Best One Ever: Celebrating 40 years of the Warrandyte Festival

Editor: Michelle Pini



Best One Ever! Celebrating 40 Years of Warrandyte Festival  (2017) The essence of this community event over four decades is beautifully captured by Cherie Moselen and illustrated with stunning images by Stephen Reynolds.

Now listed in the National Library of Australia.

Proceeds from the sale of this book go to Warrandyte Festival


The Great Warrandyte Cook-up

Project Manager: Michelle Pini


(Photo via Warrandyte Diary)



THE Great Warrandyte Cook-up is a biannual community competition and social event designed to create community participation, promote local trade and encourage ongoing support for local traders and dining establishments.

Focussed around a recipe competition, the greater
 Warrandyte community enter favourite recipes to be assessed by an independent panel of judges.

The Great Warrandyte Cook-up promotion includes a recipe competition, promotion in local businesses, dedicated full-colour lift-outs in the Warrandyte Diary (over three months), a community event and a cookbook.

Winning Recipes – the Great Warrandyte Cook-up cookbook to mark the close of the (inaugural) 2014 promotion – is now available at local stores and eateries throughout Warrandyte. Featuring the winning recipes as well as photographs and tips and recipes from participating local businesses.

Proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Warrandyte Neighbourhood House.






Photography: Photosynthesis

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The inaugural Warrandyte Fireball took place in October 2014. A community fundraiser created by a small group of residents wanting to assist the local CFA fire stations, the Fireball raised over $87,000.

Now a biannual event, the Fireball will continue to bring the community together on a glittering night of celebration to provide much-needed support for the greater Warrandyte CFA stations.

“The Warrandyte Fireball is a great example of what can be achieved when a community comes together for a common purpose. A community orchestrated event, the Fireball was a terrific achievement — the success of which will only breed success. Well done Warrandyte!” 

Craig Lapsley, PSM, Emergency Management Commissioner, Victoria.

Photography: Deb Sullivan

Logo: Claire Pini

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