• Shop local to win with Shops on Show

    It’s Christmas shopping time, and Hobsons Bay residents need look no further…

    My Business: Actively offering great service

    Altona’s Active Audiology, one of the few remaining independent hearing clinics in…

    Shops on Show: The festivities begin

    The Hobsons Bay Council Shops on Show competition has officially launched, with…

    My Business: A winning formula

    When Ross and Linda Cooper rescued Autobarn Hoppers Crossing from looming closure…

    MY BUSINESS: Optraffic is switched on

    In significant signs of the times, the work, services and products of…

    Hillgrove: Head to Hillgrove and connect with a great lifestyle

    Hillgrove is one of the new communities about to spring up around…

    Starbiz: Girls Night In goes all out to raise money to fight cancer

    When Sharon Cristallini, who runs Sing it with Sharon singing performance school,…

    IN FOCUS: Commemorating the Great War

    To mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the World War…

    IN FOCUS: Sayers a central spot for dental care

    Sayers Dental Aesthetics and Implants has invested heavily in state-of-the-art equipment and…

    IN FOCUS: A club for the whole community

    It started 60 years ago as a working men’s club, but these…

    IN FOCUS: New name, same caring operators

    Kool Kidz Tarneit has changed its name to Child’s Play ELC, but…

    IN FOCUS: Developed with heart and soul

    Incore Developments was launched earlier this year to focus on end-to-end management…

    Clinic a cure to medical wanderings

    Caring and family-focused general practice a boon for new locals. Moving from…

    IN FOCUS: Storage King puts customers first

    Sally Gardner, manager of Storage King Melton, believes working for Australia’s leading…

    IN FOCUS: Al’s Deluxe Bakery a new rising star

    Al, a chef for more than 11 years and the proud owner…

    IN FOCUS: Get Active for better hearing

    Cris Ivanidis, owner of Active Audiology in Altona, and his colleague, audiologist…

    IN FOCUS: Top traditions continue in Tarneit

    Thomas Carr College, a Catholic co-educational Year 7 to 12 school, is…

    IN FOCUS: Engaging Melton children in early learning

    When Michelle Clarke and her husband Dean, took over as new owners…

    IN FOCUS: Plenty of room for the best service

    Kym Schubert, manager of Storage King Sunbury, says she loves her job…

    IN FOCUS: Victory wins over business in the west

    A lack of quality office space in the centre of Sunshine was…

    IN FOCUS: Geelong hits the sidewalk for cup day

    An initiative of Central Geelong Marketing, the Melbourne Cup Day event expects…

    IN FOCUS: This stone show is a natural winner

    RMS Traders has come a long way since starting out in a…

    IN FOCUS: Sunbury’s care in the best of hands

    Sunbury Community Health, a not-for-profit community organisation, provides a range of services…

    IN FOCUS: Keeping NDIS care in the west

    The Melbourne City Mission (MCM) Werribee hub officially opened in December 2017…

    IN FOCUS: Bacchus Marsh local raises the roof

    Just as summer hits its stride by the end of the year,…

    IN FOCUS: You have to see it to believe it

    The Deer Park Club, already the largest entertainment venue in Melbourne’s west,…

    IN FOCUS: Total car care? Dan’s the man …

    Since Daniel Stewart took ownership of Melton Car Tint three years ago,…

    IN FOCUS: Werribee racing sets a hot pace

    Werribee Racing Club general manager Ashley Baker says a new era has…

    IN FOCUS: Djerriwarrh proud to be NDIS provider

    As life expectancy and population continues to increase in Victoria, so too…

    IF FOCUS: Catching waves at Melton

    Melton Waves Leisure Centre is, as always, abuzz with activity, not least…

    IN FOCUS: Avalon welcomes international flights

    Avalon Airport is a vital piece of infrastructure in the region. Chief…

    IN FOCUS: Stage 2 release for Collins & Bates

    In the highly prized and rapidly-growing suburb of Chadstone, Stage 2 of…

    Business Life: 4Cabling opens new store in Hoppers Crossing

    With the opening of a third store in Australia on Monday, October…

    Legacy Week: Stepping up to help those in need

    Derithe Harrison’s father served in WWI in the army. He died on…

    Business Matters: Looking for a way to help the community?

