Red Roo jumps to world stage

The all-conquering Red Roo Sports basketball club is set to leap from Dandenong to a world tournament in Florida USA. The only catch is funding – about $100,000 is needed to send a squad of 12 players and three coaches to pit themselves at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) event at Orlando’s ESPN Stadium in […]

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Train club at the crossroads

After years in a hall jam-full with signals and trackscapes, a model railway club may be forced to change stations. The Waverley Model Railway Club Men’s Shed has nestled into its home in Carlton Road, Dandenong North for 19 years. The 60-member club itself will be marking its 50th anniversary in 2020. “For the most […]

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Tributes to three stalwarts

Three late community servants Tsebin Tchen, Max Walker and Barry Ross have been praised by Greater Dandenong councillors. Former Senator Tchen, 78, was noted as a great advocate for the Chinese-Australian community, including the Springvale Asian Business Association for many years. Mr Tchen, who was serving as a Victorian Multicultural Commissioner, recently died in a […]

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Family recipes around the globe

The Share Plate Cookbook speaks volumes for the multitudes of cuisine in Greater Dandenong. Its 24 lavishly illustrated recipes include soups, mains and desserts selected from a spread of traditions in the community. There’s exotica such as raw fish salad from Borneo, pumpkin jam from Russia, kisra pancakes with okra from South Sudan, and Samoan […]

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Forest plan chopped

Greater Dandenong Council has chopped a proposed ‘urban forest strategy’ that aimed to vegetate the municipality’s “concrete jungle”. On 9 December, councillors rejected the motion, particularly a possible local law to protect mature trees on private land. Cr Tim Dark said it was “ridiculous” for the council to “start dictating to local landowners what trees […]

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$3m STEM grant for St John’s

A $3 million sci-tech boost has been announced for St John’s Regional College in Dandenong. The State Government announced the funding for the college’s Junior STEM Centre during a visit by Dandenong MP Gabrielle Williams on 10 December. “We have made investment in local schools our priority, from Lyndale Secondary and Dandenong High, to Dandenong […]

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