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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Demise of the Den

The iconic Lion’s Den has been completely demolished in what has been described as a “sheer act of mass destruction”, despite Cardinia Shire promising to preserve the bulk of the premises. In November, councillors opted to renovate and transform the site into a thriving education space, leasing the site to Community College Gippsland (CCG) under […]

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Smile with Santa at Pakenham Central

There’s something for every family member this Christmas at the Pakenham Central Marketplace. Starting Sunday 18 November, families are invited to snap a photo with Santa in his Christmas Kingdom just outside Ozmosis. Sessions begin at 11am each day (until 24 December) and for an extra Christmas treat, kids can visit Santa at 10:45am until […]

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Local stars set for AFL Draft

With the 2018 AFL Draft kicking off on Thursday and continuing on Friday, there are plenty of local stars to keep an eye on, with the Dandenong Stingrays and Gippsland Power boasting an array of potential draftees. The Dandenong Stingrays took home the 2018 TAC Cup Premiership – the first in their history – and […]

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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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