The Free Press

Grape expectations

THE Macedon Ranges Wine Region is richer with a $68,775 package to increase its penetration into Australian and overseas markets, boost wine tourism and grow local businesses in the region. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas...

Protecting the region

LEGISLATION was introduced into parliament last week to protect the Macedon Ranges region. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne introduced a Bill that will allow the shire to be declared a distinctive area, strengthening planning controls...

Action on gender equality

LANCEFIELD and Riddells Creek CFA brigades and the Lancefield Football Netball Club are part of a new three-year action plan that will empower local brigades and sporting clubs to be more gender equal and...

School’s big night out

ST Mary’s Primary School in Lancefield recently held its annual ‘Drive In Movie Night’, the most successful one to date. The school incorporated a family friendly carnival at the beginning of the evening, providing an...

Busy council year kicks off

IT was a busy night at Macedon Ranges Shire council last Wednesday night, November 22, with a special meeting to elect councillors and the ordinary meeting for general council business to follow. West Ward Councillor...

Cr Anderson mayor for second term

CR JENNIFER Anderson has been elected Macedon Ranges’ mayor for a second term. Councillors voted unanimously at this week’s special meeting to return Cr Anderson to the mayoral chair and again decided that the role...

Lancefield home against Gisborne

CENTRAL Highlands Bowls Division midweek pennant saw Lancefield at home to Kyneton Golf, and finishing the day with an impressive win 51-47. The weather was warm and with a slight breeze making the day ideal...

Help hope live

THE 2018 Lancefield/Macedon Ranges Relay For Life event is returning next March and local residents are invited to join together and help hope live in the community. The Relay For Life is an inspirational and...

Not Haydn from fame

THE Gisborne Singers are ending 2017 with a choral work which celebrates the beginning of the world. Haydn’s Creation, is a musical masterpiece which tell the story from the biblical perspective, particularly the book of...

Favourites in exciting Kyneton Cup shoot out

by “Pegs” THE Warrnambool-trained Dodging Bullets took out an exciting $100,000 bet365 Kyneton Cup last Wednesday witnessed by a big crowd. Trained by Symon Wilde, and well ridden by Daniel Moor, the $2.80 favourite grabbed the...