Rodeo fun in the valley

Yarra Glen was a sight for cowboys, bucking broncos and mullets on Saturday as visitors took to the Yarra Valley Rodeo on Saturday 18 January. The annual event has become a hit for Yarra Valley locals as the annual event draws thousands of visitors each year. The rodeo held a best mullet competition which helped […]

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Sharyne’s Archies honour

Yarra Glen resident Sharyne Doensen was named as the Audience Choice winner for the 2019 Not the Archies portrait competition. Over 2000 votes for 97 different artworks were received by the community for the Audience Choice Award, with Ms Doensen’s portrait taking the crown. The Mail reported Ms Doensen’s achievement last year and now she […]

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The big bang!

Loud explosions were heard in Coldstream in the early hours of Monday 13 January as two trucks went up in flames at a truck compound on Station Street. Emergency services were called to the address along the old railway line to find flames from the two heavy vehicles spreading to a nearby paddock. Healesville Police […]

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Thank you Dot

It is only fitting that Indigenous Elder Dorothy Betsy ‘Dot’ Peters AM be named as Mail News Group’s Person of the Year, having graced the front page on four occasions throughout 2019. The last of those was when the Yarra Valley legend passed at Healesville Hospital on 19 September, aged 89. The Mail highlighted Aunty […]

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The future is bright

This year there were several stories highlighting young people doing great things in their communities. Here at the Mail, we thought we would take the opportunity to celebrate some of the Yarra Valley’s youngest and brightest, who are making a difference. Olivia Hyndman, Grade 5 – Woori Yallock Primary School Woori Yallock Primary School student […]

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Donation drive a huge success

Numerous fire brigades from the Yarra Ranges were inundated with goods during recent bushfire relief donation drives. The chain of donation efforts began on 2 January, after Coldstream resident Georgia Appleton Tyrrell and Coldstream Fire Brigade worked together to collect goods for those impacted by the East Gippsland bushfires. Before they knew it, the brigade […]

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