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Running bins for farmers

By Jackson Russell A young Hidden Valley resident has been doing his bit to help struggling farmers, raising nearly $1000 by running his neighbours’ bins. Twelve-year-old Ethan Liddy has donated a total of $869.20 for Buy...

Veteran chef feeds army of volunteers

By Jackson Russell One Kilmore veteran is part of a 94-strong group helping veterans affected by the bushfires that decimated East Gippsland. Retired Sergeant Gary ‘Gazza’ Sturdy was a chef in the Australian Army for 22...

Crafting community spirit

By Jackson Russell A group of Riddells Creek crafters have been overwhelmed by community support as they make pouches and raise money for refuges caring for wildlife affected by bushfires raging across Australia. Ranges Rescue began...

Kilmore SES looks to the future

By Jackson Russell Kilmore’s SES unit will soon be able start work on some much-needed upgrades as the title of the land on White Street has officially been transferred to Victoria State Emergency Service. Once council...

BlazeAid starts rebuild after fires

BlazeAid volunteers are already out helping farmers affected by bushfires across the country. BlazeAid founder Kevin Butler is currently in South Australia with volunteers starting on recovery efforts there before heading to New South Wales...

Call for deers to be classed as pests

By Evelyn Leckie MACEDON Ranges Shire Council will again write to the Premier of Victoria and several ministers to request the immediate listing of deer as a pest animal in Victoria. Council’s director of planning and...

Council staff deployed to assist

Council staff from both Mitchell and Macedon Ranges shires have been deployed to Victoria’s north-east to assit with bushfire response and recovery. Mitchell Shire Council staff have joined many other local government staff to support...

Roundabout to improve safety

By Jackson Russell Work has begun on a new $4.7 million roundabout at the intersection of Main and Barry streets in Romsey, which will improve safety and traffic flow. Construction of a second roundabout is also...

Giving thanks

By Evelyn Leckie GOVERNOR of Victoria Linda Dessau visited the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Northern District Office on Thursday to thank emergency services and listen to residents affected by the Plenty Gorge suburban fire. Ms Dessau visited...

Prepare a fire plan

With bushfires continuing to rage across south-eastern Australia, Mitchell Shire Council is urging residents to be fire-ready and have a plan. The council reminded residents of that bushfire survival plans were critical to all households...