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A partnership for success

Castlemaine Art Museum recently celebrated the first anniversary of its partnership with local businesses Boomtown Wine and Love Shack Brewing Company.

Donate to support residents in need

Increasing cost-of-living pressures has seen a surge in demand for local foodbank services.

Disability champion honoured

A Macedon Ranges SES volunteer and disability advocate has been inducted into the 2023 Victorian Honour Roll of Women for her efforts.

Laptop drive for Hoi An

Old, discarded laptops and electronics from the Macedon Ranges are changing lives of everyday people from Hoi An, Vietnam.

Mud pie on the menu

Mud pie is sure to be on the menu for the budding chefs making use of newly crafted RAD Dad mud kitchens across the Macedon Ranges.

Hear about housing initiatives

Residents can hear updates on a range of projects and initiatives under way that address the region’s housing crisis at a free community forum being held in Castlemaine at the end of the month.

Zonta says no to violence

Did you know the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence originated from a petition circulated during the 1991 United Nations World Conference on Human Rights?

The Compost Conversation – Nutrient cycling: everyone’s doing it!

For the past couple of weeks we have celebrated the impressive skills of the bacteria and fungi in our compost piles. We...

Men’s shed going well

There were plenty of positives to emerge from the annual meeting of Romsey Men’s Shed last month.

Students take lead on mental health

Kyneton High School student fundraising efforts will boost men's mental health in the region though local charity HALT. A...

You’ll never guess who lives down the road

"I grew up in the Goldfields of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and if I die in the Dja Dja Wurrung Goldfields of Victoria, they’ll be nice little bookends"

The Compost Conversation – Fungi, the quiet party guest

By Mikaela Beckley Neither a plant nor an animal, fungi are unique, often misunderstood, and essential to making a...