Residents secure land to protect species

Landowners across the Yarra Ranges are taking legal steps to permanently protect endangered species by placing conservation covenants on their properties. Conservation covenants are tied to title, protecting habitat even after the property changes hands. Trust for Nature has partnered with more than 1400 landholders across Victoria to put covenants on properties, with 48 of […]

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YAVA celebrates ceramics

YAVA Gallery and Arts Hub recently opened a new ceramic exhibition VESSELS, which features works from master potter Ted Secombe, who spoke at the opening on 7 November. The exhibition features 26 pieces from the Margaret Lawrence Collection as well as 13 local artists. Margaret Lawrence Bequest chair Jan Cochrane-Henry spoke highly of Mr Secombe. […]

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Sports bar kicking off at Chirnside

Sports fans will soon be able to watch their favourite teams locally as Sporting Globe is set to open their newest franchise in Chirnside Park. The $6 million investment will lead to Sporting Globe’s 16th and largest location yet. The bar and grill will accommodate 200 diners across two floors, with a total capacity of […]

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Mercy’s vision

A Wandin North Primary School student’s charity fundraiser will help restore the vision of 20 people with preventable blindness. Grade 3 student Mercy Hutchinson pitched a plan to her principal to sell Orbeez and rice stress balls to her classmates, where she managed to raise $513 for the Fred Hollows Foundation. Orbeez are tiny, absorbent […]

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Tilly’s letter makes a difference

Seville Primary School students were asked to write a persuasive letter of action as a class project and as a result, one student has made a change in safety to her community. School Captain Tilly Shore penned a letter to Yarra Ranges Mayor Tony Stevenson regarding road safety issues near her house. The sharp corner […]

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The tale of a community legend

As renowned Warburton figure Dick Leith glances out the window of the Warburton Golf Club (WGC) he recalls many tough, yet wonderful years. “I finished up a life member at the club and so did my wife, because of the work we’ve done around the club,” he said. “We were very involved in the running […]

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