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10 years on

Issue 22, October – November 2007
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Away from the desk

The little bent tree
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Chamber update

Volvo race is heading to Docklands
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Councillor Profile Image

Councillor Profile

The making of a Lord Mayor
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Docklander

Life among the runaways
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Docklands Secrets

Tram bridge or underground tunnel?
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Fashion

Top five street style trends
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Good News Bill

A journey through the past of Docklands
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Health and Wellbeing

Express workouts work
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Letters

Letter from John Thatcher
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New Businesses Image

New Businesses

Ear and Hearing & New Key
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Owners Corporation Law

The times they are a-changin’
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Pets Corner

How spoiled are these dogs?
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SkyPad Living

Litter from the heavens
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We Live Here

A look back at what's been happening
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10 years on -  October 2014

02 Oct 2014

Issue 6 – April – May 2004

Docklands people came out to party at the Dockfest on March 19. The new wharf area at the corner of Victoria Harbour near the National Australia Bank building was transformed into a fun-fair atmosphere.

The festival got off to an early and exciting start as teams commenced the rapid construction of boats in the Fast and Furious Boat Building event.

This event was a constant point of interest and the different vessels built were as diverse as could be imagined.

When the boats eventually raced at 7.00pm the craft built by the Docklands Yacht Club was the ultimate winner but, in what was a testament to the skills of the participating teams, every boat proved seaworthy.

Jazz music greeted patrons as they arrived Dockfest.

Stalls dispensing food and wine nestled between booths and information stands from local enterprises.

Children wandered from the animal nursery to the bounce castle, soaking up the festival fun.

The Corporate Challenge proved to be a hotly contested event.

With all teams keen to serve it up to the National Australia Bank team, last year’s victors, the competition was intense.

The team from City of Melbourne finished first, just ahead of Baracon with the national team, weakened by the late withdrawal of through illness of a key paddler, a close third.

The site then came alive as the sensual samba beats of  “Melsamba” had everyone swaying to the rhythm, the band’s carnivale dancers adding a new dimension of colour and fun

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