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Nordic pole walking expands

Local nordic pole walking classes have really hit their stride, proving so popular they're now being offered in Castlemaine, Harcourt, Newstead and...

Rhythms in the red gums

John Butler is hitting the stage in Harcourt this weekend to support The Thin Green Line Foundation and their work with Indigenous...

Drivers trapped in two accidents

Castlemaine SES unit was called out to rescue people trapped in vehicles at two separate incidents within 36 hours of each other...

Contract awarded for upgrade of fatality road

Eve Lamb A contested vote of council has seen a local earthmoving firm clinch the $529,842 contract for roadworks...

Lifeguard shortage impacts pools

A shortage of lifeguards due to COVID has forced some changes to the operating hours for public outdoor pools in Castlemaine, Harcourt,...

Strawberry summer

It's a bumper season for strawberries. In fact it's the best they've ever had out at the Blackwood Orchard...

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...

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‘Haystacks’ is back

“We’re very happy … it’s onwards and upwards,” trainer Danielle Chapman said after Haystacks Calhoun made a successful return to racing with...

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