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News Blogs in the Toorak Times Newspaper and its various digital expressions.

  1. Editorial: The End Of An Era For Us ~ But The Start Of A Better One

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ID:	35001 One door closes but a brighter one opens

    On November 11th 2010 Publisher Mick Pacholli revived the original paper-based Toorak Times which had commenced in the 1970's by his father Jack, as a multimedia on-line paper.

    It is common knowledge that Jack Pacholli was not looked upon favourably by the law, the establishment and even by other publications. Jack Pacholli was his own man and he saw the need for a paper to get out and "say' what other elements of the media were not able or willing to say.

    Several years after the death of the first incarnation of the Toorak Times, Mick saw the need and the opportunity of an on-line paper based around the concept of "Citizen Journalism".
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  2. Listen To Older Voices: Max Borchardt - Part 2

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

    This is the second and final part of the story of Max Borchardt, in which Max brings his story to an end in this program. It commences with Max sharing more stories about ...
  3. Molloch Dreaming by Dino Damiani

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    Aboriginal painter Dino Damiani is a focused high achiever.

    Also a gifted musician and writer, Dino is driven by an overwhelming passion to create and express.

    Throughout his school years Dino was a star tennis player whose idol was John McEnroe. He was destined to be a National Champion, however life had other plans.

    It was later in life that Dino picked up the paint brush. Since then Dino has taken great delight and found endless freedom in manifesting his beautiful and magical dreaming on canvas.

    ART CONNECTED - For details go to WWW.KEDEM.COM.AU
    Sunday 26 March 2017
    11am to 5pm
    KING DAVID HALL - 520 ORRONG RD, ARMADALE

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  4. Listen To Older Voices: Max Borchardt - Part 1

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.


    This is Part 1 of a 2-part program featuring the Life & Times of eighty six year old Max Borchardt. Although well educated Max’s first job was in a foundry, which ...
  5. Listen To Older Voices: Phil Manning - Part 3

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

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    This is the 3rd and final part of the Life and Times of 69 year old music legend, Phil Manning. In this final part of his story ...
  6. World's Greatest Shave - for Cancer Research

    Event @ The Union Hotel - 90 Chapel Street, Windsor
    Sunday 19th March, 2017
    1.30 till 5pm.

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    James Pacholli performing in in banks "Eye Seaweed" image by pationpics;com

    It was 2008 when James was first diagnosed with Leukaemia and he was just finishing Year 5.

    His medical treatment involved a gruelling three years of chemo therapy under the care of Monash Medical Centre in Clayton as part of a research study. As a result of his treatment he lost all his hair for about 12 months and battled through the sickness.

    It was the love, care, kindness and inspiration of his family, friends and organisations such as Make a Wish, Aardvark and Carlton ...
  7. Listen To Older Voices: Phil Manning - Part 2

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

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    Phil circa 1971

    In Part 1 we followed the development of Phil’s musical career, of which a significant part of his ...
  8. Spiderbait Mojo

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    Spiderbait is one of Australia’s rock’n’roll national treasures.


    Damien Whitty, Janet English and Kram or Mark Anthony Maher have played together since they were 12 years old.

    Decades of musical collaboration, creativity and god given talent reveal a powerfully loving and mutually supportive bond that is irresistible to their world wide fan base, devotees of a spiritual variety!

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    I experienced my maiden voyage on starship Spiderbait last night at Melbourne’s iconic music venue the Corner Hotel in Richmond.

    We arrived at 10pm and the room was SOLD OUT packed to the rafters and Spiderbait were in full flight. ...
  9. Listen To Older Voices: Phil Manning- Part 1

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

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    Phil circa 1967

    This is part 1 of a 3-part program featuring 69-year-old Phil Manning. Phil is another Baby Boomer who has
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  10. Listen To Older Voices: Letti Bartlett

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

    Letti Bartlett’s story was originally aired in October 2004 but is replayed so that those who missed it the first time can hear it now. Letti is a dynamo and what she has ...
  11. Listen To Older Voices: John Walker - Part 3

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

    In the final part of the story of eighty year old Jim Walker, we cover a lot of ground and in doing so learn of Jim’s love for motorcycles and there are some great stories ...
  12. Listen To Older Voices: John Walker - Part 2

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

    In Part 2 of the story of John (Jim) Walker, we follow his story from him working as an industrial electrician to starting his own company. We learn how he comes to meet ...
  13. WHEN WORLD'S COLLIDE

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ID:	33629My husband Alan went to a posh English boarding school Stowe in Buckinghamshire. I went to a state school on the rural/urban fringe of Sydney.

    Stowe school was the Duke of Buckingham's country residence and he built a similar looking residence in London, you probably know it as Buckingham Palace. Stowe's 250 acres of landscaped gardens were designed by 'Capability' Brown and are now maintained by UK's National Trust.

    Stowe has produced some of our global leaders from Richard Branson through to the latest Superman, Henry Cavill, an array of notable people. Alan's friends, Rupert, Charles, Roddy, Jerry, George (we call him Nick), too are some of our captains of industry and are gentlemen
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  14. Listen To Older Voices: John Walker - Part 1

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

    This is part 1 of a 3-part program featuring the Life & Times of 80 year old Jim Walker. We follow Jim’s life from his earliest memories of being bought up in the Melbourne ...
  15. Listen To Older Voices: Graham Maloney - Part 2

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

    This program was originally aired in February 2008 and is being repeated as part of our "Golden Moments" programs, where we feature a program from the past that warrants ...
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