Brown to cast decisive vote

Peter Brown is back on Greater Dandenong Council – and he is set to make an early mark. “Apologies for being three years late but I’ve been held up in heavy political traffic,” Cr Brown told an audience when his countback election was announced at Dandenong Civic Centre on 11 November. Cr Brown, a former […]

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Action in all corners

Defying a grim forecast, rains kept away but the crowds poured into the 148th Dandenong Show on 9-10 November. Visitors were treated to a full program of magnificent animals, fireworks, hot rod cars, Frisbee-catching dogs, gumboot throws and wheelie bin races. The healthy turnout indicated that the show remains a treasured event, show president Alan […]

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Join in the chorus

Singing students from James Cook Primary School joined in unison with half-a-million others across Australia for a simultaneous singalong on Thursday 7 November. The Endeavour Hills based students gathered at Harmony Square in Dandenong to add their voices to the Music: Count Us In’s Celebration Day. At 11.30am, children across the country sang the same […]

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Six running for mayor

A ‘Melbourne Cup’ field of candidates are lobbying to be Greater Dandenong’s next mayor. Ahead of the mayoral election on 14 November, up to six councillors are lobbying for their colleagues’ votes. The field includes recent mayors Jim Memeti (2016-‘17) and Youhorn Chea (2017-‘18). The other possible candidates are Sean O’Reilly, Maria Sampey, Loi Truong […]

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Fearless preacher

Reverend Berlin Guerrero has been kidnapped, tortured and tried for a baseless murder case. So the courageous new pastor at Dandenong’s Uniting Church – who fled from the Philippines on a tourist visa – is not afraid to be outspoken. Least of all, against what he says is Australia’s “inhuman” policy on others who have […]

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Game, set, match for indoor icon

By the end of November, the Sandown Indoor Sports Centre will be no more. It’s the last of the indoor tennis stadiums in Melbourne – a mecca for players as far away as Clyde North, Essendon and Point Cook. When rain pelts on the centre’s roof, the players pour in. For 38 years the centre […]

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