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Archives for April 2020

83-year-old man missing

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Reservoir man John Pogias. The 83-year-old last spoke with family about 8am Tuesday morning (Apr. 28) but has not been heard from since. Police and family hold concerns for his welfare due to a medical condition and his disappearance is out of character. John may

Virus cases stabilise

The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the North-East has stablised over the past week, with just one more case in Banyule. These statistics, by local government area, indicate figures as at Tuesday (Apr. 28), as compared with the previous week: Banyule – 83 (82) Whittlesea – 22 (22) Nillumbik – 21 (21) Yarra Ranges

North Warrandyte man missing

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing North Warrandyte man Timothy Griffin. The 40-year-old was last seen in Upper Ferntree Gully on Thursday (April 23). Police have concerns for his welfare due to a medical condition and the length of time he has been missing. An image of Timothy has been released

Unusual ANZAC Day in Yea

It was an unusual ANZAC Day observance in Yea on Saturday (Apr. 25). Instead of a crowd of some hundreds, there were five people at the Cenotaph: • Jeffrey Swain, President of the Yea-Kinglake RSL Sub-Branch,• Frank Philip, Vice-President,• Mother Eden-Elizabeth Nicholls, of St Luke’s Anglican Parish, Yea and Molesworth,• Michelle Mussett, piper, and• Elaine

Nillumbik re-opens tip, recycling centre

Nillumbik Shire Council will reopen its Recycling and Recovery Centre on Friday, May 1, acting on advice from peak council body Local Government Victoria. The reopening follows its closure by Council on March 27 to ensure compliance with strict government COVID-19 social distancing and hygiene requirements. Mayor Cr Karen Egan said that next week’s re-opening

Minding our own business

For the record, the business name ‘Dindi Local’ belongs to Local Media Pty Ltd. Our company’s intellectual property includes: • our website www.Dindi.com.au • our prototype websites: Dindi.Biz and Dindi.TV • our newspaper The Local Paper (commonly referred to as ‘The Local’) • our registered business names with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission: Dindi Media,

Overland paid out by Whittlesea Council

The City of Whittlesea has reached a confidential settlement with former Chief Executive Officer Simon Overland, it was announced on Monday (Apr. 18) Mr Overland had instituted legal proceedings challenging his dismissal by the former Council. Mr Overland’s contract was terminated on December 10 by the former Council. His five-year contract was due to expire

Opinion: Memories like elephants

This is in no way expressed as a threat, but simply as a statement of fact. There were many in all tiers of authority who could have helped local media operators and employees better survive their way through the devastating economic crisis brought by the Coronavirus pandemic. Many media outlets will never re-open. We will!

Re-open timber industry: MP

“In light of the destruction caused by the effective shutdown of the economy responding to the current pandemic, it’s illogical and irresponsible to continue with killing off the native timber industry,” said Jeff Bourman, MLC for the Eastern Region (Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party). “We need all the jobs we can get and given timber

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