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Fleay’s clean bill of health

 The world’s oldest platypus celebrated her 25th birthday at Healesville Sanctuary. Fleay is bucking the trend, with most platypus only living to be 20 years...

Excursion cancelled following Bourke St attack

Healesville Primary School cancelled its grade 5/6 city camp on “advice from the Department of Education” in light of the terror attack in Bourke...

My piece of paradise

Steve Richards spent 15 years as a V8 Supercar driver and has won five Bathurst 1000s, so he knows a thing or two about...

Lilydale abloom with poppies

 More than 6000 poppies adorned the Lilydale Cenotaph and surrounds in Main Street ahead of Remembrance Day. Casey MP Tony Smith said Sharon Chuck and...

Vote packs cause confusion

 Labor Evelyn candidate Gail Ritchie is “outraged” that voters received Liberal Party election material alongside postal vote applications. But Liberal Evelyn candidate Bridget Vallence said...

Pool preparation concerns

Bright green water captured running into Graceburn Creek in Healesville is nothing to worry about, says Yarra Ranges Council. Environment and engineering director Mark Varmalis...

Remembrance Day round-up

 With the Centenary of the Armistice, Remembrance Day services across the Yarra Valley held extra significance this year. MP for Casey Tony Smith spoke...

A place to remember

On Remembrance Day, Warburton RSL opened ‘The Peace Garden,’ situated at the riverside clubhouse. Garden designer and club treasurer, Coral Reynolds gained her inspiration from...

Yarra Junction remembers

At the Yarra Junction cenotaph, the Remembrance Day theme was the contribution made by female nurses in world war one. Yarra Junction RSL Vice President,...

Protecting Wandin since 1943

In 1943 Wandin was a small rural town of one thousand people, two state schools, a general store, a blacksmith and a train line...

Millgrove hits jackpot

The Millgrove Newsagency doesn’t sell lotto tickets so there are usually no jackpots to be collected there. That was until nearly $200,000 unexpectedly came...

Healesville leads the way in student health

One year ago Healesville High School Principal, Allan Rennick took a leap of faith and opened the school’s in-house GP clinic. At the first...

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Jazz and Blues festival line-up revealed

The Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend returns for the fifth consecutive year on 18-20 October. The festival is perfect for anyone looking for a picturesque...