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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Statewide. Melbournewide. Local. Free family local newspapers now in 55th year.

The Melbourne Press Network is a group of quality local newspapers, offering a large audience across the entire Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula and per-urban areas. Weekly issues are published on Wednesdays, February-December. Online issues are weekly, print issues are fortnightly. Deadline for advertising bookings, payments and content is 4pm Thursdays. Read the latest editions of The Local Paper,

Latest Issue

OUT NOW. Wed., June 19, 2024

June 19 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

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OUT NOW. Wed., June 12, 2024

June 12 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Issue

OUT NOW: Wed., May 29, 2024

May 29 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Community News

OUT NOW: Wed., May 15, 2024

May 15 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Issue

OUT NOW: Wed., May 1, 2024

May 1 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Issue

OUT NOW. Wed., Apr. 17, 2024

April 17 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

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NEXT ISSUES after Easter break

Following our annual Easter break, the next weekly online editions will be published on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. The next fortnightly print issue will be published on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Our 2024 schedule is then an unbroken publishing period until Wednesday, December 11, 2024.

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OUT NOW: Wed., Mar. 20, 2024

March 20 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Issue

OUT NOW: Wed., Mar. 6, 2024

March 6 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Issue

OUT NOW. Wed., Feb. 21, 2024

February 21 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Latest Issue

OUT NOW: Wed., Feb. 14, 2024

February 14 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Police News

MELBOURNE: PSO shooting at Princes Bridge

A man has been injured during a PSO shooting in Melbourne’s CBD on Friday night (Feb. 9).Police and PSOs were responding to an unrelated incident on Princes Bridge just after 5.30pm.It ois believed a man armed with broken glass confronted several PSOs.Two PSOs have deployed OC spray which did not appear to have any affect.One

Police News

MELBOURNE: Robbery and assault in CBD

Swift-responding police arrested a man after an attempted robbery and assault in Melbourne’s CBD on Friday night (Feb. 9).Police were called after a man initially boarded a tram where he allegedly unsuccessfully attempted to rob a man/woman before exiting at Princes Bridge about 5.30pm.It is alleged the man then assaulted four people with a glass

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Politics

FRANKSTON: 8 stand for Dunkley

Eight candidates have nominated for the Dunkley by-election to be held on Saturday, March 2.A random draw for positions on the ballot paper was undertaken at a public event on Friday (Feb. 9):• CONROY, Nathan – Liberal• CURRIE, Bronwyn – Animal Justice Party• ABRAHAM, Chrysten – Libertarian• YUNIS, Reem – Victorian Socialists• BERGWERF, Darren –

Local People

PENINSULA: Peta Murphy honoured

The State and Federal Governments have honoured the legacy of former Dunkley MHR Peta Murphy, officially opening the brand-new Peta Murphy Breast Imaging Suite at Frankston Hospital.Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan joined Peta’s family to pay tribute to the cherished member of the Labor Party, beloved daughter, sister, partner and colleague

Police News

FRANKSTON: Police car rammed

Frankston Crime Investigation Unit detectives charged a man following an alleged aggravated burglary in Frankston on Friday, February 2.Cars were stolen from a property in Gould St and a police car was rammed on Seaford Rd about 1.10am.The officers were not seriously injured.A 43-year-old man from Dromana was arrested by Police.He was charged with numerous

Police News

MORNINGTON PENINSULA: Chase clocked at 160-kmh

A teenage motorcyclist has been arrested after allegedly clocking speeds of up to 160-kmh while evading police on the Mornington Peninsula, before posting the vision to social media.Police were travelling on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Dromana about 1pm on Monday, January 28, when they observed a motorcycle with its licence plates concealed.It will be

Police News

KINGSTON: $1m reward over Penny’s death

ounced a $1 million reward in relation to the suspicious death of Penny Galanopoulos in Mordialloc over a decade ago.Penny, who was 33 at the time, was found dead after a fire in her home on January 10, 2012.Emergency services were called to the property on Main St, near the intersection of George St, about

Police News

GREATER DANDENONG: Seizures after warrants issued

A Melbourne man has been charged after allegedly being linked to the attempted importation of 132 litres of liquid methamphetamine concealed in bottles of washing detergent.The British national, 28, was to face the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court last week, charged with the attempted possession and trafficking of a commercial quantity of methamphetamine.A joint AFP and Victoria

Police News

MONASH: Charges over Clayton fatality

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man following a fatal collision in Clayton South in December, where a woman later died.It is alleged a white Volkswagen Tiguan wagon collided with a red Nissan Micra at the intersection of Heatherton Rd about 5.15pm on Saturday, December 30.Police were told the collision pushed the Micra

Politics

MONASH: Police sergeant charged

A Police sergeant from eastern region has been charged following an investigation.The charges relate to an alleged assault in July last year in Clayton whilst the man was on duty.The 45-year-old has been charged with common law assault. He will appear before a court at a later date.

