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Mental health support for Gisborne college

GISBORNE Secondary College is one of several state schools with access to a mental health practitioner and other mental health initiatives that started in July last year. The statewide program, enabled by State Government funding...

Grant to protect arts

NEWHAM’s Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres, VAPAC, will receive $85,000 in State Government support to prepare for the future. VAPAC was named alongside 77 Victorian arts and cultural organisations sharing in the $7.85 million...

Children’s Week celebrations

COBAW Community Health and Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House will receive grants of up to $1000 so they can host free educational events and activities for Children’s Week 2020 celebrations. Cobaw Community Health will host a...

ID checks compulsory

By Steph McNicol CHECKING customers’ identification, to ensure they aren’t from metropolitan Melbourne, is now a legal requirement for businesses as the State Government aims to ‘protect the hard work of regional Victorians’. The new restrictions...

Macedon Ranges Shire Council east ward candidates

Annette Death I live in Riddells Creek with my husband and two young children. I am running for council to protect the good life we have here and to give back to the hard-working residents who...

Health organisations set to merge in 2021

COMMUNITY health services in Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges are set to be strengthened with the announcement of the merger of Cobaw Community Health and Sunbury Community Health. The merged organisation, to be known as...

Cricket’s back this weekend

By Jackson Russell The Gisborne and District Cricket Association returns this weekend, with both senior and junior teams taking part in a regional club competition until metropolitan clubs return to begin the season proper. The friendly...

Young leaders wanted

YOUNG aspiring leaders living the Macedon Ranges are being called to take part in the Macedon Youth Council 2021. The youth council will aim to empower young people to play an active role in public...

Students return to school

SCHOOL students across Mitchell Shire, the City of Whittlesea and Macedon Ranges Shire returned to the classroom on varying days in the past week, as Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions eased. All students in regional areas, including...

A tale of two electorates

Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell has described last week’s Federal Budget as leaving large sections of his constituents out ‘in the cold’, while neighbouring Member for Nicholls Damian Drum celebrated a $320 million infrastructure...