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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...

Blaze spotlights dog attacks

A devastating shed fire at Yapeen in recent days spotlights a wider issue of dogs attacking livestock in the area. Late afternoon, April 25 just...

Kyneton farmer joins Farm2Plate

Kyneton farmer Alex Sims says he had no money, no experience and no land when he decided to plunge head-long into regenerative farming with...

Farm build right threat

A strategy aimed at protecting productive agricultural land in the Macedon Ranges is being challenged by farmland owners. The local council's draft Rural Land Use...

A changing landscape?

Accommodation, restaurants and convenience stores could become part of Macedon Ranges’ farming and rural landscape, under the newly released Draft Rural Land Use Strategy. Greater...

‘Tack-on Sunburyisation’

A developer's bid to subdivide a 60-acre parcel of farmland at Kyneton South into 87 residential lots would be a complete overdevelopment of the...

'Tack-on Sunburyisation'

A developer's bid to subdivide a 60-acre parcel of farmland at Kyneton South into 87 residential lots would be a complete overdevelopment of the...

Farm build rights gone?

Landowners in the Macedon Ranges will lose their existing rights to build a dwelling on 40ha or more in the Farm Zone under a...

Show tickets up for grabs

Would you usually be busy preparing your craft or your cattle, selecting a fine wool fleece or cultivating your prize-winning rhubarb to enter in...

Cultural farming venture for Harcourt

Work has begun to establish an Indigenous Bush Tucker Farm at Harcourt. "I'm confident to say we'll probably get going just before Christmas," local Dja...

Red reigns at Riddell

Mt Charlie Red Angus at Riddells Creek has exhibited in The Red Angus Society Victoria On-farm Challenge for the first time. Co-owner Paul Rathbone said...

Trio of golden Delicious wins

Three producers from the region have secured gold medals and national recognition in the 2020 Delicious Harvey Norman Produce Awards. Sutton Grange's Holy Goat Cheese,...

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NEW FREEDOMS WITH FIRST DOSE TARGET REACHED TOMORROW

Thanks to the incredible efforts of the community, Victoria will hit its 70 per cent first dose vaccination target tomorrow – becoming...