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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...

Rain impacts finals fortunes in CDCA

Castlemaine District Cricket Association grand finals got underway Friday evening with Harcourt hosting Barkers Creek in the Women's showdown. Harcourt finished on top of the...

Riding out of lockdown

By Penny Gilbert CycleSafe Mount Alexander is excited to be rolling out a series of bike rides to help our community ride out of lockdown. With...

Cultural farming venture for Harcourt

Work has begun to establish an Indigenous Bush Tucker Farm at Harcourt. "I'm confident to say we'll probably get going just before Christmas," local Dja...

Get on board with Harcourt’s Miniature Railway

It's an imposing sight. The newly built replica of Maryborough's grand 1870s railway station, complete with newly added clock tower, stands testament to the massive...

Brigades battle burn-offs

Fire brigades across the region have been kept busy bringing escaped fires under control over the past fortnight. In one incident last Friday morning, a...

Here’s cheers Harcourt – New venture to showcase regional produce

It was a champagne, cider and canapés event as the new Harcourt Produce and General Store opened on Friday. "Employment, economic development and collaboration," said...

On track to tackle plastic waste

Local tourism railways have played a key role in the development of innovative recycled plastic sleepers that may ultimately help solve the nation's wider...
Castlemaine's Cr Max Lesser with his self imposed "art house" restoration project in Harcourt.

This ole house …

For many restoring a dilapidated house solo on a budget of practically nothing could be a headache. But for Castlemaine's Cr Max Lesser it's become...
Macedon Ranges Strike Team 0215 recharge after a big day of assessing properties, clearing trees and blacking-out in the Bunyip fire complex. Photo: Mount Macedon Fire Brigade

Locals join fire fight

Local firies joined the fight at Bunyip State Park and Gippsland firegrounds last week. A Macedon Ranges strike team with firefighters from across the district...
Harcourt's Terry Willis and young son, Sonny, check a male fruit fly trap in one of Harcourt's commercial apple orchards - ahead of this Saturday's fruit fly action plan launch.

A way of life under threat

A multi-pronged approach is needed to help combat the serious threat posed by fruit fly, advocates say. An action plan to combat the destructive insect...
Some of the celebrations on the site of Harcourt's miniature railway project that has been named among the state's Pick My Project winners.

This project was picked!

A project engaging local teenagers to help build Australia's biggest miniature railway at Harcourt has won a $198,000 boost, emerging as one of the...

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Falcons appeal decision

The Mount Alexander Falcons have appealed to the Australian Football League to review AFL Central Victoria's decision to permit only one local...

CEO steps down