    Are you aware of a critical need in the community? The Community…

    Business Matters: Finding the right hearing aid…… is only half the solution

      Marina Opacak, an audiologist who works with Cris Ivanidis, owner of…

    Business Matters: Top team the secret of her success

    Michelle Chick, director of Ray White Real Estate Werribee, is the type…

    IN FOCUS: Sechi Hair Academy, a cut above

    Sechi Hair Academy was originally launched by its dynamic director Klara Sabotkoski…

    IN FOCUS: A woman’s touch in Wyndham

    Women’s Health Hub is a new medical clinic in Wyndham offering women…

    IN FOCUS: Business smarts and a winning ethos

    Simon Jones & Co in Werribee is far from your average accounting…

    IN FOCUS: Altona club bowls ’em over

    Altona Bowling Club has come a long way since its beginnings in…

    IN FOCUS: Get smart with a prepaid funeral

    There’s nothing more certain than death and taxes. So, with the arrival…

    IN FOCUS: Snug as a bug in a pair of Uggs

    There’s nothing more Australian than Ugg boots – they are Aussie icons…

    Success starts here: Structure your small business for success

    Directors of Locmans Accountants and Business Advisers, Andrew Morgan and Kevin Leece,…

    IN FOCUS: A comforting presence amid the pain

    Grief counsellor Rose Merifield describes grief as “like a hole in the…

    IN FOCUS: Elevating travel to greater heights

    Imagine you are organising a European holiday, or even a holiday to…

    IN FOCUS: Get your fireplace glow on this winter

    Winter time is biting – and it’s the busiest time of the…

    IN FOCUS: Sunbury’s home of happy teeth

    After being a dentist for 12 years, Dr Mohit Dubey last year…

    IN FOCUS: The can-do business centre

    Hard-working businesses need problems, including IT issues, resolved quickly and with a…

    IN FOCUS: Djerriwarrh celebrates its volunteers

    According to the 2016 Australian Census, 3.6 million people in Australia above…

    IN FOCUS: Scotland’s finest fare in Sunbury

    Hankering for Haggis? Cruising for a caramel? Perhaps you have a penchant…

    IN FOCUS: Senior students star in Point Cook

    Point Cook Senior Secondary College has grown from a start-up with 100…

    IN FOCUS: Salesian College, a study in learning

    Principal Mark Brockhus believes Salesian College Sunbury’s enriching curriculum, peaceful environment and…

    IN FOCUS: Digital ease pleases in taxing times

    Tax Concepts is making it easier for people to access services with…

    IN FOCUS: Grab Tigers by the tail for a top time

    Tigers Clubhouse offers traditional pub fare that is quality-driven and value-for-money. It’s…

    IN FOCUS: Help is on hand for NDIS support

    Macedon Ranges Health (MRH) proudly provides high-quality care and support to people…

    IN FOCUS: Avalon Airport – gateway to the East

    Phuket, Bali, Manila, Honolulu, Amritsar, Shanghai, Jaipur, … these are just a…

    IN FOCUS: Playtime, experts in exhausts

    The story behind the career of Trevor Hill, owner of Playtime Auto…

    IN FOCUS: Sparkling in all facets of jewellery

    Beautiful jewellery, hand-crafted and including one-off pieces, is the proud signature of…

    IN FOCUS: Thomas Carr puts on a fine act

    Thomas Carr College Principal Dr Andrew Watson says the college is a…

    IN FOCUS: Top times brewing in Gladstone Park

    Built in 1977, the Gladstone Park Hotel is being revamped, with its…

    IN FOCUS: Drive for Freestone’s Transport

    The Freestone’s Transport fleet is famous for its beautifully turned out trucks…

    IN FOCUS: Mambourin brings more choice to Sunbury

    Mambourin is in the business of connecting people to opportunities and supporting…

