• Esther Lauaki

    Esther Lauaki reports on news, people and events for the Melton & Moorabool Star Weekly. elauaki@starweekly.com.au


    Articles by Esther Lauaki

    Sunbury link to firearms arrest

    A firearm allegedly stolen from a Sunbury property along with nunchucks and…

    New beginning for maternity unit

    More women in Bacchus Marsh will be able to give birth closer…

    MY MOORABOOL: Sharon Murphy

    What is your connection to Moorabool?   I reside within the shire…

    Melton South booked

    Life just got a whole lot easier for book lovers who live…

    They're all four fun

    Fancy a bit of four-wheel driving with a touch of adventure? Citywest…

    Council budgets big on building

    Major infrastructure projects are at the top of the agenda for Melton…

    Caravan park bid hits roadblock

    About 100 Diggers Rest residents made their objections to a proposed caravan…

    Damon catches netball fever

    Damon Mariluch is taking his netball career all the way. The 19-year-old,…

    Melton's rubbish revamp

    Melton council will fund a $7.7 million upgrade of the municipality’s recycling…

    Garden thieves leave bitter taste

    Botanists and volunteers have expressed their disappointment for the entire community after…

    Grant to protect health workers

    Frontline healthcare workers in Bacchus Marsh and Melton will have another line…

    Deb's desperate battle

    Debra Nelson lives with an ultra-rare cancer you’ve probably never heard of.…

    Landfill fine for exceeding waste

    The operators of the Ravenhall landfill have been fined nearly $8000 for…

    Goats to go in Lerderderg park

    Feral goats wreaking havoc on the environment in Lerderderg State Park will…

    Learning science the fun way

    Dr Lorien Parker has fun down to a science. The award-winning scientist…
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