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IGA backs Broadford brigade

BROADFORD Country Fire Authority members were grateful recipients of a $1200 donation from the town’s IGA supermarket last week. Broadford IGA manager Fiore Ambrosio said the store made charitable donations to community groups ‘once or...

‘Unnecessary harm’ caused by incorrect virus hotspot listing

Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell has called out the Queensland Government’s warning that Mitchell and Macedon Ranges areas are COVID-19 hotspots, saying it is causing ‘unnecessary harm’. The government listed several local government areas to...

Ranges charity steps up

By Jackson Russell -  From its humble beginnings as a community-driven initiative to help wildlife displaced after bushfires, The Care Initiative has started the process to become an officially registered charity organisation. Originally named Ranges Rescue,...

Cellar doors to reopen

By Jackson Russell Macedon Ranges wineries were grateful to be able to open their cellar doors to customers on Monday after months of forced closure. In line with the reopening of restaurants and cafés yesterday, wineries...

Tourism boost

A 23-kilometre trail connecting major towns in the Macedon Ranges Shire will aim to boost tourism to the region, following the economical effects of COVID-19. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas last week announced $8.75 million...

Bendigo Bank employee celebrates 20 years

BENDIGO Bank Broadford branch celebrated the 20th anniversary of customer relationship manager Leanne Paice on Friday. Ms Paice first joined the bank at its Coburg branch before moving to the Broadford branch with a stop...

Wavering business support

By Evelyn Leckie IT’S mixed offering for local businesses when it comes to the State Government’s $500 million Business Support Fund to support the hardest hit sectors. Hospitality, tourism, accommodation, arts and entertainment and retail were...

Egg-cellent increase

By Steph McNicol ONE business thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic is Josh’s Rainbow Eggs as it tries to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for ‘ethical eggs’. Tamsyn Murray and her son Josh have spent more...

Government boost for regional media

The Federal Government announced a $50 million support package on Wednesday to help Australian media companies, particularly regional outlets, through the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement comes after many regional newspapers have been forced to stop...

Property inspection ban reversed

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire real estate agents have breathed a sigh of relief after the State Government reversed its decision to ban private property inspections following industry backlash. The government announced the ban earlier this...