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Leadership program opens to Macedon Ranges residents

Applications are now open for the 2022 Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program to inspire and challenge participants while supporting the development of confidence, skills, and a deeper understanding of leadership. Run by LEAD Loddon Murray,...

Macedon Ranges council pursues protection of 147-year-old bridge under threat

Macedon Ranges Shire councillors have voted to pursue a fight to protect five trees and the 147-year-old Bunjil Creek bluestone bridge and channel in Gisborne. The introduced-species trees and bluestone assets are under threat by...

Lancefield author publishes book with sustainability tips for being ‘community sufficient’

The author of a book about how to live sustainably and prepare for the future made an appearance at Red Door Books of Lancefield to sign copies of her new book before lockdown. ‘Future-steading’ is...

Kyneton choir for LGBTQIA+ community and allies launches online in lockdown

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A community choir for LGBTQIA+ identifying people and allies launched in Kyneton this month and is seeking members of all ages, with no musical experience necessary. Aimed at providing a safe and welcoming...

Football and netball leagues release roadmaps to finals amid lockdowns

Football and netball leagues in the region have announced roadmaps of how they hope to play final series, should Victorian end lockdown in September. The Northern Football Netball League’s, NFNL, released its roadmap last week...

Animal kindness week: How to live and eat more sustainably

People are encouraged to pledge their support to sustainable eating and living as part of Edgar’s Mission’s Be Kind to Animals Week in October. Now in its eleventh year, Be Kind to Animals week involves...

Lancefield Farmers’ Market experiences downturn amid lockdowns and online criticism

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Lancefield and District Farmers’ Market organisers are hoping for a return of customers to Saturday’s event, after experiencing a downturn in customers due to lockdowns and a reemergence of some negative sentiment...

GoFundMe for beloved Riddells Creek community member’s battle with rare cancer

By Tricia Mifsud DES Haliday’s love for his wife Leanne and two children, as well as his involvement with various clubs in the community is inspiring him through his battle with cancer. When the Riddells Creek...

Newham family devastated and left in the dark after fatal shooting of pet dog

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A Newham woman says her teenage daughter has been left devastated after their two-year-old family dog Jedda was shot and later died from injuries near their home. Kaye Bye is still in the...

Ambulance Vic adds 300 paramedics and nurses to rural areas amid soaring demand

Ambulance Victoria will manage record demand by recruiting more than 300 paramedics and nurses, including 56 on-road paramedics in rural Victoria in the next 12 months, as part of a $759 million State Government...