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Tallarook market returns

Mitchell Shire’s only accredited farmers market is back after a two-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tallarook Farmers Market returns on Sunday, and the community is invited to support producers who have not...

Cemetery to benefit

Broadford Cemetery Trust is one of 16 volunteer groups in the Nicholls electorate to share in funding, in recognition of National Volunteer Week. The trust received $3200 from the Federal Government to go towards a...

Grants for Mitchell volunteers

By Jackson Russell Sixteen community groups across the McEwen electorate will receive grants to support volunteers. Children First Foundation will receive $4650, Mitchell Suicide Prevention Network $3680, Love in Action $3500 and Kilmore Toy Library $2410...

Students return to school

Students across the Mitchell Shire were among about 400,000 students across Victoria welcomed back to schools last week as part of a staged return to the classroom. While the vast majority of students have been...

Dirt jumps bulldozed

By Steph McNicol -  AN online petition to build a dirt jump track in Doreen for teenage riders has gained more than 1000 signatures after their track was bulldozed by council. The group had taken it...

Childcare centre denied

By Steph McNicol -  A permit to build a childcare and medical centre in Romsey was knocked back by Macedon Ranges Shire Council. At a council meeting on Wednesday, councillors were divided over granting the planning...

COVID-19 clinic opens

Nexus Primary Health began operating Mitchell Shire’s first GP-led respiratory clinic yesterday as part of the Federal Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new clinic at Nexus GP SuperClinic in Wallan will assess, test...

Support group continues through COVID-19

By Steph McNicol DESPITE the limitations caused by COVID-19 to meet face-to-face, ‘Support After Suicide’ member Gerry Leahy said the group is continuing to provide support. Before coronavirus, the group used to meet in Newham on...

Storm hits region

By Steph McNicol Thunder and lightning woke most residents across the region in the early hours of May 20, with a noisy storm also leaving backyards blanketed in hail. Victoria State Emergency Service North East duty...

Statewide awards for region’s producers

By Jackson Russell Two of the region’s producers have been honoured in the 2020 delicious Produce Awards for their farm-to-table goods. Clonbinane’s Warialda Belted Galloways and Tooborac’s McIvor Farm Foods were both named state winners in...