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Clear the verges – Firefighter speaks out on fuel loads

Andrew Avent knows a thing or two about wildfire and has a controversial idea for rural roadside management across the Macedon Ranges. The Newham resident,...
Bethany Thompson's dedication to gardening has paid off in this year's Mount Macedon Autumn Flower Show.

A budding horticulturist

A Macedon Ranges flower show has been the seed of inspiration for young green-thumb Bethany Thompson. The nine-year-old scooped prizes in both senior and junior...

Stablemates tread the boards

Zulu and Sinatra are the envy of every horse paddock. It's not often equine stars get the chance to shine on stage at the...

To the beat of a drum at Newham

Traditionally, in Africa, women don't drum: they dance. But that's the one tradition that Simone Lang doesn't mind breaking if it means spreading joy of...
Amy Miller pictured with a Firebird 306 at Microflite headquarters at Moorabbin Airport.

Our fire bird

A Newham born and raised helicopter pilot was among the air attack team fighting a bushfire that broke out at Benloch last Tuesday. Amy Miller...
Newham CFA members with the 'new Bobby Adams'. From left are Chris Eagle, Allan Chiong, Captain Steve Flounders, Bobby Adams, Neil Pomroy, Allan Muir and Bryan Hornbuckle.

Honouring a legend

Bobby Adams joined his local brigade to fight fires when he was just 14 years old. Today at 95 he still takes a big...

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Fourth win easy as pie!

Country Cob Bakery has reclaimed its crown for Australia’s Best Mince Pie for the fourth year running.The win was among five national...

A re-purpose focus