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Grant supports artisan producers

By Jackson Russell Tooborac pork producer McIvor Farm Foods will soon be able to expand its product range with the help of a State Government’s Small Scale and Craft grant. McIvor Farm Foods owners Belinda and...

Outdoor dining expansion for Macedon

DINING businesses in the Macedon Ranges can apply for funding through a State Government grant which hopes to boost the hospitality industry after COVID-19 impacts. Macedon Ranges Shire Council is encouraging businesses to apply for...

Multicultural dinner a success

By Colin MacGillivray ORGANISERS have hailed an online multicultural dinner hosted by Mernda Community House last month as a huge success. The dinner, hosted on web-based conferencing platform Zoom, was intended to bring together residents from...

Pubs welcome back patrons

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire’s pubs, clubs and cafes reopened their doors for the first time last week, since being forced to close when stage three COVID-19 restrictions were reintroduced on July 8. The re-opening comes...

Webinar to support women’s health

CITY of Whittlesea will partner with Yarra Plenty Regional Library, DPV Health and The Butterfly Foundation to present a program which will explore women’s health – from September 7 to 11. As part of Women’s...

Meals on Wheels tribute

NEXUS Primary Health helped celebrate National Meals on Wheels Day last week with a tribute to the region’s long-serving volunteers. Meals on Wheels is an Australia-wide service that delivers meals and conducts welfare checks on...

Community contribution awarded

NOMINATIONS for the Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards have closed, leaving The Bush Bus founder Georgina Dymock and Baba’s Kitchen owner Amrit Singh patiently waiting results. Both Ms Dymock and Mr Singh were nominated...

Sisters cook up a storm on TV cooking show

MERNDA sisters Ashley and Kelly Vola are ready to take the people of Australia on a culinary adventure. The pair is set to feature on Channel Seven’s upcoming reality cooking TV show Plate of Origin,...

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...