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New focus on sports

Macedon Ranges sport clubs can now seek sports-related advice at local drop-in sessions. Sports Focus – a not-for-profit-organisation based in Bendigo which supports sport clubs...

Mobile tower boosts reception

A new Optus mobile tower has been switched on in Kyneton. Located on Kyneton-Heathcote Road, the tower will provide coverage to northern parts of Kyneton. More...

School dental program raises a smile

Sunbury and Macedon Ranges children will be showing off their pearly whites thanks to a state government initiative. Public primary and high schools in both...

Greater protection for towns

The Macedon Ranges will be protected against over-development and “urban sprawl” for the next 50 years. Planning Minister Richard Wynne launched an updated Statement of...

Childcare fees hit hip pocket

Hourly fees for childcare in the Macedon Ranges are above the national average, new data shows. Families in the Macedon Ranges were paying $10.12 per...

Teens urged to get immunised

Teenagers in Macedon Ranges and Hume are being urged to get immunised against cancer-causing HPV as the new school year begins. Data released by the...

Giant win for dry gin

A Newham distillery is the best in the business for a bottle of gin. Big Tree Distillery won the Best Classic Australian Gin with its...

My Place: Georgie Garvey-Hawke

What is your connection to the Macedon Ranges? I’ve been lucky to call Macedon Ranges home for over 20 years. What are you passionate about? Diversity, activism,...

Drivers caught on long weekend sting

Macedon Ranges and Hume drivers remained relatively safe on the road during the Australia Day long weekend, despite a high number of offences detected...

Selling? Get set to make a profit

Now is the time to enter the housing market in the Macedon Ranges, with house values set to rise, according to a local real...

Our new Citizen of the Year

Woodend’s Lisa Richards was named Macedon Ranges Citizen of the Year for leading the way in recycling and reducing waste. Ms Richards, 48, said she was...

Big boost for local CFA crews

Six CFA’s across the Macedon Ranges will receive much needed tankers and equipment. Emergency Services Minister Lisa Neville announced last week 294 grants totaling more...

Emergency cash cut hits

Access to financial assistance for people struggling to make ends meet is no longer being provided to Macedon Ranges residents. Federal government funding for emergency...

Drivers nabbed by police in holiday blitz

More than nine drivers a day were caught breaking the law on Macedon Ranges roads during the Christmas and new year period. Police were out...

Thefts drive Macedon crime rise

Macedon Ranges’ crime rate has risen almost 10 per cent in the year to September 2019, new figures show. The latest data from the Crime...

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School’s back – but not as you know it

School is officially back in for Sunbury and Macedon Ranges students after nearly two months of home learning. Grade prep, one and two pupils and...

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