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Light shone on education, careers in north

As Whittlesea’s education and training community gets ready for its youth employment fair this Thursday, Craigieburn has wrapped up another successful education options expo. The...

Blue Light Discos lose their glitter after cuts

Blue Light discos may be a thing of the past following Victoria Police cuts to the vital 38-year-old crime prevention initiative. Victoria Police will pull...

Drivers sought for Whittlesea meals on wheels

Volunteers are needed to help with the delivery of meals to people who are largely housebound and isolated as a result. Whittlesea’s delivered meals service...

Push for Mernda/Doreen police station hots up

The campaign for a police station in Mernda/Doreen is gaining momentum following a meeting last week of Labor MPs, Whittlesea council officers and community...

Recognised skills smooth path to new workplace

Redundancy is a term heard often in these times of transition for many Australian industries. Upskilling is another; so is retraining. Bundoora forklift driver Sam...

Sunbury secession process leaves residents confused

Sunbury’s secession from Hume has become bogged down, leaving residents confused as to whether the state government has left enough time to do the...

Have your say on housing diversity and density

Grow, grow, grow … that’s the message for Melbourne’s north coming from the state government. More new housing on Melbourne’s northern and western fringes is...

Funding plea for Indian festivals in Mernda, Doreen

The growth of new migrant communities in Whittlesea’s north needs recognition in the council’s multicultural events funding, a local group claims. Mernda and Doreen Multicultural...

Sunbury secession: Powell lays out blueprint for unrolling of Sunbury split

The first election for the new council at Sunbury will be in 2016. Local Government Minister Jeanette Powell clarified the timing of the poll when...

Black Saturday memorial tree finds a Strathewen home

Sweat and tears christened The Blacksmith’s Tree at its final destination in Strathewen on February 14 when a small team of blacksmiths installed the...

Collier warned off standing for Sunbury, say Libs

Sunbury Liberal Party identity Ben Collier has been advised by his own party not to stand for the new seat of Sunbury, according to...

Con men tradies target fire-ravaged areas

Unscrupulous tradesmen have descended on some fire-ravaged areas, prompting a call for residents to be on guard against travelling con men. Consumer Affairs Minister Heidi...

Whittlesea campaign: Time to shed ‘loser’ title

Whittlesea campaigners have thrown down the gauntlet to Australians to shake off the mantle of “world’s biggest losers”. In a move they hope will spread...

Workshops to aid in care of traumatised children

Cultural consultant Gabrielle Fahkri retells an incident at a childcare centre in Airport West not long after the Bosnian War to describe her line...

Sunbury secession: Burden a talking point

Costs and timing as a result of the Sunbury separation are the subjects much discussed around Hume, with KPMG reports commissioned by Local Government...

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GP-run respiratory clinics to open in Hume, Whittlesea

New GP respiratory clinics will open in Whittlesea and Hume to enable people to access COVID-19 testing and respiratory assessments close to home, without...