Pink ladies shine through the gloom

Through the gloom of the dull and dreary weather on Saturday came a shining pink ray of hope that glowed right throughout the R.L. Cracker Jackson Stand at Pakenham’s Toomuc Reserve. Though there was no cricket played on day one of the Premier clash between Pakenham and Clyde, it was in the rooms of the […]

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Locals on stage in timeless play

The story of a mining town boy who just wanted to dance captured hearts around the world when it debuted on cinema screens, and now the iconic story Billy Elliot is gracing theatre stages around the country. This time, two locals are part of the ensemble cast that has so far performed in Billy Elliot […]

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Scomo drops in to Officer

La Trobe has been recognised as Australia’s fasting growing electorate, with more first home buyers flocking to the area than ever before, all in search of a chance to enter the housing market. Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited Officer’s Timbertop Estate on Monday 17 February to meet first home buyers in the south-east who took […]

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400 up for Beaconsfield great

Even after 400 senior games for the Beaconsfield Cricket Club, Alan ‘Munga’ Sauvarin still turns up in his cricket gear each and every week for one simple reason. “If I didn’t like the place, I wouldn’t be there,” he said with a wry smile. “I just love the game.” From humble beginnings since walking through […]

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A touch of Italy

Two farmers who left Italy for a brighter future in Australia and set up their lives in the Cardinia shire have reconnected at market, coming to the realisation they were on the same ship, 70 years ago. Joe Scamporlini and Vince Vincenzino have a number of things in common – both began their career picking […]

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Men’s Shed’s shelter for wildlife

Members of the Cardinia Men’s Shed have come together with the desire to help wildlife affected by the East Gippsland bushfires. After raising more than $1700 from the very generous public for bushfire-affected areas at a barbecue fundraiser, the group of volunteers decided build special wildlife habitat boxes. “One of our members, John Buckley, had […]

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