Community

Santa is on his way

Mernda CFA members (from left) Bryan Santilli, Hayden Marshall and Alex Latham will join Santa this weekend as they partake in the annual CFA Santa Run. See page 2 for the full story. ​

Raining apologies

by Brooke HaffendenTHE City of Whittlesea’s council meeting again had to be adjourned due to the absence of councillors.With several important items on the agenda, including nine rescission notices of motion, the last meeting...

Centre of contention

by Joshua WellsMITCHELL Shire Council has buckled to public pressure and will extend Kilmore Leisure hours to 4pm on weekends.Council’s action comes after a Kilmore resident slammed the council over approving two fast food...

Protecting the region

LEGISLATION was introduced into parliament last week to protect the Macedon Ranges region. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne introduced a Bill that will allow the shire to be declared a distinctive area, strengthening planning controls...

Action on gender equality

LANCEFIELD and Riddells Creek CFA brigades and the Lancefield Football Netball Club are part of a new three-year action plan that will empower local brigades and sporting clubs to be more gender equal and...

Review rates call

RESIDENTS from retirement villages from across the municipality are calling on the Whittlesea Council to give them access to fair rates. On behalf of the residents from Mernda, Plenty Valley and Arilla retirement villages, Cr...

Teacher hands $10,000 gift to his school

By Joshua Wells STUDENTS in Year Five and Six at Wandong Primary School will receive a generous Christmas gift this December - $10,000 donated by a teacher. The school were stunned when Primary teacher Bradley Moedt...

Whittlesea, where’s my swing?

By Brooke Haffenden THE Whittlesea community has been left outraged following the theft of a basket swing from Lions Park. The new swing, which costs $2700, was cut down between 7.30pm on Thursday, November 23 and...

School’s big night out

ST Mary’s Primary School in Lancefield recently held its annual ‘Drive In Movie Night’, the most successful one to date. The school incorporated a family friendly carnival at the beginning of the evening, providing an...

Washout

by Ian Blyth and Joshua WellsTHE Country Fire Authority has slammed a ‘small number’ of drivers who drove through floodwaters after seven cars became trapped over the weekend’s rain. As the downpour began on Friday,...