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Cr Bob Fairclough elected as Wyndham mayor

Wyndham councillors have chosen a first-time mayor to lead them through the next year, electing Cr Bob Fairclough to the position on Wednesday night. Harrison ward’s Cr...

Wyndham councillors slash expense claims in past year

Wyndham councillors have claimed just under $77,000 in expenses in the past year, considerably down on previous years. The 11 councillors spent $30,195 on equipment, including...

Fun and learning in the water for all at Werribee pool

Scott, 4, is making a splash in a program for indigenous children at a Werribee pool. Swim 4 All’s indigenous class allows participants to learn...

Wyndham spy saga: Vote of no-confidence in CEO

More than 100 staff at Wyndham council have unanimously passed a vote of no-confidence in chief executive Kerry Thompson. Australian Services Union members gathered at...

Learning and laughter earns Woodville teacher a gong

Sean Stanek believes learning should be a fun experience. The Woodville Primary School teacher carefully plans each of his lessons to ensure there are plenty...

Werribee racecourse: Sparrows, trainers, horses start day at dawn

In the early morning, when frost is still icing the grass, multimillion-dollar thoroughbred horses from around the world find comfort in the sandpits and tracks...

Former cop sworn in as Shane Bourke’s replacement

Former police officer Michele Wharrie has been selected to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of five-time Wyndham mayor Shane Bourke. Mr Bourke resigned...

There’s a hullabaloo at the zoo for $2.5m entrance

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s new entrance has received a roar of approval from Werribee Primary School pupils. Georgie, 9, was among the first to see...

Heat on Wyndham council over spending, issues

A western suburbs leader is calling on Wyndham councillors to start responding to concerns about their council’s handling of recent issues. Former Hobsons Bay mayor...

Cafe culture a crafty idea for Fred and the ladies

Confirmed bachelor Fred Pierce is a hit with the ladies at a Werribee sewing circle, but at 94 he’s still a catch waiting to...

Push on for Werribee to host international wheelchair handball

Werribee is in line to host the second world championships of international wheelchair handball. But while the event is not until 2015, time is running...

Wyndham spy saga: Council ‘not accountable’

Wyndham residents have lashed out at the council for wasting ratepayers’ money and questioned if management and councillors are acting in the best interests...

Wyndham spy saga: Councillors stand by besieged CEO

The majority of Wyndham’s councillors have refused to comment on chief executive Kerry Thompson’s position, preferring to let mayor Heather Marcus speak on their...

Thanks kids, every little bit helps bandicoots

To four-year-olds at a Hoppers Crossing kindergarten, it made sense to collect cents to help save the eastern barred bandicoot. Karobran kindergarten’s 104 pupils raised...

Wyndham Central students sample poetry al dante

Julius, Josh and Jonathon are among Wyndham Central College year 9 students who have been commended for their knowledge of Italian. The students recently competed...

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Careers expo

Residents in the North-Western suburbs, including Wyndham, are invited to attend the 2024 Melbourne Careers Expo. For Victorians looking for a life-changing career keeping children...

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