Business

Farmers’ markets green lit for lockdowns after months of battling last year

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk After fighting an uphill battle to keep farmers’ markets open during last year’s stage four lockdown, organisers across Victoria are rejoicing their essential status this time around. Victorian Farmers’ Market Association accredited markets...

Broadford bill bungle: residents charged for water meter reader error

By Colin MacGillivray MANY Broadford residents were shocked to see a spike in their quarterly water bills last month after a Goulburn Valley Water error in January led to higher bills in May. GV Water managing...

Mitchell Shire businesses struggle under new COVID-safe measures

By Colin MacGillivray BUSINESSES across the Mitchell Shire continue to struggle despite an easing in the State Government’s COVID-19 restrictions for regional Victoria. The government announced on Thursday lockdown measures would be scaled back in regional...

Locksmith challenges gender norms in a male-dominated industry

A locksmith from Kinglake West is changing the trends of the trade and passing on information for those who follow in her footsteps. Natalie Ball gained an interest in locksmithing from a childhood spent in...

New Woolworths to open in Kilmore

MITCHELL Shire residents will have access to a fresh Woolworths supermarket, when the new store opens its doors to shoppers on Friday at the new Kilmore Village Shopping Centre. The new shopping centre, at the...

New retail hub set to open in Kilmore

Kilmore’s first ever major retail hub is set to open on Saturday. Kilmore Village, anchored by Woolworths and BWS, will feature 12 speciality shops at the north of the town, opposite Coles, Aldi and McDonalds. Among...

POSITION VACANT: RECEPTIONIST

Join our award-winning newspaper and commercial printing business based in Kilmore. We produce three mastheads for communities in the Mitchell Shire, City of Whittlesea and Macedon Ranges Shire each week, and also produce quality printed...

Extra gaming machines approved for Hogan’s Hotel in Wallan

By Colin MacGillivray A WAR of words has erupted between Mitchell Shire community leaders and Wallan’s Hogan’s Hotel after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal upheld a decision to allow 20 extra gaming machines at...

Position vacant: Cadet Journalist

The North Central Review is an award-winning newspaper based in Kilmore and has a position available for a cadet journalist – year 1, 2 or 3 - depending on skills and experience. The role would...

$96.4 million armoured vehicle simulation centre set for Puckapunyal Military Area

A THREE-STOREY armoured vehicle simulation centre is the centrepiece of a $96.4 million Federal Government investment in the Puckapunyal Military Area. In addition to the new centre, works at the base will include a modernisation...