Calls to camp from home

Upwards of 300,000 Australians would usually be gearing up to go camping over the Easter period, and although travel this year is a no-go, there’s no need to cancel the entire camping experience. With most of the 711,000 registered camper trailers, camper-vans and caravans across the country laying idle right now, the ‘Camp at Home […]

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Calls to cut council costs, freeze rates

Cardinia Shire Council and Casey Council are yet to make a decision on what action they’ll take to minimise Covid-19’s economic impact, despite increased pressure from advocacy group Ratepayers Victoria to freeze rates. The state’s premier ratepayer advocacy group is urging local councils to unanimously agree on a number of measures to reduce ratepayer costs […]

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A survivor’s voice

This year marks 75 years since the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps in Poland. Holocaust survivor, Richard Rozen, shared his unique, heartbreaking, yet touching story.   It was winter and the cold was burning him. Six-year-old Richard Rozen hid out with his parents in a cellar cupboard on a farm for one year and […]

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Nursery in full bloom

The Squatting Frog Nursery is known for its native plants, knowledgeable staff, delicious breakfasts, and outdoor decor. Located in the heart of Narre Warren North, the family-run business has been operating for more than 20 years while many other nurseries in the area were unfortunately forced to close. Co-owner Geoff Caldecoat brought the nursery to […]

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Abandoned abroad

Just as time was running out for a group of Australians who were stranded overseas, a local Federal politician came to the rescue. After holidaying in Dubai, the parents of Pakenham woman, Sarah Hocking, boarded a Norwegian Spirit cruise in Abu Dhabi at the beginning of March. The global coronavirus pandemic was announced while the […]

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The Crows are set to soar

For a trailblazing group of female senior cricketers at Longwarry, next season won’t be about wins and losses. First and foremost, it’ll be about not being excluded. Some of the Crows’ newest crop have occasionally felt like second class citizens in the cricketing world, simply because of their gender. But now, thanks to their new […]

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