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MP encourages shopping in Riddells Creek, Romsey and Lancefield

With stage three restrictions planned for Macedon Ranges and regional Victoria, Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas says shopping local has never been more important. Ms Thomas last week launched the Shop Local, Spend Local, Enjoy...

Whittlesea Show cancelled

WHITTLESEA Show organisers believe the annual event will be forced to evolve, as it last week became the latest in a string of agricultural shows to fall victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whittlesea Agricultural Society...

Businesses adapt

By Steph McNicol BUSINESSES in Macedon Ranges Shire are able to remain open and functioning under stage two restrictions as the municipality is classified in the regional Victoria, which is not subject to lockdown measures. Although...

New home for Love in Action

WALLAN community group Love in Action has been given a new home thanks to the Wallan branch of Bendigo Bank. After spending the past eight months at Wallan Future Hub, the group moved into a...

Plug pulled on Seymour Show

SEYMOUR Agricultural and Pastoral Society will abandon plans for this year’s Seymour Show in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Society president Jason Ronald last week announced the show would not go ahead as planned,...

Community group still in action

By Steph McNicol CORONAVIRUS did everything except stop the work of Love in Action Wallan, a social movement, according to founding member Jeremy Scrivens. The virus did present some challenges to the group, but they were...

Kindness shines through

By Steph McNicol -  WHITTLESEA Deli Café owner Dave Cordell says he is overwhelmed by the community support during COVID-19 after he was on the receiving end of deeds by some kind souls. Mr Cordell said...

To market we go

LANCEFIELD residents and visitors can look forward to another Lancefield and District Farmer’s Market on Saturday despite COVID-19 restrictions. The market will begin at 9am at the Lancefield Park on Chauncey Street where, through the...

A helping hand

AWARD-winning gin distillery Big Tree Distillery is now making hand sanitiser to support the community during the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian Taxation Office reduced the excise on ethanol, which gave distillers Catherine Crothers and Gary...

Mandalay wins Great Place Award

Developers of Beveridge’s Mandalay estate, Newland Developers, took home the Great Place Award from the Urban Development Institute of Australia Victoria Awards for Excellence last week. The award recognises best practice in interdisciplinary design, development...