• Esther Lauaki

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


    Articles by Esther Lauaki

    Door greeter's fond exit

    Thousands of Melton shoppers would have been greeted by this face for…

    Pullovers for penguins

    Melton libraries need all the warm fuzzies they can get. Residents are…

    New hospital plans begin

    Planning for a public hospital in Melton is well underway as the…

    Our top Othello fellow

    Ivan Chan’s never-say-die attitude and a calm head is what he will…

    Melton's ready to rock

    Melton rock fans are in for a night of excess. Acclaimed singer-songwriter…

    Club targets new players

    Committee member Richard Wilkinson said the long-standing club had become a hub…

    Getting the girls together

    Melton and Moorabool women have a great reason to stay in this…

    Full speed ahead

    Conditions at Melton Reservoir are looking promising for the region’s largest speed…

    Cancer's rallying call

    Melton mates Maz Brown and Joe Cussen are headed on an epic…

    Thunderstorm asthma warning

    Pollen season has sprung and residents with allergies and health issues are…

    Station upgrades on track

    More parking is now available at Bacchus Marsh station. The new southern…

    Therapy dog on wish list

    Emily’s wish is for a dog of her own – but not…

    Rising dam a top drop for farmer

    John Lakey’s “dam” runneth over. Heavy downpours in the past few months…

    Property and deception offences drive rising crime rates

    Melton’s crime rate has soared to it’s highest in nearly a decade.…

    Community rallies to bring David home

    A young Melton engineer is in a critical condition after suffering a…
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