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Rebecca and Sarah Boehringer are growing their hair again to donate to those with alopecia. 141346 Picture: ERIN SOMERVILLE
Lock-lopping sisters keen to grow again
THE simple act of going for a haircut is far from reality for those suffering from alopecia. The medical condition that affects half a million Austral... Read More »
Shaun and Marcus check for quality. 140986 Pictures: GARY SISSONS
Dip in for Yumi food
YUMI’S is not just a dip brand – it’s a man. Benjamin Friedman founded the business in a Ripponlea fresh fish shop more than 20 years ago. T... Read More »
Cardinia Shire Council is investigating claims of illegal swingers parties in Pakenham.
Pakenham swingers parties investigated
ALLEGATIONS of a home being used for illegal swingers parties are being investigated by Cardinia Shire Council. It has been alleged a residential home... Read More »
In January, Noosa MP Glen Elmes launched a campaign promise to rid the river of rotting hulks if LNP was re-elected.
River wrecks go before the jury
NOOSA Council has just announced the second agenda item for the community jury and it looks like the Noosa River will be the hot topic for the second ... Read More »
The only market that welcomes you with a piper. 
141089 Picture: CREG CARRICK
Handmade goods galore
ANOTHER successful Mount Evelyn Community market was held again over the weekend. Local craftspeople, artisans, cooks and traders set up stalls wh... Read More »
Casey Scorpions supporters Brayden, Kelsey and Ryan showed their support for the Scorpions' Pink Ribbon Game. 65943 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS
Pink helpers running hot
PINK will be a point of pride this weekend as Casey Scorpions run out in the pink jumpers to continue their support of a noble cause. Seven years in a... Read More »
Mayor Peter Blundell said he recognised that scrapping the discount  on the water service charges would be "unpalatable".
Rates sting as council tackles debt
SOUTHERN DOWNS ratepayers can expect hip-pocket hit of more $150 from next month. Mayor Peter Blundell announced a rate hike yesterday of 4 per cent a... Read More »