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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...

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...

Keeping FMD out for another century

By Lachlan Ellis You’ve probably heard how devastating foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) would be to Aussie agriculture if it arrived on our shores, but a local...

Powerline reroute possible

By Lachlan Ellis If they get enough votes in the upcoming state election in November, the Victorian Liberal Nationals has committed to “upgrading transmission lines...

Platypus locals need help

By Carol Saffer Community members are needed to help Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group (MCLG increase Platypus numbers in the East Moorabool River. A survey conducted in...

A smile to melt your heart

By Lachlan Ellis He is bubbly, and an energetic 5-year-old, but a rare genetic disorder has his family and doctors unsure of the road ahead. Earlier...

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