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Slight readjustment to rates for residents of the Yarra Ranges

A small adjustment has been made to the rates for Yarra Ranges residents after the Tuesday 23 July Council meeting. The minor change had to...

Olympic Cyclist Simon Clarke: From Selby to Tokyo, Ready to Pedal for Gold

Old-timer cycling champion Simon Clarke, who currently rides for Israel-Premier, will be heading to Paris to represent the Green and Gold in his second...

New fire training pad set to go

A purpose built training area at the Sassafras-Ferny Creek fire station is nearing completion after years of planning and development. The compact training pad is...

Emerald’s Amy a key to Hockeyroos medal hopes

Few experiences compare to the exhilaration of purchasing new clothing, and the thrill of wearing it at home for the very first time. The...

Monbulk Junior Football Club weekend highlights

Mixed results for Monbulk Juniors The penultimate round of home and away matches in the Outer East Junior Football League took place on Sunday. Monbulk...

Yarra Valley Racing Club crowded with students for the statewide cross country championship

Students across Victoria participated in the cross-country race at the Yarra Valley Racing Club on Thursday 18 July. School Sport Victoria (SSV) hosted the...

Vast changes coming at Emerald following key resignations

Three key pillars in Emerald’s 2023 Outer East Football Netball premiership success have confirmed that they will step down from their current positions at...

Building belief at Upwey Tecoma sees Magpies’ first loss of 2024

Spectators at Outer East Football Netball Premier Division games on Saturday were refreshing PlayHQ in bewilderment reading the scoreline between Upwey Tecoma and Narre...

Brookers bounce back at Pakenham’s expense

Two sides went into Saturday’s Outer East Football Netball’s Prmeier Division football contest between Gembrook Cockatoo and Pakenham with losing streaks, and one exited...

‘The Koalas’ hits the Hills and Valley

Winding its way throughout the nation, a new film raising awareness and invoking a new perspective on koala conservation has reached the screens of...

Bold colours and great start for young artist

A young Monbulk resident has made a solid milestone as an emerging artist, painting a giant vivid desert dreamscape for a client. Fern Harris...

Celtic crew flock to Folk Fest

Musicians, dancers and Celtic enthusiasts headed for the frosty shores of Portarlington over the recent long weekend to play for the annual National Celtic...

Dancing between, connecting all

Displaying a profound connection to the land, spirituality, and community renowned First Nations Artist Emmy Webbers (also known as Wurruck Yambo) spoke with journalist...

Stories big and small tell tale of healing

Healing from the trauma of an emergency like that of the June and October 2021 storms has been deeply rooted in creative recovery for...

Belgrave arts thrive in new exhibit

Attracting entries from all over Australia, this year’s Sherbrooke Art Society awards garnered 108 entries from 50 artists, proving the arts scene continues to...

Bendigo Bank of Monbulk & District celebrates $1 million of community contributions

Community Bank Monbulk & District recently held their annual Community Awards Night. The event was attended by volunteer members from 48 local clubs and...

An ‘Open Door’ to the Community Care Op Shop and Laneway Nursery

Open Door Community Care runs the fabulous not-for-profit Op Shop and Laneway Nursery that operates out of 61-63 Main Street. Monbulk. Working in partnership...

Making good things happen

Community Bank Monbulk & District operates on a profit for purpose model, which means revenue generated by customers banking such as loans and deposits...

A Unique Treasure

Monbulk Jewellers stands out as a rare gem situated at the heart of the town. Founded three decades ago by fine artist, gem expert,...

Kallista Village celebrates first birthday

A year ago a new township group was formed, Kallista Village Inc, to be a voice for those who live, work and play in...

Have fun with Emerald Community House

Emerald Community House (ECH) puts meaning into being 'the place where connections are made and opportunities realised.' ECH has been investing in community resilience...

Lucky driver escapes near-fatal accident

A lucky driver escaped from what could’ve been a serious accident where a branch fell on top of a moving vehicle on Monbulk Road...

Young woman’s death being treated as non-suspicious

After extensive searching since late week a young woman from Pakenham named Peta has been found deceased. The 28-year-old's body was found on Saturday...

VCAT dismisses Coe’s human rights case against SDI Limited

A claim of employer discrimination relating to pandemic requirements and vaccinations has been dismissed by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Applicant Andrew...

Major IT outage strikes companies across country

A massive IT outage has hit major institutions across the nation including banks, media outlets and government services. Crowd-sourced website Downdetector has listed Telstra, Microsoft,...

Puffing Billy takes on upskilling course

Belgrave’s famous steam train operator, Puffing Billy has taken up an upskilling course facilitated by Typsy to help managers and staff thrive more effectively. Typsy,...

Policing operation targets widespread SIM box fraud

Policing agencies across Australia have joined forces in a National Day of Action coordinated by the AFP-led Joint Policing Cybercrime Coordination Centre (JPC3), to...

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Emerald’s Amy a key to Hockeyroos medal hopes

Few experiences compare to the exhilaration of purchasing new clothing, and the thrill of wearing it at home for the very first time. The...