Coming together for shared future

Hundreds of people have let their voices be heard at NAIDOC events around Greater Dandenong this week. NAIDOC Week is celebrated annually in the first full week of July and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is ’Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together […]

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Hero makes critical call

When his mother fainted on the kitchen floor one night, 10-year-old Asad’s mind went into overdrive. The Dandenong boy wondered if his Mum was still alive. Being raised by her alone, he thought about what might come for he and his two younger brothers Maisam and Zain. But Asad still had the presence of mind […]

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Rotary reaching out to youth

Local causes will be a special focus in the next 12 months, says Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong’s new president Anthony Brown. An example is the club’s inaugural mental health forum to be held at Dandenong High School in August. “It’s a very important issue. We’ve recognized there’s a need, and there’s a lot of […]

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Helping out our helpers

Greater Dandenong’s community have moved fast and dug deep to help our overwhelmed charities. It’s been two weeks since Star News reported on mayor Roz Blades’s public appeal for urgent donations to relieve the winter homeless and foodless crisis. In that time, Springvale Benevolent Society – whose food stocks had run low – has been […]

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Children’s hub for the ages

A new-look Chalcot Lodge Childrens Centre in Endeavour Hills has moved with the times, expanding into a community hub for groups of all ages. The $782,000 upgrade includes a new multi-purpose community room, a flexible consulting room, a community kitchen, outdoor play area and an upgraded kindergarten. The 40-year-old building’s furnishings, fittings, equipment, facade, front […]

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Probus ladies toast birthday

The Dandenong Ladies Probus Club’s 25th year Celebration Lunch was held on the same date it was founded – 6 June – at the Dandenong Club, where members met for the first time and still do today on the first Monday of the month. Foundation member certificates were presented to June Gorma, Anne Drury and […]

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