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Federal election candidates weigh in on issues

Jobs, healthcare, school funding and a telecommunications ‘‘crisis’’ are shaping up as key federal election issues in Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges. The Labor-held seats...

Fundraising’s just their cup of tea

Close to 80 Sunbury residents have enjoyed a lovely cuppa, helping Carole Simpson, Joan Hitch and Rob Coulson in the fight against cancer. The trio...

Tilly flies towards her gymnastic dream

A Sunbury gymnast who’s been honing her skills since the age of three is launching herself on to the national stage. Matilda Gavaghan, 14, is...

Aussie muscle cars help raise funds in Kyneton

Muscle cars from the Australian auto industry’s heyday of 1963-77 were among those that lined up in Kyneton last Wednesday as part of a...

Refugee forum to ‘unwrap’ complex problem

People interested in the often vexed issue of Australia’s handling of asylum seekers are being invited to attend a forum in New Gisborne this...

Best foot forward for health

Employees at Western Water’s head office in Sunbury took to the footpaths beside Macedon Street as part of last Wednesday’s Walk the Block. An initiative...

Call to action on Sunbury carparking

Commuters, traders and employees will be encouraged to sign a new petition calling on the state government to act on a parking crisis that’s...

Salesian’s all ears to students’ needs

The door to an inclusive education is being opened to students who are deaf or losing their hearing, thanks to a new partnership at...

Premier spruiks Kismet Park upgrades

Sunbury’s Kismet Park Primary School will be given the facilities needed to ensure its pupils get the best possible start in life, Premier Daniel...

Premier raises hopes about VU site

Premier Daniel Andrews has hinted at ‘‘exciting announcements’’ about the former Victoria University site at Jacksons Hill, raising hopes that the historic property will...

Drought forces switch to Melbourne water

Water customers in Sunbury, Riddells Creek and Diggers Rest have been switched to the Melbourne supply system, as below average rainfall continues to place...

$200k for Gisborne town centre facelift

Gisborne’s busy town centre is set to undergo another major facelift, with the state government lending its support to a $367,000 project aimed at...

Riddells volunteers honoured for service

The many and varied contributions of volunteers from the Macedon Ranges’ six neighbourhood houses have been acknowledged at a morning tea at Riddells Creek. Macedon...

Sunbury, Gisborne agents welcome rate cut

Record-low interest rates are expected to further add to the appetite for property in Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges. LJ Whorlow First National Sunbury manager...

Hume budget back in black

Hume council’s efforts to wipe out almost $30 million in debt should be held up as an example to other levels of government, a Sunbury-based...

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New Woodend Station waiting room

A new waiting room was built at Woodend Railway Station, equipped with modern features and taking architectural inspiration from the station's heritage-listed building on...