Heavy rain batters region

A big clean-up begun after wild weather lashed the region on Wednesday afternoon, 15 January. Residents were chocked by smoke blowing in from the bushfires raging in East Gippsland and sweltering temperatures – which was replaced by the downpour about 5pm. Narre Warren State Emergency Service received eight calls for help after severe thunderstorms brought […]

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A carrot inspires Kerrigan’s new book

Healthy eating is at the centre of Pastor Kerrigan La-Brooy’s new children’s book, ‘Caro the talking carrot meets Wilma the worm’. Mr La-Brooy, a Senior Pastor of Gethsemane Church in Cranbourne, who was recently presented the Leadership Award at the 2019 Victorian Premiers Volunteer Champions, says his book will instil a sense of “belief and […]

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Roo left for dead in ‘disgusting act of cruelty’

Disturbing photos have emerged of a severely injured kangaroo after being hit by an arrow in Lysterfield Park and left for dead. Wildlife rescuers found the kangaroo, nicknamed Frank, with a wound under his chin and an arrow pierced through his leg near the Lysterfield Lake yacht club after a passer-by raised the alarm. Local […]

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Councillors surrender planning rights

Casey councillors will no longer determine planning matters as they give up their rights to vote on planning applications in the wake of the IBAC corruption investigations. At an extraordinary special meeting on New Year’s eve, councillors voted to establish a new Special Planning Committee and therefore relinquish their planning decision rights. It comes as […]

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Empowering through self-defence

Self-defence classes are empowering Casey’s vulnerable women and disabled youth to feel confident. Damien Chauremootoo and Emma Carr from Emma K Health have been training women, men, youth and disabled children through their EmPower Program for over a year at Casey Stadium. Mr Chauremootoo, a qualified martial artist, said student numbers had grown and the […]

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Car bandit caught on cam

A brazen Christmas Grinch has been captured on CCTV breaking into a tradie’s ute at Fountain Gate Shopping Centre while dangling a cigarette from his mouth. Mark Shepherd had barely left his car for about 20 minutes after parking it on the rooftop near the Myer entrance about 3.30pm on Saturday 14 December when the […]

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