSL remembered former member Ralph Proctor. He flew a Stirling on...

Cash is coming

 Some state election campaign promises from Monbulk MP James Merlino are coming to fruition in this year’s budget. Monbulk Primary School will receive $7.1 million...

Noel’s health knock

 A routine medical check-up landed Yarra Ranges Councillor Noel Cliff in an operating theatre. The Streeton Ward representative is recovering from open heart surgery, staying...

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School gates re-open

After two months of empty classrooms and silent schoolyards, Victorian schools welcomed back about 257,000 students on 26 May as part of a staged...