Bonsai master claims world title

Bonsai master claims world title

May 15th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Ryan Staggard can truly claim to being a master in the art of bonsai cultivation.


Where there’s smoke there’s testing at Metro Tunnel’s Arden Station

May 15th, 2024 - Metro Tunnel

As testing continues, the team is ensuring not just that train services will run efficiently but also that passengers will be kept safe.

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The Melbourne Benevolent Asylum

May 15th, 2024 - Felicity Jack

Mary Kehoe’s history of the Melbourne Benevolent Asylum, published in 1998, is a comprehensive account of the history of the building and tells the story of some of its residents.

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Have we forgotten our role in cooperating with life?

May 15th, 2024 - Jacqui van Heerden

As Vandana Shiva says in her book, The Gift of Food, “If we take care of all the beautiful beings in our ecosystems, in our soils, we will be nourished in return.”

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Local fires are burning

May 15th, 2024 - Simon Harvey

Following the failed 2023 Referendum there is a sense that, while the dust of bitter discussion has settled, the fire for ever deeper “reconciliation” with our Indigenous peoples is burning even brighter.

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Meet our Volunteers of The Year!

May 15th, 2024 - Rebecca Smith

“Just do it online.” Easier said than done! With core services increasingly moving to remote delivery, many community members are digitally excluded from participation in daily life.

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Community dinner, funding success and e-scooters

May 15th, 2024 - Tom Knowles

Trees with colourful autumn leaves aren’t too common in Parkville Gardens, but every year those we have brighten up the neighbourhood with vivid displays of yellow and red foliage. They cheer us on our way towards the chilly months of winter.

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Brandi’s love affair with Royal Park

May 15th, 2024 - Ruixue Su

Brandi the Collie is four years old and walks with her owner in Royal Park every day.

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The community group bringing light to Kensington Station garden

April 10th, 2024 - Gemma Grant

Kerrie Gilbert has lived in Kensington for 39 years. She loves its proximity to Melbourne’s shops, cafes, and facilities – and easy access to the city via train.

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Lest we forget

April 10th, 2024 - Felicity Jack

It is timely to consider the North Melbourne War Memorial, situated on the corner of Hawke and King streets, as we prepare to celebrate ANZAC Day.

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