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Standing up for standpipes

By Jackson Russell Landholders from the north of Mitchell Shire advocating for upgrades to community water points are encouraging more community involvement with a public meeting in Broadford on Saturday. Tooborac farmer Bill Chisholm and the...

Pyalong plays waiting game

By Jackson Russell -  PYALONG CFA members are pushing for a much-needed upgrade to the brigade’s facilities. The brigade has been waiting for a new station for 15 years. With barely enough room to fit the...

Animal cruelty investigation

By Evelyn Leckie -  POLICE and an RSPCA inspector attended a property in Lancefield on Wednesday after three horses were observed to be malnourished. Sergeant Chris Botwood, of Lancefield police, was attending the property for an...

Dirt bike dust up

By Jackson Russell -  Wandong residents are calling for safer streets around entrances to the Mount Disappointment State Forest. Wandong Heathcote Junction Community Group vice-president Robert Jensen and Member for Euroa Steph Ryan launched a petition...

Residents air planning concerns

By Steph McNicol -  COMMUNITY infrastructure, property sizes and transport were the top three concerns of Riddells Creek residents in regards to a proposed new development. Macedon Ranges Shire Council undertook extensive community consultation in the...

German help for bushfire wildlife

By Jackson Russell Two women have travelled more than 16,000 kilometres from Mülheim, Germany to help Riddells Creek group Ranges Rescue with their bushfire aid efforts. Gertje Forlong, who owns a fabric and craft store in...

Calls for water assistance

By Jackson Russell -  Tooborac farmers are calling on the Victorian Government to assist in upgrading much needed community water points. Community water points – standpipes, bores and tanks – are crucial to firefighting and drought...

Park continues climbing

By Jackson Russell -  The Romsey Ecotherapy Park has opened its newest addition, an all-ages climbing forest, to go with the existing active nature space. The climbing forest won funding support through the Victorian Government’s Pick...

Firies honoured at Australian Open

By Jackson Russell Two District 12 firefighters were among a group of six to be honoured with a standing ovation at Rod Laver Arena before the Australian Open men’s final last Sunday night. Wandong Fire Brigade...

Veteran honoured by Defence Chief

By Jackson Russell Kilmore veteran Gary ‘Gazza’ Sturdy was honoured by the Chief of the Defence Force General Angus Campbell for his work feeding veterans and soldiers during bushfire aid efforts in East Gippsland last...