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Metro and country brigade partnership

Metro and country brigade partnership

A NEW partnership between the four CFA brigades in the Triangle and the Rowville brigade was initiated last Sunday when members of the Rowville CFA Fire Brigade toured the Triangle. The Rowville brigade is a busy metropolitan brigade located in the City of Knox in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Following the implementation of […]

Varroa mite outbreak might sting

Varroa mite outbreak might sting

DEADLY honeybee parasites, known as varroa mites, have been found for the first time in Australia, raising concerns about the impact on the honeybee population, honey products and crops. Varroa mites are parasite mites that affect honeybees and their brood by weakening and killing colonies and transmitting viruses. The mites live only on bees and […]

Ghost Fish apparition in shire

Ghost Fish apparition in shire

FLAT-headed galaxias, a critically endangered fish, have been found in a billabong next to the Goulburn River near Alexandra. Alexandra is proving to be a stronghold for the species with records showing the fish also found there in 2002. Flat-headed galaxias are highly mobile fish that swim just below the surface of the water. They […]

Foot-and-mouth disease webinar

Foot-and-mouth disease webinar

VICTORIA’S Chief Vet Graeme Cook will present to Victorian livestock producers and service providers at a webinar hosted by Agriculture Victoria. Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a serious and highly contagious animal disease that affects all cloven-hoofed animals including cattle, sheep, goats, camelids, deer and pigs. Cloven-hoofed animals are those with divided hooves. It does not […]

Fire captain carries on family tradition

Fire captain carries on family tradition

NEWLY elected captain of the Homewood fire brigade, Tom Oliver, is continuing the family tradition of commitment to the protection of his community. Tom follows in the footsteps of his father, Geoff, who was captain of the brigade when the Homewood fire Station was opened on September 12, 1993. His uncle Kerry Oliver is captain […]

Gun storage changes coming

Gun storage changes coming

THERE are several changes to firearm storage laws coming and Police have recommended firearm owners, and potential firearm owners familiarise themselves with the changes. From August 30, 2022, current and future firearm owners must make sure their firearm storage complies with the changes. Divisional Firearms Officer, Leading Senior Constable Chris Cummins said that while many […]

Could your farmgate sales get you into trouble?

Could your farmgate sales get you into trouble?

CONCERNS have been raised in the local community after a Portland couple had their home insurance claim refused as they didn’t disclose to their insurance company that they were selling eggs at their farm gate. According to the ABC, the couple’s home and possessions had been destroyed nine months ago as the result of an […]

Retirement for two Fallons employees

Retirement for two Fallons employees

AFTER 21 and 28 years employment respectively, Malcolm Gill and Elizabeth Kidd have both retired from Fallons Bus Service. Malcolm started work with Fallons in 2001 as a bus cleaner, offering his services for free as he was in need of something to occupy his mind. It was soon evident that his skills were wasted […]

Congratulations to Jo Hunter on her ESM award

Congratulations to Jo Hunter on her ESM award

JOSEPHINE (Jo) Hunter, unit controller at Marysville SES, was awarded an Emergency Services Medal (ESM) at the Queen’s Birthday awards. She moved to Marysville as a teenager with her family, and joined the Marysville SES a couple of years later, in 2004, along with her sister. They knew some people who were in the unit […]

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