Guildford’s ‘Big Tree’ the clear winner

One of Victoria’s largest trees, a majestic River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) located near Guildford on the Midland Highway, has been awarded...

Help save the Queen Mother!

The Castlemaine Art Museum (CAM) have recently launched a new conversation appeal to help raise essential funds to assist the gallery to save their beloved portrait of The Queen Mother.

Recycling rewards at Chewton Service Station

The Consumer Deposit Scheme rolled out across Victoria on Wednesday and kicked off to an incredible start in Mount Alexander Shire with Chewton Service Station receiving over 2,300 cans, bottles and cartons in the first day!

Exploring the future of housing

Castlemaine Free University's 'Resident-led Housing Workshop' next Wednesday promises to be a significant one for all those interested in addressing the housing crisis.

Maclaurin claims Maldon prize

This year's major prize was won by local artist Robert Maclaurin for his oil painting 'Wild Winter Mountain, Leanganook'.

A visual feast at Shades of Gray

"People say they've never seen anything like it anywhere in the world," artist and owner Peter Gray told the Mail.

Council applauded for continuing care

Last week, following national reforms in aged care, Mount Alexander Shire councillors unanimously resolved to continue providing and expanding the council's aged care services.

Commuters to benefit from new train service

Castlemaine train commuters are set to benefit from more services after the introduction of a new early morning service to Bendigo as...

Ultrasound for Red Box Shelter

The much-loved Red Box Wildlife Shelter has received a new ultrasound machine - just in time for World Kangaroo Day on Tuesday.

Climate crisis concert

The School Strike for Climate group from Castlemaine Secondary College will be hosting a concert on Saturday November 11 at The Goods...

Anzac spirit lives on in Newstead

If you happened to be driving through Newstead on Saturday morning you might have glimpsed more than 150 volunteers lining the Avenue of Honour for an old fashioned working bee.

Our region voted yes

Mount Alexander Shire saw 59.1 per cent of its local residents voting in favour of the alteration to the constitution and the establishment of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.