Keep calm, stay safe: Mayor

An Emergency Warning remains in place for communities on the edge of Bunyip State Park as a massive fire rages out of control. The warning was issued for the towns of Bunyip, Bunyip North, Cornucopia, Garfield, Garfield North, Gembrook, Gentle Annie, Labertouche, Longwarry North, Maryknoll, Nar Nar Goon North, Tonimbuk, Tynong, Tynong North. A Watch […]

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Help for homeless

SJD Homes in Officer is building houses for the homeless, with a little help from their friends. Principal Simon Dunstan and his team are in the middle of a building a home in Ashwood and have plans to construct another in Pakenham next year. The projects are conducted under the auspices of the Victorian Homeless […]

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Filmmaker documents own cancer journey

A courageous young Pakenham filmmaker has created a documentary about his own cancer journey. Set in and around Pakenham, the documentary titled ‘A Different Side’ explores the role that humour played in his treatment process. Philip Roberts was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – the most aggressive type of leukaemia – at the age […]

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Yakkerboo’s our flagship event

The reinvigorated Yakkerboo Festival has been honoured as Cardinia Shire’s flagship event – coming off a bumper 2018 celebration that saw Saturday night’s entertainment ramped up for the first time ever. It edged out a pool of impressive nominees to earn the title of Community Event of the Year. For Committee President Michael Porter, it […]

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Aussie legends honoured

An ensemble of community legends have been honoured for their contributions to Pakenham and the wider region during Cardinia Shire’s Australia Day celebrations on Saturday. Dr Harpeet Kandra was recognised as Citizen of the Year, June Wright, Senior Citizen of the Year, and Meaghan Venables, Young Citizen of the Year while the iconic Yakkerboo Festival […]

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School’s in for 475 pupils

Pakenham Primary School is set to welcome its first ever cohort of students in a fortnight, boasting an impressive projected enrolment of 475 pupils. The new facility, located at 50 Atlantic Drive, has received $22 million in State Government funding. Construction ramped up over the Christmas and New Year period, geared to prepare the school […]

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