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New Romsey tankers

THE Romsey Fire Brigade has welcomed two new firefighting appliances to its fleet. The first was a new CFA owned and issued 4.4C Heavy Tanker. This new tanker replaced the Brigade’s 3.4C tanker which was transferred...

Time to speak out

By Brooke Haffenden A 14-YEAR-OLD author and campaigner visited St Mary’s Primary School in Whittlesea last week with a powerful message for the students. Attending the school, Monique Mastrobattista shone a light on bullying and told...

Police blitz officially begins

OPERATION Nexus is underway as Victoria Police aim to stamp out dangerous driving this Easter.Thousands of motorists will be tested for drugs and alcohol over the long weekend as police saturate Victorian roads, Minister...

Panthers take gutsy win without import

By Joshua WellsA STIRRING home crowd has backed the Wallan Panthers home in a thrilling six point win over the Altona Gators on Saturday night.The big RB Robson Stadium audience was vocal down the...

O’Nial dominates the court in Wallan win

By Joshua WellsEMMIE O’Nial’s performance for the Panthers at The Jungle on Sunday has been described as the best individual effort ‘we have ever seen in a Wallan singlet’.The praise from Coach Warren Taylor...

No to hipster highway

by Ian Blyth MITCHELL Shire Council has moved to set up a working party following growing community opposition to the planned Wallan to Heathcote rail trail. With some 45 per cent of the proposed route currently...

Sporting clubs call for funding

By Joshua Wells TWO football netball clubs are desperate to continue upgrading their facilities, with lights and scoreboards at the top of the list. Two Macedon Ranges clubs are fundraising for new equipment, with Romsey Football...

Bottom of the lake

By Brooke Haffenden A LOCAL resident has slammed council for draining water from the lakes in Laurimar to irrigate the sports grounds at Laurimar Recreation Reserve. For the past 10 years Robin Gipps has lived in...

The rate debate

By Brooke Haffenden RESIDENTS from the Mernda Retirement Village are taking on the City of Whittlesea in a bid for a fairer valuation process and fairer rates. Members of the Mernda Retirement Village Action Group, Bain...

What was that?

By Joshua Wells WAS it a gold mine blast, fighter jet, asteroid, an earthquake or a volcanic explosion? Residents across the Macedon Ranges Shire experienced an unexplained sonic boom at 10am on Wednesday morning, with Macedon...