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Kia Sorento wows the SUV market

David Bonnici finds out the hype around the latest Kia Sorento is warranted. I wonder when Kia knew it was on the money with the...

Master drummer to host Laverton workshops

Master drummer and dancer Fred Kpakpo Addo will teach classes in Laverton when he returns from Ghana next month. Mr Kpakpo Addo, a drummer for...

There’s a Mazda 3 to suit everyone

The Mazda 3 has long been one of Australia’s top-selling cars, thanks to good looks and build quality plus a host of variants to...

Celebrate Burundian Independence Day in Footscray

Burundian culture will be in the spotlight when the African nation’s Independence Day celebrations come to Footscray next weekend. Young African rapper Fablice Manirakiza says...

7 things to do in Maribyrnong/Hobsons Bay

From learning stencil art to becoming a foster parent, here's 7 things to do around Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay. Skate art Artist Brett Ashby will focus...

Paola Balla exhibition comes to Footscray

A Footscray artist is exploring Aboriginal sovereignty, de-colonisation and identity in a new exhibition. Paola Balla’s Born into Sovereignty, Live in Sovereignty, a collection of...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Carols by Candlelight Gisborne and New Gisborne primary schools and a choir will perform at Carols by Candlelight on Sunday, December 10 from 6pm at...

Gig guide

Smokehouse 101 Friday nights Local band The Alleged Associates Trio features Footscray soul princess Zerafina Zara and regular guests. From 7pm, free. 101 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong   Club Altona Sunday,...

Dancing Dog owner spills the beans

Footscray cafe stalwart Ben Coyle launches his new book, Spilling the Beans, tonight. The Dancing Dog cafe owner is sharing his experience in a guide to...

Spotswood journeyman’s brush with death in Iran

Iran was the favourite country of Spotswood’s Jeremy Scott, but also the place where he had his most terrifying encounter. Mr Scott, 42, has cycled...

Williamstown Wine and Chocolate Festival

Wine and chocolate is a union made in heaven and, of course, there’s a Melbourne festival to celebrate this decadent marriage of yum. The Williamstown...

WRX delivers cheap thrills

David Bonnici decided to overcome his 'rice chariot' snobbery to see what the WRX fun was all about. Being a bit of a performance-car snob who raised...

Toyota exhibition marks end of an era

A photographic exhibition about Altona’s Toyota plant will be hosted by the Altona Laverton Historical Society to coincide with this year’s Australia Day events. Organiser...

Kids turn a new page for Book Week in Hobson’s Bay

Children’s Book Week kicks off with a books festival in Altona on Saturday, giving people a chance to meet authors and illustrators who “live...

Healthy choice for Sons of the West men’s program

Participants in the third annual Sons of the West men’s health program have wrapped up another season of learning about healthier living. Run over 12...

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Magic starting to click

Things are starting to fall into place for Altona Magic in the National Premier League competition. After an ‘ugly’ win the previous round, the Magic...

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