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In the previous two articles, we discussed the “Discovering a Good Read” report from Australia Reads, which examines reading trends among Australian secondary school...

Special friendship culminated in play

Comedy Theatre Melbourne The Odd Couple Two suddenly single pals – a sloppy sportswriter and a fastidious fashion writer - strain their friendship by becoming roommates and...

Mother’s Day

This year Mother’s Day will be celebrated against the background of a country reeling from the recent spate of frightening incidents of violence towards...

Stunning stunt movie

The Fall Guy Starring Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt and Aaron Taylor-Johnson M 4/5 Loosely based on the eighties TV show of the same name, The Fall Guy is...

State Budget

Today (Tuesday 7 May) the State Budget will be handed down, just hours after this Star Mail News edition goes to print. It is...

Preparing for winter

Sleep It appears that every man’s insomnia is as different from his neighbour’s as are their daytime hopes and aspirations by F. Scott Fitzgerald. As the days...

Local talent in a bygone era

One hundred years ago country towns in Victoria relied mainly on visiting concert artists and circuses troupes for entertainment, but they also organised their...

The “BookTok generation”

In last week's article, we explored the “Discovering a Good Read” report from Australia Reads, which identifies the reasons given by teenagers for their...

Bootleg Star Wars needs better script writers

Rebel Moon Starring Sofia Boutella, Ed Skrein and Michiel Huisman Rated M Part 1: 3/5, Part 2: 3.5/5 Best described as bootleg Star Wars, Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon...

The Great Gatsby play coming to the 1812 theatre

The 1812 Theatre The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carroway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is...

CARTOON: Safer speed signs

Yarra Ranges Council will install four radar speed display signs at Birmingham Primary School in Mount Evelyn and Wandin Yallock Primary School in Wandin...

Anzac Day

For many the long stablished story of the Gallipoli landings and to a lesser extent the Western Front remain the defining moments for our...

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Upper Yarra Secondary College’s very own wine hitting the shelves

Upper Yarra Secondary College’s (UYSC) practical project to offer an educational experience in the viticulture industry has born fruit, with the school’s own wine...

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