The North Central Review

Aged care vaccinations and staffing under spotlight after BlueCross and Arcare cases

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Kilmore District Health offered priority COVID-19 vaccines to aged care and disability workers from private, Commonwealth-managed, facilities as part of a statewide blitz last week. The State Government-led blitz came after two workers...

COVID chaos for local sport as matches abandoned

By Colin MacGillivray RIDDELL District Football Netball League clubs are still waiting to learn whether round eight matches that were called off due to Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdown will be rescheduled or abandoned. League general manager Jordan...

Whittlesea teenager beats 1200 to win submarine tour

Whittlesea’s Emilie Cardamone has returned from the experience of a lifetime at Australia’s largest naval base, HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia. After completing her secondary studies at Assumption College Kilmore, Ms Cardamone is now studying...

Mitchell community rallies in lockdown

MITCHELL Shire residents and community groups have pulled together rapidly after Victoria was plunged into a snap seven-day COVID-19 lockdown at the end of last week. The lockdown has reinstated measures previously employed by the...

Kilmore exhibition by Sicilian-Australian artist postponed

By Colin MacGillivray KILMORE Art Society is hoping to host the first of what it plans will be regular exhibitions by well-known artists in its Oddfellows Cafe gallery on Sydney Street. The gallery had been due...

Mitchell Shire housing and rental options could reach crisis point

By Colin MacGillivray Community leaders are concerned access to housing and rental options could reach a crisis point in Mitchell Shire if not addressed. Politicians and Mitchell Shire real estate industry leaders claim a series of...

Osteosarcoma: Kilmore resident raises funds and awareness for unknown cancer

By Tricia Mifsud In 2015, Kilmore teenager Zane Collier died from osteosarcoma; a type of cancer that begins in the cells that form bones, most commonly in the long bones of the leg. Ostersarcamo is a...

Assumption launches internally developed ‘deep learning’ program

Assumption College Kilmore is revitalising its secondary school program with its new myMAP curriculum aimed at enabling a culture of connection, ownership and engagement with learning. Educators from across Australia will travel to the college...

Youth clothing swap in Wallan diverts kilos from landfill

By Max Davies Mitchell Youth Council’s Clothes Swap Project culminated in an all-day event at Wallan last month. The project was launched earlier this year in a bid to promote sustainable fashion practices and educate people...

Vaccine rates swell, rollout issues plague system

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk People are being vaccinated against COVID-19 in record numbers, with clinics in the City of Whittlesea and Mitchell and Macedon Ranges shires inundated with calls in the past week. Victoria has beaten its...