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Community pantry up and running

Local volunteers, community groups and organisations are working together to provide food relief for residents in need in Mount Alexander Shire. The newly created Mount...

Ready to tackle the crisis

An army of volunteers has been working behind the scenes to sew gowns, caps and masks for Castlemaine doctors to ensure they are well...

Coronavirus update for Victoria

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1291 – an increase of 10 from yesterday, as testing for the virus expands...

Never lonely with letters

Cheerful letters, drawings and paintings have been making their way to elderly residents across the Macedon Ranges to help them stay connected during the...

Aged care residents keep in touch with outside world

The residents of RM Begg Kyneton Aged Care may currently be in lockdown but the staff are making sure they still have contact with...

Coronavirus update for Victoria

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 1191­ – an increase of 33 from yesterday. Yesterday a woman in her 80s died...

Gain solace from gardening

Sandy Scheltema In these extraordinary times when we must stay at home and cancel everything except our commitment to our common humanity, many of us...

DOCTORS, NURSES NOT PROTECTED

Stress is mounting for medical professionals as they struggle to access basic personal protective equipment to face the coronavirus pandemic, including Macedon Ranges' own. A...

Impact and opportunity for VGR tourist railway

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Victorian Goldfields Railway to suspend all of its advertised passenger service until the end of June. The VGR has...

Local business offers smart response to crisis

Local businesses are finding innovative ways to adapt amid the current coronavirus restrictions. One such businesses is Castlemaine's Mulberry's Delicatessen, which has been quick to...

TAKE THE MESSAGE SERIOUSLY

Authorities are urging people to take the self-isolation message seriously as Victoria steps up measures to flatten the curve in new cases of coronavirus. Victoria...

Trade takes new shape

Trade is taking new shape for many innovative local businesses adapting to COVID-19 precautions. Drive-through options, online platforms and extra delivery services are helping locals...

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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...