Cup Day cheers

Bets were place, toasts were raised and spirits were high at the 2018 Sportsbet Pakenham Cup. Over 8000 punters from near and far showed up at the Racing.com Park for the big event on Saturday 8 December. Alongside the live country racing action, attendees enjoyed live performances from acoustic musicians and DJ’s alike. The Cup’s […]

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Family needs Xmas miracle

A Pakenham father seared by flames that ripped through his uninsured family home in October has been rendered homeless. Damien Knaap, his wife Rebecca and their two children, Hayley, 5 and Declan, 2, narrowly escaped with their lives after their property in the Hunter Valley caught alight. Their furniture, appliances, family photo albums, Damien’s costly […]

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Carols marred by gang robbery

Pakenham’s annual Carols by Candlelight has been marred after two young attendees fell victim to a terrifying gang robbery at the conclusion of the festive event. The victims, two 18-year-old friends from Pakenham, were walking across Toomuc Reserve at the conclusion of the fireworks display when they were approached by two young males which they […]

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A fascination with fashion

Frocks, fascinators and fedoras vied to grab the attention of judges at the 2018 Inspire Pilates for Women Fashions on the Field at the Pakenham Cup. Richmond’s Michael McAlpine took out the best male outfit, wearing a vibrant Arthur Galan suit jacket and pants, a Jack London waistcoat, tie from Mickey Blue in Mornington, pocket […]

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Forensics team searches park

Sexual Crime Squad detectives are investigating a report of a sexual assault in Pakenham in the early hours of Friday 7 December. Investigators believe the incident took place at a park on the corner of Azalea and Sandalwood Drive’s about 3.30am. “As the investigation is active and ongoing it would not be appropriate to provide […]

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Heaving McGregor estate rebuffed

Councillors have rebuffed a heaving 62 dwelling estate – consisting of three-storey townhouses – which was proposed to adjoin McGregor Road, despite Cardinia Shire planners recommending the mass development go ahead. The $12 million plan to build a contemporary high density neighbourhood at 39-43 Rogers Street was shut down, in a motion led by Councillor […]

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