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Fred sees the forest for the trees

Fred Wailes can see the Bunyip State Forest from his new home in Tonimbuk, but says the blackened trees don’t worry him. 42295 -...

Bridge blitz a fair cop

By Melissa MeehanCARDINIA Shire’s top traffic cop Nigel Atkins has hit out at drivers who say policing over the Manks Road bridges in Dalmore...

Out to floor the world

Australian floorball player Ash Bourke.By Ben HopeSUCCESS in the relatively unknown sport of floorball takes dedication, time and money, but these are sacrifices more...

Mayor’s fire message

By Cr Graeme Legge, Cardinia Shire MayorA YEAR has passed since the horrific bushfires of Black Saturday and while the rebuilding effort continues around...

Fire risk remains high

CARDINIA CFA group officer Phil Craig has warned residents to remain alert this summer with the risk of fire high in the region. “We...

Recruits boom

NOT one Cardinia or Casey CFA member was lost after the Black Saturday bushfires. Cardinia Group Officer Phil Craig said that no-one left the...

Water meters tapped out

PAKENHAM police are seeking assistance from the public over a spate of water meters removed from Pakenham’s Main Street. Acting Senior Sergeant Ray De Reus...

Once in a lifetime

By Melissa MeehanPAKENHAM’S Wayne Nutting remembers last year’s bushfire season as if it were yesterday. And if he forgets he can always jump on...

Twist comes full circle

A familiar face … John Twist with new preps Brandon, Sofia, Jak, Laura and Charlie. By Melissa MeehanHAILEYBURY College in Berwick welcomed some new...

Plan for the worst

The devastation left behind in Labertouche.By Melissa MeehanIN THE days leading up to Black Saturday, Nar Nar Goon CFA captain Phil Craig was busy...

Classes are in

By Jade LawtonVICTORIA’S third select-entry secondary college, Berwick’s Nossal High School, opened its doors to foundation students on Monday. Two-hundred Year 9 students gathered at...

Supply and prices up

THE supply of cattle at VLE Pakenham was almost double, which was due in part to the very hot conditions, but there was also...

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Family of support for kinship carers

On a cool morning in Pakenham, an unlikely group meets for a seminar and brunch. They seem to come from different walks of life,...