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Friday, February 23, 2018, 3:33 PM



Over a hundred local ladies have gathered in their finest outfits to celebrate Oaks Day, Kinglake style as the first locals began arriving just after midday, before the first Oaks Day race jumped at 12:15pm.

Gorse … the wicked weed

Gorse produces a pretty yellow flower, but it is one of Australia’s Weeds of National Significance (WoNS) and it already has a presence in Murrindindi Shire.

Shire commences fire prevention works

In preparation for what is predicted to be an above-average bushfire season, Murrindindi Shire Council has started its roadside slashing program, kicking off in the Alexandra area.

Oaks Day … the race that stops a township

The Melbourne Cup is the race that ‘stops a nation’ but Ladies’ Oaks Day, Kinglake Style is the race-day that stops a township. On Thursday, November 9, ladies of the Kinglake Ranges and district dress in their finery for what’s now become a premier event of the Kinglake Ranges community. Started by then publicans Craig

Glenburn Rd home raided by SOG

A Glenburn Road home in Kinglake East was raided at dawn by Special Operations Group (SOG) police from Melbourne for alleged theft, a reliable source told Kinglake Ranges News.

Lions Club Tool Library update

Kinglake Lions Club update the community on the tools and equipment they have for hire by residents and community groups.

Why go and buy it if you can hire it from Kinglake Lions and support an important community group at the same time.

Kinglake Ranges bus service at risk

The Kinglake Ranges risks losing its only public bus service (route 384, formerly route 365) if the service isn’t used and high school students using the service continually fail to touch on, several Dyson’s Bus Company drivers have told Kinglake Ranges News.

Volunteer numbers dwindle

“Our membership has gone down. Realistically I’ve now only got eight active firefighters to get a truck out the door.”

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