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Birds captured with a click

By Lachlan Ellis If you’ve visited Ballan, you’ve probably seen them; birds plastered over any spare wall. Local wildlife photographer David Whelan has partnered with the...

Boom!

By Lachlan Ellis The pandemic has seen a state-wide baby boom, with Moorabool Shire seeing an even bigger surge in births than most of Victoria. To...

Choose the best start with a tick of approval

The Kinder Tick initiative was launched early this year, making it easier for families to identify approved and funded kindergarten programs – ensuring their...

Keeping the mouse out of the house

There is a warning from a Federal Minister - Mouse numbers could rise again this spring; Farmers should be alert for signs of increased...

Shed green light

By Lachlan Ellis Despite some technical difficulties, a Blackwood woman has successfully applied to build a shed and dwelling on her property, with conditions. To read...

Sounds too good to be true? Scam

More than 2000 reports of scams were received by Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) during 2020-21. Requests for money transfers, phishing and fake missed call or...

Local papers “essential”

Conducted in July and August this year, a survey has found that a majority of non-local newspaper readers still believe the papers are “an...

Learn to be an ‘accidental counsellor’

It’s important to check in on family and friends and ask if they’re okay – but do you know how to respond if the...

70th wedding anniversary

By Kate Taylor It’s a wedding anniversary that very few couples will see – but Bacchus Marsh’s Marie and James (Jim) Ginnane are about to...
Rotary President Phil McBean and four-year-old Nevaeh, who received her Let's Read book at her 3.5-year-old check-up at Darley Early Years Hub.   Photo – Jessica Howard

Reading into the future

By Jessica Howard The future is bright for young Moorabool children as a popular literacy program is funded for a further two years. The Let’s...

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