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Planned power outage in Wandin attracts criticism

Ausnet has defended its decision to go ahead with a planned outage in the Yarra Ranges despite a state wide total fire ban being...

Carpark to help address social isolation for veterans

Work has begun to improve the car park at the Upwey-Belgrave RSL. When finished RSL members will benefit from a sealed car park, improved drive...

Total Fire Ban declared for Tuesday

A state wide Total Fire Ban has been declared for Tuesday 15 January, as Victoria’s heatwave continues. No fire can be lit or allowed...

Sirens issue warning

 Don’t expect a fire truck. That’s the warning from Upper Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade Captain Peter Smith ahead of the fire season. He particularly wanted to...

Fatal shed fire

Police will prepare a report for the coroner following a fatal shed fire in Ferntree Gully. Emergency services were called to Station Street following reports...

New Yarra Ranges CEO

Yarra Ranges Council will welcome a new CEO to its helm next month. Councillors voted unanimously to appoint Tammi Rose to the position at their...

From trauma to triumph

A Ferntree gully woman who was a child abuse victim has turned trauma into triumph after using boxing to build her shattered confidence. After her...

Students celebrate ATAR excellence

Results for Year 12 students across the state were released on December 18 and students from Mater Christi College have come out on top...

Call to all Junior Rangers

Parks Victoria is inviting children and their families to have fun learning about nature by joining Junior Ranger activities this school holidays. Park rangers host...

Blewitt celebrates 50 years of teaching.

In December last year, St Thomas More’s Primary School in Belgrave proudly celebrated grade / prep educator Carol Blewitt’s 50th year of teaching. To honour...

Get your geek on

These School holidays Girl Geek Academy, the first women-founded learning academy for girl geek hackers, hustlers and hipsters, is delivering a series of STEM-focused...

Concerns over creek contamination

It’s believed illegal dumping is responsible for a contamination event at Koolunga Reserve in Ferntree Gully. Photos posted on 9 January on the Friends of...

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