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Seymour garden opens for the community

A DAY of live music, food and children’s entertainment is not to be missed as the Seymour Community Garden officially opens on Saturday. The event will begin at 9.30am, at 8-10 Victoria Street, with a...

Water restrictions to stay

Despite recent rain boosting water storages, Goulburn Valley Water has announced water restrictions will remain in place in Kilmore and surrounds throughout summer. With a hot, dry summer forecast, stage two restrictions will remain in...

Uncleared block causes concern

Evelyn and Ken Clifton’s 10-year fight to clear a block of land containing shrubs, trees and rubbish in their street in Broadford continues.The couple believe the contents on the block poses fire safety concerns...

Fire restrictions on the way

Declarations of Fire Danger Periods in each Victorian munipality are on the way. The Country Fire Authorty has declared last week the first municipality to enter the Fire Danger Period this season will be...

Magic Garden

By Eden Hynninen There was magic in the air at Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House when fairies gathered in their new garden on Friday. Thanks to a Places for People grant from the Macedon Ranges Shire...

Property prices continue to rise

Property prices in the Mitchell Shire continue to increase, bucking the downward trend of metropolitan Melbourne. Mitchell’s average lot price was $294,000 over the past three months to May increased from $285,000 from the...

Bunnings approved for Seymour

By Jackson RussellOne of the country’s biggest hardware retailers Bunnings Warehouse will build a new store in Seymour.Mitchell Shire Council has received a planning permit application for Bunnings Warehouse’s new site at 63 Anzac...

Wandong’s organic farm

For Holly Kendall, it was no surprise that her love of fresh produce and animals would lead her to owning her own organic farm in the rolling hills of Wandong.After taking over her small...

Green thumb winners in Whittlesea

FIVE green thumbs in the City of Whittlesea have won $2000 worth of prizes for their gorgeous gardens in council’s garden competition.There must be something in the water in Thomastown as winner of the...

Motivated mum brings floral joy to Doreen

TALENTED florist and hardworking single mum Melanie Woodyard always knew she wanted to own her own florist business one day. It was late last year when that dream came true. Growing up in Wattle Glen, she...