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Community hearing over fate of Boogie festival site at Tallarook

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Our Friends Farm in Tallarook has applied to Mitchel Shire Council for amendments to its planning permit in a last-ditch effort to keep the annual Easter weekend Boogie Festival on site. After sustained...

Young Kilmore performers to star in University of Melbourne musical this weekend

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Three young graduates from Assumption College and The Kilmore International School have been reunited to star in a University of Melbourne music theatre production in Melbourne’s north this week. John Sharp, of Kilmore,...

Samuel Johnson’s new book features 91 letters Guy Pearce, Shannon Noll and more wrote...

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Gold Logie-winning actor Samuel Johnson invited others to contribute to their own letters to his new book Dear Mum with the brief to write with raw honesty. Released in time for Mother's Day,...

Seymour’s new agricultural pavilion at Kings Park officially open

The clack of riding boots echoed through the new expansive agricultural pavilion at Seymour’s Kings Park on Thursday, as the multi-purpose space was officially opened to the public.   The large open but undercover shed...

Kilmore Art Expo’s return a resounding success

By Colin MacGillivray THE return of Kilmore Art Expo at the weekend proved to be worth the wait, with organisers reporting increased crowds and sales after a year off in 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing...

Kilmore Regional Busking Championships bring town to life

KILMORE’S Sydney Street came alive with sound and colour on Saturday as the town celebrated the return of the Kilmore Busking Championships. The championships were first held in 2019 to coincide with the Kilmore Art...

Seymour Alternative Farming Expo draws big crowds

By Colin MacGillivray SEYMOUR Alternative Farming Expo organisers are thrilled with the support the event received during the weekend, with exhibitors reporting some of their strongest sales in years. Crowds turned out to see displays of...

Extra gaming machines approved for Hogan’s Hotel in Wallan

By Colin MacGillivray A WAR of words has erupted between Mitchell Shire community leaders and Wallan’s Hogan’s Hotel after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal upheld a decision to allow 20 extra gaming machines at...

Kilmore Regional Busking Championships set to return

THE Kilmore Regional Busking Championships are set to return bigger and better for their second iteration on April 17. The championships started in 2019 but were cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Championships coordinator...

Broadford Memorial Park playground upgrade to begin in May

WORK is set to begin on the renewal and upgrade of Broadford’s Memorial Park playground in May. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes joined Mitchell Shire Council representatives on March 26 to launch the works...