Cash boost to IT career, Diamond Valley Leader

A YOUNG IT guru from Watsonia North is one of the first students in Victoria to be awarded a Westpac Young Technologists scholarship. Gabriella Makridis is studying for a Bachelor of Information Technology at RMIT University. “I’ve grown up around…

Reaching out to clean gutters in safety, Diamond Valley Leader

THE Diamond Creek Men’s Shed is keeping older locals on their feet through a new ladder safety program. “We do the gutter cleaning work for the more vulnerable people in the community,” president Leigh Marshall said. “A lot of older…

Asylum seekers open up, Diamond Valley Leader

A FORMER asylum seeker who spent time in detention will speak about his experience at a special Refugee Week event in Montmorency. The Montmorency Asylum Seekers Support Group and the St Francis Xavier Social Justice Group will this Sunday hold…

Probus Club milestone, Diamond Valley Leader

THE Probus Club of Eltham has celebrated 25 years of providing friendship and fun for retirees. The club has been a support network for retired professionals, holding monthly meetings and social activities for its members. Club president Joyce Pearce said…

Kids brighten up winter, Diamond Valley Leader

WATSONIA Pre-School students will be parading their own lantern creations this Saturday, as part of a special Winter Solstice event. Committee member Andrea Dato said the winter market and lantern parade fundraiser helped the preschool engage with the community. Mrs…

Bus guru awarded honour, Leader Newspapers

BUNDOORA’S Collins Dyson has been recognised for his community involvement and work in the transport industry with a Medal of the Order of Australia as part of the 2017 Queen’s Birthday honours. Mr Dyson said the honour had come “out…

Blood Donor pumped at helping others, Diamond Valley Leader

A BUNDOORA blood donor is urging the public to give blood in a time when donations are lacking. Murray Burns is only the second person in Victoria to make 700 blood donations, the equivalent of saving more than 2000 lives…