Drink in Merlot, the adorable Kangaroo Island joey

After months of caring for bushfire victims, Healesville Sanctuary is celebrating the arrival of a beautiful new Kangaroo Island joey. Little Merlot was born around seven months ago but has only recently started exploring the world outside her mum’s pouch. She can now be seen hopping around Kangaroo Country at the Sanctuary with her mum […]

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Closing the Gap sports day a success

The seventh Eastern Health Closing the Gap Family Sports Day was a great success as the Community team claimed victory in both the football match and the netball competition on Sunday 1 March. The annual Closing the Gap Family sports day is a highlight in the Eastern Health events calendar, allowing residents of Melbourne’s east […]

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These Baby Alpine She-oak Skinks are Teeny Tiny Treasures

Four beautiful and rare baby skinks of a species affected by the recent bushfires have been born at Healesville Sanctuary in a major win for the sanctuary’s captive breeding program. The births mark the first time the endangered Alpine She-oak Skink has been bred in captivity. Healesville Sanctuary’s Threatened Species Life Sciences Manager Monika Zabinskas […]

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A vicious day for footy

Some of the great football and netball characters of the Yarra Valley came together for a wonderful cause as the Valley Vicious Rett Awareness returned to Healesville Sporting Complex on Saturday 29 February. The event was dedicated to banding together as a community with the purpose of fighting and raising funds for the devastating disease […]

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Birthday bank

It was a big day for birthdays on Friday 28 February as Bendigo Community Bank celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Warburton branch and the 12th anniversary of the Yarra Junction branch. Both branches celebrated in the streets with a free sausage sizzle and giveaways for Yarra Valley residents. Both branches have helped contribute over […]

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The Round-up

Hooning Warburton Police have been dealing with incidents of hoon driving in the area. Sergeant Tom Wilkinson is urging residents to come forward and work together after sightings of damage to roads as well as shredded tyres in Millgrove. “Someone may have seen or heard something… That type of driving is very dangerous.” “It impacts […]

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