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Kilmore records double average monthly rainfall, farmer says wettest ‘in 60 years’

By Colin MacGillivray KILMORE East farmer Kevin Butler believes the region is in the midst of its wettest period ‘in 60 years’ after the Bureau of Meteorology’s, BoM, Kilmore Gap weather station recorded more than...

Mitchell Shire residents request food donations, businesses reel in ‘last straw’ lockdown

Mitchell Shire residents and businesses are reeling after regional Victoria was placed back into lockdown on Saturday. Love in Action Wallan, a community group providing essential supplies to the community, posted an urgent request for...

Tallarook house fire victims identified as adult and child

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The remains of two people were discovered on Monday afternoon after a large house fire near Tallarook on Sunday night. Police confirmed the two victims, aged 42 and 10, were residents of the...

Thousands still without power after wild weather in Mitchell and Macedon Ranges

Thousands of homes in the Mitchell and Macedon shires remain without power tonight after wild winds last night damaged electricity infrastructure. Many people are also without mobile phone reception as telecommunications companies battle to restore...

State Budget 2021: Gisborne Secondary gets $13 million, wins for mental health and animal...

By Colin MacGillivray Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas has hailed the announcement of $12.93 million for Gisborne Secondary College in last week’s state budget as a win for the entire region. The school will use the...

National survey finds passion for printed newspapers in regional Australia

Australia’s biggest ever local news survey has highlighted readers’ passion for printed newspapers, and that they want a much bigger say in their community newspaper’s future. Results from the national survey of local news audiences,...

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...