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Kris Kringle market finale

There was a good turnout for the last of the Kris Kringle markets at Northcote Town Hall on Thursday night but mixed reports from stallholders about sales over the four‑week event. A healthy crowd was circulating through the hall and forecourt area, poring over displays of colourful and inventive wares in the market’s final hours, … Continue reading

Tree fall closes Westgarth Street

Westgarth Street-Merri Parade was closed for more than two hours between High St and Union St last night after a bough from a giant cypress broke off and fell across the road. The State Emergency Service was called just after 10.00 p.m. and police blocked the road at High St as a crew of SES and … Continue reading

Town Hall attack

A man was knocked unconscious and suffered serious facial injuries and two others were stabbed with a syringe outside Northcote Town Hall on Saturday night in an attack police described as very unusual. One detective unit and four marked police cars were called to the scene and the front of the Town Hall was cordoned … Continue reading

Sarawak Save Rivers group in Australia

New Matilda, 29 November. Next week two indigenous Sarawakians will meet with the CEO of Hydro Tasmania to protest the Australian company’s involvement in a string of destructive hydroelectric dams in their state. In 1990, former Greens leader Bob Brown won the inaugural Goldman Environmental Prize — a $150,000 award for grassroots activism — for … Continue reading

‘Getting the message across’ – East Timor broadcasters visit

CBX Magazine, November 2012 Ten broadcasters, from all over East Timor, were recently in Australia for a five-week training program put together by the Australian Pacific Journalism Centre and funded by AusAid through its Australian Leadership Awards program. When Joaquim de Fatima Coutinho first saw the equipment for the radio station he’d agreed to manage … Continue reading