tourist news web banner May June 2022

Community News

Midland Express Community News

Carli Springate is the brains behind the Book Boxes project.

Encouraging a love of reading

A new community project will see books available across the Mount Alexander Shire for children to read. The Book Boxes project has been developed by...
Lochie Cameron and Xave Mason are looking forward to participating in some of the fun activities including the three-legged race at the Race Ya event at Maldon on March 31.

Fun for a cause

For the second year running the family fun day event Race Ya will be held in Maldon supporting the Asthma Foundation in memory of...
Jeremy Forbes of HALT and Kate Coleman of Tasting Fitness invite you to join them for a fun and social men's health night in Kyneton next week. Photo: Henry Coleman and Josh Hall

Men unite!

A fun and social evening for men covering topics including men's health, nutrition, fitness and mental health will be held next week in Kyneton. Hosted...
Grade one student from Redesdale Mia Mia Primary School Lili Arnephy learns how to collect and filter water for DNA sampling from platypus ecologist Josh Griffith on the Campaspe River in Redesdale last Monday. Photo: Sandy Scheltema

Platypus protectors

Lucky students from four primary and secondary schools in our district are learning how to become Platypus Protectors and care for our two beautiful...
Bergen O'Brien, Martin Lafitte, Chris Hooper and Alison Ross get ready for the return of Castlemaine's successful Repair Cafe.

A stitch in time

Castlemaine's Repair Cafe is getting set to return for 2019 bringing broken or dysfunctional goods back to good use while diverting waste from landfill. And...
Dr Charles Sherlock has been named a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to the Anglican Church of Australia, and to theological education.

AM for career in theology

Charles Sherlock spent 26 years among the exclusive membership of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission. Just 18 scholars of theology are selected world-wide for...
Robert Marsh pictured in Ireland last August for a family wedding.

Valuer-General calls Woodend home

Woodend residents could be forgiven for taking pride in the knowledge that Victoria's Valuer-General also chose the area to call home. Robert Marsh has lived...
Kyneton Fire Brigade's 4th Lieutenant Jessica Cockerill-Wright was named one of Macedon Ranges' Young Citizens of the Year in Australia Day honours at the weekend.

Young trailblazer

Last year Jessica Cockerill-Wright made history as Kyneton Fire Brigade's first female member elected lieutenant in the brigade's 134-year history. Since then, the Kyneton local...
Woodend teen Shaylyn Blyth has become a strong voice for youth in the Macedon Ranges.

A strong voice

Just a few years ago Shaylyn Blyth, 17, did not expect to spark change nor the positive impact she has on those around her. Now...
Rob Renton has been named Macedon Ranges' Citizen of the Year in the 2019 Australia Day honours.

Worth his salt

Rob Renton is exactly the kind of bloke who could brighten your day when you are down on your luck. The Vietnam veteran has done...
Ken Maddern at Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve.

Oz Day gong for Ken

Citizen of the Year for Mount Alexander Shire, Ken Maddern has not let having chronic fatigue stand in his way. Instead, the passionate local volunteer,...
French tutor Emma Dubuc is looking forward to the new language courses about to start up at Castlemaine Community House.

Parlez-vous Francais?

The hot, dry bushland of Walmer is a very long way from Canada's French Quebec famed for its icy winter carnival. But you don't have...

Latest

World-class grown up rock

Joeys Coop are currently touring the east coast states to promote their recently release sophomore album Lachlan Valley Dirt. Friday...

Skate park priority