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Bullying tackled

By Steph McNicol - MACEDON Ranges Shire Council is calling for help from the Municipal Association of Victoria after the escalation of bullying allegations against councils statewide. Macedon Ranges Shire Mayor Janet Pearce said it was...

Ash Wednesday Park renewal

By Steph McNicol TWO Macedon Ranges Shire councillors expressed their concern for the disturbance of a sacred space if an Ash Wednesday Park draft masterplan was to be adopted. Councillors gathered via a Zoom conference call...

Wavering business support

By Evelyn Leckie IT’S mixed offering for local businesses when it comes to the State Government’s $500 million Business Support Fund to support the hardest hit sectors. Hospitality, tourism, accommodation, arts and entertainment and retail were...

Big cat call-out

By Evelyn Leckie PODCASTER Ben Beed is calling for Macedon Ranges residents to contact him to contribute to his podcast Missing Panther. The NSW man said he was fascinated by the intrigue of panthers and whether...

Shadow soldiers commemorate Anzacs

By Steph McNicol ROMSEY resident Melissa Hubbard created more than a 1000 shadow soldiers for the community to commemorate Anzac Day. Ms Hubbard said she wanted to do something simple for herself to commemorate the day,...

Collaborative response

By Steph McNicol -  MACEDON Ranges residents will now have access to a one-stop-shop support centre during COVID-19, thanks to collaboration between Macedon Ranges Shire Council and shire-wide health organisations. The Recovery Operations Centre opened last...

Egg-cellent increase

By Steph McNicol ONE business thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic is Josh’s Rainbow Eggs as it tries to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for ‘ethical eggs’. Tamsyn Murray and her son Josh have spent more...

To market we go

LANCEFIELD residents and visitors can look forward to another Lancefield and District Farmer’s Market on Saturday despite COVID-19 restrictions. The market will begin at 9am at the Lancefield Park on Chauncey Street where, through the...

COVID-19 Update: One new case in Victoria

Authorities say social distancing measures appear to be working as Victoria recorded just one additional case of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the state total of confirmed cases to 1302. No new deaths were reported, with the...

Macedon kinders to reopen this week

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council kindergartens will reopen for term two this week with modifications in place for coronavirus. Following the State Government’s announcement of free kindergarten for a term, four-year-old kinder will resume on Thursday. The...