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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...

“Knocked from pillar to pillar”: Tools down for Mitchell Shire construction workers

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk CONSTRUCTION workers living in the Mitchell Shire are without work due to a combination of local lockdown – extended indefinitely – and tightened rules for the industry. From September 18, the State Government...

Trawool Estate and Kilmore’s BlazeAid finalists in national community achievement award

BlazeAid and The Trawool Estate have been named as finalists in the Awards Australia Community Achievement Awards. BlazeAid, founded by Kevin and Rhonda Butler of Kilmore East, is a finalist in the Community Group Award...

Regional restaurants remain closed to dine-in despite lockdown lifting

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Many hospitality businesses across the Mitchell and Macedon Ranges shires have decided to remain closed to diners despite the lifting of lockdown in regional Victoria on Friday. Tighter restrictions are in place for...

NorCen appoints 19-year-old to board of directors

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk NorCen Financial Services, who operates Bendigo Bank’s Wallan, Kilmore and Broadford branches, has appointed its youngest ever member of its board of directors. At 19, Wallan resident Benny Gregory joined the board last...

Broadford Nestlé factory celebrated 130 years of Allen’s Lollies

BROADFORD’S Nestlé factory joined in nationwide celebrations on Wednesday as the iconic Allen’s Lollies brand celebrated its 130th birthday. The Allen’s brand is owned by Nestlé and has been produced by the more than 200...

Indigenous-owned construction business wins $45 million Pucka upgrades contract

The Federal Government has announced the recipient of a $45.8 million contract to deliver upgrades at Puckapunyal Military Area is Indigenous-owned Barpa Pty Ltd. Barpa business development manager Jeremy Clark said the company was ‘ecstatic’...

Shortage of skilled automotive workers a ‘serious’ concern

A SHORTAGE of skilled workers in the automotive industry is one of the key issues to emerge from an automotive support organisation, Capricorn. In its second annual state of the nation report, Capricorn, who commissioned...

Local prices inflate as global shipping delays and skyrocketing freight costs hit home

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Mitchell Shire retailers and manufacturers relying on international trade are considering raising their prices as global shipping congestion, manufacturing downturns and skyrocketing freight prices escalate. This is the 16th consecutive week of freight...