Sweet taste of success

There’s no mistaking what real honey tastes like. While some big companies are scandalised by alleged ‘fake’ honey, Dandenong Market-based Joe Hart is true to his craft. He travels and works long hours, ensuring his mobile beehives literally follow the seasons. Through the year, he moves his 700 hives and 37,000 bees to where the […]

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Youth keep Dandy Show vital

The Dandenong Show must go on, and it’s in the hands of the ‘next generation’ of organisers. Rachael Cochrane, Ricky Ferris and Kate Reedy are all steeped in the Show’s rich tradition, but are also keeping an eye on the future. They’re part of a loyal, hard-working band of volunteers – young and old – […]

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Brekkies in the ‘wall’ – built from kindness

A massive outpouring of generosity has surprised organisers of a Food for 400 anti-poverty drive. Springvale Neighbourhood House had set a target of 400 non-perishable food items to be distributed to local people in need. However donations tripled expectations – more than 1200 items have formed a momentous ‘wall of food’ at the neighbourhood house. […]

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Skyrail path repairs ‘on track’

A few glitches in Greater Dandenong’s newest bike path are being ironed out prior to a mass bike ride on 27 October. There have been reported cracks already emerging on the 17-kilometre Djerring bike trail that follows the recently-built elevated railway line between Yarraman and Caulfield. The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA), which has managed […]

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Refugee artist finds his connection

The need for connection – it’s something that struck Dandenong North artist Amir Tehrani hard when he fled Iran to Australia five years ago. Mr Tehrani is one of six asylum seekers and refugees selected to showcase their works at the City of Greater Dandenong’s HOME art exhibition. “When I arrived here we had lots […]

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Brad conquers the ‘G

If Bradley Scicluna listened to his doctor, he wouldn’t have attempted his Melbourne Marathon run on 14 October. But the engineer at Dandenong bus manufacturer Volgren has made a habit of defying medical wisdom. Ever since a devastating diagnosis of stage-4 gall bladder cancer more than a year ago. Lumbered by chronic pain, Mr Scicluna […]

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