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Petrol plans doused

*Published: Midland Express, October 10, 2017 Brakes have been put on divisive plans for a petrol station and 23-seat convenience restaurant at the southern gateway...

Early birthday gift for brigade

News of a new fire station is an early birthday present for Carlsruhe Fire Brigade as it prepares to celebrate 60 years. The brigade can...

Backlash over bike review

Community backlash may force Macedon Ranges Shire Council to reconsider a review of its ban on motorised recreational vehicle use within 500 metres of...
Host Frank Moylan and winemaker Llew Knight on location at Granite Hills.

Battle of the vines

Several Macedon Ranges locals are set to feature in an innovative Australian-developed lifestyle TV series that is about to shake up the staid world...
Davide Monti returns for this year's Woodend Winter Arts Festival.

Two Mad Italians – And a dinner at Braemar College

Back by popular demand, and with the support of the Italian Institute of Culture, accordionist Pietro Roffi and violinist Davide Monti return to Australia...
Members of the 18-piece Goldfelds Jazz Orchestra, Jude Russell, Emmanuel Hall, Kirsten Boerema, Michael Timcke and Wendy Laidler are looking forward to the orchestra's big debut gig at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival.

Homegrown jazz debut

Castlemaine's own Goldfields Jazz Orchestra is a testament to people power - and to the zest of the region's homegrown music talent. Inspired after catching...
The Melbourne Ensemble will perform Schubert's Octet at this coming weekend's Woodend Winter Arts Festival.

Music and movement

This weekend Woodend will be bursting with colour, music and movement as the Woodend Winter Arts Festival launches with the much-loved free fireworks on...
Mount Alexander Shire's Cr Christine Henderson with a pile of recyclables at Castlemaine landfill site last week. Cr Henderson wants federal leadership to address the nation's big waste and recycling challenges.

“Pathetic” – Councillor slams Australia’s recycling inaction

Mount Alexander Shire Council has joined calls for a federal government inquiry into the future of waste and recycling in Australia with a local...
Local wildlife rescuer Ian Slattery with orphaned kangaroo joey Charlie who lost his mother to road trauma.

Wildlife carers slam proposal

A government department proposal to consider making it illegal for wildlife carers to rehabilitate native wildlife species deemed 'over abundant' has raised the ire...
Local Central Victoria Climate Action group members support two of their Castlemaine members who fronted Bendigo Magistrates Court on Friday charged with trespass.

‘A win for democracy’

Two Castlemaine fathers who appeared in court last Friday charged with trespassing in a politician's office during a protest against Queensland's proposed Adani coal...
Windarring Urban Mushroom Farm workers Tegwen Prest, Melissa Gale and Josh Dixon with Windarring's employment pathways manager Mark Castle and team leader Mandy Fennessy.

Marvellous mushrooms

After just a few months of operation, Windarring's urban mushroom farm in Castlemaine is flourishing, and with multiple local eateries signing on to purchase...
Thirty-two people braved the elements to learn from six experts in the field how to restore river health. They were inspired by award-winning river ecologists to protect the rivers and wetlands in their area and learnt some of the skills that would help them do so. Photo: Sandy Scheltema

Guardians brave the elements

Wild and windy weather didn't deter prospective River Guardians from walking along the Campaspe River at Carlsruhe at an Upper Campaspe Landcare Network River...

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Ceramicist to open studio

Sculptural but functional are the wonders created in the studio of Macedon ceramicist Vanessa Lucas. And people can watch...

Fun on the fairway

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