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Great effort all round

After a COVID-enforced hiatus in 2020, tin rattlers at the traffic lights and street walkers were back, collecting for the Royal Children's Hospital Good...

Friends raise dough for local baker in need

A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $50,000 for a local family in crisis. Castlemaine resident and founder of Trentham’s famous RedBeard Historic Bakery John...

Make it good for Theo

When Theo was born last year, Samantha Moore realised her family had joined other Ranges families that had a fight on their hands. Theo was...

Austin's big ride

Community members have rallied around the family of Castlemaine youngster Austin Vearing in a bid to make 'Austin's Wish to Walk' a reality. Fundraising for...

Banter and goodwill – Volunteers keep op shop tradition thriving in Woodend

A special camaraderie exists between the volunteers who manage Woodend's Uniting Church Op Shop. This cheerful group shares a love of giving back to the...

Help in your pocket

A handy new wallet card is available from local businesses and community hubs to keep local residents mentally well in Mount Alexander Shire in...

Youth shine in awards

Extraordinary and diverse achievements of young people were celebrated in the Macedon Ranges Youth Awards last week. Eight youths recognised across six categories were: Michael...

Reverse advent calendar to share some Christmas cheer

A different kind of advent calendar aims to bring cheer to Macedon Ranges families in need this Christmas. Woodend Neighbourhood House is inviting locals to...

Celebrating our differences

Today is the International Day of People with Disability. Mount Alexander Shire Disability Action Group chair Lorraine Le Plastrier said one in five Australians lived...

Busy, busy, busy at new Romsey Co-op

The new Romsey Community Co-Op was officially opened on Saturday. An initiative of the Romsey Neighbourhood House, the strategically placed co-op shop serves multiple purposes,...

Mosley to feature on Castlemaine radio program

After only 12 weeks on air, the new Go Well radio program hosted by Cate Mercer on Castlemaine's 94.9 MAINfm has secured its first...

Reach out to connect

CHIRP Community Health has appointed a new LGBTIQA+ engagement officer to reconnect the community after a lengthy period of COVID isolation. Sherene Clow, a long-time...

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Always an honour

“No matter the outcome, it’s always an honour to wear the green and gold.” This was the reaction of...

Podcast a finalist