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Bumper field of entries for Kilmore Art Expo and busking championships

AFTER a COVID-induced year in hiatus, Kilmore Art Expo is ready to return this weekend with a bumper field of about 400 entries. Painters, photographers and sculptors alike have submitted a range of high-quality artwork...

Residents’ question time to start at City of Whittlesea meetings

City of Whittlesea residents are now able to ask questions of administrators at council meetings after its governance rules were amended last week. The amended governance rules include a new section relating to public question...

Broadford rallies behind father with terminal cancer

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $15,000 in 10 days for cancer treatment for 39-year-old Broadford resident Darren Daynes. Mr Daynes and his wife Bianca Daynes, who recently opened their Protex Garage...

Extra gaming machines approved for Hogan’s Hotel in Wallan

By Colin MacGillivray A WAR of words has erupted between Mitchell Shire community leaders and Wallan’s Hogan’s Hotel after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal upheld a decision to allow 20 extra gaming machines at...

Gisborne growth and town character a concern for residents

The growth of the township and losing the character of the town were highlighted in a Gisborne Future project report presented to Macedon Ranges Shire Council. At its March meeting, council was updated with community...

City of Whittlesea Budget open for feedback

The City of Whittlesea has released its proposed 2021-22 Budget for feedback until May 5. The proposed budget includes a $229.5 million investment in services, activities and programs and $76.4 million allocated for a capital...

Boogie at Tallarook provides opening act for music festivals in Victoria

Victoria’s first post-lockdown multi-day music festival with no restrictions on standing or dancing was held in Tallarook over the Easter long weekend. With restrictions easing further in late March, Boogie Music Festival was able to...

New era for Whittlesea Youth Advisory Committee

The City of Whittlesea’s Youth Advisory Committee will receive funding and a refreshed terms of reference to help the body become more youth-oriented. At last week’s council meeting, administrators voted in favour of upgrades to...

The Shack is back at Upper Plenty

By Colin MacGillivray THE Upper Plenty community had a celebration five years in the making last week as it welcomed the reopening of the Upper Plenty Mechanics Institute Hall, known as The Shack. Much of the...