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 Your New 'Local Paper'


It has arrived! CLICK HERE to read the latest issue of The Local Paper. This week's issue is 24 pages - and packed with local news, local people, local events, and local sport.



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No 36: Issue: October 26, 2016

No 35: Issue: October 19, 2016

No 34: Issue: October 12, 2016

No 33: Issue: October 5, 2016

No 32: Issue: September 28, 2016

No 31: Issue: September 21, 2016

No 30: Issue: September 14, 2016

No 29: Issue: September 7, 2016

No 28: Issue: August 31, 2016

No 27: Issue: August 24, 2016

No 26: Issue: August 17, 2016

No 25: Issue: August 10, 2016

No 24: Issue: August 3, 2016

No 23: Issue: July 27, 2016

No 22: Issue: July 20, 2016

No 21: Issue: July 13, 2016

No 20: Issue: July 6, 2016

No 19: Issue: June 29, 2016

No 18: Issue: June 22, 2016

No 17: Issue: June 15, 2016

No 16: Issue: June 8, 2016

No 15: Issue: June 1, 2016

No 14: Issue: May 25, 2016

No 13: Issue. May 18, 2016

No 12: Issue: May 11, 2016

No 11: Issue: May 4, 2016

No 10: Issue: April 27, 2016

No 9: Issue: April 20, 2016

No 8: Issue: April 13, 2016

No 7: Issue: April 6, 2016

No 6: Issue: March 23, 2016

No 5: Issue: March 16, 2016

No 4: Issue: March 9, 2016

No 3: Issue: March 2, 2016

No 2: Issue: February 24, 2016

No 1: Issue: February 17, 2016



 Welcome to 'The Local Paper'


Your Free Local Weekly Newspaper.
Message from the Editor, Ash Long.


Welcome to The Local Paper. We are your modern  free weekly local newspaper - covering the areas of Yea, Kinglake, Whittlesea and surrounds. The Local Paper is the largest circulating local newspaper in the Yea-Kinglake region. Every week, February-December (with the exception of 'Easter Wednesday'), we report on the news, sport, people and their opinions, in this fast-growing area, north-east of Melbourne. CLICK HERE to read about The Local Paper. CLICK HERE to read more about the Editor.


Every week at 5.30am Wednesdays, we publish the latest online edition of The Local Paper here, at this website. At the same time, free printed copies of The Local Paper are available at dozens of local outlets. Plus, almost another 1000 extra copies are delivered, free, by contractors to homes in the Yea-Glenburn-Flowerdale region. You can stay up-to-date through the week with breaking news online updates, on Facebook and Twitter.




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Head Office: 30 Glen Gully Road, Eltham, Vic 3095

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Yea, Victoria, Australia.


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Pat, a Yea living legend


We were able to catch up with Pat Carter at the Yea Art Show. Pat and her family came to Yea from Wallacedale (Western District, Victoria) about 1946, maybe earlier. She retired about 2001, maybe later. Pat made the best-ever milk shakes. Pat is a Yea Living Legend.


Paul is Citizen of the Year

Paul Bannon has been named Murrindindi Shire Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day breakfast held in Yea.
The Rotary Club of Yea named Paul as a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of his service to the community.


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