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Castlemaine café owner Dot Hardman invites community members to get behind the 'One on the House' initiative.

On the house

Castlemaine café operator Dot Hardman of The Dot in Barker Street has embraced the community movement 'One on the House' that aims to brighten...
Kyneton's botanic gardens have the potential to be a real visitor drawcard but are in need of some tender loving care.

In need of TLC

Kyneton's botanic gardens have the potential to be a real visitor drawcard but are in need of some tender loving care. The Friends of the...
Love to Sing? Join Pollyphonics choir leader Polly Christie for a good old sing at the pub.

Raising the roof

Founder of the highly successful Vocal Ranges Festival and director of the Pollyphonics Choir, Polly Christie is bringing her latest choral project to the bar...

Student project a hit

Cafe visits to Kyneton's Social Foundry have been made more fun for children since the unveiling of new purpose-built play equipment last week. The play...

History-making Kyneton show

The 2018 Kyneton Show made history when the pavilion opened for the first time on the Friday night. Kyneton Agricultural Society president Michael O'Sullivan said...

Walk to the Cup

Kyneton Cup Day holds particular significance for former local resident Nathan Elms ('Elmsy') and even more so this year. The 19-year-old will be walking onto...
Carlsruhe Fire Brigade's Wine and Food Festival will be held at Farmer Darryl's Animal Farm in Kyneton on November 4. Photo: Howard Maylor

Fun on the farm

Experience food, wine, beer and craft from across the region at the Carlsruhe Fire Brigade's Wine and Food Festival on Sunday, November 4, from...
Kyneton Men's Shed chair John Mitchell (left) and valued member Bob Grubb were excited to declare the new shed officially open with local MP Mary-Anne Thomas and Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos.

Kyneton Men’s Shed opens its doors

The new Kyneton Men's Shed officially opened its doors last week. The purpose-built facility, complete with a workshop, is a meeting place where men young...
Graham Haynes will lead the Walk for Merilyn in the name of his wife.

It’s not too late to relay

The desire to make a lasting memory in the name of a loved one will bring a family together from across the country for...
Greens candidates Nicole Rowan (at right) and Ralf Thesing (at left) meet with Kyneton and District Town Square Co-Op board members Huntly Barton, Viveka Simpson, Margot McDonald, Peter Henderson and Rob Bakes.

Co-op gains Greens

The Victorian Greens have thrown their full support behind the model of a community-managed Kyneton Town Square. A Kyneton and District Town Square Co-Op has...

Childcare centre rejected

A lack of suitable sites for new services in Romsey has hindered plans for a desired childcare centre. The Reynolds Grove proposal was to service...
Newstead and District Swimming Pool Inc president Sue Pollard, Bendigo Regional YMCA CEO Jane Robson and Sharon Fraser at Newstead Swimming Pool following last week's council decision.

New management for Newstead pool

Bendigo Regional Young Men's Christian Association Youth Services will manage Newstead Swimming Pool for the next three years following a council decision last week. But...

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‘Haystacks’ is back

“We’re very happy … it’s onwards and upwards,” trainer Danielle Chapman said after Haystacks Calhoun made a successful return to racing with...

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