    Business Matters: The mighty monarchs of storage in Truganina, Hoppers Crossing

    We all know the hassles involved in sourcing strong packing boxes when…

    Success starts here: Hoppers Crossing landscaper watches (synthetic) grass grow

    A move by Hoppers Crossing landscaping business, Reel Grass, to import high-quality…

    IN FOCUS: Sunbury gym is all about soul train

    Big commercial gyms can often seem soulless. Sure, they may have all…

    IN FOCUS: Sleep easy – they’ve got you covered

    DreamZzz Luxury Bedding has been making sleep-time comfortable for nearly 15 years,…

    IN FOCUS: Alchemist mixes up a winning formula

    As a working artist and with years of experience in the framing…

    A Sunbury cafe that’s glad to be mad

    If you’re the type who likes your coffee and muffin with a…

    IN FOCUS: Local solutions for the NDIS

    Sunbury Community Health provides a range of services that respond to the…

    Success starts here: Making passion count by taking care of business

    Dallian D’Cruz wants to share the keys to building and sustaining a…

    Success starts here: Collinder: switched on tech that meets family needs

    Brad Collinder’s family-run electrics business has undergone a high-tech transformation, resulting in…

    Business Matters: Soccer fever hits Deer Park Club

    Every FIFA World Cup game live – that’s what The Deer Park…

    Starbiz: Cartridge World – more than ink

    John Micallef, community stalwart and owner of Cartridge World Werribee, is keen…

    Banish chills with heaps of hot style

    Melbourne’s winters demand effective home heating. With so many types of heaters…

    Removalist crew is all smiles

    Life is full of surprises for employees at Hoppers Crossing-based company Removalist…

    Building a career: MultiSkills Training

    MultiSkills Training aims to help students to unleash their potential when learning…

    Tegan is taking care of business

    Taking the plunge and starting your own business is scary stuff –…

    Diversity by the book at Bookit Bookkeeping

    Balancing the books is far from boring – just ask the team…

    Business life: Williams Landing becomes foodie headquarters for 10 days

    A pop-up kitchen, manned by chefs who know their way around cuisines…

    IN FOCUS: It’s all smiles at Hoppers Crossing

    When Dr Sarojani Maskey left Wyndham after working as a dentist in…

    IN FOCUS: Wyndham Park PS – A learning community

    Actively upholding the values expressed in the school’s motto, “Aspire Learn Achieve”,…

    IN FOCUS: Jolly Miller – good times, ace tastes

    The Jolly Miller in Bacchus Marsh got a snazzy revamp in November…

    IN FOCUS: Heathdale loves learning

    One of the biggest decisions parents make is choosing the right school…

    IN FOCUS: Now it’s even kooler for Tarneit kidz

    Kool Kidz Tarneit is open again following bright new renovations embracing spaces…

