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Horror train ride

PASSENGERS on the 5.11 V/Line service from Melbourne had a ride to remember last week when one carriage of the Sprinter set began filling with smoke. Passengers were unable to alert the conductor who was...

Ecotherapy Park continues to climb

by Jackson Russell ROMSEY Ecotherapy Park is one of three Macedon projects to be selected for funding through the state government’s Pick My Project fund. Voting results were released on Tuesday with the Romsey Ecotherapy Park’s...

Whittlesea backs refugees

THE City of Whittlesea will take a stand against the federal government after passing an urgent business item about supporting refugees. Mayor, Cr Kris Pavlidis, who  doubles as the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria chairperson,...

Seniors park officially opens

A SENIORS group in Mernda is calling on the City of Whittlesea to expand their seniors’ exercise park program through the region. The calls come off the back of the City of Whittlesea’s announcement a...

Kilmore set to install game changing GoodSAM device

KILMORE Ambulance Station has installed an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) in the hopes of saving local lives. Ambulance Victoria Acting Team Manager Kilmore Nick Smailes said the funds used to purchase were from community groups,...

Bringing people together with food

by Jackson Russell ROMSEY and Lancefield Neighbourhood Houses are joining forces to help provide a place for people to get around the community but also help those who struggle to meet their food needs. The Feed...

New health future

MACEDON Ranges Health and aged-care provider Benetas announced their official amalgamation on Thursday. The amalgamation sees Benetas take over all services previously provided by Macedon Ranges Health as part of a $60 million investment to...

Little Aths receives life saving tool

TWO Macedon Ranges sports organisations have been successful in receiving a package that could save lives. Lancefield Romsey Little Athletics Centre was announced by Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas last week a successful applicant in...

Health of mums and bubs varies by where they live

THE health of Australia’s pregnant women and their babies has improved across a range of health indicators, with infant death rates and the rate of women smoking during pregnancy on the decline, according to...

Resort for change

By Brooke Haffenden COMMUNITY reactions have been mixed following the announcement that a planning permit application has been lodged to transform Trawool Valley Resort into a Respite and Recovery Centre. The application before council by EACH...