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Calls for residents to open hearts to refugees

Refugee advocates have called on Macedon Ranges residents to open their hearts, and possibly homes, to people affected by conflict in Syria. With the federal...

Guy promises Sunbury split regardless of review

The drawn-out saga of Sunbury’s planned separation from Hume could be set to continue, with opposition leader Matthew Guy promising the town will get...

Serial sex offender jailed for seven years

A former Lancefield resident who felt that no punishment was "good enough" for his terrifying spree of sex offences has been jailed for seven...

Fire season tipped to start early

Authorities have warned Sunbury and Macedon Ranges landholders there’s no room for complacency ahead of what’s expected to be another dangerous fire season. Modelling released...

Port privitisation puts bid to cut trucks in peril

A project that could take thousands of trucks off inner-west streets has been left languishing while the state government pursues its privatisation of Melbourne’s...

Western Water funds community projects

A new sensory garden in the centre of Riddells Creek is just one example of the successful projects funded by a Western Water scheme. Riddells...

Canterbury Estate developers win appeal

New titles for 14 residential lots in Sunbury’s Canterbury Estate are set to be released after developers won an appeal against a Hume council...

Call to take steps to improve heart health

High cholesterol and blood pressure, and smoking, are the biggest heart health threats faced by Sunbury and Macedon Ranges residents. The latest Victorian Heart Maps...

Gisborne vets helping homeless people’s pets

Animal lovers can help the pets of people who are doing it tough, with Gisborne Veterinary Clinic now a designated drop-off point for Pets...

No handbrake on job prospect

Mainstream education doesn’t suit all learners, especially those who prefer practical approaches over the theoretical. For the practical types, Concern Australia (CA), a group founded...

Gisborne men conquer Kokoda

As a former solider, Gisborne’s Stewart Smillie knows the importance of preparation, mateship and endurance. But he says even he was surprised by the physical...

Pitch for Vic Uni site revival gains traction

A group that hopes to turn Sunbury’s former Victoria University campus into a thriving community hub has been buoyed by talks with state MPs. Skills...

Sunbury drug raids prompt rental warning

Landlords are being encouraged to check carefully before entering into private tenancy arrangements after a series of drug raids on rented houses in Sunbury. Raids...

Mum’s coffee fast helps autism network

Riddells Creek’s Kristie Murden says giving up her daily latte was a small price to pay to help people with autism – like her...
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Drivers ‘should avoid swerving around animals’

A senior Macedon Ranges police officer says motorists should resist the instinct to swerve if they see animals on the road ahead. Traffic management unit...

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Change Our Game grants

Four community sports clubs across the Macedon Ranges will receive a state government grant to help boost participation of women and girls in local...

Burras beat Bombers