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Assumption College carnival set to celebrate the community

The community, business and schools are counting down the days until the Assumption College site is transformed into a carnival space. The three-day community event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, RURBAN, includes some of the...

Yan Yean Reservoir fishing plans endorsed by Rob Mitchell

FEDERAL Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell is calling on State Government departments to work together to deliver recreational fishing opportunities at Yan Yean Reservoir. Mr Mitchell, pictured below, said opening the reservoir to recreational fishers...

Kyneton choir for LGBTQIA+ community and allies launches online in lockdown

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A community choir for LGBTQIA+ identifying people and allies launched in Kyneton this month and is seeking members of all ages, with no musical experience necessary. Aimed at providing a safe and welcoming...

Whittlesea Show cancelled for a second year in a row

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The Whittlesea Agricultural Society has cancelled its annual Whittlesea Show for 2021 due to uncertainty around ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Society president Erica Hawke said after four months of communications with the Victorian Department...

18-year-old Wallan singer releases debut single

WALLAN singer-songwriter Grace Frost has released her debut single Heads or Tail, a song she wrote herself. Frost joined Mitchell Community Radio OKR FM’s Youth Zone hosts Matt Whitfield and Ben Rask last week to...

Australian hip hop artists Allday, JK-47 and more coming to Broadford

NATIONALLY-renowned Australian hip hop artists Allday and JK-47 will headline a youth music event in Broadford next month when The Push All-Ages Tour visits Mitchell Shire. Allday and JK-47 will be joined by a host...

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...