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Umpiring bodies call for recruits

By Colin MacGillivray A CALL for umpiring recruits has gone out on the eve of the 2021 football season amid a statewide shortage. Umpiring bodies associated with the Riddell Football Netball League, Northern Football Netball League...

Romsey cricketers in GDCA team of the year

By Tricia Mifsud GISBORNE and District Cricket Association concluded its 2020-21 season by holding an annual awards presentation night on Wednesday, March 31. The night also celebrated the award winners from the 2019-20 season, as last...

Macedon Ranges Shire Council rejects Gisborne communications tower

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council has refused an application for a telecommunication tower at Gisborne, set to be used by the Country Fire Authority and Western Water. One of the key reasons for the refusal was...

Macedon Ranges community support unit seeks new volunteers

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council’s community support unit is looking for new volunteers to join the team. The community support unit provides support services to assist older people, including those who may feel lonely or isolated,...

Macedon Ranges councillors declare climate emergency

By Lauren Duffy MACEDON Ranges Shire Council has declared a climate change emergency, and will consider allocating further funding to the cause in its next budget. At council’s December meeting, councillors asked for an officer’s report...

Bernie O’Sullivan appointed Macedon Ranges Shire Council chief executive

FORMER City of Bendigo director of strategy and growth Bernie O’Sullivan is the new chief executive at Macedon Ranges Shire Councill. The council decided on Mr O’Sullivan’s appointment in the confidential part of its ordinary...

Romsey Community Co-op a success story

THE Romsey Community Co-op has thrived since opening its doors last year including implementing several initiatives and obtaining more than 100 volunteers. Romsey Neighbourhood House coordinator Michelle Balthazar said the co-op focused on its motto,...

Riddells Creek’s John Herron pleads for more victim support

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk RIDDELLS Creek resident and Gisborne lawyer John Herron is campaigning for an overhaul of the system that provides support to victims of crime and their families in Victoria. After Mr Herron’s 25-year-old daughter...

Lancefield Neighbourhood House to welcome new residents

LANCEFIELD Neighbourhood House will host a gathering on Sunday for new residents in the area to meet new people and socialise with their new neighbours. Romsey Neighbourhood House will also host a new residents’ event...

Mixed bag for Wallan in Gisborne and District Cricket Association grand finals

By Colin MacGillivray THE Gisborne and District Cricket Association Jensen Shield season came to a heartbreaking end with an 108-run grand final drubbing at the hands of Bacchus Marsh. Despite having beaten the Bulls twice during...