Golden Ticket reaches halfway point

School holidays is normally the busiest time for VGR but you can lend your support by buying a gift voucher.
School holidays is normally the busiest time for VGR but you can lend your support by buying a gift voucher.

The Castlemaine Mail Golden Ticket promotion has reached the halfway point with the fifth piece of the puzzle to be found on page 10 of this week’s paper.
If you missed out on a ticket or one of the edition’s of the Mail to collect your puzzle piece don’t despair it is not too late to get a ticket and catch up! Just give us a call or drop us an email at and we can sort this for you.
While our office is currently closed to the public you can pick up your copy of the Mail and get your all important puzzle piece enclosed from our friends and at Castlemaine News and Lotto in Mostyn Street, Castlemaine IGA in Barker Street and local milkbars and stores. Otherwise you can also organise to have the Mail delivered through Castlemaine News and Lotto or our postal subscription service.
It has been a challenging few weeks for local businesses and indeed businesses across Australia and abroad but we have been truly grateful to our local businesses for their ongoing support of the Golden Ticket buy local promotion and our newspapers the Castlemaine Mail and Midland Express at what is a very difficult time. We also thank our loyal readers for their messages of encouragement and support.
While some of our Golden Ticket businesses have had to close their doors for now due to the current restrictions many continue to do what they can to service the community through takeaway, delivery and online shopping options. You can support some local businesses simply by buying a gift voucher for a future visit or appointment or booking in an appointment or job for the future when this terrible time is behind us. Check out their advertisements throughout today’s paper and the papers over the coming weeks to see what’s happening and get behind them. It’s been truly impressive to see our local businesses be so innovative and versatile in the face of such trying circumstances.
The importance of supporting our local businesses has never been more crucial. We want to see every local business reopen their doors when this is over.
So if you need something and are self isolating just pick up the phone. Local businesses are going above and beyond to help their customers out. We are in this together.
To win some money to spend at our 22 Golden Ticket businesses all you need to do is collect the nine original puzzle pieces in Mail over the nine weeks of the buy local promotion and paste them to the back of your ‘Golden Ticket’ to be in the running to share in $5000 in prizes! See our website for more details.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.