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Bendigo West Labor incumbent Maree Edwards (left) stopped over at Castlemaine North Primary on Saturday as she toured local polling booths and is pictured here with former Mount Alexander Shire councillor Jess Howard. Photo: Max Lesser

Strong endorsement

Premier Daniel Andrews has declared Victoria "the most progressive state in the nation" following Victorian Labor's landslide win over the Liberal Nationals in Saturday's...
Ed Sheeran put on an intimate concert for 80 fans at Hanging Rock in February 2017. Photo: Hit Network's World Famous Rooftop

Sheeran rumours mount

Has Ed Sheeran made a $9 million offer on local real estate or is this rumour part of a great marketing strategy? Melbourne radio station...
Plans for a $1.6 million upgrade to Mount Macedon Fire Brigade's existing station are now in doubt as proposals emerge for relocation.

Upgrade in doubt?

Plans for a $1.6 million upgrade to Mount Macedon Fire Brigade's existing station are now in doubt as proposals emerge for relocation. The Express understands...
Comedian Tom Gleeson led a petition to stop Perth-based mining company Macedon Resources from beginning rock chip sampling, mapping and low-impact drilling in the Macedon Ranges' east.

Mine bid withdrawn

People power has halted controversial plans for a mining exploration licence in Macedon Ranges' east. Comedian Tom Gleeson made clear the plans were no laughing...
Hepburn Shire councillor Don Henderson, artist David Bromley, Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas, singer Kate Ceberano and Cr John Cottrell announce the new festival in January this year.

New festival collapses

An arts and wellness festival awarded $450,000 in state government funding has been cancelled. Eyebrows were raised when the government announced the significant funding allocation...
A town boundary for Gisborne is still under investigation. Photo: Sam Ellen

Fine-tuning required: says council

Macedon Ranges Shire Council has declined to endorse a localised planning statement until it is fine-tuned. The Macedon Ranges Statement of Planning Policy was formally...
Indie rock group Dr. Frisco brought the wow-factor to win Macedon Ranges' Battle of the Bands heat on Saturday. Photo: Ties Urie

Indie rock wins battle

Indie rock group Dr. Frisco brought the wow-factor to win Macedon Ranges' Battle of the Bands heat on Saturday. The Braemar College schoolmates will take...
Leading Senior Constables Georgie Thompson and Simone Anstee reveal the new-look police vehicles.

Stepping up enforcement

Drivers are still flouting the law when it comes to passing emergency vehicles with flashing lights and local police are stepping up enforcement. A law...

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...
Ray Tadd

Match 500 for a sport master

If, when he began playing junior footy for Macedon in 1981, Ray Tadd had listened to people who told him that he was "not...
Host Frank Moylan and winemaker Llew Knight on location at Granite Hills.

Battle of the vines

Several Macedon Ranges locals are set to feature in an innovative Australian-developed lifestyle TV series that is about to shake up the staid world...

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Murmuring Walk launched at Mount Macedon

A guided audio experience has launched that's inspired by the environment and the birdlife inhabiting the lush bush surrounds of Sanatorium Lake,...