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Thumbs up for Mount Macedon rezone

The creation of a special-use zone designed to ensure appropriate development in Mount Macedon is a step closer after Macedon Ranges council endorsed a...

Council slammed over mural censoring

A Yarraville artist has expressed surprise at Maribyrnong council censoring part of a mural he created to celebrate the Yarraville community. A team led by...

Jail sentence over home burning stays

A woman and her five-month-old baby daughter had a lucky escape when her estranged husband burned down the house they were living in after...

Macedon Ranges farmers told to prepare for drought

Sunbury and Macedon Ranges livestock farmers are being urged to prepare for a dry finish to the year. With the Bureau of Meteorology recently confirming...

Bogan bingo fundraiser just the ticket

  Throw on your flannelette shirt, tease out that big hair and squeeze into some black skinny jeans – it’s almost time to help raise...

Sunbury’s Roxy Marshall gears up for MCG stomp

  Roxy Marshall is making every stride count as she prepares to tackle the MCG’s 7000-plus steps. The Sunbury resident is training daily for this year’s...

Field Trip offers youth $500 to chase dreams

When you wish upon a star … or if you get a chance to speak, your dreams may come true. The Field Trip, a young...

Kyneton clubs embrace Barkly Square upgrades

  Soccer has been given a handy kick-along at Kyneton, with significant upgrades to Barkly Square finally complete. A $1 million pavilion, funded by Macedon Ranges council,...

Doctors rail against Kyneton District Health cuts

  Budget cuts at Kyneton District Health could trigger an exodus of specialist staff, an experienced anaesthetist has warned. Dr John Gray, who has worked at...

NBN rollout holding businesses back

Sunbury businesses frustrated by the delayed rollout of the National Broadband Network have complained that slow and unreliable internet is holding them back. The town...

MP calls for Sunbury auditor to be removed

A western suburbs MP has been accused of trying to undermine a review into Sunbury’s planned secession from Hume after calling for transition auditor...

Council improves satisfaction ratings

  Community satisfaction with Macedon Ranges council’s performance has improved in several key categories, a new report reveals. But the area’s biggest residents group maintains the...

Macedon Ranges: Meals a recipe for friendship

Romsey’s Sandra Chestnutt and Ron Jackson (pictured) are enjoying the benefits of a food-sharing initiative that is rolling out across the Macedon Ranges. The pair...

Sunbury auditors talk about secession

Sunbury auditors Frank Vincent and John Watson talk to Star Weekly in detail about Sunbury’s planned split from Hume council.   Star Weekly: We’re now several months into this...

Questions marks over Western Distributor under Yarraville

A boost in public transport spending and moving more freight via rail could kill the need for the proposed Western Distributor, a public forum...

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SES volunteer lends a hand

From Gisborne to Geraldton, Neville ‘Nev’ Spiers is jetting off to help Australians recovering from tropical cyclone Seroja. The State Emergency Service (SES) Gisborne...