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Nine mining exploration licences granted in Mitchell Shire and Macedon Ranges

By Colin MacGillivray MINING operations are again in the spotlight across the Macedon Ranges and Mitchell Shire after a fresh wave of exploration licence applications and approvals. Several mining companies have been granted the right to...

Kilmore, Seymour and Whittlesea agriculture gets State Government funding

KILMORE, Seymour and Whittlesea agricultural and pastoral societies will benefit from grants received as part of a State Government’s funding program. The program supports the development of better facilities across Victoria’s agriculture and pastoral societies. Minister...

1972-2020: Whittlesea Showgrounds oval finally gets a new fence

Whittlesea Football Club’s first home game of the season earlier this month drew spectators right to the edge of the field, with dozens leaning on the new elbow-height fence at the picturesque Whittlesea Showgrounds...

Tree-planting ceremony marks 100 years of Rotary in Australia

By Colin MacGillivray A century of community service was marked with the burial of a time capsule and the planting of trees near Kilmore by members of the Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell and Rotary...

Emergency workers recognised

EMERGENCY service workers across the state have been recognised for their efforts through Meritorious Australia Day Honours, including Mernda man Gary Doorbar and Seymour police officer Darren Gleeson. Mr Doorbar has served the community through...

MPs promoted in cabinet shake-up

By Jackson Russell MEMBER for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes has returned to where her political career started after being promoted to Attorney-General late last year. Ms Symes takes over the role after the sudden resignation of...

Upgrades commence at Kilmore East Station

WORKS have commenced at Kilmore East Station as part of a $1 million State Government upgrade project. Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll said the first stage of works had begun at the station on...

Animal cruelty dismay

By Steph McNicol WILDLIFE Victoria volunteers have expressed their disappointment after having to euthanise a kangaroo shot with arrows in Macedon Ranges Shire on New Year’s Day. Police contacted Wildlife Victoria after the kangaroo was...

Federal support for Seymour Show

After being forced to cancel the Seymour Show as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society has received a $15,000 Federal Government grant to hit the ground running for the 2021...

Kilmore makes top tree-change list

By Jackson Russell Kilmore has ranked among the top 20 regional towns across Australia for first homebuyers, according to research commissioned by ME Bank. Kilmore ranked 11th and was the fourth-highest Victorian town behind Woodend (sixth),...