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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...

Plant sale fundraiser a success

A wet weekend did not deter Macedon Ranges Rural Australians for Refugees volunteers. On Saturday, their outdoor plant stall...

Ethical effort in Woodend

A Woodend resident has recruited local businesses to join a campaign promoting the sale of ethically produced products. Margaret...


Opinion is divided among Woodend and Macedon residents over a Regional Roads Victoria plan to reconfigure Black Forest Drive from four lanes...

Brewery battle ends

Holgate Brewhouse’s new discovery centre has been granted dining privileges and increased opening hours in the resolution of a bungled planning permit.

Don Watson in conversation in Woodend

Advisor and speechwriter to Premier and Prime Minister, screenwriter, satirist and traveller, Don Watson is the author of 13 books.

Oarsome Olympic effort

Water sport was never on the horizon for a young Ria Thompson growing up in Woodend.But that didn't stop the now 23-year-old...


World-class grown up rock

Joeys Coop are currently touring the east coast states to promote their recently release sophomore album Lachlan Valley Dirt. Friday...

Skate park priority