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Australia Day change

Evelyn Leckie THIS year’s Australia Day celebrations by the City of Whittlesea may mark a pivotal moment in council history, as Indigenous perspectives will be acknowledged during Sunday’s event. A minute’s silence at the council-run event...

Crafting community spirit

By Jackson Russell A group of Riddells Creek crafters have been overwhelmed by community support as they make pouches and raise money for refuges caring for wildlife affected by bushfires raging across Australia. Ranges Rescue began...

Heroic work

By Jackson Russell Quick-thinking and good timing from a group of Romsey-based workers prevented a suspicous grass fire from damaging homes in Springridge estate in Wallan last week. Newearth Constructions machine operator Daniel Ward was leaving...

Vietnam veterans receive 22 years of support

By Evelyn Leckie OVER the past 22 years, Tony Comley has raised more than $1 million for Vietnam war veterans, with the help of Whittlesea businesses.

Protesters halt logging

By Evelyn Leckie CONCERNED Kinglake residents are protesting in the Mt Robertson Forest to call for VicForests to stop native forest logging in the area. For...

House fire hazard

By Jackson Russell Country Fire Authority District 12 operations officer Justin Dally has urged caution after a spate of house fires in the Mitchell Shire.

Water shortage hits

By Jackson Russell KILMORE, Wandong and Heathcote Junction residents are being urged to conserve water, with the Sunday Creek reservoir at 18 per cent capacity. ...

Devastated

Man knocked out after roof collpase by Joshua Wells A SECOND roof collapse left Australian Defence Force veteran Matthew Blunt unconscious on his floor recently – just two months after most of his ceiling fell into...

Community gutted

by Ian Blyth THE Tallarook community is gutted following the fire at the weekend that destroyed the town’s Mechanics Institute and irreplaceable memorabilia that the hall contained. Saturday night was a sad night for the Tallarook...

Anzac services

DISTRICT Anzac services and marches will be conducted throughout the district on April 25, 2018. The following information has been provided by the respective organisers. Broadford March and commemorative service. Step off is at the...