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Cabinet welcomes Mary-Anne Thomas and Jaclyn Symes

MEMBER for Macedom Mary-Anne Thomas has been sworn in as a member of the cabinet alongside Jaclyn Symes who will step into the role of Attorney-General. "Since her election in 2014, Mary-Anne has been...

Mother records .216 after crash

MACEDON Ranges police were greeted with a distressing and ‘entirely avoidable’ incident on Friday after a mother collided with safety barriers while her child was in the car. When police attended the scene at Melbourne-Lancefield...

Romsey lights up for Christmas

THE streets of Romsey were lit up this month to celebrate the end of a challenging year and for the town’s Christmas in Romsey 2020 Lights and Decorations Competition. Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association...

January concerts to draw a crowd

A FREE stream of concerts in January is set to draw crowds as Broadford host Peter Hagen welcomes the public to enjoy live music again after the pandemic. Mr Hagen said the concerts were ‘not...

Dive into free school holiday fun

From pool parties and trail rides, to arts and crafts, there are plenty of activities in Mitchell Shire to keep children of all ages entertained these school holidays. When the temperature rises, the council’s outdoor...

Victorians warned against complacency

FIRE and State Emergency Service personnel are urging Victorians to be vigilant as they travel in the summer holidays, after a trying year. Fire Rescue Victoria fire safety deputy commissioner Michelle Young said after the...

Summertime fling for Macedon Ranges wineries

Cellar doors across the Macedon Ranges Shire will host a series of events next month as part of the new Summertime Fling Festival. Three weeks of events involving wine, food and fun for residents and...

Young artist awarded

YOUNG performer John Sharp, a graduate of Assumption College Kilmore, was recognised as a young emerging artist after he was the winner of a Georgy Award. it is the third time Mr Sharp has won...

Children First spread Christmas cheer

By Steph McNicol DESPITE limitations caused by the pandemic, Children First Foundation volunteers and children were able to spread Christmas cheer to their much-loved supporters and donors. The Children First team hosted a Facebook Live stream...

Weed management questioned

Broadford residents have raised their concern about the State Government’s lack of weed management along the north-east rail corridor between Broadford and Wandong. The management of weeds including blackberry, gorse and St John’s wort has...