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Let the garden be itself

Gardens and insects need each other to thrive and yet their coexistence is often threatened in the pursuit of gardening perfection. Passionate gardener and author,...

CFA volunteers help QLD

 Yarra Ranges CFA crews sent 12 volunteer firefighters to aid Queensland’s firefighters. More than 100 bushfires are burning across the state, a situation Premier Annastacia...

A taste of inner peace

Nestled atop a hill overlooking fields of flowers in Monbulk, Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia (KMCA) is a peaceful sanctuary that will open its doors...

Garlic crime stinks

In what is arguably the smelliest heist of the year, between 300 and 400 kilograms of garlic was stolen from a Gembrook property. Between 26...

Pets paradise

One of Belgrave’s oldest buildings is about to get a new lease on life – or should that be leash? Yarra Ranges Councillors agreed to...

More time to dine

 The Olinda Teahouse will extend its opening hours, despite opposition from neighbours. Yarra Ranges Councillors agreed to move the closing time from 7pm to 10pm...

Local schoolgirls reach new heights at AIR4Life

Schoolgirls from Mater Christi College were among more than 1400 schoolgirls from across Victoria who participated in the launch of the AIR4 initiative at...

A Soupee van for the Soupee man

Upwey has once again demonstrated what a caring and generous community it is by raising funds for one of its local heroes, Gavin Smith,...

Vicious attack on new Ferny Creek restaurant

A new restaurant in Ferny Creek was forced to temporarily close after it was the target of a vicious criminal attack. According to Belgrave Police,...

Height cut seals the deal

 A long-vacant Tecoma block could soon be home to a new shop space and homes. Yarra Ranges Councillors approved the development application for a store...

Plan for pet protection

 World Animal Protection is urging people to include their pets in their disaster plan. “We know from looking at past disasters that people can make...

Bank pioneer steps down

 Dandenong Ranges Community Bank’s inaugural chairman has resigned after 20 years of service. Peter Marke stepped down as director at Dandenong Ranges Community Finance Limited’s...

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Pedestrian dies in Ferntree Gully

A pedestrian died in Ferntree Gully after being struck by a bus. Police said the incident happened on Burwood Highway just after 7.30pm on Wednesday...