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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...

New Kyneton interactive exhibition highlights Ranges’ biodiversity crisis

THE Macedon Ranges is facing a biodiversity crisis, with many threatened species at risk of extinction, despite more than 376 animal species and 1457 varieties of native plants recorded in the shire. A new interactive...

Lancefield Agricultural Show cancelled in 2021, but some events to go ahead

LANCEFIELD Agricultural Show has been officially cancelled in 2021 - but parts of the show will go in a different format this year. Lancefield Agricultural Society will still host three key components of the show...

Snake warnings for Mitchell and Macedon shires as warm September brings early start to...

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has issued a snake warning to the Mitchell and Macedon Ranges shires as snake season has started early this year due to warmer-than-usual weather bringing them...

City of Whittlesea proposes mandatory cat desexing to combat strays

The City of Whittlesea is proposing mandatory desexing of all cats in the municipality from 2022 as part of its draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2021-25. The draft was developed using more than 3000 community...

Hope for Seymour Show in 2021

SEYMOUR Agricultural and Pastoral Society president Jason Ronald and secretary Pam Beerens are pleased with preparations for the annual Seymour Show despite the challenges of Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdown. The Kings Park event will take place...

Whittlesea Show cancelled for a second year in a row

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The Whittlesea Agricultural Society has cancelled its annual Whittlesea Show for 2021 due to uncertainty around ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Society president Erica Hawke said after four months of communications with the Victorian Department...

Animal kindness week: How to live and eat more sustainably

People are encouraged to pledge their support to sustainable eating and living as part of Edgar’s Mission’s Be Kind to Animals Week in October. Now in its eleventh year, Be Kind to Animals week involves...

Woman airlifted to hospital after dog incident in Seymour

A 29-year-old Wallan woman was airlifted to Royal Melbourne Hospital last night after an incident with a dog in Seymour. Paramedics were called to a property on Martindale Crescent in Seymour at 5:45pm on Wednesday...

Newham family devastated and left in the dark after fatal shooting of pet dog

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A Newham woman says her teenage daughter has been left devastated after their two-year-old family dog Jedda was shot and later died from injuries near their home. Kaye Bye is still in the...