Crowds flock for Diwali

Crowds from Pakenham flocked to Diwali’s theme park extravaganza on Saturday, 10 November – marking the biggest event ever held by the Indian Association Casey Cardinia (IACC). More than 3000 festivalgoers descended on Gumbuya World on Saturday for a night of extravagant music, food, rides and performances. It comes after Star News in September reported […]

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School filth fix

Pakenham’s biggest eyesore is set to be renovated and transformed into a thriving education space, under a proposal by Cardinia Shire. The Henry Road cesspit – last week featured by Star News for being littered with filth, empty beer bottles and soiled mattresses – would be leased to Community College Gippsland (CCG) under a 15 […]

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Diggers remembered

It was all about names and faces at Pakenham Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday. To mark the Centenary of Armistice, a book was launched written by local historian Patrick Ferry outlining the stories of all those remembered on Pakenham district war memorials and honour boards. Each of those 145 names was read out by descendants. […]

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Cesspit in the CBD

A FESTERING cesspit littered with filth, drug paraphernalia and empty beer bottles has become the eyesore of Pakenham’s CBD. The Cracker Jackson Memorial Pavilion on John Street has been desecrated by vile cretins to an extent whereby ratepayers fear it will drive down property values. While the area is also inhabited by law abiding homeless […]

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Cash for class

The State Opposition has opened up the chequebook, pledging to renovate two of Cardinia Shire’s “neglected” schools in a $9.5 million investment, if elected. Pakenham Secondary College would receive a $7 million major facelift while Kooweerup Primary would receive a state-of-the-art, $2.5 million gymnasium. It comes just a week after the Gazette reported that the […]

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Fifty Shades of Earl Grey

Over 200 guests celebrated Seniors Festival with Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Collin Ross and fellow Councillors at the Cardinia Cultural Centre on Thursday 18 October. Enjoying Devonshire Tea and a lively rock ‘n roll show by Honey B and The Stingers, attendees ‘got social’ as suggested by this year’s Victoria Seniors Festival theme. At the […]

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