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Together for tea and empathy

Tamil refugee Neil Para is a man with firsthand knowledge of the anguish experienced by refugees and asylum-seekers trapped in a bureaucratic limbo.

The Compost Conversation – an homage to the bacteria

Over the next few weeks we thought it would be fun to take a deep dive into the microscopic world of our...

The Compost Conversation: Composting while taking a break

By Mikaela Beckley  With the coming of spring, the warmer weather and perhaps some respite from weekend sporting commitments,...

Thank you Dr Priest

After serving the Kyneton and surrounding communities for 47 years, Dr Christopher Priest is retiring.

Keg for Good is back

Shedshaker Brewing’s Keg for Good is back today and tomorrow, with Connecting Country being this month’s recipient.  Since 2010,...

Kyneton’s new Aussie

Philippines-born Kyneton resident, Trianne Garcia McKenna, was among 29 new citizens welcomed to the Macedon Ranges last Tuesday night at a citizenship ceremony at the Kyneton Town Hall.

Trentham Community Hub name decision

Social media has been active, with various suggestions, including ’The Billy O’Connell Hub’ and ‘Wombats Den’.

They’re not up THAT creek!

Have you tried Kyneton's shit pasty? How about the shit cocktail?

Building life skills

Year seven, eight and nine students from Castlemaine Secondary College have begun a 16-week program combining physical training, mentoring and life skills for teenagers.

The Compost Conversation – with Mikaela Beckley

Moisture monitoring: Give your compost a squeeze This week we’ll look at how to tell if your compost is...

Supporting local families in need this Christmas

Kyneton Baptist Church, Sunbury Cobaw Community Health and Macedon Ranges Shire Council are once again partnering to support local families in need at Christmas.

Hunter’s uphill fundraiser

Gisborne's Hunter Williams is cycling 3500km through Europe to raise funds for Australian families caring for someone with an eating disorder.