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Too sick for school

With another school year underway, parents everywhere have to face the dilemma of when to keep sick children home from classes, be it for...

New look same service

Bus commuters will notice a very shiny, new white bus around town but may be puzzled by the Public Transport Victoria livery that adorns...

War Memorial rises in Seville

After five years in development, the Seville War Memorial is finally taking shape. The first stage of the memorial will be unveiled on Sunday...

Healesville’s history in hops

Did you know that Healesville once had a thriving hops industry? At its peak in the 1880s there were at least seven known commercial hop...

Early banks in Yarra Glen

Banks established agencies in Yarra Flats in the mid-1880s when the population swelled due to the building of the aqueduct and the railway. Two of...

We live in a magnificent part of Victoria

Thank you! As this is my first column as your new local State Member of Parliament, I would like to extend my gratitude to...

Milkshake brings all the boys to the yard

Pregnant cow Milkshake was freed from a Healesville creek twice in one day. Several Yarra Ranges Council safety officers made their way down to the...

Smoother ride on Warby Trail

Traversing the Warburton Rail Trail by any means is a joy but recent upgrades by Yarra Ranges council have made it a much more...

Ectopia needs new talent

Red Faces was once the place to find your five minutes of fame but it has long since been consigned to the TV cutting...

Protests halt Toolangi logging coupes

Forest Conservation Victoria has held a peaceful protest to halt logging operations in Toolangi. One protester was suspended 30 metres up on a tree platform...

Help close the gap

In 2008 the ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative was launched to bridge the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians in the areas of health, education...

Licence lost

A public report led police to an alleged Yarra Glen hoon who now has a suspended licence. Yarra Glen Sergeant Richard Coulson said he received...

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Old Man River keeps the ball rolling

Despite plenty of rain in recent times, and some other courses in the neighbourhood being quite wet, the Warburton Golf Club course is holding...