• Esther Lauaki

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


    Articles by Esther Lauaki

    West loves online shopping

    Western suburbs residents are the top online shoppers in Australia. The latest…

    Resident despairs over suspected poisoning

    All the leaves are brown on a gum tree near Maurice Stewart’s…

    New Coles for Woodlea

    Residents in Rockbank’s new estates will soon have a supermarket close to…

    Awards open for business

    Business owners are being urged to nominate for the upcoming Melton Business…

    Proof is in the baking

    Sarisa Kaewklang makes a gateau that will make your mouth water. The…

    Melton prayers for attack victims

    Two Melton schools have joined in mutual support as the victims of…

    Growing suburbs keep CFA busy

    Melton and Caroline Springs CFA are among the three busiest fire brigades…

    Parade rich in colour

    Rockbank Primary School celebrated diversity and tradition last week. Pupils donned cultural…

    Crime stats on the rise

    Moorabool’s crime rate is up as breaches of court orders, deception and…

    Lions pick young gun

    Students from Bacchus Marsh schools set a “brilliant” example for their peers…

    Python thief carpeted for 'amazingly stupid' act

    A Hillside man who stole a rare snake from a reptile display…

    Melton's new heart looks the part

    The heart of Melton has been transformed with a raft of upgrades…

    Hospital noise an earful

    Bacchus Marsh residents say they are “close to breaking point” after being…

    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 –…
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