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Toyota Yaris ZR: Big features in a small package

When you’re lucky enough to test-drive cars for a job you don’t usually have designs on something like a Toyota Yaris, But there’s something...

Tech talk: BenQ TreVolo portable speakers

In many years of writing about audio I have come across both good and bad electrostatic speakers, but what I have never encountered are...

Two-minute slam

Calling Brimbank artists of the spoken word, poets, wordsmiths … and rappers. Rehearse your verse for a chance to become Australia’s next slam poet. For the...

Grit, to the power of two

A pair of Deer Park students are going the extra mile ahead of National Literacy and Numeracy Week (August 31 to September 6). Siblings Parnika...

10 things to do: Brimbank/Caroline Springs area

Pitch’er this … Sunshine Baseball Club will hold three ‘come-and-try’ days this month. The club will also promote its new women’s team. The introduction days...

Truly remarkable Queenstown

Stephen Linnell discovers there’s more to Queenstown, New Zealand than ski-ing and bungy jumping. It is known as the epicentre of adrenalin-fuelled activities. And for...

Arts takes Jenny to happy places

It’s been a long time between exhibitions for artist Jenny Prabhu. The 77-year-old Hoppers Crossing resident unveiled a mix of local landscapes and portraits...

Awesome ’80s rewound

It was a decade of shoulder pads, scrunchies and spandex. And now Taylors Lakes Secondary College is going back in time, like the Huey...

Horror in real time

Viewers are in for a night out in unknown realms when The Dead Twin opens next week at Footscray. The Dead Twin is the latest...

Lakeview students are off to see the wizard

Lakeview Senior College, Caroline Springs students will take their families and supporters into new realms of art and fantasy when the school’s latest production,...

Community calendar

Here's 5 things to do in the Brimbank and Caroline Springs areas. Discount for desexing Brimbank pet owners have just three more days to get a...

An Eid feast to behold

If you want to savour the flavours of Turkey this weekend, head to Sunshine Mosque on Ballarat Road, where there’s an annual community festival...

Community calendar

Here's 5 things to around the Brimbank and Caroline Springs areas   Cyclists do le Tour St Albans Leisure Centre’s Tour de Salc challenge – its own...

Used and Reviewed: Audi TT

By Ewan Kennedy The recent introduction of the third generation Audi TT coupe and the imminent arrival of the open-top roadster has created quite a...

My Old Dutch keeps rock and roll alive

Two Sunshine musicians are making magic by combining 1950s rock ’n’ roll with a lowdown, dirty edge. Two-man outfit My Old Dutch is Dave...

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Brimbank archives

Star Weekly looks back through the pages of its predecessors. 40 years ago December 9, 1981 The State Government has finally given the go ahead for...