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New ‘big group hug’ aiding families

A new partnership between two charities will support struggling families in nine local government areas (LGAs) west of Melbourne, including Moorabool Shire. ‘The Sustainable Collective...

Double the sightings

A unique bird, on the brink of extinction, has rebounded globally. La Trobe University led research has found a major breeding event has triggered a...

Possum study looking for toxic link

By Lachlan Ellis A new study led by researchers at Deakin University and the University of Melbourne is looking into unintentional poisoning of possum species,...

Life-saving first aid training for Firefighters

Volunteer firefighters from 50 CFA brigades will receive life-saving first aid and resuscitation training under a new program, supporting Ambulance Victoria in saving patients...

Steptoe’s legacy remains

By Lachlan Ellis It’s been 12 months since Ballan’s famous Steptoe’s Op Shop came under new management, but volunteers say the new managers have been...

Farm Safety – Kidsafe competition

The 2022 Farm Safety Creative Competition is open for early learners and primary school aged children, with prizes for winning entries, plus there is...

Funding sparks change

By Lachlan Ellis There are 26 councils from across Victoria that will share in a $1.25 million investment from the State Government, to build chargers...

Dying to Know – the most important conversation you never had

By Carol Saffer Kathy Whye’s husband was in palliative care when she asked how he wanted the last part of his life to be. She had...

Golden ticket to ID22

By Michael Howard (HRV) To become the champ you’ve got to beat the champ and that was what Nephew Of Sonoko did at Bendigo last...

Rallying for local forest

More than 50 environmental protestors attended a snap rally, voicing concerns over VicForests’ logging in the Wombat Forest. Called by Wombat Action Group, members of...