Animals

Mitchell Shire campaign to increase safety between motorists and horse riders

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A central Victorian horse riding group is promoting its campaign to educate motorists about risks to rider safety on the road during National Road Safety Week this week. Led by Avenel resident Helen...

“An absolute disaster”: Tallarook Forest planned burns put pressure on threatened gliders

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Planned burns by the Department of Land, Water and Planning in Tallarook State Forest in April have drawn concerns over potentially ‘catastrophic’ impact on the native greater glider. Environmental advocate Norm Stimson, who...

Plans for tree stumps near Kilmore Racecourse Reserve

The safety and interests of the 8000 people living in Kilmore trump the demands of a small minority protesting against cypress trees cut down at Kilmore Racecourse and Recreational Reserve, according to its trustees...

Seymour’s new agricultural pavilion at Kings Park officially open

The clack of riding boots echoed through the new expansive agricultural pavilion at Seymour’s Kings Park on Thursday, as the multi-purpose space was officially opened to the public.   The large open but undercover shed...

Seymour Alternative Farming Expo draws big crowds

By Colin MacGillivray SEYMOUR Alternative Farming Expo organisers are thrilled with the support the event received during the weekend, with exhibitors reporting some of their strongest sales in years. Crowds turned out to see displays of...

Broadford’s Stacey Rusic riding back in time

BROADFORD resident Stacey Rusic is a ‘vintage’ lover; everything from fashion, lifestyle and the traditional style for a woman to ride a horse. Her love for earlier periods of time allowed her to stumble across...

Outcry over bunny dumped at Yarrambat Lake

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk DOREEN resident Taylor Wyld was appalled at a pet bunny’s condition after rescuing it from Yarrambat Lake last weekend. Lucy the rabbit has since undergone urgent surgery and medical attention after a man...

New platypus protection initiative

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The City of Whittlesea, RMIT and the Merri Creek Management Committee have launched a new joint initiative to ensure the Merri Creek continues to be a healthy and habitable environment for aquatic...

Wildlife concerns continue

Macedon Ranges Shire Council will investigate solutions to what residents say is an increase in wildlife being killed or injured on the shire’s roads. A report detailing opportunities to improve wildlife safety on roads across...

Furry ferret captures Romsey’s attention

By Steph McNicol AN unlikely escapee had Romsey residents on the lookout last month, as hundreds of people followed the escapades of a furry ferret. His adventures, documented via a series of Facebook posts over five...