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Scouting reaches 110 years in Lilydale

Scouting in Lilydale has always been a popular pastime and the proof is in the 110 year history which will be celebrated next month....

Crackdown on the sale of illegal firewood

The Conservation Regulator and Parks Victoria have launched an operation to crack down on the illegal harvesting of firewood in Victoria’s national parks and...

$24 million of grapes produced in the Yarra Valley last year according to National...

The Australian winegrape crush increased year-on-year by 9 per cent in 2024 to an estimated 1.43 million tonnes according to the National Vintage Report...

Major IT outage strikes companies across country

A massive IT outage has hit major institutions across the nation including banks, media outlets and government services. Crowd-sourced website Downdetector has listed Telstra, Microsoft,...

Violence against paramedics and emergency call takers is unacceptable

Ambulance Victoria (AV) is urging Victorians to treat paramedics and call takers with respect when they see them at an emergency incident or in...

Sports fields and ovals ready for weekend play

While a week of excess rain forced Yarra Ranges Council to close all sporting fields and ovals for training use, these grounds have been...

Push to protect war memorials with greater penalties continues

Evelyn MP Bridget Vallence is continuing her push to implement stricter penalties upon people who desecrate war memorials following years of targeted attacks in...

One-of-a-kind park opens in Chirnside

Chirnside Park is now home to one of the most unique parks in the southern hemisphere, with the newest urban playground and reserve officially...

Victoria’s top students shine at Premier’s VCE Awards

Victoria’s top-performing students from the Year 12 class of 2023 have been celebrated for their academic success. Premier Jacinta Allan presented the Premier’s VCE Awards...

Horror period as more lives lost on roads in Victoria

In what Victoria Police have described as a horror period on Victorian roads, eight lives have been lost on Victorian roads since Monday 8...

Overnight volunteers needed at Stable One winter shelters

Stable One is calling out for overnight volunteers to help service their winter shelters that provide respite for so many over the colder months. Founded...

Where the flash flooding hit the region and why

Winter’s first instance of extended rainfall brought with it excess amounts of water causing flash flooding across the Yarra Ranges early this week. The...

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The basic necessity of food

Food is a basic need essential to our survival and wellbeing and as American psychologist Abraham Maslow proposed in 1943 in his pyramid of...