Police News

CASEY: Aggravated burglary at Hampton Park

Casey Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary in Hampton Park, where offenders impersonated police.It is understood two men forced open the locked security door at the Highland Avenue residence, before they kicked in the front door just before 3am on Friday, February 2.The two occupants woke up and one occupant observed the

Latest Issue

OUT NOW. Wed., Feb. 7, 2024

February 7 Editions • Eastern Suburbs Edition – READ HERE Covers Boroondara (north), Knox-Sherbrooke, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse •  Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express Edition – READ HERECovers Healesville, Lilydale, Mount Evelyn, Warburton, Yarra Valley• Mitchell Shire Edition – READ HERECovers Broadford, Kilmore, Puckapunyal, Seymour, Tallarook, Wallan, Wandong • Northern Suburbs Edition – READ HERECovers Banyule. Darebin (north, south), Nillumbik

Police News

GREATER DANDENONG: Assault, attempted theft of dog

Greater Dandenong Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating an assault and attempted theft of a dog in Dandenong last year.It is understood the victim was walking his dog west along the Princes Hwy about 6pm on November 27.The 25-year-old Dandenong man was approached by two unknown men who asked to pat his Husky. The men

Police News

CASEY: Fighting for life after Cranbourne crash

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was left fighting for his life following a crash in Cranbourne on Sunday morning, Jan. 28.Investigators believe the driver of a Holden sedan was travelling south on Lesdon Avenue when the vehicle left the road and crashed into a tree just after 6am.The

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Police News

BANYULE: Ivanhoe sexual assault investigated

Detectives from the Sexual Crimes Squad have released images of two men they are looking to identify as part of their investigation into a reported sexual assault in Ivanhoe. Police have been told a man was walking through Ivanhoe Park, which is bordered by The Boulevard and Lower Heidelberg Rd, about 10pm on December 23.

Police News

BAYSIDE: Three arrests from Hampton East death

Homicide Squad detectives have arrested three people following the death of a man in Hampton East. Emergency services were called to an address on Wickham Rd about 3.45pm on January 21, after a 33-year-old Ashburton man was located unresponsive. The man was then transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later died. Three people

Police News

NORTH-WEST: Warrant issued for Carmello

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Carmello ‘Charlie’ Zerafa (pictured. The 58-year-old is wanted on warrants in relation to breach of bail and traffic offences. He is known to frequent the Kyabram area, as well as the north-western suburbs of Melbourne. Investigators have released an image of Zerafa in the hope someone

Community News

MELBOURNE: Arden Station completed

Arden Station – the first of five new stations making up the Metro Tunnel – is now complete and ready for testing before the underground rail line opens in 2025. Premier Jacinta Allan and Acting Minister for Transport Infrastructure Steve Dimopoulos announced the end of construction at Arden Station, which forms the heart of a

Health

KINGSTON: New dialysis service

The State Government has delivered a new world class renal dialysis service in Melbourne’s south-east, giving patients with kidney disease the lifesaving care they need, closer to home. Mary-Anne Thomas (pictured), Minister for Health Infrastructure, announced the opening of the $4 million purpose-built dialysis service at Monash Health’s Kingston Centre, featuring 12 new treatment spaces

Community News

MURRINDINDI: Emergency tree works at Yea reserve

Murrindindi Council organised tree works in the Yea Recreation Reserve early this week (Mon.-Tues., Jan. 22-23). “During the recent rain event a large limb fell from an English Oak Tree at the Yea Recreation Reserve,” said a Council representative. “Council’s Arborist has inspected the tree and other English Oaks at the reserve and identified a

Police News

KNOX: Fatality at Rowville

A pedestrian has died in hospital following a collision in Rowville. It is believed the pedestrian was struck by a car at the intersection of Dandelion Drive and Silkwood Way about 9am on January 18. The pedestrian, a 69-year-old Rowville woman, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The driver, a 79-year-old man from Rowville,

Police News

MELBOURNE: Youth sought after stabbing

Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit detectives are continuing to appeal for information following a stabbing in Melbourne’s CBD. It is understood a group of five male youths, armed with weapons, were involved in an altercation with another boy about 3.45pm on October 21 last year. The boy was stabbed during the incident and was taken to

Police News

HOBSONS BAY: Two tonnes of tobacco seized

Hobsons Bay Crime Investigation Unit detectives seized more than two tonnes of illicit tobacco and cigarettes during a search warrant in Altona North. Police were called to reports of a burglary at a business on Borrack Square about 4am on Thursday, January 18. It is understood offenders forced entry into a warehouse and stole tobacco

Police News

HUME: Fatal crash at Broadmeadows

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash that claimed the lives of two people in Broadmeadows this morning. Officers first received reports of a vehicle driving at excessive speed in the area prior to the collision. No pursuit was initiated, and no attempts were made to intercept. A short time later, the vehicle

Police News

CARDINIA: Arrest over spate of burglaries

Police have arrested a man over a spate of alleged burglaries at schools in the Cardinia area over the past month. Pakenham Police were patrolling the Officer area on Friday January 19, when they arrested a man during an alleged burglary at a primary school on Bridge Rd, about 4am. Further inquiries linked the man

Police News

BOROONDARA: Homicide detectives probe Kew death

Detectives from the Homicide Squad are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Kew. Emergency services were called to a residence on A’Beckett St where a man was found with injuries about 10am on January 23. The man died at the scene. A 56-year-old Kew man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening

Police News

BAYSIDE: Disturbing hit-runs on Beach Rd

Police are investigating if two collisions involving cyclists in Cheltenham and Beaumaris on Tuesday morning (Jan. 23) are linked. Officers were called to Beach Rd about 5.20 and were told a 51-year-old man was riding along Beach Rd, near Charman Rd in Cheltenham, when he was involved in a collision with an unidentified vehicle. The

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