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Promises to fix mobile blackspots

New Optus and Telstra mobile phone base station sites will be built at Gisborne South. The federal government announced...

Watsonia in Woodend

Watsonia: A Writing Life, is the 13th and latest offering by author Don Watson. It is a collection of...

What! Me? Sing?

Notes from a wobbly Woodend Warbler Lindsay Cumming When my daughter, newly arrived in Woodend with...

Idea takes seed

Three friends are establishing a native nursery for the Macedon Ranges, with a goal of continuing and expanding the legacy of Woodend...

Accolade for Woodend filmmaker

Veteran filmmaker Michael Dillon AM has been honoured for his lifetime’s work, which includes more than 100 mountain and adventure film projects...

Fuel load fears in Woodend

A dangerously high fuel load along the roadside of Black Forest Drive at Woodend is causing increasing concern for neighbouring property owners.

Garden the fire-wise way: Woodend brigade shares tips

Woodend Fire Brigade’s new fire-wise garden has opened and members have shared tips for anyone seeking to take a similar approach.

Local stars shine at MVAs

Soul virtuosos Emma Donovan & The Putbacks were the standout triumph at the 2021 Music Victoria Awards. The group,...

Mine shaft rescues

Two dogs have been rescued from mine shafts by local CFA brigades and a specialist unit in the space of week.

No safe crossing

St Ambrose Parish Primary's community doesn't want to see a disastrous traffic accident resulting from a lack of safe pedestrian access in...

RRV to consult on Black Forest Drive

Calls for further community consultation on proposed changes to Black Forest Drive have been heeded. Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas...

Epic orchestra performance

This Saturday is a special one for Resonance String Orchestra as it delivers Epic, its debut Mount Alexander Shire live performance in the Castlemaine...

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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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