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Taking a stand

By Steph McNicol A CAMPAIGN by Romsey and Lancefield residents will aim to prevent family violence and promote healthy and respectful behaviour. The Stand Together Campaign, facilitated by Swinburne University and supported by Cobaw Community Health,...

Macedon council appoints acting CEO

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council appointed John Nevins as its acting chief executive at Wednesday night’s council meeting. Mr Nevins will take on the role for six months while council works to appoint a new permanent...

Festival cancelled

By Colin MacGillivray ORGANISERS of February’s Whittlesea Country Music Festival have pulled the pin on the event, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic making it logistically impossible. The festival had been due to celebrate its 21st anniversary...

Police promote pantry program

By Colin MacGillivray POLICE have joined school leaders and charities to support a unique grassroots movement providing food to the City of Whittlesea’s most vulnerable residents. Mernda police officers made deliveries to three Pataka, or community...

Petals of Peace project promotes peace worldwide

By Steph McNicol ALTHOUGH many people feel alone and isolated because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Petals of Peace project has invited everyone to fold a lotus flower to promote a peaceful world. The peace-inspired movement...

Beveridge residents question division

By Colin MacGillivray A BEVERIDGE resident has questioned the division of the suburb between Victoria’s metropolitan and regional COVID-19 lockdown zones, claiming it has financially harmed business owners in the area. The Beveridge postcode is divided...

Metro-regional border to open

Regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will become one once again at 11.59pm on November 8 after Premier Daniel Andrews announced yesterday a major easing of restrictions for the state’s capital. The 25-kilometre travel restriction and...

No active cases in Mitchell Shire

MITCHELL Shire officially has no active cases of COVID-19 following the outbreak in Kilmore earlier this month. One new case was reported across the state today, bringing the state’s total number of active cases to...

Bakery staff member tests positive

By Jackson Russell The Kilmore and District Hospital has confirmed a staff member of Kemp’s Bakery in Kilmore has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member, who lives in metropolitan Melbourne, worked at the Kilmore bakery...

Pay it forward inititative takes off

By Steph McNicol KILMORE’s Handmade Marketplace owner Jessie Mann has jumped on board a social media initiative inviting community members to ‘pay forward’ a coffee for other people. Cafés across Australia and the world have implemented...