New directions for Wesley Hill Hall 

The historic Wesley Hill Hall has been in use since the 1880s and is looking forward to new directions and to new blood.

New Health and Learning Hub on the horizon for Castlemaine

A new Health and Learning Hub in Castlemaine will deliver vital training for Victorians pursuing a career in healthcare, boosting local job opportunities and strengthening the region’s healthcare infrastructure.

A humane alternative

Mount Alexander Animal Welfare (MAAW) have voiced concerns about the use of inhumane cat traps around the region.

Climate activists highlight grave issue

On Wednesday, members of the Red Rebels and the Central Victorian Climate Action Group joined Rise Up picketers outside MP Lisa Chesters offices in Bendigo for a 'funeral procession' through the centre of town.

Theatre staff thank community 

Dhelkaya Health’s Theatre staff took time out from their busy schedule recently to thank the Mount Alexander community for their help with the purchase of four new theatre trolleys.

Maternity service makes history

Dhelkaya Health has made history this month by welcoming the very first baby born via a planned caesarean through their midwifery group practice model.

Gallery: Anzacs honoured

Crowds turned at in force at Dawn Services and Anzac Day Services across the region last Thursday morning April 25 as we went to press.

Digging into the Gold Rush

As part of the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival 2024, a highly successful event was held in Castlemaine on Saturday, attended by over 120 people.

Enough is enough

Hundreds of Central Victorian residents gathered in Rosalind Park on Sunday as part of an Australian-wide movement against gender-based violence.

Council listening posts

Mount Alexander Shire Council is inviting community members to meet their local councillor as part of its 2024 Listening Post Program.

Supermarket takes shape 

There was a buzz in Castlemaine last Tuesday April 16 as concreting commenced on the footings for the new Castlemaine Woolworths Supermarket on the former Gasworks site. 

A fond farewell for Holy Goat Cheese

The region's newest food and drink festival, the Mount Alexander Tastes Showcase, kicked off yesterday, Thursday April 25 and runs until Monday April 29...