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Big Group Hug calls to donate coats for kids in need

Not-for-profit organisation Big Group Hug is calling for people to donate preloved winter clothes for its Coats4Kids Campaign, which will run until July 31. Big Group Hug provides pre-loved material aid to families in need,...

Escaped burn-offs prompt CFA warning

With fire restrictions now finished across Victoria, the Country Fire Authority, CFA, is urging all residents across the state to exercise extreme caution when burning off. Since the first fire danger period, FDP, lifted on...

McEwen candidates Q&A

Candidates’ answers to submitted questions Q: Climate change has increased the burden on mental and physical health systems. How do the candidates plan to address these challenges? John Herron: It’s about emissions. We need a zero-carbon-emission...

City of Whittlesea invites feedback on prioriting assests master plan

THE City of Whittlesea is inviting residents to provide feedback on a draft plan outlining how it will prioritise, maintain and manage assets over the next 10 years. Council currently manages more than $3.2 billion...

Merriang Special Developmental School receives $5.32 million for upgrades

Merriang Special Developental School will receive $5.32 million to upgrade and modernise its junior campus in South Morang, announced in last week’s State Budget. Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio visited the school last week,...

Kalkallo home raided: drugs, ammunition, illegal snake and lizard found

POLICE arrested two men after drugs, ammunition and an illegal snake and lizard were found at a house in Kalkallo. Police from the Fawkner Divisional Response Unit searched a Handlen Street home at about 5am...

Northern football: Whittlesea in big loss to Heidelberg

WHITTLESEA was unable to match it with division one ladder leader Heidelberg on Saturday, losing 3.7 (25) to 24.23 (167) at home. Captain Xavier Dimasi was among the Eagles’ best in his 50th senior outing...

Air Ambulance Victoria celebrates 60 years

AIR Ambulance Victoria, AAV, last week celebrated 60 years of pre-hospital care. The AAV wing of Ambulance Victoria, AV, began in 1962 with one rotary-wing aircraft and one fixed-wing plane. Now, a fleet of four fixed-wing...

Yan Yean Reservoir draft master plan up for review

MELBOURNE Water is seeking community ideas about how to increase future recreational and open-space uses for Yean Yean Reservoir. Ideas from the community will be considered in the development of the Yan Yean Reservoir Draft...

Promoting community connections through olives

By Max Davies THE Whittlesea Food Collective is this week starting its first olive harvest celebration, bringing people together to learn new skills with an olive theme. The olive harvest will feature five main activities, beginning...