Community

Refugee plight in spotlight

By Eden HynninenTWO Macedon Ranges community organisations are banding together to lead community awareness on refugees.Romsey Neighbourhood House and Lancefield Neighbourhood House are...

Whittlesea Men’s Shed host gathering for community

WHITTLESEA Men’s Shed highlighted its important projects for the community to the Australian Men’s Shed Association at a barbeque last week.The gathering gave Australian Men’s Shed Association...

Buddhist temple plans denied

By Eden HynninenMACEDON Ranges Shire Council has denied a planning permit for the development of a Buddhist temple in Gisborne South.At a council...

Pokies stance examined

MITCHELL Shire councillors will decide next Tuesday what its stance is on more poker machines for the municipality.Hogan’s Hotel in Wallan has applied for 20 additional poker...

Vandals damage child care centre

A KILMORE child care centre is concerned after becoming a constant target for vandals.Connect Kids Kilmore suffered nearly $15,000 worth of damage to its kindergarten yard in...

More rural doctors

Gisborne’s Bridget Fallon and Macedon’s Cassandra Hocking will start at a new Murray-Darling rural medical program in Victoria to tackle the nation-wide rural doctor shortage.The 15 regional...

Council calls for government to catch up

City of Whittlesea Mayor Lawrie Cox joined a national call for better access to roads, transport, jobs and community facilities in fast-growing outer suburbs in Canberra last week.

Broadford’s youngest entrepreneur making a difference

Broadford’s youngest entrepreneur Darcy O’Connor has started a heart-warming new business ‘Darcy’s Doggy Treats’.Darcy got the idea to make her homemade treats after starting a corner stall, where...

Brigade mural defaced

MEMBERS of the Broadford Fire Brigade are disappointed after an Aboriginal mural on the station’s roller doors was vandalised earlier this month.The mural was vandalised sometime around...

Cops stop for a cuppa

SEYMOUR residents were able to get to know their town's police officers at a 'Coffee with a Cop' event at The Brewer’s Table on Wednesday.The initiative originated...