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Smoky weather causes concern

By Evelyn Leckie HAZARDOUS smoke that covered most of Victoria last week caused several services in the region to shut shop in order to protect residents’ health and safety. As air quality levels dropped to the...

Australia Day change

Evelyn Leckie THIS year’s Australia Day celebrations by the City of Whittlesea may mark a pivotal moment in council history, as Indigenous perspectives will be acknowledged during Sunday’s event. A minute’s silence at the council-run event...

Mernda chasing 175

Mernda looks to be within striking distance after day one of its Money Shield match against Eltham. Despite early losses, Eltham was able to make 9/175 from its 80 overs. Eltham lost 3/29 early with Cooper...

Giving thanks

By Evelyn Leckie GOVERNOR of Victoria Linda Dessau visited the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Northern District Office on Thursday to thank emergency services and listen to residents affected by the Plenty Gorge suburban fire. Ms Dessau visited...

Fire on their minds

By Evelyn Leckie THE aftermath of the Plenty Valley Gorge suburban fire has seen residents proactively seek community safety advice after an out-of-control grass fire injured residents and damaged at least three homes last week. Plenty...

Laurimar stopped in its tracks

Mernda couldn’t close out 2019 with a win, going down to Old Paradians by two wickets in their Money Shield two-dayer. Mernda was bowled out for 157 on day one with Stuart Wright top-scoring with...

Council’s court plans criticised

YOUNG girls in their sporting uniforms crowded the City of Whittlesea foyer and sat cross-legged on the council chamber floor to await council’s decision on the future of basketball and netball in the municipality. At...

Tumultuous times at Whittlesea council

By Evelyn Leckie The City of Whittlesea has experienced a turbulent week since its decision to sack its chief executive – the State Government has appointed a monitor and an investigation is now underway into...

Mernda can’t break drought

By Jackson Russell Mernda are still without a win in the Diamond Valley Cricket Association Money Shield after a 103-run loss to Mill Park in its two-day clash at Waterview Reserve. The Demons had a tall...

‘Complete chaos’

By Evelyn Leckie FORMER City of Whittlesea mayor Lawrie Cox has described the current situation within council as ‘totally chaotic’ following the departure of chief executive Simon Overland. Mr Overland has taken temporary leave from the...