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Swiss Italian Festa back on track for 2021

28-09-2020

FORMER Australian House of Representatives speaker and Swiss Italian descendant, Anna Burke, has been appointed patron of Hepburn Swiss Italian Festa. The Festa, like most events, has been cancelled for this year but the committee is already busy working on its return in 2021.

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#Geesegate revealed

28-09-2020

THE chase to remove the geese from Lake Daylesford started with an email query from Birch Ward councillor Fiona Robson on January 23, 2019, Freedom of Information documents show.

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Candidates put up their hands

28-09-2020

MORE than 2000 candidates have nominated for 622 council vacancies in 298 separate elections around Victoria next month.

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To market, to market

28-09-2020

YOU can find everything you need at weekend markets, from fresh fruit and veg to handmade jewellery and wares, throughout the Central Highlands and surrounds. Here are just a few.

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Social enterprise cafe dropped

21-09-2020

THE total project of The Rex's Hepburn Hub has hit more than $13 million after a shortfall comprised of $221,040 to ensure the building is watertight and another $518,960 "to fund all the works required to complete the project".

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More outdoor dining

21-09-2020

HEPBURN Shire Council is backing its hospitality businesses to adapt to the requirement for more outdoor dining, in areas like Vincent Street, Daylesford (pictured above on Saturday), now COVID-19 restrictions are easing.

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Butch’s model a hit on top auction site

21-09-2020

A MODEL replica of the Glenlyon Shire Hall made by Hepburn’s Butch Tori has sold on prestigious auction site Leonard Joel for $600. The asking price was $200-$300.

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Creswick rental market booming in COVID

14-09-2020

BIGGIN & Scott's Creswick property manager Melissa Johnson said she was finding it hard to keep up with rental enquiries, with a lot coming from Melbourne.

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Working towards a new COVID normal

14-09-2020

REGIONAL Victoria was set to open “imminently”, Daylesford Macedon Tourism CEO Steve Wroe has told The Local.

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Daylesford Post Office – Legends of Lockdown

14-09-2020

LUKE Zu and Steve Mason from Daylesford Post Office are the latest nominations for Legends of Lockdown.

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Come for the house, stay for the community

07-09-2020

ANGELA Flowers says, with a laugh, that when you buy in Clunes you don't just get a house, you get a community.

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Village or suburb? The great real estate debate

07-09-2020

THE much-anticipated after-COVID boom in country living is being seen as both an economic boon and a potential spoiling of the rural joys of places such as Daylesford.

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Soup solace

07-09-2020

ON A cold wintry night in the depths of a pandemic affecting everyone, a warming fire and hot soup provided by the Daylesford Community Church offers nourishment, solace, a sympathetic ear and social contact.

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The tail of three dogs

31-08-2020

WE VERY nearly lost our Scout last week. Scout is a smooth-haired Jack Russell terrier. She came into our lives in 2003 - she was a puppy when we bought her in a pet shop in Woodend.

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Real estate records smashed by keen buyers

31-08-2020

MELBOURNE’S top end is moving to Central Victoria, according to Kim McQueen of McQueen Broadhurst real estate.

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Round two: People v. council over load of rubbish

31-08-2020

FEAR of being sued is a central reason behind the Hepburn Shire Council introducing a 500-metre zone around its old tip in Ajax Road.

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Australia’s Best Pie at Kyneton!

31-08-2020

KYNETON'S Country Cob Bakery has done a hat trick, taking out the Baking Association of Australia's Best Pie for the third year in a row.

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To the Woodend community, with love…

31-08-2020

HELLO. My name is Aubrey, and I would like to tell you a story. It is an awesome story about kindness. I am learning to read, but can’t write yet, so I have asked my Mama to share this story with you.

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Hiroshi enjoying soccer again and winning

24-08-2020

HIROSHI Masuda started playing soccer in grade 2 at primary school – and as was the way with the country at the time, pretty much trained at least five days a week after school.

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Trentham community hub pushes ahead

24-08-2020

AN 1890s painted wall-hanging capturing a sardonic depiction of the Australian coat of arms will be incorporated into Trentham’s new community hub in the town’s revamped Mechanics Institute building.