    IN FOCUS: Skin rejuvenation’s smart choice

    After a fresh look? Let the team at Hoppers Lane General Practice…

    In Focus: Designed with the child in mind

    Wyndham Early Learning Family Day Care is highly regarded by the families…

    IN FOCUS: Werribee City’s winning partnership

    Werribee City Football Club will have a new major sponsor on side…

    IN FOCUS: Success off the Charti

    On December 22, 2017, Charti directors Dave Oakley and David Cheng opened…

    IN FOCUS: College’s learning curve takes off

    Thomas Carr College’s Magis Program is dedicated to creating the very best…

    IN FOCUS: Lifestyle a big part of the care

    Just shy of one year after welcoming its first residents, St Vincent’s…

    IN FOCUS: Hearing aid from the best of experts

    Cris Ivanidis, audiologist and owner of Active Audiology, is keen to correct…

    IN FOCUS: Heathdale and the love of learning

    One of the biggest decisions parents make is choosing the right school…

    IN FOCUS: A matter of love and learning

    Laura Hansen is a paediatric speech pathologist who has children making snails…

    IN FOCUS: On the road with Jayco Ballarat

    As a caravanner of many years, Scott McPherson knows a thing or…

    IN FOCUS: Thi’s crew makes Sunbury smile

    It’s not just her outstanding skills that have put the founder of…

    IN FOCUS: Avalon and AirAsia take off

    Dust off that suitcase and reach for the passport, because flying to…

    IN FOCUS: Taste of Thailand in Melton

    Thai cuisine has long been one of the most popular in the…

    IN FOCUS: Sunbury’s health is in good hands

    Sunbury Community Health, a not-for-profit community health organisation, provides a range of…

    In Focus: Melton’s top-shelf HQ for top tints

    Daniel Stewart set up his own window tinting business nearly three years…

    IN FOCUS: Sunbury’s home of care and beauty

    Terry White Chemmart Sunbury is a new name – but nothing has…

    IN FOCUS: Caroline Chisholm’s happy versatility

    The pros and cons of single-sex and mixed educational settings are often…

    IN FOCUS: Take care of your kidneys

    The incidence of renal related disease in Australia is at an all-time…

    In Focus: Big hearts, top care for the littlies

    Choosing a childcare centre can be daunting for parents who, of course,…

    IN FOCUS: Sunbury joins the Mambourin family

    Mambourin, one of the biggest disability service providers in Melbourne’s north-west, will…

    IN FOCUS: Education recruitment’s class act

    In the six months since director Lu Ahmet-Nicdao started 21st Century Teachers,…

    IN FOCUS: College focus is reaping rewards

    Keilor Downs College has experienced a rapid improvement in its VCE mean…

    Business life: Why Australia needs to invest in small businesses

    Small businesses are the backbone of Australia’s economy. Take a look around…

    Williamstown High’s ATAR scores soar

    The staff of Williamstown High School congratulate the year 12 class of…

    Revered Hoppers Crossing shop passes every kind of fresh test

    Cousins Maz and Huss Elbodon, who come from a long line of…

    New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Footscray Park

    Ring in the New Year with City of Maribyrnong’s spectacular Fireworks in…

    Business matters: Putting the pieces together

    As soon as she walked through the doors of a newly built…

    Business Matters: Top lifestyle with peace of mind

    Moving to retirement living doesn’t mean giving up the things you love.…

    Business Matters: Bargain brews and party hits

    If you are under the impression that the recently opened Premix King…

    Business Matters: High-class hearing help is here

    Just one in five audiology clinics is independent – and Marina Opacak…

    IN FOCUS: College’s learning curve excites

    Next year, Thomas Carr College will introduce the Magis program. This is…

    IN FOCUS: Where taking a snip trip is a breeze

    About 100,000 unplanned pregnancies occur in Australia each year, a proportion of…

    IN FOCUS: Changing lives remains the aim

    Karingal St Laurence, with 65 years of service behind it, has changed…

    IN FOCUS: Jayco and the joys of the journey

    Two years after John and Joan Spence established their caravan repair business…

    IN FOCUS: Avalon is the smart holiday option

    Justin Giddings, Chief Executive of Avalon Airport, paints an appealing picture. “You’ve…

    IN FOCUS: Racing towards a season of fun

    Werribee Racing Club general manager Glenn Scott is looking forward to a…

    IN FOCUS: Bayside thrives on change, success

    Since the arrival of principal Andrew Harnett in 2010, Bayside P-12 College…

    IN FOCUS: Many reasons why locals love ‘Tigers’

    Started in 2001 to support the Werribee Football Club and ensure its…

    IN FOCUS: Stars, bargains galore on the big day

    Some people might like to get their backsides trackside on Melbourne Cup…

    IN FOCUS: Get floored by the range and quality

    One of the easiest and most affordable ways to give your home…

    IN FOCUS: Road-tested for excellent service

    Since husband-and-wife team Adrian and Andrea Matthews established The Garage Woodend three…

