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Your say…

I’m part of the family who owns the farm on East Street, Daylesford (called Mayfield) which is being proposed to be rezoned, and I’m currently living on that farm.

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Your say…

02-05-2024

Over the long weekend in January, I had the need to attend Daylesford Hospital's acute care facility.

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Your say…

18-01-2024

I note that Coles Daylesford has removed its sanitiser station from the front door. There is still one at the side entrance.

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Your say…

17-01-2024

I read with interest your article, and comments, re the impending 'delicensing' of the Hepburn Wildlife Shelter. (The Local, January 1, 2024).

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Your say…

09-12-2023

The most obvious difference about moving to the country from inner-city Melbourne is that pedestrians are at the bottom of the food chain when it comes to road use in town.

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Your Say: National park, not state park

30-09-2023

I was very concerned when I read the article “Wombat State Park on its way, finally” in The Local (Edition 288, September 11, 2023). The promised park is the Wombat-Lerderderg National Park, not a state park. In 2010 Wombat Forestcare launched a campaign for the Wombat Forest to be protected as a state park.

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Your say… ombudsman an option in home care service woes

19-08-2023

I read your concerns about home care services (Issues 284, 284 & 285) to Daylesford and surrounds. You probably already know this by now, but the Ombudsman is also a step people can take to report their lack of service.

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Your say…

05-08-2023

RE Just Sayin'… – July 3, 2023 Issue 283 I enjoy and appreciate The Local, thank you for providing this free publication. I look forward to getting to the back pages of The Local so that I can be annoyed or buoyed by Kyle’s rant, and entertained, informed and at times provoked by your Just Sayin’… column.

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Your say… Club takes heart

27-05-2023

The 5000 Club community luncheon volunteers are very heartened by the generous response from local individuals and companies to the recent article in The Local (April 24, 2023).

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Your say… Bring back Nicole now

15-05-2023

I have been listening to Nicole Chvastek's show Statewide Drive on the ABC radio for many years. I tune in most days to keep abreast on issues relevant in my life.

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Your say… a young visitor’s perspective

15-05-2023

Upon my arrival in Australia, I couldn't wait to explore the country and all it had to offer. One of the first things I noticed was the stringent biosecurity measures, which were in place to protect the country's unique flora and fauna.

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Your say…

15-04-2023

I am in Barringo Reserve, and in the waning sunlight, there is no path to organise my footsteps or show me a clear, linear way of moving.

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Your say…

15-04-2023

A flyer in the letterbox entitled ‘Say No to an Abattoir in Eganstown!’ says "our health, environment and way of life are under threat!"

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Your Say: Short stay accommodation

21-01-2023

In May 2022, I wrote to The Local – Edition 256 – detailing the many issues relating to short stay accommodation within the Hepburn Shire.

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Your Say: LOL!

21-01-2023

LOL One of my favourite things to do is read The Local and today I grabbed a copy of the first issue for 2023. When I turned to page 14 to read Kyle’s Rant, I laughed so much.

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Your Say: Shapeshifters

21-01-2023

I heard whispers of a trail, in a reserve, on the outskirts of Riddells Creek that I was yet to walk. It’s an hour-long loop full of undulations and changing scenery.

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Your say…

26-12-2022

Dear Kyle, (Kyle's Rant, December 5, 2022) Yes, the geese are gone, and I note your bereavement, though it is one borne of a passé colonial attitude, that the Australian fauna is actually inferior to that of the Old World.

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Your say…

26-12-2022

Here is an incident that highlights Daylesford's inadequate public toilet facilities.

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Election lessons

11-12-2022

The latest Victorian election results, particularly the results in the seats of Ripon, Eureka, Wendouree and Melton have some very particular lessons for the Liberal/National Party Coalition.

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Transparency needed

11-12-2022

There is a lot of discussion about rising interest rates and mortgage stress. However there is no discussion about banks charging interest on loans they create out of nothing.

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B&B Woes

30-11-2022

We have recently had need to search out a letter in The Local (Issue 256, June 20, 2022) submitted by Dave McLachlan detailing his life now he is surrounded by bed and breakfast businesses.

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Your say

30-11-2022

Our rural property suffered flood damage to two of our dams in the recent floods/storms. One of these dams has been an ongoing restoration project for us since the massive floods of 2011.

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Your say

19-07-2022

Dogs on leads please

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Your Say

19-07-2022

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Your say

18-07-2022

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Your Say

05-07-2022

An article in a recent issue of The Local (Edition 255) is about the vote regarding the Big Rainbow, and is really testing our tolerance.

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Your Say/Letters

20-06-2022

I read with great interest, the article published in The Local (Issue 254, May 23, 2022) regarding the significant problems associated with guests staying at short term accommodation sites in the Hepburn Shire.

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Your Say – Letters

24-05-2022

Last issue (The Local, May 9) had two letters condemning the recent fire risk mitigation and timber salvage operations being undertaken by VicForests in the Wombat State Forest abutting Lyonville township, calling it environmental destruction.

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Your Say – Letters

24-05-2022

In our unpretentious street in Clunes I can count at least five houses which I would describe as uninhabited.

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Your Say – Letters

13-05-2022

The 5000 Club is seeking a cook to work with us at the pavilion at Victoria Park, Daylesford which has a full commercial kitchen

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Your Say – Letters

13-05-2022

Rex consultation too quick: Hepburn Shire Council officers were directed by councillors to design The Rex community consultation in November 2021.

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Your Say – Letters

13-05-2022

Let's talk about the real fire risk in the Wombat State Forest. More than 13,000 hectares of the Wombat State Forest is regrowth from the overlogging of the forest up to 2006.

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Your Say – Letters

12-05-2022

I have worked in the natural resource management sector for 20 years, including as an environmental officer/lead consultant on major projects such as gas pipelines and wind farms.

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Your say

15-03-2022

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Your Say

20-02-2022

Donna, your "Just Sayin'…" in The Local p18, Issue 246 was so on point.

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Your Say

15-02-2022

Hepburn Hub at The Rex

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Your Say – Hepburn Hub at The Rex

19-01-2022

Let me take you back. Before council ever got involved in The Rex Arcade, the community had a functioning cinema in a privately-owned building.

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Your Say – Hepburn Hub at The Rex

19-01-2022

Leadership is clearly hard work and not everyone is up for it. Scott Morrison for instance finds it much easier to let us look after ourselves than put his role on the line and actually make a decision about mask mandates

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Your say

09-12-2021

Film-going captured me at the age of seven. The thrill of sharing in The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains and Basil Rathbone in 1938 are with me still.

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Your say

08-12-2021

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Your say

08-12-2021

Council’s decision on The Rex is indicative of the following:

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Your Say…

08-12-2021

At the council meeting of November 23, 2021 council was presented with an alternate motion to recommending awarding of the contract for the Hepburn Hub at The Rex - Stage 2 Building Works.

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Your say

11-10-2021

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