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Charity opens house in town

BIG HOUSE Communities, a church and community mission organisation, is opening a new look op shop in Pakenham. The shop, due to open on Monday,...

What a fine mess – thanks to shire

By Melissa Grant A PAKENHAM real estate agent is furious that a bureaucratic bungle over a parking fine has earned him a day in court. Michael...

Kids rapt up in reptiles

By Melissa GrantCHILDREN at Pakenham Childcare on McGregor got up close and personal with some slithery and scaly species on Tuesday. The educational show Snake...

Primary school is in — at last

By Paul Dunlop PAKENHAM is to get a new primary school at last. Tuesday’s State Budget responded to long-standing demand for a new government-funded education facility...

Dumped cats prompts plea

By Paul Dunlop LITTERS of kittens found dumped in rubbish bins or left to drown in nearby creeks have prompted renewed calls for Pakenham residents...

Push is on for coin trolleys

By Melissa Grant and PAKENHAM shoppers could soon be pushing coin-operated trolleys, with plans to make them compulsory at all local supermarkets. Coin-operated trolleys could be...

Appeal to come clean for farmers

PAKENHAM residents have been urged to help drought-affected farmers — and their wives — by donating shampoo and other toiletries. As previously reported in the...

Stars come out for Casey

AFL footballers and Pakenham’s own Neighbours star Pippa Black will headline a gala evening to raise money for Casey Cherry and his family on...

The head of the class

POLICE popped into Lakeside Lutheran College yesterday (Wednesday) to highlight the importance of helmet wearing. Students were given a talk on road and bike safety...

Bracks opens new pool

By Paul Dunlop PREMIER Steve Bracks and Olympic swim star Brooke Hanson have given the thumbs up to Pakenham’s new Cardinia LiFE aquatic and recreation...

Auction in the pink

By Callan DateA GROUP of mates are coming together in Pakenham to remember a friend and raise money for cancer. Amy Wishart and Simon Henry...

Linda’s down in the dumps

By Elizabeth Lillis SMALL business owner Linda Hunt is tired of people dumping household rubbish in her business’s bulk bins. The owner of Café 127 in...

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No shortages at Dandenong Market

Dandenong Market continues to buck the trends with no shortage of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and seafood that has been reported by the...