• Esther Lauaki

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


    Articles by Esther Lauaki

    MY PLACE: Zorka Dunstan

    What’s your connection to Melton/Caroline Springs?   I am the newly appointed…

    Hard times for Rockbank's croc lady

    Vicki Lowings has lived with crocodiles for more than 30 years –…

    'Put down' call after dog attack

    A Burnside woman is calling for a dog to be put down…

    Fun running for families

    Melanie Bugeja has been running to raise money for charity for nearly…

    Big night ahead for festival

    Hundreds of dreamers are expected at this month’s Dream Big festival. The…

    Councils to keep it clean

    State funding to help councils across the west curb illegal graffiti is…

    Mental health bonus for the north west

    More mental health support services will be available to Melton and Moorabool…

    Melton youth employment under the microscope

    Melton and Bacchus Marsh are among the state’s youth unemployment “hotspots”, a…

    Top award sparks joy

    Electrical apprentice Emily Waras is proud to be at the top of…

    Dedication is a cut above

    Jen Ramos turned her latest haircut into an opportunity to teach children…

    Plea for missing man

    The family of an 88-year-old man missing for more than 160 days…

    MY PLACE: Danny Mullen

    What’s your connection to Melton?   I’ve lived in Melton since the…

    A very special appeal

    A giant piggy bank, stretching three metres tall and weighing 700 kilograms,…

    Wolfe bros say thanks

    The Wolfe Brothers are ready to hit Melton as they rock their…

    Melton prices steady

    Melton is bucking the trend of falling house prices across the state.…
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