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New grassroots movement launched

24-08-2020

A NON-political grassroots movement, Community Voice, has been launched in Hepburn Shire and already has 643 members on Facebook.

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Melbourne buyers on their way

24-08-2020

MELBOURNE residents, tired of lockdown and now realising they can work from home, are beating a path to the Central Highlands, real estate agents have told The Local.

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Loss of land use rights concerns residents

24-08-2020

A GROUP of residents are concerned that a Hepburn Shire planning scheme amendment will remove their rights in terms of land use and development.

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Coles Woodend – Legends of Lockdown

24-08-2020

STAFF at Coles Woodend have been nominated as The Local's Legends of Lockdown.

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Banding together for craft and company

24-08-2020

YOU might think a brass band which can’t play together, thus no longer a band, would give their instruments a miss during a global pandemic, but you would be wrong.

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Game, set and healthy match

17-08-2020

IT’S a great, and healthy, match. Daylesford Lawn Tennis Club and Hepburn Wholefoods Collective have come together, with the latter sharing the club’s rooms to offer organic, local food to the community.

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Bold and passionate

17-08-2020

TALKING to Tahlia Stanton is like being caught up in a breath of fresh air. The 21-year-old “pop, abstract, realist painter” is bright, bubbly, passionate and clearly talented.

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A balancing act

17-08-2020

SOCIAL justice advocate, opera singer, mother and local event manager – Tiffany Speight is every woman, it’s all in her.

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Tonnas- Legends of Lockdown

17-08-2020

TONNA'S Fruit & Vegetables have been nominated as The Local's latest Legends of Lockdown.

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Local Lines

17-08-2020

Local Lines

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Springs Medical Centre – Lockdown Legends

10-08-2020

SPRINGS Medical Centre, in Daylesford, Kyneton and Trentham, has been nominated as a Legend of Lockdown.

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Local Lines

03-08-2020

Poems for Local Lines come predominantly from a group of poets. However, other locals who would like a poem considered for publication can contact Bill Wootton - cottlesbreedge@gmail.com

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Balancing community work with paid work

03-08-2020

Gina Lyons is busy balancing community work with paid work.

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Roger McLean – a Legend of Lockdown

03-08-2020

Herbal Lore's Roger McLean is The Local's latest Legend of Lockdown.

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Rex artwork

29-07-2020

MASTER weaver Aunty Marilyne Nicholls has been selected to complete a major permanent public art commission in the Hepburn Shire.

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Eat more veg in Macedon Ranges

29-06-2020

THE 2019 Active Living Census results paint a picture of the Macedon Ranges of a community that relies on meat as the main form of sustenance.

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Wonderful feeling in just helping people

22-06-2020

IF THERE'S one definition of a good woman, Gayle McCarthy certainly fits it.

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Walking for love and family togetherness

22-06-2020

A GROUP of sisters, and their cousin, are walking every week in memory of their brother Tony Hill.

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#No Wombat Gombat Gold protest

22-06-2020

BLACKWOOD residents have taken up pickets and petitions to protest expanded mineral exploration

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Hepburn House: a new beginning for Lillian

22-06-2020

Lillian Curtis was born in Birregurra, Victoria, between the Otways and the Surf Coast, on January 22, 1927.

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All aboard with fresh plans for Trentham Station

15-06-2020

FEW places seem emptier than disused railway stations. The whistles, smoke or steam, the flurry of travel, all are gone.

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Treading the Path of the Horse

08-06-2020

HUMANS and horses as a species have been intertwined for nearly 6000 years and it has been for the most part, a relationship built on necessity.

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Our essential services

08-06-2020

People gradually realised the crisis was going to affect everyone, not just a few tourists coming back from overseas.

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No Picnics at Hanging Rock

08-06-2020

HANGING Rock Reserve remained closed over the long weekend.

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Hepburn Kindergarten delivering rainbows

08-07-2020

HEPBURN Kindergarten has been running an intergenerational program with Lumeah Lodge for a few years.

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St George Church

08-06-2020

Trentham’s St George’s Church bell has been chiming 12 times at noon every day as a signal of community solidarity and connection.

