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Community rallies

By Steph McNicol ROMSEY residents took the opportunity at a youth forum last week to criticise the inaction of police and Macedon Ranges Shire Council regarding the misbehaviour of young people in the town. About 80...

Mentor program to help develop youth

A YOUTH mentorship program implemented at schools Australia-wide has proved a success, according to Whittlesea Secondary College wellbeing team member Stephen Macpherson. The Raise Youth Mentoring program is a youth mentoring movement aiming to impact...

Honours for three Kilmore Guides

THREE members of the Kilmore Kookaburra Guides received awards last week, honouring their service to their communities and the organisation. Sabrina Burford, 15, was presented with the Commonwealth Award, which involves 20 hours of volunteer...

Dance group aims to host state comp

BROADFORD-BASED marching group Mitchell DrillDance Club hopes to host a round of state competition in March. The club, which was formed in 2019 by Broadford resident Dianne Pungor, is hoping to attract new members to...

Bins for bales

By Colin MacGillivray HIDDEN Valley’s Ethan Liddy is a unique teenager. While his peers might ride their bikes around the neighbourhood for fun, Ethan has a different reason for pedalling. The 13-year-old rides the length of his...

Grants engage youth in climate change

BEAM Mitchell Environment Group and Mitchell Shire Council will use State Government funding to tackle climate change at a local level. The funding, from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s youth and community...

Scouts construct Spoonville

A WALLAN scout group has created a Spoonville outside the scout hall on Windham Street and is encouraging the community to join in. The 1st Wallan Wallan Scouts chipped in to the project through all...

Youth Week reimagined

THE City of Whittlesea has organised a range of events and projects for young people to help celebrate Youth Week 2020. Youth Week was postponed from earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and...

Broadford celebrates NAIDOC Week

Broadford Secondary College celebrated NAIDOC Week last week with a series of activities including boomerang painting. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This year’s theme ‘Always Was,...

Uniting children and police through video

By Jackson Russell The Mitchell Proactive Policing Unit is reinforcing the relationship between police and children through a new online, interactive initiative. Operation MITTENS (Mitchell Interactive Term Two Engagement Network Strategy) was created after the unit...