New era for local media

The local family newsmedia company, Star News Group, owned by the Thomas family since inception in 1909, last week took full ownership of the Mail after a 17 year partnership with Hartley Higgins and his family. Paul Thomas and the Star News Group team have been managing the Mail for most of the last 17 […]

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Panic buying hits the Ranges

The impact of coronavirus and panic buying has hit the Yarra Ranges with numerous supermarket shelves stripped of toilet paper and other basic items. Amid the international virus outbreak, shoppers have been stocking up on items such as toilet paper, tissues, pasta, rice, water and hand sanitiser. The effects are visibly noticeable with numerous major […]

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The Round-up

Missing teen Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Noble Park teen Peter Fruhwirth. The 17-year-old was last seen in Lilydale on 16 February. Police have concerns for his welfare due to the length of time he has been missing. Peter is approximately 165cm tall, with a slender build, pale complexion, brown […]

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The opportunity of a lifetime

A competition has been opened to provide Year 11 students across the Yarra Ranges a chance to win a free trek to the Kokoda Trail. The Cowey-Selman Kokoda Award will see students create a Powerpoint, art, poetry or essay of up to 600 words explaining the Kokoda and Northern Beaches Campaign. The award is an […]

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Shakespearean laughs to finish off summer

The Summer Twilight Series at Cloudehill Gardens will come to an end this weekend as OZACT brings Shakespeare to the stage. Celebrating 25 years of producing Shakespeare outdoors, the theatre company will return to Cloudehill to perform Twelfth Night. It is a moving kaleidoscope of mistaken identities, larger than life characters, highly charged situations, swashbuckling […]

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Young apprentice wins top award

Emerald’s Mitch Dasler has a bright future in landscaping after winning the Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria’s Apprentice of the Year 2019 award. The 19-year-old received the award on 22 February at the NGIV Annual Gala Night at the Park Hyatt. Mitch has been an apprentice at Fleming’s Nurseries in Monbulk for over two years […]

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