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Federal MP Rob Mitchell asks State Government to reassess lockdown approach

Federal Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell has asked the State Government to rethink its approach to lockdowns for rural and semi-rural areas moving forward, particularly in the City of Whittlesea. Mr Mitchell said while it was...

Attempt to rescue platypuses entangled in rubbish in Kilmore Creek unsuccessful

While an attempt to rescue two platypuses entangled in litter in Kilmore Creek on October 8 proved unsuccessful by the Australian Platypus Conservancy, it did provide good news about how the area's platypus population...

NorCen appoints new board of directors member

NorCen Financial Services has appointed a new member to its board of directors. Lee Partridge hopes to use her role to boost financial literacy in the area and help support local sporting clubs. Ms Partridge has...

What do I actually have to do? An employer’s guide to COVID-19 vaccine requirements

THE Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have released a guide to help workplaces and employees navigate the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and mandatory requirements in what is an everchanging environment. The Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations in...

Recipe call-out for new Love in Action community cookbook

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Love in Action will again launch a community cookbook in time for Christmas this year after 2020’s inaugural edition sold out several times over. The community food relief organisation based in Wallan is...

Kilmore family calls for witnesses of hit-and-run that killed their dog

By Tricia Mifsud THE family of a dog who died after it was hit by a car near Kilmore Primary School on October 11 is calling for witnesses to come forward in the hope to...

Two years after a Seymour resident died waiting 43 minutes for an ambulance, a...

Member for Northern Victoria Tania Maxwell tabled a petition in Parliament last week calling for on-call ambulance services to be restored in Seymour. The petition, together with an ePetition tabled in February, gained the support...

“Doesn’t make sense”: Tooborac trudges through lockdowns despite only two cases since March 2020

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Businesses in small towns on the Mitchell Shire’s northern border are pleading for a more localised approach to COVID-19 restrictions in future, after trudging through extended lockdowns despite low cases. Tooborac, a town...

Romsey dog claims world championship

By Max Davies A DOG from Romsey’s Inverbrae Jack Russell Kennel won the World Dog Show last month, becoming one of many in the kennel’s history to claim top honour on the world stage. Inverbrae owner...

Grant for rural landowners to plant trees

Rural landowners looking to undertake work on their land to help improve the native environment and extend habitat for wildlife can now apply for a City of Whittlesea environmental works grant. The program, now into...