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Three… facts about the Melbourne Cup

1. The first Melbourne Cup took place in 1861. The winning jockey’s name was John Cutts, who came through with the first place position...

Q and A with new Star News journalist Parker McKenzie

Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I wanted to be a park ranger when I was younger, so I would have been Parker the...

The show must go on(line)

The curtain has risen on Kooweerup Secondary College’s annual musical production despite Covid-19 restrictions. This year, the school put on a virtual production of the...

Creepin’ it real this Halloween

As spooky season bears down upon us once again, keep your kids entertained with these fun Halloween-themed craft activities to decorate the front gate...

Mural set for Pakenham Pool

Experienced local artists are being invited to submit their ideas for a splashing new artwork at the Pakenham Outdoor Pool, as part of a...

Three… facts about gelato

1. The word “gelato” comes from the Italian word “congelato”, which means frozen. A gelato shop is called a “gelateria” and the person serving...

Q and A with Pakenham author Jessica Walton

Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I majored in Arabic at university and lived in Tunisia for three months. What are you most...

Serving up scoops of joy

Pakenham is set to welcome a new gelato store promising to serve up scoops of joy to the community. Augustus Gelatery is gearing up...

Light a new beginning

We the Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, celebrate ‘Theepavali’ in remembrance of the death of a Devil who was thought to create troubles to the...

Coach ‘reinvents’ adversity

Life’s crossroads have been the source of “reinvention” for a former sports coach. Kenny Johnston, from Hampton Park, is set to launch his own bold...

Q&A with Pakenham Upper author Shelby Nyhuis

Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I have jumped out of an aeroplane for my brother’s 21st birthday and I loved it but definitely...

Q&A with Tynong’s Alison Walker

What do you do for work and what do you love most about your job? I work at a local primary school in the office...

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Tragic end to missing campers mystery

Human remains have been found in the search for the bodies of Pakenham woman Carol Clay and her camping companion Russell Hill, of Drouin. Victoria...