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New tax hurts regional Victoria at the worst time

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) says the new Victorian Government’s windfall gains tax which passed parliament this week will hurt regional Victoria and farmers. VFF...

Fox and wild dog bounty wraps up for year

More than 1000 Victorians have been thanked for their support in managing foxes and wild dogs in Victoria during 2021. In 2021 alone, 65,915 fox...

Q&A with artist Nicole Donegan

1. What is something people don't know about you? I collect words, if I read or hear something interesting or moving, I will write it...

New termite mound spikes Echidna interest at Healesville sanctuary

A prickly pair of echidnas have a new addition to their home at Healesville Sanctuary – a purpose-built termite mound that challenges them...

Branch collection on its way

Residents and property owners are being encouraged to reduce excess vegetation ahead of and during summer, to prepare for the fire season. The Yarra Ranges...

Senior student urges Yarra Ranges Council to take action on women’s homelessness

A year twelve student has presented a proposal to Yarra Ranges Council at the Tuesday 23 November council meeting to address women's homelessness in...

Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeaters receive a welcomed boost

Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeaters have received a cash boost from the Victorian Government's 2021 Victorian Landcare Grants. The funds will be used to continue...

Yarra Valley Singers back in action with pop up performances

Yarra Valley Singers have enjoyed the first live performance together following months of zooming in for community choir rehearsals and meet ups during the...

A working bee to restore Maroondah Reservoir Park’s sundial

Friends of the Maroondah Reservoir Park are hosting a working bee this Saturday 27 November to rejuvenate the historic sundial near the dam wall....

Yarra Valley creatives host flower powered art exhibition

Two Yarra Valley artists are coming together for a flower powered exhibition in Healesville. Painter Nicole Donegan and Florist Rebecca Noble are hosting a...

Tony Smith steps down as Speaker of the House

Tony Smith has stepped down as Speaker of the House of Representatives in federal parliament. The Liberal Member for Casey was elected to the position...

More open gardens in the Yarra Valley

Garden lovers will be treated to the chance to explore two exquisite Yarra Ranges gardens when Open Gardens Victoria opens Banksia Bend at Yarra...

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Hospitality businesses calling for staff

Spare a thought for our small businesses and in particular our hospitality businesses, as they reopen their doors to excited customers flocking to tourist...