Cash for cans push continues

Victoria is currently the only state in Australia that does not have, or plans to implement a container deposit scheme (CDS). A CDS aims to encourage the use of recycling and the reduction of litter and landfill waste by allowing the community to collect and return their empty cans, bottles and other containers for a […]

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International equestrian trainer visits the valley

Gladysdale’s Shirley Heights Equestrian Centre had an international visitor recently as Portuguese classical dressage coach and trainer Frederico Schiappa Pietra Saramago hosted clinics for local riders. Frederico, or ‘Freddy’ as the locals have nicknamed him, has coached and judged in several different countries including the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Kylie Broxam, whose family own the […]

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Horse show a hit

The Yarra Valley Horse Show took place on 8 December under clear skies at Wesburn Park. Numerous riders throughout the region were out in force, while spectators dressed to impress. India Billings won Pony Club Highpoint on Karrots, Narelle Yodgee’s Pony won Supreme Show Hunter, Sherrie Lee and her pony Tonic won Supreme Rider and […]

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Getting into the Christmas spirit

Healesville’s Monda Lodge is celebrating Christmas by creating a nativity scene for residents to enjoy. The inspiration for the nativity scene came on Christmas Eve last year when lifestyle coordinator Filidea DiBianco asked residents, ‘What does Christmas mean to you?’ “One resident said she missed putting up a nativity scene with her family and that […]

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Club Champions crowned

Over the last month, Warburton Golf Club conducted its annual Club Championships. The club’s hard-working match committee ensured a smooth process, with no hiccups. Another positive was the healthy fields of over 60 through all four rounds. There were some impressive scores throughout the grades and even more unimpressive ones. The one point of agreement […]

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All eyes on the Archibald Prize

Over 55,000 people came to the Yarra Valley and through the TarraWarra Museum of Art gallery doors to witness the Archibald Prize exhibition, making it the highest attended exhibition in the museum’s 16-year history. For the first time since 2012, the Archibald Prize returned the TarraWarra Museum of Art as the museum hosted the portraits […]

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