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Latest News We are sure you will agree that waiting around to get the good stuff has got knobs on it.  This post will give you an early glimpse of some of the articles we will be including in the next two-monthly edition of the newspaper. We will continually refresh…
12 April 2024

Remaking the Forests with Tony Rinaudo

Remaking the Forests with Tony Rinaudo Bob Simpson Recently, friends from Coronella Village in Nunawading arranged for others to hear “a crazy, white farmer”, Tony Rinaudo. Through nature-based Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), Tony helped to re-green Niger’s forests and slow the spread of the Sahara Desert. What wonderful change…
7 April 2024

Paula Fenwick – local Kew resident and Amazon best seller

Paula Fenwick – Corporate Executive Becomes Amazon Best Seller Overnight Success in 10 Years Paula Fenwick grew up in South Africa, starting her career as a corporate executive at Pfizer, a major pharmaceutical company, rapidly climbing the corporate ladder and embracing the multifaceted challenges of the pharmaceutical industry. Her tenure…
6 April 2024
ArchitectureBox Hill

Church architecture in Box Hill

Church architecture in Box Hill Wesleyan Chapel Conrad Hamann There are common themes running through Box Hill’s many church buildings despite the range of design. Christ Church Mitcham retains its original rural style wooden church as a hall and is typical of the original church buildings of many of Box…
31 March 2024

Exploring your neighbourhood – local walks

Walking Box Hill Box Hill Historical Society Think you know Box Hill? Here’s a way to increase your knowledge. Thanks to a grant from the SRLA’s Community Projects Fund, the Box Hill Historical Society has devised three walking tour apps.  which can be enjoyed, either from the comfort of your…
30 March 2024
Reminiscences and memories

A day trip to Kallista

A day trip to Kallista Gillian Bell With thanks to Rob Youl and friends for advice on Victorian flora in the 1960s It was a bright cool day in April 1961, and the green Zephyr stood ready in our Surrey Hills driveway. In the kitchen Mum was preparing a picnic,…
29 March 2024

Boroondara’s new Roads Materials Policy

Boroondara's new Road Materials policy  George Demetrios Boroondara Council has recently released a Draft Road Materials Policy, found at, with residents having until the 12 April 2024 to provide submissions. This new policy, if passed as is, has two points of concern for those residents passionate about wanting to…
29 March 2024
Local Neighbourhoods

Tidbits and snippets

Send us your tidbits and snippets Sometimes described as a small piece of interesting information, or a small dish of pleasant-tasting food, we at Eastsider News think that tidbits is a good description of those curious morsels of information that our readers send us from time to time. We hope…
24 March 2024
Regular Events

Regular events

Support groups Box Hill Prostate Cancer Support Group We meet between 9.30 am-11.30 am, on the third Tuesday of every month at Box Hill RSL, 26-28 Nelson Rd, Box Hill VIC 3128 Contact(s) Bert Alesich, Group Leader. Ph: 0418 344 057.  Email: John Radley Co-Leader.  Ph: 0407 504 014.  Email: Prostate Cancer Foundation…
22 March 2024