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OKR FM community radio youth presenters foray into live studio interviews

Presenters of OKR FM Mitchell Community Radio’s Youth Zone show, Ben Rask and Matthew Whitfield, welcomed studio guest, musician Emma Pyle, into the studio on July 5. The two 15-year-old presenters spoke to Pyle about...

NAIDOC Week events: What’s on in north-central Victoria?

After Reconciliation Week events in May 2021 were thwarted due to Victoria’s circuit-breaker lockdown, regional Victorian Indigenous communities are relishing the return of NAIDOC Week, from July 4 to 11, with a range of...

Rollicking blue grass gig kicks off monthly series at Kilmore Gaol

The regional tour of Keep the Circle Unbroken is coming to Kilmore Gaol next month, kicking off a monthly gig series at the venue. “It’s different,” Strath Creek musician and event organiser Bobby Valentine said. “It’s...

Whittlesea council plans to reduce waste by 68,000 tonnes a year

The City of Whittlesea will aim to reduce waste sent to landfill by 68,000 tonnes each year by 2030 under its new waste plan. The council’s Rethinking Waste Plan 2021-2030 features 34 actions to be...

Assumption defies gravity with production of Wicked premiering this week

Assumption College students have been working hard to prepare their annual production for public viewing this week. The college hosts a diverse range of dramatic productions, and their latest production of the family musical Wicked...

US TV series begins filming in Macedon Ranges, creating hundreds of jobs

By Tricia Mifsud A private property in Macedon Ranges Shire is the filming set for an American drama television – the largest television production to take place in Victoria in more than a decade. NBC series...

Hope remains for Boogie Festival in Tallarook

Boogie Festival may yet have a future in Tallarook after a change relating to noise levels was made to the venue's planning permit. At the Mitchell Shire Council meeting on Monday, councillors voted unanimously in...

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,...