Articles tagged ‘Local news’.

Smart Meter Shock!!
Based on the growing concern in Castlemaine (and throughout the world!), smart meters are fast becoming the ‘asbestos’ of the coming era. ...
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Arts Open Castlemaine 2014
Take a look at the amazing line-up. On now: Arts Open 2014...
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Have your say about the pool redevelopment
Castlemaine Swimming pool adjacent to the park
We all thought long and hard about the pool during the proposed Aquatic Centre on the Western Oval, so now the council is seeking community input for ...
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Kindling Trust and Feeding (the world) Manchester
Tonight, Monday, 25 November, social entrepreneur, sustainability champion and co-founder of the Kindling Trust, Chris Walsh, will be speaking about h...
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Peddling Pastry from London to Castlemaine
The Ritz, The Dorchester and the QE2 might be a long way from Castlemaine Workspace but it is where international pastry chef, Chris Edwards of Peddli...
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Bridge Hotel and Theatre Royal nominated in The Age Music Victoria Awards
By Kellie Jackson The Bridge Hotel and Theatre Royal are among five regional venues nominated for The Age Music Victoria Awards 2013 in ‘Best Region...
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Humans evolved with infrasound: is there any truth to health concerns about it?
by Mike Barnard  Wind farms are fielding complaints about health impacts, almost entirely in the English-speaking world. There are literally over 20...
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Free supermarket tours for healthier lifestyles
By Kellie Jackson Six supermarket tours, funded by the Australian Government, will be held over five months to improve the community’s choices for h...
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Castlemaine State Festival 2015- calling all local artists
Black Diamonds
By Kellie Jackson The Castlemaine State Festival is inviting local artists to propose works for consideration for the 2015 festival. The 20th Castlema...
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Maldon Market is finally setting up stall
By Kellie Jackson Maldon’s makers and growers market will blossom for the first time this Sunday, November 10 with 60 carefully selected food and cr...
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Four new members welcomed into the community
Four people were welcomed as new citizens of Australia at a citizenship ceremony held on Tuesday at the Civic Centre in Castlemaine. The ceremony was ...
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Castlemaine Secondary College show off talent at exhibition
By Kellie Jackson Make your way to Castlemaine’s Market Building this Sunday to witness a showcase of amazing talent in Castlemaine Secondary Colleg...
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Get punked at the Community House Spring Ball
Don’t forget your tartan pants and black eyeliner for tomorrow night’s Castlemaine Community House Spring Ball! Carl Pannuzzo and his new band, th...
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Council to manage Forest, Barkers and Campbells Creek at last
By Kellie Jackson Mount Alexander Shire Council is set to apply to take over management of three creeks that run through the town. Forest, Barkers and...
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Tarrengower Prison donates bikes to Sudanese community
By Kellie Jackson Tarrengower Prison yesterday presented nine reconditioned bicycles  to the Castlemaine Sudanese community. The Free Wheeling Projec...
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Tackling childhood obesity: money granted to Mount Alexander Shire
By Kellie Jackson Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) has granted Mount Alexander Shire Council $1000 to distribute among local primary ...
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Castlemaine creatives gain new online presence
By Kellie Jackson Castlemaine artists and venues will now have an online presence with the introduction of the Art Registry. The online directory will...
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Council’s Port to Port ride gears up much needed MASARG funds
By Kellie Jackson A group of keen bike riders from Mount Alexander Shire Council has been pedalling around the streets of Castlemaine and beyond in pr...
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Spring Sculpture at Lot 19
Lot19 strikes again with the 4th annual Spring Sculpture Prize incorporating the 8th annual Tonksculpture Prize. Lot19 is quickly establishing itself ...
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St Luke’s activities during Mental Health Week
For St Luke’s Anglicare, actively participating in Mental Health Week is a way to promote social and emotional wellbeing in our regional community. ...
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Red Shoes – a domestic opera
Come into an enchanted kitchen, where glamour, music and dance become the ingredients for the recipe of a lifetime. With Rebecca Morton, David Kram, M...
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Ready to launch at Maldon & District Community Bank®’s new branch
Open for business with Maldon bank staff
Maldon & District Community® Bank branch has moved to bigger and brighter premises. The new branch opened for business at 81 High Street, Maldon ...
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Red shoes dancing
Rebecca Morton is appearing in her new show: Red Shoes – a domestic opera, at 8pm on Saturday 5 October at the Phee Broadway Theatre Mechanic...
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A friendship sustained from poles apart
by Georgina Luck Review of  Aurora Calling-The Result of a Joint Observation by Catherine Ryan Produced by Tiffany Raae and Directed by Jason Shorte...
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What’s new in journalism?
For the first time in human history, most people in developed countries are able to publish their news and thoughts to the world within a few minutes ...
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Newstead boys selected for national championships
Lachie oscar
Lachie and Oscar Capp are often seen on the streets of Newstead and Castlemaine wearing soccer gear of some description. Sometimes it will be Barcel...
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Sustainability and Environment Round Table to be established
At last night’s meeting Council decided to establish the Mount Alexander Sustainability and Environment Round Table. The Round Table will take a lea...
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Community Grants Scheme 2013/2014 now open
Each year Council allocates resources in the Budget to support local community initiatives through its Community Grants Scheme. At its meeting of 27 A...
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Fair go on childcare
The childcare sector in Bendigo is facing a critical lack of available places, with parents forced onto long waiting lists just to get their children ...
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Bird watching tour at Golden Point
Mount Alexander Shire residents will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with  native birds when ecologist Garry Cheers leads a half-day...
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The Wandering Cloud
Wandering Cloud eflyer
The Wandering Cloud is a cut-up landscape rambling poetry piece dealing with the floods that hit our communities a couple of years ago.  Klare has g...
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Free talk for new rural residents
A free talk about land management will be provided for residents in the Shire who are new to rural living. It will be held on Thursday 5 September fro...
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Let there be lights: Commuter diary #12
At this time of the year, the return commute to Castlemaine takes place in darkness. The only thing we exhausted commuters have to sustain us, in the ...
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Dja Dja Wurrung elder passes
Aunty Carmel died on Friday 9 August and was buried in Mooroopna on Thursday 15 August – She was a signatory of the Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title...
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Performance Night at Art Fields
As part of this year’s Art Fields, there will be a Performance Night at the Historic Market Building in Castlemaine on Friday 23 August from 6pm –...
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