Community

Road to ruin

By Joshua Wells VICTORIA’S country road network is under the spotlight after an inquiry was established to determine how regional roads are being managed. Residents in the North Central region have left a barrage of complaints...

Crime down in Whittlesea

By Brooke Haffenden FIGURES released by the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) recently indicated that crime is on the decline in the City of Whittlesea. The latest data, from the September quarter, revealed that the municipality had...

Ray’s one of the best

By Joshua Wells RAY Carroll is one of the most well respected sports people the North Central region has ever seen, and for good reason. The man himself helped shape some of the greatest footballers, cricketers...
Doreen-Fire

Up in smoke

By Brooke Haffenden LAURIMAR Community Centre went up in flames last Wednesday night, January 10. CFA crews arrived on the scene shortly after 11.30pm to find to the meeting room area engulfed in fire with considerable...

Celtic band comes to town

THIS Sunday the Old Kilmore Gaol will be treated to Breaking Trad’s Celtic music in a region-first event. The concert has been organised by Kilmore’s Caroline Killeen who met a musician by the name of...
poker machines

No jackpot for pokie pub

THE Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has ruled against the application for poker machines at the Commercial Hotel in South Morang. The verdict, which was handed down before Christmas, upheld a decision by the Victorian...

Grape expectations

THE Macedon Ranges Wine Region is richer with a $68,775 package to increase its penetration into Australian and overseas markets, boost wine tourism and grow local businesses in the region. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas...

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...