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Local Business Spotlight - Listen To Your Body, Keilor East


20 Questions with Listen To Your Body Keilor East Owner, Laurie Checketts How long has your personal training studio been operating? 6 years How did you come up with your business name? The Franchisor, Ben Fletcher, came up with the name. It's a really good name and we say it all the time. Nobody knows your body better than you so you really do need to listen out for niggles or not feeling right. Describe your business in 3 words: Fitness. Fun. Community. What’s a typical day at work like for you? I wake up at 4.30am and I'm in the studio by 5am - first session starts at 5:45am. I train approximately 60 clients individually in the morning sessions. Home for a Nanna nap and then back into the studio to train myself and do consultations with new enquiries. I'm also a mum of 3 teenage children, so when I'm at home there's lots of housework to deal with as well! Who is the most famous person you’ve ever trained? One of our clients is a 3 time Olympic Basketball player. Has you...


5 Moonee Valley Facebook Community Groups for Staying Connected Online


Staying connected with your community online during lockdown is a great way to keep up to date with local news, discover new and exciting things about your neighbourhood, seek restaurant reviews, support small businesses, share picnic locations and give or receive items of need. Below are 7 Moonee Valley Facebook Community Groups worth checking out. Please review the latest government restrictions before giving or receiving items within these groups and read the group rules before posting.  1. Moonee Valley Garden Group A gardening group for those located in the Moonee Valley area to swap, sell & buy seeds, plants & seedlings, and ask questions about gardening. Suburbs covered for pickup are Flemington, Travancore, Ascot Vale, Moonee Ponds, Aberfeldie, Niddrie, Essendon West, Essendon, Essendon North, Avondale Heights, Keilor East, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights, Airport West and Essendon Fields. Restrictions permitting, they hold swap meets at the Ascot Vale Uniting...


2021 Pennisi Footy Tipping Winners


With 477 talented tippers from Moonee Valley, interstate and across the world, it's no surprise that this year's Footy Tipping Competition has resulted in a triple dead heat.Big congratulations to this year's three winners, who each tipped 137 winners, and will share the $2,000 prize money...Ben Armour, Bruce Gerhardt & Nicholas Johnson! A lot has changed since the competition started over 20 years ago, when tips were submitted by trusty old fax. But the entertainment, competition and camaraderie it brings to our community remains the same.Thank you to everyone who entered this year! We look forward to getting back in the stadiums next year for another exciting season of the world's best sport. 


10 Practical Tips for Coping With Lockdown


August 19 brought with it a melancholic milestone for Melbourne residents... 200 days in lockdown. According to The Age, we could have paced the entire coastline of Australia in that time (without sleep). But that's proving a little difficult to do from the living room. There are, however, far more realistic goals and enjoyable activities we can focus on at home to counter the lingering side-effects of lockdown fatigue. 1. Set aside 15 minutes of self-care every day Even 10 minutes of a calming, restorative and relaxing activity is better than nothing.  Take a nice warm bubble bath and listen to Orinoco Flow - Andrew's favourite ;) Spark up that luxury candle you've been saving for a special occasion and leave your phone in another room.  Invest in a fresh notebook and write a short journal entry every evening before bed. Journalling can help prioritise your problems, fears, and concerns, enhance your self-awareness and teach you about your triggers.  Download the Heads...


International Dog Day - Meet the Pennisi Puppers


It's that special day of the year for celebrating our four-legged besties. They've got us through lockdown, helped us out of bed when we needed a nudge, and provided routine and normalcy through the some pretty crazy days. Please meet The Pennisi Puppers... We'd love to see a pic of your pooch! Please share a photo on our Facebook and let's give our puppers the praise they deserve on International Dog Day this August 26.SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR DOGGO

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Rental Minimum Standards - Changes Effective 29 March 2021


DOWNLOAD INFO BOOKLET Under the new rental laws, rental providers (landlords) must ensure that their rental property meets certain minimum standards. The minimum standards cover basic but important requirements relating to amenity, safety and privacy, and rental providers owe a duty to ensure their property meets these standards. The minimum standards apply only to rental agreements signed on or after 29 March 2021. What are the rental minimum standards? All rental properties must comply with the rental minimum standards listed below. There are 14 categories: Door Locks All external entry doors to the rented premises which are not able to be secured with a functioning deadlock, other than any screen door attached to an external door, must at least be fitted with a locking device that: - is operated by a key from the outside and- may be locked from the inside with or without a key This does not apply to a front door that opens to common property (e.g. entrance to an apartment buildin...