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Stitching up their future

 VicForests is supporting Patchwork Collections Yarra Valley with a $2000 boost. The cash will go towards buying backing fabric, wadding and threads. The grant, delivered under...

Gruyere grass fire alert

UPDATE 8.45pm: The fire has been contained. *** There is an out of control grass and scrub fire burning in Killara Road, Gruyere. The CFA has issued...

Christine’s last post

The Erickson Skycrane helicopter, nicknamed Christine, that ditched into a Gippsland dam on Monday 28 January had spent the previous day operating from its...

Rare lily in logging coupe

 A rare lily is growing within an active logging coupe in Powelltown, citizen scientists say. The tall astelia lily (astelia australiana) was only known to...

Nicole’s made a mark

 Lilydale’s Nicole Harvey joined the CFA in Victoria in April 1998 as the state fire investigation co-ordinator and a fire investigator. Over the past 20...

Wandin kicks off Australia Day

Wandin Public Hall opened in 1952 and was reserved every Saturday for dancing. While there was no dancing on this Australia Day, within the...

Marysville fire threat eases

UPDATE 8.30am Sunday 27 January: There are now only two fires burning in the Upper Yarra Reservoir. *** The bushfire near Marysville is now safe. The Department of...

Dick gets the gong

With Coldstream Airport a few paddocks away and a runway on an adjoining farm, Dick Gower is close to his heaven. His passion for...

Quiet achiever’s OAM

For service to the community of the Yarra Ranges is what is says on the commendation for the award of the Medal of the...

Young achievers

A trio of Lilydale students share this year’s Yarra Ranges Council Young Citizen of the Year title. Amelie, Keely and Jean-Pascal received the Australia Day...

Lesley’s our best

Yarra Ranges Citizen of the Year Lesley Porter was “a bit shocked, really humbled by it and really blessed”. The Australia Day award recognised her...

Suyin’s an inspiration

Warburton’s Suyin Chan received an Australia Day award for her tireless community work. Yarra Ranges Council awarded her the Ian De La Rue Award for...

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Telstra providing 12,000 complimentary devices to aid in transition from 3G

Telstra is providing around 12,000 complimentary mobile devices for some of their customers who are in difficult situations, live rurally or are elderly and...