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Support packages for those in need

By Steph McNicol THE generosity of the community overwhelmed organisers of Food 4 Thought as they were able to put together 72 care packages for vulnerable people in the Mitchell Shire. Organisers Julie Trimble, Belinda Bryant,...

COVID-19 hits home

The Department of Health and Human Services yesterday confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in the Mitchell Shire, as the residents and business owners grapple with a government-imposed different way of life. As the total number...

Coronavirus closures

Health authorities have confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in the Macedon Ranges Shire over the weekend, as some council operations and other non-essential services close throughout the region. Macedon Ranges Shire Council has closed its...

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews orders shutdown

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews will order all non-essential activity to shutdown across the state in a bid to combat the spread of coronavirus. The shutdown will be implemented over the next 48 hours but Victorians...

Bullying breaks down character

By Steph McNicol THE impacts of bullying can result in damage to resilience, social isolation and a change in character, according to headspace clinical services manager Dayna Minovski. Headspace is a mental health support service for...

State of Emergency to deal with coronavirus

By Evelyn Leckie A State of Emergency was declared in Victoria yesterday to combat COVID-19 while events and sporting competitions across the region are being cancelled at a fast rate. Under a State of Emergency, authorised...

Screening site at Northern Health

By Evelyn Leckie NORTHERN Health in Epping is one of seven hospitals that have set up screening clinics in response to the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic. Premier Daniel Andrews announced the screening clinics last week as part...

Coronavirus causes council events cancellation

Mitchell Shire Council has cancelled a number of upcoming events and activities as a result of the ongoing response to coronavirus, COVID-19, including the Multicultural Festival, Youth Week activities and school holiday program. The decision...

Assumption college overseas trips on hold

By Evelyn Leckie ASSUMPTION College have cancelled their Italian study tour and a staff trip to Timor Leste as a precautionary measure to the coronavirus outbreak. Government health officials have advised anyone who has travelled to...

Ride to support the ‘black dog’

By Evelyn Leckie MOTORBIKES will cruise throughout the Mitchell Shire, Goulburn Valley and then onto Yea on Sunday as part of the Black Dog Ride – an event that raises awareness about depression and suicide. Bikers...