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Preserving our heritage apples

Harcourt has always been known as the ‘apple centre of Victoria’ but in recent years some of its heritage apple varieties have...

A re-purpose focus

An op shop with a focus on funding local natural environment projects will open its doors in Castlemaine this Friday.

VICTORIAN FIRST FOR WASTE

Mount Alexander Sustainability Group has secured DON Smallgoods in Castlemaine as the development site of a proposed multi-million dollar bioenergy facility.

Nature played ‘a trump card’ – Burn controller details what went wrong in Cobaw...

The man at the centre of two planned burns that escaped control in the Cobaw Forest 12 years apart has spoken publicly...

Councils sign on to renewables

Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander and Hepburn are three of 46 state councils to sign on to the largest ever emissions reduction project...

Gas on the nose at climate rally

Gas was on the nose as hundreds of locals gathered in Castlemaine's Victory Park on Friday as part of nationwide protests demanding...

Podcast goes global

Saltgrass, a Castlemaine sustainability podcast proudly supported by Mount Alexander Sustainability Group and MAINfm 94.9, has gone global! The podcast was recently picked up and...

Sweet smell of success

When the Whiteman family moved from inner city Melbourne to rural Chintin in the Macedon Ranges in 2018, they had no plans to become...

Call for sanctuary – Petition to ban shooting at Cairn Curran

A petition calling for a ban on recreational duck shooting on Cairn Curran Reservoir at Baringhup has attracted hundreds of signatures, the majority of...

POWER PARK STALLED

Plans have stalled for a major community renewable energy park to help power Macedon Ranges. The Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group project, south of Woodend, proposes...

Clear the verges – Firefighter speaks out on fuel loads

Andrew Avent knows a thing or two about wildfire and has a controversial idea for rural roadside management across the Macedon Ranges. The Newham resident,...

Forest frustration

More than 40 state, national and international groups are calling on the state government to accept recommendations for new national parks in the state’s...

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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...