Guns, drugs and luxurious cars seized

A 35-year-old Longwarry man has been arrested after police swooped on properties across the South East where firearms, drugs, and luxurious cars were seized. In a series of dawn raids, officers from several specialist units including the heavily armed Special Operations Group arrested 10 people on Wednesday 17 April. Five people have been charged following […]

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Portable classrooms hauled in

Students will return to St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School in Berwick on 29 April following a fire that destroyed several classrooms earlier this month. Firefighters were called to the scene after a gas rupture caused a building to explode into flames about 11.40am on Monday 8 April. The fire is believed to be related to work […]

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Gumbuya restores the ‘Old Wagon Ride’

Gumbuya World has officially re-launched the Old Wagon Ride from the original Gumbuya Park, allowing families to enjoy the famous and iconic ride from the 80s. The much-loved Old Wagon Ride, now called the Gumbuya Nature Trail, takes visitors through the back of the park, where families will be able to create fun memories and […]

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New Cardinia CEO straight into the line of fire

CAROL JEFFS took the reins as Cardinia Shire CEO from Garry McQuillan late last year and was almost immediately in the firing line, so to speak, as last month’s Bunyip State Park fires stretched shire resources and resolve. Gazette editor GARRY HOWE sat down with Ms Jeffs to discuss that experience and also get to […]

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Police hunt for alleged thief

Cardinia Crime Investigation Unit is investigating an incident at a Pakenham bank. A woman is alleged to have withdrawn a large amount of money from an account belonging to another person. The incident occurred on 15 November 2018, about 1:35pm. Police have released CCTV still images of a female who they believe may be able […]

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Officer Sikh temple celebrates Vaisakhi

The local Sikh community celebrated the Sikh Foundation day called Vaisakhi (also known as Baisakhi) in the newly established Sikh temple (called Gurdwara) in Officer from 12 to 14 April. On Vaisakhi day in 1699, the Sikh religion (Khalsa) was founded to protect the freedom of conscience and religion for all, with qualities of a […]

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