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Aged care closure ‘taking a toll’

Aged care residents are no longer allowed visits from their families and social distancing measures have been put in place in response to the...

Hume and Macedon Ranges COVID-19 cases rise

The number of coronavirus cases across Hume and Macedon has increased to 26 across the two municipalities, up from 13 cases on Friday. There are...

Hume offers COVID-19 relief

Sports clubs, community groups and ratepayers have been given a helping hand, with Hume council waiving fees and interest charges and refunding deposits in...

Fundraise with your pooch

Sunbury and Macedon Ranges residents and their furry pooches are being encouraged to hit the pavement in their own backyards and neighbourhoods as part...

More cash for more parking

Hume council will spend an additional $200,000 to create indented parking bays across the municipality's narrowest streets. The council has increased its annual funding...

Sowing seeds of goodwill

From little things, big things grow. The Macedon Ranges Seed Savers group is providing free seed starter packs to locals who wish to create...

Messages of hope

Salesian College Sunbury students have showered the town with random acts of kindness. As part of their humanities curriculum, year 8 students were learning...

Weathering the storm

Business closures and job losses have hit the country hard. Star Weekly spoke to Woodend resident and associate director at Blue Rock Law Lauren...

MP calls for calm

Remaining calm and working together is the message McEwen MP Rob Mitchell is sending out to all. The federal MP told Star Weekly residents...

Hume redefines togetherness

Hume council is hoping social media can bring the community together. The council has launched its Hume Together campaign to encourage residents to use the...

Virtual hugs to say we care

With social distancing now the new normal, aged care and community health provider Benetas is providing a virtual way for families to interact with...

A bloomin’ good place to live

A Diggers Rest resident has 2500 reasons to celebrate. Stephen Wong is the 2500th resident to settle into his home in the Diggers Rest community...

Boost for agriculture businesses

Macedon Ranges agriculture businesses have received a boost. Grants of up to $25,000 have been awarded to the seven agribusinesses in the region. The...

Government must act now to save public interest journalism

The Public Interest Journalism Initiative (PIJI) is calling on the Federal Government to put in place emergency measures to save the country's news industry...

Thirteen positive tests for COVID-19 across Hume and Macedon Ranges

Ten cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Hume, while the Macedon Ranges has three reported cases of the virus, according to the Department...

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Aged care closure ‘taking a toll’

Aged care residents are no longer allowed visits from their families and social distancing measures have been put in place in response to the...