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Creswick Market is Growing

Posted April 9th, 2014

The Creswick Market started life as a craft market, but new coordinator Trevor Miller has moved it up several notches and it is now a mix of freshly made delicacies; hand made arts, crafts, jewellery and clothes; home grown fruit, vegetables and plants; over 60 specialist boutique sites. The market… Read more…

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Merindoc – More than a destination

Posted April 9th, 2014

A favoured destination for a weekend getaway is the stunning Heathcote wine region. Tooborac, known as the gateway to the region is home to Merindoc Café and Cellar Door, the perfect place to discover the elegant range of Merindoc wines.  Enjoy a relaxed lunch and a glass of award winning… Read more…

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Heathcote’s New Hub

Posted April 8th, 2014

When you have a desire to do something in life – the best advice is – just do it. Judy Maine, who with husband Peter opened a very stylish homewares, gift and coffee shop in Heathcote in the second half of 2013 had always had a desire to run a… Read more…

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Regional Victoria Living Expo

Posted April 6th, 2014

If you’re thinking of relocating to the country, buying a holiday home, or wanting to do business in a regional area, you’ll find all you need to know under one roof at the 2014 Regional Victoria Living Expo. Learn about jobs, housing, health, education and the regional lifestyle over three exciting… Read more…

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Jazz & Culture at The Newnorthern

Posted April 2nd, 2014

Have you caught up with the The Newnorthern in Castlemaine yet? They are running regular music and in-conversation events, known simply as ‘Jazz at the New’ or ‘Conversations at the New’. Regular free jazz on Fridays can be found in the front bar being played at the baby grand piano…. Read more…

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Heathcote – A Town Worth Visiting

Posted March 31st, 2014

Proud of its ever-expanding reputation as one of the best producers of Shiraz in the world, Heathcote and the surrounding region is gaining attention for other reasons.  Although only a 90 minute drive from Melbourne and close to the growing sophistication of Bendigo, the town still maintains its rustic and… Read more…

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This Autumn is a very special time for the Daylesford Spa Country Railway, as it marks the completion of one of their largest ever endeavours – the full restoration of the line. Since February 2009, much of the line was closed due to bushfire damage and resulting disrepair. Fixing the… Read more…

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Head chef and owner of Masons of Bendigo, Nick Anthony makes no bones about what Bendigo would be if it were a dish. His roasted Rockwood Cottage lamb cutlets with pickled shoulder, sherry carrots and land cress salad is a nod to many of the culinary strengths from his hometown…. Read more…

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Mushroom Source

Posted March 20th, 2014

Richard Ford has always enjoyed the adventure associated with finding things and wild mushrooms are his forte. He has been foraging for fungi for more than 25 years, selling his pickings to top restaurants and guiding fellow mushroom lovers on an annual hunt through select pockets of the Macedon Ranges…. Read more…

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A Forgotten Hotspot in Central Victoria

Posted March 13th, 2014

By Alison Pouliot While Central Victoria may be better known for its gourmet food, wineries and weekend getaways, the region also holds another secret. Mushrooms! Indeed fungi are often referred to as the Forgotten Kingdom. Central Victoria is a hotspot for a great diversity of fungi in every imaginable colour,… Read more…

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Fungi, Forays & Feasts Workshops

Posted March 13th, 2014

Alison Pouilot has a background as a research ecologist, whose foremost passion is exploring the natural environment.  She is fascinated with the design, diversity and connectedness of living things. She is also a very talented photographer and through her images she endeavours not only to share her wonderment of the natural… Read more…

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Well known commentator on corporate ethics, organisational alignment and leadership issues – Fabian Dattner will be speaking on the subject of women in leadership at The New Northern in Castlemaine, Friday 7th March to celebrate International Women’s Day. This event is run in partnership with the CWA’s Violence against Women Project,… Read more…

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Here are just a few of the great businesses and attractions you can find when you visit Bendigo.

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New Life for the Newnorthern

Posted January 8th, 2014

When Nicholas Dattner decided he needed a project, the old Northern Hotel came into his sights.  Here was a run down, nondescript, cream brick pub at the top end of Castlemaine that was in need of some tender loving care. Nick has transformed The Newnorthern as it is now known… Read more…

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Born from gold in the mid 19th century, Castlemaine, Maldon and surrounding towns haven’t lost their lustre.  Today the shine comes from diverse, but equally rich sources that make it a glowing destination for both visitors and residents alike.  Long known as the centre of the Victorian Goldfields, the history… Read more…

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Is This The New Goldrush?

Posted January 7th, 2014

It’s no secret that the Central Victorian region was born from gold.  The discovery of the elusive, but precious metal created the cities of Ballarat and Bendigo and many towns in between with grand buildings standing testament to the wealth that was generated throughout the area.  Wealth was certainly created,… Read more…

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