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Hume-Timor bond broadens

Hume council’s Timor Leste friendship is set to expand, with inclusion of the Melbourne CERES centre’s global arm into projects that Hume co-ordinates with...

Energy ebbs from Rudd bid

Public energy efficiency programs funded under the Rudd government are in doubt, leaving Hume council and 47 other Victorian municipalities, up in the air...

Hume a hive of sustainability

Studying bees or growing food on a nature strip isn’t something most people would contemplate. But for a group of Hume residents, these notions have...

Awards honour Hume go-getters

Blue and white-collar entrepreneurs rubbed shoulders at a recent Hume council ceremony for business award winners in 14 categories. Twenty-two Hume businesses were recognised at...

Taskforce shifts focus from gamblers to pokies venues

Posters likening gambling to smoking are popping up across Melbourne’s north as part of a new Whittlesea Interagency Taskforce on Gambling (WITG) “product safety”...

Sunbury decides: Waters muddied in Hume-Sunbury poll

Tensions have emerged between Sunbury residents in the lead-up to voting on whether Sunbury stays in Hume or creates its own shire. Supporters of secession...

Feeling empowered is great no matter how you say it

Making yourself understood is the single greatest challenge for many migrants resettling in Melbourne’s north – the critical difference between remaining an outsider and...

Students switched on

While tax agents may no longer have to count carbon, Victoria’s school students still have the formulas on their curriculum. Last week, 12 more northern...

Vote for the future at Parade College

If the year 9 students at Parade College ran the country, Australians would be healthier, greener, more generous and receive harsher punishments for violent...

Northern schools win in campaign

Trade training is back in the schools of Melbourne’s north after almost a decade in the doldrums. The past week brought a flurry of announcements...

No fun as school playgrounds shrink

POPULATION growth and an increase in the number of portable classrooms has led to a loss of schoolyard space, according to a report by...

Fast-track roles for Kangan students

BUILDING a car is the ultimate for motoring buffs around the world, but building racing cars with one of the world’s top motorsport teams...

Surplus takes a dive at NMIT

NORTHERN Melbourne Institute of TAFE recorded a 63 per cent drop in surplus from 2011 to 2012, according to an auditor-general’s report on tertiary...

Surplus takes a dive at NMIT

NORTHERN Melbourne Institute of TAFE recorded a 63 per cent drop in surplus from 2011 to 2012, according to an auditor-general’s report on tertiary...

Anti-bullying contest

SCHOOLS can enter a "Safe Schools are Smart Schools" competition to win $5000 by showing how they prevent bullying. McEwen MHR Rob Mitchell said schools...

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The hidden dangers of ethanol

As part of its Drink Less, Live More campaign to raise awareness of the link between alcohol consumption and cancer, Cancer Council Victoria has...

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