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Environment group says stop logging now

By Evelyn Leckie A Kinglake environmental group has called the State Government’s announcement to ban native timber logging by 2030 as inadequate, saying harvesting should stop now. Kinglake Friends of the Forest, who protested against the...

Fire reignites wire barrier debate

SAFETY concerns about wire-rope barriers have been reignited by a witness of the Hume Freeway near Clonbinane fires earlier this month. The witness called into 3AW radio station saying they had seen the incident unfold...

Water restrictions lifted

Stage two water restrictions will no longer be in place in the Kilmore district as of Thursday. Instead permanent water saving rules will apply for residents in Kilmore, Kilmore East, Wandong, Heathcote Junction and Upper...

Deer culling begins in Kinglake

DEER culling will begin this month in Kinglake National Park, near Toorourrong Reservoir. Parks Victoria will remove up to 400 Sambar and Red Deer, with the culling program expected to take a year, in an...

MP supports men’s shed

By Jackson Russell AS part of Men’s Shed Week, Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell visited the Romsey Men’s Shed on Wednesday to show his support on their journey towards getting a physical shed. The Romsey Men’s...

Pothole problems

AN unhappy ratepayer has had to fork out $1305 to fix damages he sustained while driving over a deep pothole on Pyalong-Seymour Road. Mark Freeman was travelling on the main road last Tuesday when his...

Poor postal service in spotlight

By Evelyn Leckie MEMBER for McEwen Rob Mitchell has told Federal Parliament he’s concerned about the delays in postal delivery times affecting several suburbs in the electorate.

Bendigo Bank gives back

Nine Country Fire Authority units and one State Emergeny Service unit each received $3000 from the Wallan, Kilmore and Broadford branches of the Bendigo Bank. The grants were given by the Wallan...

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...

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...