Rhyme Rocket stars hit the mark

Stars of the BBC children’s TV series The Rhyme Rocket landed at St Paul Apostle North Primary School in Endeavour Hills on 20 June. As part of their Australian tour, Joe Chambers and Andrew Crawford laid on some interactive comedy with a live performance of The Ridiculous Rhyme Show. This was followed by a TV […]

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Writings on the wall

A captivating mural has injected visual fantasy onto the walls of Dandenong Library’s childrens area. The Journey of Dreams, which features a reader among airborne books, was designed by artist Julian Clavijo. The work explored the concept of children being curious and believing in a world where anything is possible, Clavijo said. “Sharing that knowledge […]

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Soccer brawl: Thunder denies blame

Dandenong Thunder has denied claims that its fans were involved in a violent brawl at a Victorian Premier League soccer match in Altona North. Football Victoria is investigating the scuffle involving dozens of spectators at a match between Altona Magic and the Thunder on Saturday 15 June. Both clubs say their fans were not embroiled […]

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Minister sides with Rosie Batty

Family violence prevention minister Gabrielle Williams says she’s disappointed by remarks attributed to unionist John Setka. At a national executive meeting, Mr Setka had allegedly linked anti-violence campaigner Rosie Batty to men having fewer rights. “We value the work of Rosie Batty to an enormous degree,” Ms Williams responded to Star News during a visit […]

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Local brewer savours sweet win

A small street in Dandenong South’s industrial heart might at first seem like an odd place for a craft brewer, but look again and it makes perfect sense – and the scent of beer wafting from 10 Superior Drive is much better that some of the other smells nearby. Looming tall over the factory floor, […]

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Author of the write stuff

‘What does home mean to you’ will be the theme for a line-up of rising literary stars appearing in The Dandy Slam. For one of the panelists Marisa Wikramanayake, home certainly figures prominently in her writing. Based in Oakleigh, the versatile freelance editor, author and journalist has set her latest crime fiction work ‘Gin & […]

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