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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),...

New fire station for Pyalong

PYALONG is set to receive a much-needed new fire station as part of the State Government’s $126 million Fire Services Reform funding program. The new station will replace Pyalong’s existing 38-year-old building and will enable...

Fire danger period begins in Mitchell

The fire danger period in the Mitchell Shire will begin on Monday December 7. Mitchell Shire Council is stepping up its fire safety programs and is calling on the community to follow suit. Council has completed...

In the firing line

By Jackson Russell MITCHELL police will put fires caused by recklessness and negligence under the spotlight this summer as part of Operation Safeguard. This summer will be the second year for the annual operation, which aims...

Fire information sessions for Wallara Waters, Pyalong

By Colin MacGillivray CFA representatives will host online information sessions for residents of Wallan’s Wallara Waters estate and Pyalong next week as bushfire season approaches. CFA district 12 community engagement co-ordinator Matt Ahern said forecasted La...