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Kokoda Track reward

For the tenth year, the Harold Bould Memorial Award ceremony was held at the newly renovated Drake Tavern, formally the Pakenham Hotel, on Friday...

The Grinch who stole parcels

Thieves are roaming the streets in parts of Pakenham and Officer, taking extreme measures to get their hands on people’s parcels in the lead...

Community rallies to decorate town

A lack of Christmas cheer in previous years has prompted the Cardinia Art Society to tinsel up the town and ensure their annual celebration...

‘Dodgy’ donations

Pakenham businesses were targeted by a woman who allegedly urged for “donations”, following an elderly man falling victim to a hit and run incident...

No buses here

Frustrated parents say it’s time for a bus route to the growing Officer Secondary College, with some students navigating several kilometres of disconnected footpaths...

Centrelink psych preyed on third teen

A former psychologist at Centrelink in Pakenham has been convicted for a third sexual assault on a teenager applying for a disability support pension. Hong...

Minister in town

Works are underway to remove the dangerous and congested Cardinia Road level crossing in Pakenham. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan joined Member for Bass...

Passenger pressure up

It’s no secret the shire is one of the fastest growing areas in the state with six families moving into Cardinia each day, residents...

Breadstick bandit brought to justice

A “lack of sophistication” characterised an almost year-long crime spree that spread from Pakenham to Bairnsdale, Dandenong Magistrates Court has heard. Dubbed ‘the breadstick bandit’...

Council not keen on Kmart

It seems as though Cardinia Shire Council aren’t listening to the deafening screams to build a Kmart in the municipality. At this stage, Pakenham won’t...

Hall stays at heart of community

The Officer community was put to the test this week to see if it was more than a collection of rapidly expanding housing estates...

Hand sewn labours of love

An Officer resident who has donated more than 100 hand sewn items to charity is a finalist in Melbourne’s newest art show, the Lifestyle...

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Candidate crush

Almost 30 candidates will fight for just five spots to represent the booming Pakenham and Officer communities in the upcoming Cardinia Shire Council election. The...

Town in waiting