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Malmsbury rezone bid

Feedback has opened on a planning scheme amendment that proposes to rezone land near the eastern entrance to Malmsbury in a bid to help preserve the township’s character.

Screening and discussion

As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, which starts later this month, there will be a screening...

Romsey Hotel pokies bid reignites debate

Romsey Football Netball Club’s application for 50 electronic gaming machines to re-open the Romsey Hotel has reignited passionate community debate from more than a decade ago.

Daylesford crash investigation ongoing

The lawyer for a driver at the centre of a tragic crash that killed five people in Daylesford last week has spoken...

A giant in business and the arts: Marc Besen (1923-2023)

Leading businessman, philanthropist and mentor, Marc Besen AC, has died at the age of 99. Marc Besen came to...

Prospector injured

SES Castlemaine were called to rugged bushland in Moonlight Flat near Castlemaine on November 5 where a gold prospector had been injured. 

Car destroyed by fire

A car was completely destroyed by fire after bursting into flames at Woodend on Saturday afternoon.

Tailgating fines are on the rise

RACV is calling on Victorian motorists to be aware of how close they’re driving to the vehicle in front of them, with Victoria Police figures showing more than 10,000 fines for tailgating issued in the past five years.

Don’t be conned: Local family targeted with fake Telstra emails

Beware of scammers! The general public is continually being given this message by police, banks, government, corporate leaders and commercial operatives.

Breweries unite for Movember

The three breweries of Castlemaine are joining forces to help raise money for Movember.

Bid to unearth goldfields relic

Bendigo resident and keen historian Lynne Cooper is in the final throes of completing a fascinating new biography on the colourful life...

Health access to change

Community pharmacists will be able to provide treatment and advice for a range of common conditions under a new state government 12-month pilot program.