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Missing dogs feared stolen

Five missing dogs are feared stolen after not being sighted since mid-May in the Macedon Ranges.The dogs, all desirable breeds, disappeared within...

Line crossed at school crossing

Police are ramping up their focus on Castlemaine's school crossings following a concerning near-miss last week.The increased policing focus follows last Wednesday's...

Storm ravages region

Power and communications cut for days, damaged property, fallen trees blocking roads, entire towns isolated and undrinkable mains water.This is the destruction...

Fourth win easy as pie!

Country Cob Bakery has reclaimed its crown for Australia’s Best Mince Pie for the fourth year running.The win was among five national...

Prepare for power outages ahead of extreme weather

Householders are being urged to prepare for potential power outages with strong winds expected to hit parts of the state late tonight...

Artist makes Archie 100

The work of a local artist and painting teacher from Castlemaine has been included in the landmark Archie 100 exhibition that opened at the...

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.

Hospitality hit hard

Labour market shortages and COVID uncertainty are placing strain on Macedon Ranges' hospitality industry. Many have successfully pivoted to...

International acclaim

Performances in short film recognised around the world Castlemaine resident John Flaus is well known to Australian audiences and...

Join the ‘Vacctorians’

Some Mount Alexander Shire councillors were among those lining up on Friday morning to get their COVID-19 jabs, joining the increasing number...

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.

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Forests and parks remain closed to visitors

Following the severe weather and storm event last week, the Wombat State Forest, the northern part of Lerderderg State Park, Macedon Regional...