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A positive step for renewables

The recent Federal budget drop has made decisive moves towards renewable energy future in Australia. The budget has backed billions for clean industry, funding...

Questions raised about effectiveness of Budget boosts for healthcare

Support for some of the most pressing healthcare concerns in Australia received some support in the 2024/25 Federal Budget. The first cab off the rank...

Pleas for upgrades on dangerous Kallista roads

In a fight for what many locals are rightfully calling the “bare minimum,” the Kallista Flood Watch Group are advocating for much needed funds...

Derksen delivers as Bombers break through

Jared Derksen’s match-winning kick for goal never looked like missing once it left his heavily bandaged right leg. The Emerald key forward dislocated his knee...

Men’s football team stood down for unacceptable behaviour

Knox Football Netball Club’s development team has been stood down indefinitely following reports of unacceptable behaviour from male players towards an opposing women’s team. Female...

Bombers sanctioned for salary cap breach

Emerald Football Netball Club will retain its 2023 Outer East Football Netball (OEFN) Division One premiership despite being found to have breached its salary...

Outer East Football Netball League scoreboard round 6

FOOTBALL PREMIER DIVISION Seniors: Narre Warren 9.13.67 def Monbulk 4.11.35; Wandin 20.18.138 def Berwick Springs 5.4.34; Woori Yallock 17.18.120 def Mt. Evelyn 5.6.36; Olinda-Ferny Creek 13.20.98...

Hawks push Narre hard

FOOTBALL Seniors The Monbulk v Narre Warren match looked to be a one-sided forgone conclusion prior to the fixture taking place. The Hawks were winless while...

Belgrave netball player hits 300 games in the league

The Belgrave FNC celebrated a massive milestone with netball sensation Donna Gray - describing her as a ‘household name’ since 2011. Donna is the...

Local writing talent takes to the stage

The Gemco Players Community Theatre is continuing to embrace its community, with an upcoming 10-minute play festival using a number of local writers as...

Changing the perception of insects through quilting

Menzies Creek crafter Bree Thomas has been an “artsy” person for as long as she can remember. Growing up she watched her mother knit, crochet...

Dynamic duo shine at Lyrebird Awards

A young talented comedy performer and director/actor turned choreographer have both won in their respective categories at the Lyrebird Awards in March. Representing the...

Suzannne Phoenix’s 2024 International Women’s Day project returns

An acclaimed Millgrove photographer has returned with her 13th annual international Women's Day exhibition featuring portraits of 26 inspiring women. Made up of raw black-and-white...

Plant Expo at Sassafras

The Ferny Creek Horticultural Society (FCHS) is holding a Mini Plant Expo on Thursday 14 March. The 18th Annual Plant Collector’s Expo was scheduled for...

A free wardrobe exchange for children in April

Cardinia Shire Council has partnered with The Clothing Exchange to allow parents and guardians the opportunity to exchange their children's' toys and clothing for...

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...

Emerald Glades crowned ‘Home of the Year’ for fourth year running

For an unprecedented fourth year in succession, local residential aged care home Emerald Glades has won the Lifeview Home of the Year award. The innovative...

Monbulk & District Community Enterprises Limited certified as a Social Traders Social Enterprise

Monbulk & District Community Enterprises Limited, the owner of the franchise for Community Bank Monbulk & District has recently been certified as a Social...

Have you considered a career as a Support Worker?

Local nurse Chris Dawson found himself tired of working in a sterile hospital setting and, following several years working in the in-home care sector,...

Unveiling the future of hearing

At Hearsmart Hearing Solutions, we are elated to announce the much-anticipated launch of Genesis AI hearing aids from Starkey. This groundbreaking technology marks a...

Scouting for goods

Hoping to raise funds for the Australia-wide scout jamboree in January, the scouts of the 1st Belgrave South Scout Group will be holding their...

Yarra Ranges Council adopts Eastern regionwide Fair Access Policy

Yarra Ranges councillors have endorsed a new Fair Access Policy at the Tuesday 14 May council meeting. The Melbourne East Region Sport and Recreation Fair...

Nangana Landcare Group looks to the future

The Nangana Landcare Group celebrated their launch on 4 May, after a turbulent three years of finding their footing amidst Covid complications. Joined by...

Getting a buzz out of bees

PRECEDE: Nearly two-thirds of Australia’s agricultural production benefits from bee pollination. Beyond using bees in food production, a growing number of locals are...

Restaurants call for visa options for skilled chefs and cooks to stay

Local hospitality businesses in the Outer East have met with Casey MP Aaron Violi to express concerns about the impact that ongoing changes in...

Award winning, community focused

IGA Cockatoo is not only award winning but is helping create jobs locally while giving back to the wider community. After recently winning Victoria’s Medium...

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A positive step for renewables

The recent Federal budget drop has made decisive moves towards renewable energy future in Australia. The budget has backed billions for clean industry, funding...