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Community stand with drag queen

By Evelyn LeckieDespite unwelcoming comments leading up the event, a reading by Drag Queen Annie marked International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia...

Family denied residency

By Eden HynninenAN IRISH family from Seymour are at risk of being deported after their three-year-old son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and considered a ‘burden’ on the health system.

More support for children

Romsey mother Ashlea Rigby is irritated by the gaps and lengthy delays in health system support for her five-year-old son Joel who has a rare chromosomal syndrome.Joel,...

Lancefield’s children learn about kindness

In celebration of International Children’s Book Day, animal sanctuary Edgar’s Mission visited early education centres in Lancefield to share the gift of storytelling with their new animal kindness-themed books.

Hair-raising success

Wallan's Mackenzie Fereday raised more than $2300 for Variety’s Hair with Heart initiative and donated her hair to help make wigs for children with leukaemia.Mackenzie and her...

Teddy bear picnic all heart

GISBORNE resident Emma Dwyer has spent nearly a decade raising awareness on children’s heart conditions.In 2010, her daughter Hannah was born with a complex heart condition and...

Wallan girl gives back

ONE Wallan youngster is doing her bit for kids with leukaemia by raising money and donating her hair to Variety’s Hair with Heart initiative.Eight-year-old Mackenzie Fereday has...

Federal Government urged to continue kindergarten funding

The City of Whittlesea fear families could be out of pocket $2000 a child unless the Federal Government commits to fund kindergartens on an ongoing basis.In the...

Kinder upgrades in Romsey and Riddells Creek

Families in Romsey and Riddells Creek are benefitting from upgrades to their kindergartens after grants from the State Government grant and Macedon Ranges Shire Council.Romsey kindergarten unveiled...

Broadford’s youngest entrepreneur making a difference

Broadford’s youngest entrepreneur Darcy O’Connor has started a heart-warming new business ‘Darcy’s Doggy Treats’.Darcy got the idea to make her homemade treats after starting a corner stall, where...