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NBN rollout set for new year

Super-fast broadband is on its way to Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges next year – but that’s still not soon enough for some residents...

Calls for toll subsidies to cut local truck traffic

Maribyrnong council is calling for subsidies to encourage freight trucks off inner-west residential streets and on to existing and future toll roads. The council will...

Cashflow for community water projects

The grass might just be greener in the Sunbury and Macedon Ranges now that nine schools and community groups have picked up water grants...

Fundraising cyclists conquer hard roads

Woodend cyclists have raised close to $160,000 for the fight against cancer in the past three years. Spokes of Hope’s 14 members completed their third...
kangaroo cull

Burnt habitat pushes up kangaroo road toll

Collisions between kangaroos and motor vehicles around Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges are on the rise. Latest statistics from Wildlife Victoria recorded 123 collisions at...

Kyneton homecoming a truly ‘big’ moment

Joel Bertoncini’s homecoming was fit for a hero as he ran through Kyneton’s crowded main street on the final leg of his journey from...

Mystery big cat rises from ashes

The black panther of Lancefield has been the stuff of legend (and slow news’ weeks) for decades. So, understandably, residents were somewhat bemused when a...

Minister dodges Sunbury V/Line issue

V/Line services to Sunbury were “the elephant in the room”, a state Coalition MP told a public transport community forum last week. Public Transport Victoria...

Djerriwarrh Health Services board sacked

The entire board was last week formally sacked at the Bacchus Marsh hospital where seven baby deaths in two years are being investigated. The eight...

Residents ride for renewable energy

Energy-conscious cyclists will strap on their helmets at a Ride for Renewables event this weekend. The 15-kilometre ride on October 31 kicks off from the...

Sunbury SES receives $5000 grant

Sunbury residents have the chance to be more prepared when natural disasters strike, thanks to Australia Post. Sunbury’s State Emergency Service unit was awarded $5025...

Summer camps postponed due to fires

Summer camps for as many as 800 youngsters have been postponed as the owners of the fire-ravaged Weekaway Recreational Camp near Lancefield work to...

Mary becomes Sunbury’s first supercentenarian

Sunbury’s oldest resident, Mary Whitehurst, turned 110 last week, celebrating her extraordinary milestone at Riddell Gardens Aged Care centre in Sunbury, where she lives. The...

Notorious Sunbury bottlenecks not on priority list

Sunbury’s notorious Horne Street and Gap Road intersection, and the nearby level crossing, are not a priority, the latest VicRoads’ level crossing report states. The...

Police increase patrols amid looting fears

Police are ramping up patrols around properties destroyed by the Lancefield bushfires amid concerns of looters sifting through the ruins. Authorities confirmed that five houses,...

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Kyneton woman claims over $1.3 million in lotto win

Twenty days after winning more than $1.3 million, a Kyneton woman has finally come forward to claim her Tattslotto win. Last month Star Weekly...