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Critter-led recovery

By Tania MartinA GEMBROOK couple is hoping to reinvigorate the town’s tourist trade as they get ready to open an animal sanctuary. Andrew and Steph...

Fire area power cuts

By Melissa MeehanELECTRICITY distributor SP AusNet has not ruled out cutting power supplies to high-risk towns on catastrophic fire danger days. The news comes...

Theft from cars on the rise

LOCK up before you leave. Residents in Kooweerup and Lang Lang have been reminded to lock their cars and homes following a recent spate...

Community gets behind leukaemia boy

By Jade LawtonWHEN four-year-old Mackenzie Reid was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia in February, he touched the hearts of his fellow Garfield...

Tennis on the go

PAKENHAM Regional Tennis Centre is in full swing with various tennis programs on offer. The new 18 tennis court facility, located on Webster Way in...

No hot dogs here

John, Maureen and their dog Nessie. 45010 Picture: Stewart ChambersBy Jade LawtonMAUREEN and John Adlam’s company has really...

Dodging the pipe

By Melissa MeehanWORKS on the 84-kilometre pipeline from the Wonthaggi desalination plant to the Cardinia Reservoir will see the closure of McCormicks Road, Cardinia...

Thugs in charge

By Tania MartinAN EMERALD woman fears going out on Friday nights because she says gangs of youths are holding the town hostage. The woman, who...

Agriculture in the digital age

INFORMATION technology is playing an increasingly important role in today’s farming practices. Modern mobile phones – with a plethora of sophisticated applications – keep farmers...

Lavinia needles PM

By Melissa MeehanUPPER Beaconsfield’s Lavinia Martin hates needles. The eight-year-old even went to Canberra to visit Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and tell him how...

Buyers get in before break

WITH no market next Monday due to Easter at VLE Pakenham, and a reduction of nearly 500 head, demand remained strong for all classes...

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Local trainers on fire at headquarters

Pakenham trainers had a big say at headquarters on Saturday with Phillip Stokes and Peter Moody both training winners on the nine-race card. Stokes kicked...