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Whittlesea Show cancelled

By Colin MacGillivray WHITTLESEA Show organisers believe the annual event will be forced to evolve, as it last week became the latest in a string of agricultural shows to fall victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whittlesea...

Adult education centre given green light

By Colin MacGillivray DISADVANTAGED, culturally-diverse and special needs people living in the Whittlesea region will benefit from a new facility to be built at Mernda Recreation Reserve. At an ordinary council meeting earlier this month, City...

Testing to expand

By Colin MacGillivray HEALTH authorities are expanding COVID-19 testing capabilities in the north of the City of Whittlesea as case numbers in the municipality continue to rise. The number of active cases in Whittlesea leapt from...

Whittlesea retains flag stars

By Jackson Russell With Whittlesea’s return to the Northern Football Netball League’s top-flight competition postponed until 2021, the Eagles have proactively re-signed several 2019 premiership players. Despite the league’s salary cap being slashed in half for...

Free childcare scheme stops

By Colin MacGillivray CHILDCARE centres across the Mitchell and Whittlesea municipalities have expressed mixed views on the Federal Government’s discontinuation of free childcare services. The government adopted a free childcare scheme in April to help families...

Financial roadmap

By Colin MacGillivray CITY of Whittlesea administrators have declared the 2020-21 budget a ‘quality’ and ‘responsible’ financial roadmap to guide the municipality through the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel of three administrators, appointed by the State Government...

Community house still in action

MERNDA Community House is one of many neighbourhood houses having to introduce creative ways of keeping the community connected during COVID-19, according to co-ordinator Paras Christou. With a jam-packed schedule initially planned for its term...

Administrators vow for brighter future for council

CITY of Whittlesea administrators last week vowed to build a brighter future for council as they strive to leave behind a turbulent period in the municipality. The city’s councillors were all dismissed by the State...

Warrants issued for woman

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Skye Meldrum-Brooks. Two warrants have been issued for the 30-year-old’s arrest for theft and contravening a court order. An image of Meldrum-Brooks has been released in the...

Sixty years strong for Mernda couple

MERNDA residents Bill and Nancy Barber will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Thursday – a milestone admired by their children. Despite having to celebrate at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, Mr Barber said it...