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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...

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...

Fire station theft

By Evelyn Leckie As fires raged across Victoria last week, thieves targeted Hilldene Fire Station, stealing equipment and causing damage that will cost the brigade up to $3000. The break-in, which occurred in the early hours...

And a tiger snake in a Christmas tree…

A Kilmore couple received an early Christmas present last week but it wasn’t quite what they wanted to find under the tree. John and Lyn Lee received a visit from a tiger snake that spent...

New bus for Beveridge school campuses

A free bus service will allow eligible students to travel to and from school, and between Beveridge Primary School’s two campuses next year. The new Beveridge’s Primary School campus, which will accommodate grades three to...

Upgraded urgent care for Seymour

By Steph McNicol SEYMOUR Health Urgent Care Centre patients can now expect a better service after a $1.62 million upgrade. After many months of planning and construction, the urgent care centre opened its refurbished doors at...

Heroic work

By Jackson Russell Quick-thinking and good timing from a group of Romsey-based workers prevented a suspicous grass fire from damaging homes in Springridge estate in Wallan last week. Newearth Constructions machine operator Daniel Ward was leaving...

Kilmore CFA to help farm fire units prepare

By Jackson Russell Farmers and property owners who want to help CFA firefighters to protect their properties this summer are being invited to prepare for fire season with a field day in Kilmore East on...