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Rat raiders steal fishing joy

A KEEN fisherman whose boat was stolen from a Pakenham factory has described the burglars as “rats” for taking his pride and joy. Josh Winter...
Brooke Collins passed away this month after a five-year battle with a rare brain tumour.

Passing of brave Brooke

By Nicole Williams BROOKE Collins was a happy young woman who left an impact on everyone she met. After a five-year battle with a rare brain...
In the back row Doug Harlow, Glen James, Martin Knox and Ron Bowman. In the front row Carol James with Caroline Knox kids Emily and Riley. The Beaconsfield residents want this vacant block of land cleared. 92995

Fire fears spark clean-up call

By DANIELLE GALVIN OVERGROWN grass and the threat of snakes on a vacant block in Holm Park Road Beaconsfield has a group of residents concerned...

Park fire concern

By Nicole Williams WILSON Botanic Park is a firecracker waiting to go up in flames according to an avid park visitor. Berwick resident John Hastie walks...

$40m knockback

By Nicole Williams A PAKENHAM developer believes newly-elected Cardinia councillors have jeopardised a $40 million housing project and could scare off future investments in the...
Brent Franklin was left at Pakenham Station late at night after his taxi recorded him as a ‘no-show’.

Blind man left stranded

By NICOLE WILLIAMS IT WAS hot and late but a blind Pakenham man was left stranded at the railway station on Thursday night after Pakenham...
Paul Reynolds on the scorched front boundary of his Reynolds Road property, just metres from his house.

Close shave for family

By DANNY BUTTLER GOOD eventually overcame evil in Pakenham Upper on Thursday afternoon. As deliberately lit fires raced across a cluster of Reynolds Road properties, angels...
Crews from around the region and as far away as Wonthaggi and Frankston fought the fires.

Fires threaten homes

By Nicole Williams and Danielle Galvin SIX suspicious fires threatened countless homes at Pakenham Upper in hot conditions on Thursday afternoon. The Gazette arrived on scene...
Fire crews fight the Drovers Lane fire at the CMA Recycling Plant.

Lowest of the low bring out our best

By Nicole Williams and Danielle Galvin FIRES demonstrated the best and worst of human nature in Pakenham and Pakenham Upper on Thursday afternoon. Arsonists lit six...

Spitting chips over fish

By DANIELLE GALVIN WHILE Cardinia Shire Councillors dithered about the possibility of banning fishing at Lakeside, angry residents were “disgusted” by the decision to allow...

Ready to burn

By Nicole Williams THE Berwick CFA Captain is warning residents to maintain their vigilance after six deliberately lit fires threatened homes in Pakenham Upper last...
Firefighters worked for hours to ensure a hay bale fire did not spread last Thursday.

Blazing birdie burns bales

By Nicole Williams AN UNLUCKY bird burst into flames and set hay bales on fire after it flew into a Gembrook power pole last week. The...

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Eggs ‘stolen’ from Lakeside nest

A clutch of duck eggs are believed to have been stolen from a nest at the Lakeside lake overnight on Tuesday 4 August. Fifteen Muscovy...

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