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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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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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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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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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Local Lines

24-08-2020

Fairy Tale Ending

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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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Tradie Torque

17-08-2020

CHRIS Kendall has been painting houses for 19 years now and still enjoys his work – just don’t ask him for a really early start, like 3am. The Bullarto resident tried his hand as an apprentice baker for about six months after high school but didn’t like the early hours. Bricklaying was also not his thing.

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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

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Chrissy busy taking part in community life

10-08-2020

LENDING a hand comes very naturally to Chrissy Austin. After spending the past 16 years working in the community sector, as well as having a background in working with refugee and multicultural communities, she’s now the chair of the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre board.

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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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An Aussie in America

03-08-2020

Journalist Jeff Glorfeld wonders if he is an influencer.

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The Many Humans Of Clunes

29-06-2020

BARBARA Curzon-Siggers is a particularly fascinating human of Clunes.

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An Aussie in America Part 2

29-06-2020

I was already overdue for a haircut in late March, when California issued its first coronavirus shutdown orders.

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Vale John Madigan: July 21, 1966 – June 16, 2020

22-06-2020

JOHN Madigan was born into a Catholic family and belonged to a youth group run by the National Civic Council founder, B.A. Santamaria, in Melbourne.

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Changing Times:

22-06-2020

The times they are a-changing, So Bob Dylan sang some time ago.

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An Aussie in America

22-06-2020

The Coodabeens’ light-hearted football-centred banter is a much-needed respite from our regular news diet of COVID-19.

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Queen’s Birthday honour for Judith Fawcett

15-06-2020

SHE has just received a Queen’s Birthday honour for her services to the community of Clunes but really, Judith Fawcett isn’t one for all the fuss.

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Vale Betty 1932 – 2020

01-06-2020

OK, Mum is a true Frankston girl, born and bred.

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Community-minded, passionate and dedicated

01-06-2020

GIVING back to her community has been very rewarding for Janine Booth – and it’s been pretty rewarding for her home town of Creswick, too.

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Vale Bill Hickey 1940 – 2020

18-05-2020

MANY people could write the story of William Thomas Hickey...

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Creating beautiful floral displays for all

18-05-2020

DENISE Robinson’s work is truly beautiful and even more than that, she is a beautiful person.

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Confessions from the great Glenlyon Confest

18-05-2020

THE Hare Krishnas were making meals. Just about everyone else was making love.

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Life changed with simple diet and exercise

11-05-2020

DAYLESFORD’S "Big" Dale Callahan is big no more. The 56-year-old has lost a massive 102kg in just 40 weeks.

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From sport to army to hospitality: a great story

11-05-2020

FROM international squash tournaments to the Israeli Army, to The Boathouse Restaurant, Claire Levine has a hell of a story.

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Storytelling online throughout COVID-19

04-05-2020

THERE are many ways to tell a story – and Anne E Stewart knows all of them.

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Recognition for Dallas’s ongoing work

30-03-2020

JUST talking to Dallas Kinnear is inspiring. So, if you put together all of the amazing work she has done towards creating a better environment ...

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Big contributions lead to honour roll

30-03-2020

IT’S Loretta Little’s big contributions to her community that have seen her inducted into Hepburn Shire’s Heather Mutimer Women’s Honour Roll.

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Instrument artworks at Mount Franklin

23-03-2020

A STUNNING new exhibition in Mt Franklin, now set for Spring, has struck just the right note.

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How to sustain wildlife in Hepburn Shire

23-03-2020

GLENLYON resident Jill Teschendorff and Wombat Forestcare have produced a new book.

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Citizen of the Year

10-02-2020

It’s traditional for the award to be given to one person, one citizen, and David is certainly well deserving of the nod.

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2020 great time to visit Dubai’s World Expo

10-02-2020

IT IS coming up to a great time to visit Dubai with the World Expo looming from October 20.

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Our Newest Australians

27-07-2020

ZIG Zag Wines owners Harriet and Henry Churchill became some of the nation’s newest citizens on Saturday night.

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Australia Day awards

27-01-2020

AUSTRALIA Day ceremonies were held by Macedon Ranges and Hepburn shire councils with recognition given to both citizens and events.

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