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Plan ahead as buses replace trains

A 23-day period of construction on the Ballarat Line Upgrade has begun, with passengers reminded to plan ahead as coaches replace trains. Crews will work...

Bees must keep buzzing

By Meg Kennedy “Bees do not depend on us; our existence, however, depends on bees” With Spring fully emerged, bees are going about their business pollinating...

Spotlight on crime prevention

The Jonathan Drive Public Lighting Project has received funding from the State government, to the tune of $99,000. Member for Melton Steve McGhie MP announced...

Councillor speaks out, of turn

By Helen Tatchell Summer is around the corner and one Moorabool councillor has confirmed that the Bacchus Marsh community could be cooling off in a...

Music in the highlands

Blackwood Hall is set to be infused with music from around the globe for a family-friendly event this month. Local musician Cat Moser, of folk...

Moorabool weighs in

By Meg Kennedy Alarming statistics have pointed to Moorabool as one of the most overweight local government areas in Victoria. A new study by Victoria University...

Spreading sustainability

By Meg Kennedy With recent concern around the environment, a local author has penned a guide to living sustainably. Ballan author Liz O’Dwyer will present a...

The man behind the horse

By Meg Kennedy Local race caller and author Adam Crettenden has again delved into Australia’s rich horse racing history. His new book, Manikato: ‘The Man’, follows...

Luck of the Irish Cup hope

By Helen Tatchell Spring is in the air and this means warmer days, hay fever and the Spring Carnival horse racing fixture. It also means on...

Butcher snags win

By Helen Tatchell “A great and well-respected business, with a strong focus on the local community and building business excellence processes into all they do.” - Janice Ray (Judge) Business...