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Greg Barkla and Bob Bent with Bob's bike and Winston the Black Dog mascot at The Mill in Castlemaine.

Locals join the ride

Castlemaine locals Greg Barkla and Bob Bent have teamed up to take part in the Black Dog Ride, a 10-day motorcycle tour to raise...
Castlemaine librarian Stewart Winser invites community members to hone their spelling skills and get along to the third annual Adult Spelling Bee. Photo: Eve Lamb

Buzz along to the bee

Do you fancy yourself to be an exceptional speller? Can you recite all those grammatical rules we learned at school - "i before e...
Firefighters work to save what they can as one of Mount Macedon's last hill station homes is engulfed by fire. Photo: Mike Dornau

Blaze takes ‘Durrol’

'Durrol' one of Mount Macedon's last hill station homes has been destroyed by fire. The devastating loss came last Wednesday when local firefighters responded to...

New courts to be a hit

Tennis will become even more of a hit in Riddells Creek with three new Tennis Australia compliant hard courts to be constructed. The $100,000 upgrade...
Last Men in Aleppo is an extraordinary example of the power of documentary to focus attention on global issues. Filmed over three years, this visceral film combines moments of heart-pounding suspense, tragedy, and improbable beauty, and takes us right into the lives of three men from the White Helmets in Aleppo who confront an agonizing dilemma; do I stay and fight for my country and my dignity, or do I flee for the safety of my children and family?

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE

Academy Award nominated filmmaker Feras Fayyad will not attend the 2018 Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival screening of his film Last Men in Aleppo due...

Macedon wants a hub

A group of Macedon locals have banded together in a bid to convert a council-owned building into a community hub. The former maternal and child...

Community chips in

The campaign to replace Langley-Barfold Fire Brigade's stolen support vehicle is gaining strong community support. The Ford Ranger was found torched near Lake Eppalock in...

$195M solar farm bid

A $195 million solar farm proposed for Baringhup will feed enough energy into the grid to power 44,000 homes while reducing CO2 emissions by...

Blaze at Highbank

The historic Kyneton farmhouse owned by television personality Tonia Todman was significantly damaged by fire yesterday morning. Firefighters arrived at Highbank, on Donnelly Road, at...
Maldon's historic Carriers Arms building at 61 High Street.

Development approved for Carriers Arms

Mount Alexander Shire Council's decision to approve development of Maldon's historic Carriers Arms property paves the way for a new bakery and cafe in...
Stephen Mitchell with Kate Stones and Lisa D'Onofrio get ready for this Friday's unique performance of Letters from the Inside - at the Old Castlemaine Gaol.

Letters from the inside

Insights into life on the inside is at the heart of a unique live production being staged at the Old Castlemaine Gaol this Friday. Letters...
Goldfields Quilters Brenda, Beverley, Glenda, Kathy and Chris are among those concerned about the dangers of the deep guttering outside the Leisterville hall.

An accident waiting to happen

Users of the Leisterville hall in Castlemaine have described parking outside the facility as "dangerous" after a recent upgrade to the Public Transport Victoria...

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World-class grown up rock

Joeys Coop are currently touring the east coast states to promote their recently release sophomore album Lachlan Valley Dirt. Friday...

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