Gardening for life

Two very significant women in Pakenham’s gardening community received life memberships with the Pakenham Garden Club on Tuesday 3 December. Meryl Waterhouse started the Pakenham Garden Club is 1998 and has been president and coordinator ever since – only stepping down now due to her health. After 19 years of passionate and dedicated service as […]

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MP blasts government over fire ‘forgotten’

Comparing the Bunyip bushfires to Black Saturday in 2009, Narracan Liberal MP Gary Blackwood has suggested the State Government’s reaction was “very different” this time, and therefore “very unfair”. “I have been critical of the State Government in parliament a number of times this year because their reaction to this fire is very different to […]

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Winner embraces linguistic diversity

Pakenham Filipino Hana Laan took out first prize in the SBS National Languages Competition age four to seven category. The nationwide initiative aims to celebrate a love of learning languages and language retention in Australia, with more than 3600 entries from all states and territories, the competition spanned 90 languages, including Indonesian, German, Japanese and […]

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Law students recognised

Aspiring lawyers were encouraged and acknowledged at the Duffy and Simon Law Firm’s awards ceremony in Pakenham on Wednesday 4 December. In its fifth year, the awards aim to recognise secondary school students who have excelled in the area of legal studies. “The idea is to create a relationship between the schools and our office,” […]

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Savvy investment pays

A group of mates whose friendship was cemented along the boundary line of the Nar Nar Goon Football Club will be looking to achieve a slice of local sporting history just up the road in Saturday‚Äôs Sportsbet Pakenham Cup. Those 11 people and another 40 hangers-on have booked five mini-marquees along the straight at […]

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Rotary rewards youngsters

The achievements of primary school students were recognised at the Rotary Club of Pakenham’s first-ever Rotary Junior Community Awards on Tuesday 3 December. The program, new to the area, aims to engage Grade 6 students in four main areas of endeavour to be completed over the school year – community service, social experience, physical recreation […]

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