Animals

Cantering through 80 years

By Steph McNicol Eighty years of show jumping, cross country and dressage is a reason to celebrate this year for pony clubs across Australia.The first recorded pony club in Australia was in...

Decades spent helping greyhounds

By Steph McNicol Larissa Darragh has worked at the Greyhound Adoption Program – part of Greyhound Racing Victoria – in Seymour for more than two decades.As adoption manager, she has seen many...

Kangaroo chaos

THE City of Whittlesea will host a community drop-in session for residents to learn more about how to live with an increasing population of kangaroos.The event in...

National title for young rider

Willowmavin resident Seren McKeever has taken out the under 12 national title at the Australian Mounted Games Individual Championships in Wentworth over Easter.The 11-year-old has been riding in the games for five...

Protect feathered friends

Romsey residents are asking drivers to slow down on rural roads after a goose was run over and killed earlier this month.Similar to the infamous Riddells Creek...

Honouring the Anzacs

Clarkefield’s Jess Liston is fighting to preserve and honour Australia’s Anzac history through a diminishing Australian horse breed that was designed for war.For the past 12 months...

Paws-itive impact

AN animal loving family are making a difference by training service dogs to assist people living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, sleeping disorders and autism.Mernda residents Brad...

Kids make furry friends

Children received a free one-on-one mobile zoo experience at the Romsey Library on Thursday thanks to Goldfields Libraries.Wildlife Gone Walkabout co-owner Adrian Black put on a wild show...

Wandering livestock causing safety concerns

MURRINDINDI Shire Council Community Safety Officers have been responding to increasing numbers of livestock wandering onto roads. Murrindindi Shire Council General Manager Infrastructure and Development, Stuart McConnell, said this is a real problem because of...

Broadford Pony Club vandalised

by Jackson Russell THE Broadford Pony Club was the victim of a random act of vandalism on Friday, April 4 when fences around its dressage arena and between two of its paddocks at Broadford Common...