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Eileen Barlow celebrates 100th birthday


On the afternoon of Friday 11 May 2018, the Waranga Aged Care Hostel celebrated Eileen Barlow’s 100th birthday with a special ‘Happy Birthday’ afternoon tea. She has been a Hostel resident for the past six years.

The future of cricket in Colbinabbin!


Junior cricket is BIG in Colbinabbin largely due to the enthusiasm of coach Bill West.

Change of guard at Criterion


Rushworth’s Criterion Hotel has long been famous as one of the town’s historic landmarks. But for locals, the Top Pub, as it is commonly known, represents much more. Over the grand old building’s long life it has at various times been a favourite watering hole, a venue for fine dining, a community meeting point - even, for a brief time, the paste-up venue for Waranga News production! New owner Danny Horne and his partner Michelle Beecroft have plans to help the Criterion relive some of its glory days.

School’s in for 2018


It's that time again when our schools are enjoying their new intake of enthusiastic little ‘preppies’ - (yes, we know they’re really Foundation students but old habits die hard!). These smiling faces leave us in no doubt they are all set for their new adventure into the world of learning, new friends and lots of fun along the way.

New owners for the Colbinabbin Hotel


The Colbinabbin Hotel which sits in the hub of the town has been sold!

Plenty of action at the site of the new hospital/hostel


The building is now ready for the roof to go on with the framing completed on the new Waranga Hospital and Hostel in High Street Rushworth.

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Rushworth at Easter - the place to be


Rushworth has become a go-to place for the Easter weekend with crowds turning up from all over the region and beyond to experience all the fun of the Festival on Saturday and the Moora Muster of working draught horses on Sunday.

New book on Rushworth’s historic Court House


Rushworth Court House is re-awakening. Waranga News of 30 March reported on plans to remove bats and white ants, and to appoint local management. Now the imposing old building, built in 1877, is featured in a new book by local historian and News writer Alan McLean, titled “Order in the Court!”

P-12 College thanked for memorial help


Local schools played a signi cant role in the recent activities to commemorate the extraordinary bravery and skill exhibited by two of Rushworth’s most illustrious sons, Air Vice-Marshal Frank McNamara VC CBE CB and Air Marshal Sir George Jones KBE CB DFC. Hundreds of people attended the unveiling of statues to the two men adjacent to the War Memorial in High Street, and the event received nationwide attention in the media.

Travellers experience India’s magic


Excitement was high when, in early February, a group of 12 yoga students and friends met at Tullamarine Airport ready for adventure. They were heading off on the inaugural Sacred Earth Yoga Tour to India, a tour organised by Sue Barlow of the Mud Hut Yoga Studio, Rushworth. The idea was to create an opportunity to experience the wonders of India (the birth place of yoga) and at the same time to experience yoga in quite a different way from attending a regular class at a studio.

Rushworth’s heroes remembered


High St Rushworth was a colourful sight on Monday morning with rows of red crocheted poppies in the lawn, splendidly uniformed Defence Force dignitaries sporting lots of gold braid and many medals, and the Royal Australian Airforce Band adding to the atmosphere of excitement. The long-anticipated time had come for the unveiling of memorials in honour of two celebrated Rushworth heroes of World War 1, Air Vice-Marshal Frank McNamara and Air Marshal Sir George Jones.

Colbinabbin Lap-A-Thon exceeds target!


Some of the 250 fresh-faced and full of energy Colbinabbin Lap-A-Thon walkers prepare to take off on their way to an enormously successful day to raise funds for the Melanoma Institute of Australia. Some $30,000 has been raised -with late donations still trickling in at the time of going to print.

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Waranga News | Campaspe Shire reviewing tip voucher use
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Campaspe Shire reviewing tip voucher use


Campaspe Shire Council is conducting a community survey to discover how waste vouchers provided with rate notices are used.

Mayor, Cr Adrian Weston said a review of the waste vouchers is underway and the first step is to understand how the vouchers are used, by whom, and to dispose of what type of material. To capture comments, an online survey has been developed which will feed into the review.

Waste vouchers are provided to landowners with the annual rate notice to cover the cost of disposing of one cubic metre of waste.

The vouchers can be used to pay for materials that attract a charge, such as general waste, garden waste, and other material including tyres, refrigerators, mattresses and e-waste.

The online survey is designed to capture whether residents sort their load before going to a transfer station as well as asking residents if they are aware that the material taken to a transfer station attracts a charge back to council.

“There is no such thing as free waste. Council pays to dispose of, manage or recycle most material taken to a transfer station,” Cr Weston said.

“This cost is added to annual waste charges.”

Data shows about 60 per cent of ratepayers do not use the vouchers.

“For the 40 per cent who do use the vouchers, we are trying to understand how and why,” Cr Weston said.

The survey is now open and can be accessed via council’s website. Additional copies of the survey are available from customer service centres.

The survey closes on Wednesday, 28 February.

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