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Cash windfall boosts budget

Public submissions and an unexpected cash windfall of $465,000 in federal government grants has changed the shape of Macedon Ranges Shire Council's 2018/19 Budget...

Brigade calls on community

Langley-Barfold Fire Brigade volunteers are appealing for community assistance to replace their stolen support vehicle. The Ford Ranger was found torched near Lake Eppalock in...

When less is more

In a world with a population forecast to hit 8.5 billion in just 12 years, the need to find more effective means of housing...

Fight refuelled – Petrol station plans resurface with bid for restaurant

*Published: Midland Express, September 4, 2017 Controversial plans have reemerged for a service station at the southern gateway to Woodend - this time with a...

Petrol plans doused

*Published: Midland Express, October 10, 2017 Brakes have been put on divisive plans for a petrol station and 23-seat convenience restaurant at the southern gateway...

Early birthday gift for brigade

News of a new fire station is an early birthday present for Carlsruhe Fire Brigade as it prepares to celebrate 60 years. The brigade can...

Backlash over bike review

Community backlash may force Macedon Ranges Shire Council to reconsider a review of its ban on motorised recreational vehicle use within 500 metres of...
Thirty-two people braved the elements to learn from six experts in the field how to restore river health. They were inspired by award-winning river ecologists to protect the rivers and wetlands in their area and learnt some of the skills that would help them do so. Photo: Sandy Scheltema

Guardians brave the elements

Wild and windy weather didn't deter prospective River Guardians from walking along the Campaspe River at Carlsruhe at an Upper Campaspe Landcare Network River...
Dads Club committee members Luke Spielvogel, Mark Constable and Andrew Watt.

Meet the Dads Club

It might be difficult to make new mates in a new town but one group of dads is making it easier for people to...

Local Vets honoured

Kyneton has become host to myriad of colours and textures this week for the Kyneton Anzac week quilt exhibition - With You With Me...

Callum a real champion

For the last three Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday appeals, young Callum Judd has been watching progress from his hospital bed. This year the brave...
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Local efforts impress

Young people today can come under a lot of criticism, but the youth of the region made an invaluable and fantastic contribution to this...

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‘Shep’ reaches 200

In an era where loyalty in local football has changed significantly over the years, Jesse Sheppard chalked up his 200th senior game...