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Poles add spring to walkers’ steps

Eve Lamb The weather may be making many feel Nordic lately, but for an increasing number of local souls...

Trackside reinvention

Eve Lamb Driving past the old railway goods shed in Newstead it's hard to miss the fact that work...

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...

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,...

Bike workshops now in Castlemaine and Newstead

For the fourth year in a row the On Your Bike! school holiday program, supporting teens and tweens to ride safely to...

Newstead calls for flashing lights

The Newstead community is lobbying Mount Alexander Shire Council in the hope of getting flashing safety lights installed to highlight the 40km/h...

Sign of the times – Churches slated for sale

A 'sign of the times' is the way the looming sale of two historic Uniting Churches is being described by what remains of their...

Great effort all round

After a COVID-enforced hiatus in 2020, tin rattlers at the traffic lights and street walkers were back, collecting for the Royal Children's Hospital Good...

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...

Where east meets west

Lacey's garden in Newstead is such an eclectic mix of spring profusion it's hard to believe that when the owners arrived on site 19...

A host of golden daffodils…

Longtime Newstead locals Peter and Lilian Skillbeck have more than 2000 excellent reasons to look on the bright side of life. Earlier this year, around...
Pictured are: Dave Tye from Mount Gambier, Jon Narik from Warrnambool, Clem Hutchesson of Mount Gambier, Ian McMillan from Deniliquin and Matt McMillan from Berwick.

British bike invasion

Hundreds of British bikes invaded the roads around Castlemaine over the weekend for the annual All British Bike Rally. Triumphs, Nortons, Vincents and BSAs were...

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Filmmaker puts body on the line

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to support the completion of a local documentary film celebrating the journey of the Mt Alexander...

Skate park priority

Big reveal soon