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Special Lego delivery asks bank for funding

08-06-2020

TWO very enthusiastic grade 4 Daylesford Primary School students are keen to start a Lego club

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Pride-Solation – celebrating Pride Month

08-06-2020

CHILLOUT Festival is among 15 regional LGBTIQA+ organisations coming together to bring Pride-Solation.

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Trans & Gender group

01-06-2020

A NEW peer support group is starting up in the Macedon Ranges for trans and gender-diverse community members.

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Coming together to support Clunes’s community

25-05-2020

JANE Lesock is semi-retired and she has well and truly earned it.

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Best-laid plans out of focus, residents say

25-05-2020

Planning for developments in the Central Highlands is a burning issue, as shown by the uproar at a town hall council meeting.

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A night in Wombat Forest, and a pig dies

25-05-2020

THE marks on the pig’s hind legs looked like dog bites, and it was gasping for air.

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Red Cross connecting

18-05-2020

RED Cross is offering a free national telephone service to help people maintain or improve their level of social connection.

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Hepburn Primary School: care and support

18-05-2020

HEPBURN Primary School is the combination of a supportive community, talented and caring teaching staff

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Funding to stop violence

18-05-2020

WRISC Family Violence Support, which provides services for women and children experiencing family violence in the Hepburn Shire region

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Father Neil streaming the words of a service

18-05-2020

FATHER Neil Fitzgerald could be living in Wales right now.

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Nursery brings early cheer to Daylesford

11-05-2020

Come Spring Daylesford will be flush with beautiful swathes of jonquils, thanks to nurseryman Jeff Thornycroft.

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New premises for Cobaw Community Health

11-05-2020

A YEAR since works first started, Cobaw Community Health’s building is now completed.

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Creswick Trails on track despite COVID-19

11-05-2020

A COMMUNITY Engagement Report for Creswick Trails, 100km of purpose-built mountain bike trail.

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Sharing Love Rox

04-05-2020

For the past several years people have been finding stones of various shapes and sizes with images or words on them.

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Practising the art of spiritual freedom

04-05-2020

Now the Central Highlands has its own Christ the Redeemer.

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Looking after your mental health with Beyond Blue

30-03-2020

Try to maintain perspective.

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New office bearers for Daylesford Probus

23-03-2020

THE Probus Club of Daylesford held its annual general meeting on Tuesday, March 17.

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The Ice Man Cometh

23-03-2020

THE sight of celebrities plunging into an ice bath at the footy as a fund-raiser is enough to give anyone the shivers.

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Funding boost for Central Victoria Wildlife Hospital

23-03-2020

THE Australian Wildlife Society has donated $5000 to the development of the Central Victoria Wildlife Hospital.

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Coles Woodend now employing 157 staff

25-02-2020

COLES Woodend has created 68 new local jobs and an enhanced shopping experience.

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40-year anniversary at Boomerang Ranch

25-02-2020

THE Boomerang Holiday Ranch on the western edge of Daylesford has been around for so long it has practically taken on the status of local cultural treasure.

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Trentham equipment

24-02-2020

THE Trentham & Districts Community Bank has donated vital equipment for aged care residents at Trentham Health.

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Spreading the word about juvenile bullying

24-02-2020

ENTERTAINER Tom Curtain spends most of his time in the Northern Territory where his Katherine Outback Experience is based.

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Permaculture food forest hope for Kyneton

24-02-2020

KERRYN Wildenburg is a smart woman with an amazing dream.

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Perfect storm hits Daylesford Town Hall

24-02-2020

IT WAS almost the perfect storm as Hepburn Shire Council came together last Tuesday.

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Cancer service boost

24-02-2020

CANCER services in the Macedon Ranges have been boosted with the launch of the region’s first oncology chemotherapy service.

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Saucy request

27-01-2020

THE Daylesford Good Grub Club needs your help.

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Gate Donation

27-01-2020

PARADISO Arts owner Stefan Nechwatal is doing his bit for the bushfire effort.

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Daylesford’s Days for Girls helping women

27-01-2020

DAYS for Girls Daylesford recently came together to pack 50 menstrual kits to be sent to Vanuatu for young women.

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Book Clubs: Under-researched and under-recognised

27-01-2020

ATTENDING a symposium all about book clubs is a bit like a choose-your-own-adventure book.

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