• Esther Lauaki

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


    Articles by Esther Lauaki

    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…

    End in sight for line upgrade

    The Ballarat Line Upgrade is about to clock up one million hours…

    Melton welcomes baby boom

    Melton is in the midst of a baby boom with up to…

    Prostate mates gather

    Talking about prostate cancer need not be awkward. That’s why the Melton-based…

    Hair-razing decision

    It might be winter but Melton’s Rylie Kovacic is ready to rock…

    Kids rock it for pink day

    Rockbank Primary School pupils embraced all things pink to raise money for…

    MY PLACE: Lepeka "Peks" Nanai

    What’s your connection to Melton?   I was born in New Zealand,…

    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…
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