The most loyal son of them all

By sports editor Russell Bennett Just after 2pm on Saturday, as Ben Tivendale emerged from the home rooms at Starling Road, he was hit with the unavoidable truth – of just what he means to the Officer football community. The iconic, long-sleeved number 11 guernsey was the last to depart the rooms. Tivendale’s team mates, […]

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Junior Warriors shine at NJC

Competing at the National Junior Classic (NJC) is one of the most prestigious achievements for teams in Australian junior basketball. For the second year in a row, the Pakenham Warriors were represented at the NJC as their under-16 boys gave it their all at the invitation-only event over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. Held at […]

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Community can’t bank on support

The Lakeside community bank in Pakenham shut its doors on Friday 31 May after directors and shareholders decided to cease operations as the future of the bank became no longer viable. The bank re-opened in Lakeside on Monday 3 May as a Bendigo and Adelaide Bank branch instead. Lakeside Residents Group president Wendy Andrews said […]

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Wendy top volunteer

Cardinia Shire Council and community celebrated 2019 Stan Henwood Award winner, Wendy Andrews, and the amazing efforts of local volunteers at a ceremony in Pakenham last Thursday night, 23 May. Closing out National Volunteer Week, the 2019 Stan Henwood Award presentation and annual volunteer reception recognised hundreds of volunteers from more than 500 organisations and […]

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Art show numbers double

Visitor numbers doubled for this year’s Art Show Pakenham. Residents of Cardinia took the opportunity to spend their weekend inside away from the cold autumn weather to view the amazing exhibition and enjoyed some hearty soup and Devonshire teas from the CWA. Jillian Ronald, a member of the organising committee, said she received many comments […]

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A win 20 years in the making

Owning a racehorse can be like living life on a roller-coaster. Just ask Pakenham’s Troy Wilson. One day you’re winning races and on top of the world, the next you find yourself – and your horses – in a rut. But chasing the thrill of high-flying wins is what keeps you coming back for more. […]

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