Pakenham hosts training in youth mental health

Psychologists from across Pakenham are joining forces to bring training for mental health professionals to the region to help combat youth mental ill-health and suicide in Cardinia. From Monday 18 November to Wednesday 20 November, 30 mental health professionals have been invited to Pakenham to hear from Dr Suzanne Levy, clinical psychologist and international expert […]

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No pain at this pump

Left lane traffic on the Princes Highway was brought to a halt as hundreds of motorists queued to snag unleaded petrol at the unbelievable cost of 99.9 cents per litre. As the average cost of petrol across Pakenham sat at 137.9 cents per litre, Caltex was selling their fuel for a significantly discounted price. Caltex […]

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$70k in pothole pain

A poorly maintained road was the driving factor behind a frightening car accident which saw a $70,000 Audi run off the road and into a culvert in Maryknoll. Rob Mackie’s wife was travelling down Fogarty Road on Tuesday 12 November just before 7pm when she struck a pothole which pushed the vehicle into another pothole […]

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Social housing ‘built for good’

As the demand for social housing increases within Cardinia shire, five organisations have come together to create ten short-term affordable houses for women and children, who have experienced family violence and are now faced with homelessness. More than 220 people currently experience homelessness across Cardinia, with the Pakenham police referring two women to support services […]

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Costume for conversation

A man dressed in a lion onesie has vowed to run 200km around Pakenham in a bid to get people talking about men’s mental health and suicide prevention. Rather than growing a moustache, Jake Abel decided to put a twist on the usual fundraising efforts associated with Movember, claiming the unique costume would hopefully see […]

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Real people, real stories

When the folk at Casey Cardinia Libraries were dreaming up ways to more clearly communicate the services their contemporary libraries offer, someone came up with the idea that there was no one better to share the value of libraries than the members themselves. Thus, the Face of the Library Competition was born. Library members were […]

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