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Jeorgia Pincini. Picture: Shawn Smits

Animal Land Children’s Farm celebrates 30 years

Diggers Rest Animal Land Children’s Farm turns 30 soon – and, true to farm-style hospitality, an epic birthday party has been organised.


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Raffle for the rhinos

Four students from St Mary’s Primary School, in Malvern East, have presented Werribee Open Range Zoo with a cheque in celebration of last month’s World Rhino Day.


Joan Ford with Shirley the Clydesdale. Picture: Joe Mastroianni

Clydesdales a highlight of Sunbury Show

Diggers Rest’s Joan Ford and her graceful Clydesdales will feature at Saturday’s Sunbury Agricultural Show.


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Snakes already out and about

Eliminate food, shelter and water sources, but don’t freak out – that’s the message to residents as snake season starts.

Backlash as council snake service gets the chop

Almost 1000 Sanctuary Lakes residents have called on Wyndham council to reconsider its closure of a free snake removal service.