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It’s Show Time …

Castlemaine show gets cracking this evening with a street parade and wood chop part of the opening schedule - plus a fireworks display, weather...

Council vote paves way for permaculture farm

A council decision has paved the way for a new permaculture farm and associated new house to be established at Harcourt North.But it was...

KiT Van Unveiled

An innovative new mental health wellbeing initiative - the Keep in Touch (KiT) Van, co-designed with young people, is being rolling out across the...

A love of land and life

Over the past 50 years well known Castlemaine artist Brian Nunan has travelled the Australian outback on and off for months at a time.The...

Climate call loud at council meeting

Calls for greater action to address climate change were front and centre at this week's Mount Alexander Shire Council meeting.There was a packed public...

Downsizers forced out

Castlemaine residents hoping to retire and downsize are being forced to leave the community they love due to a lack of retirement living options...

Muckin’ about at Mucklefest

Historic Muckleford Railway Station sets the scene for this weekend's Mucklefest Vintage Machinery Rally.The annual festival has been running for over a decade now...

Tackling the … Shitbox Rally

How far can you go in a car worth under $1000?Quite a distance if seems - as one local family seems about to prove.Elphinstone...

Don’t seal our street: locals petition council

While railing against unsealed rural roads is a common complaint in many regional areas, plenty of residents in Castlemaine's unsealed Butterworth Street 'hood have...

On song

Regular customers at Harcourt's Goldfields Track Cafe often get more than a caffeine fix when they drop in for a coffee.Behind the coffee machine...

Decision a ‘cop out’?

Mount Alexander Shire Council has narrowly voted in favour of issuing planning approval for a controversial telecommunications tower to be installed at Wesley Hill,...

Recycled threads claim the catwalk

Recycled, upcycled, reclaimed and repurposed fashions hit the catwalk in Castlemaine this Sunday as the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group holds its inaugural fundraising fashion...

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