    IN FOCUS: A happy haven for mums-to-be

    Pregnancy is an exciting journey that can also be a daunting experience,…

    IN FOCUS: Bolton’s for the top ride of your life

    Almost all the staff at Bolton Motorcycles and Power Equipment are born…

    IN FOCUS: Waves of fun a big hit for Melton

    When locals head down to Melton Waves Leisure Centre for a swim…

    IN FOCUS: Home of top tech car care

    Gardiners Garage in Gisborne has gone through a few incarnations since its…

    IN FOCUS: New Romsey shop is truly blooming

    A few months ago, Lorin Maslen opened the doors to Rue D’…

    IN FOCUS: Shed crew thrives on happy clients

    When David Lloyd arrived in Australia more than 38 years ago, he…

    IN FOCUS: Where kids, families really are VIPs

    When VIP Family Day Care opened 11 years ago, it was the…

    IN FOCUS: Time changes everything

    Graduated students of Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, and its three predecessor schools…

    Business Matters: Where clients are the most important partners

    When two ambitious women, Bernadette Biyan and Stella West, discovered a belief…

    IN FOCUS: Tarneit’s centre of medical excellence

    Supernova Medical Centre is a purpose-built facility in Tarneit, providing bulk billing…

    IN FOCUS: Showroom up and running

    Skill, attention to detail, quality craftsmanship and a full in-house experience sets…

    IN FOCUS: Plug into some super deals and save

    Hoppers Crossing residents have been tapping into the world of savings and…

    IN FOCUS: Thomas Carr’s Country Experience

    In 2014, Thomas Carr College took possession of the Good Samaritan Convent…

    IN FOCUS: Central Geelong… service central

    Central Geelong has evolved into one of the most vibrant hubs to…

    IN FOCUS: Airport checking in for the future

    Melbourne Airport, recently celebrating 20 years since privatisation, is on its way…

    IN FOCUS: A Kubota community connection

    Community, business, family and Kubota make for a winning combination at Godings…

    IN FOCUS: Where excellence is a core subject

    As it enters semester two, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College in Braybrook has…

    IN FOCUS: Legendary food at a landmark pub

    If kicking back in a comfy armchair before an open fire, a…

    IN FOCUS: Easy living at Wyndham Grange

    RCA Villages managing director Andrew Philips has no doubt Wyndham Grange Village…

    IN FOCUS: Dental care inspired deep caring

    Dr. Thi Nguyen knew from a young age that she would one…

    IN FOCUS: A top team for tax time and beyond

    With tax time here again, the Tax Concepts crew are here to…

    IN FOCUS: Immerse yourself in western wonders

    A new community festival will be born in Melbourne’s west next month…

    IN FOCUS: Thanking the community for 25 years

    As Kyle Briggs reflects on the past 25 years’ ownership of Plum…

    IN FOCUS: Family approach helps law firm

    Callea Pearce Lawyers, a vibrant firm with offices in Melton and Werribee,…

    IN FOCUS: Gisborne’s gurus of hi-tech wheels

    At Gardiner’s Garage in Gisborne, old-fashioned service meets cutting-edge technology. Gardiner’s Garage…

    BUSINESS MATTERS: Where caring is a way of life

    Dr Steven Hatzikostas is no ordinary obstetrician and gynaecologist. He’s a high-ranking…

    IN FOCUS: Where caring is a way of life

    Dr Steven Hatzikostas is no ordinary obstetrician and gynaecologist. He’s a high-ranking…

    IN FOCUS: Day care for the VIPs in your family

    If you have ever considered using family day care for your child,…

    IN FOCUS: The future of radiology

    For Future Medical Imaging, the search is always on for the best…

    IN FOCUS: A cosmopolitan flavour in Truganina

    A recent international food festival and open day was Palm Lake Resort…