Community

Castlemaine Men's Shed president Brian McCormick and treasurer Peter Batten in the shed's almost complete welding bay

Funding boost for local groups

The Castlemaine Men's Shed and Castlemaine Historical Society were among 12 Central Victorian community groups to benefit from recently announced Stronger...
Firefighting crews at the scene of a grassfire off the Midland Highway at Harcourt on Monday. Photo: Kerri-Anne Schnoor.

Harcourt fires bring home message

Two fires that broke out this week at Harcourt, less than 24 hours apart, serve as a timely reminder that we...

Treasure hunters flock to the fair

Maldon football oval transforms into a throng of activity today ahead of this weekend's antique and collectables fair. Catch our chat with...

Big day for local soccer

This Saturday is a big one for local soccer as the Castlemaine Goldfields Football Club makes its on-field entry into the FFA...

Have wagon, can travel

While the notion of the tiny house has taken off, one Castlemaine resident has her own adventure-filled take on the trend.Kathryn Reidie...

Radar technology locates lost graves

For years they've laid lost to time and memory - the unmarked graves of Guildford Cemetery. Now they're finally being identified and...

Home destroyed

Castlemaine Police are appealing for information after a "suspicious" fire destroyed a home in French Court, Castlemaine in the early hours of...

Donations – not all joy for thrift shop

While the Marie Kondo decluttering craze has been motivating many to rid themselves of stuff that does not spark joy, it...

Fire spotting luxury

Life has become far more comfortable for local fire spotter Peter Skilbeck since the brand new observation cabin was craned into...

Defibrillator win

After entering a competition to win a defibrillator for all hours public access in Castlemaine, staff and volunteers at Castlemaine District Community...
Representatives from the user groups at Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve received the keys to the new multi-use pavilion .

New beginnings

User groups received the keys to the new multi-purpose pavilion at Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve this week. See the Castlemaine Mail...
Shem and Leah with Ken McKimmie from the Lions Club of Castlemaine at the Australia Day celebration in Castlemaine last year. Photo: Max Lesser.

Australia Day events

You're invited to join your community at Australia Day events this year in Castlemaine, Maldon, Harcourt and Faraday. For details see...

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Round Two winners were Max Elson, Dan McColl, Phil Smith, Sam Swagemakers and Richard Ruddick. Absent. Darren Trevena.

Good marksmanship on show at Castlemaine Rifle Club

Round Two of the Castlemaine Rifle Club's Championship was contested on the local range on Saturday.A good number of shooters turned out...