Maldon and districts community newspaper

The Tarrangower Times community newspaper reports on news and events in Maldon (Australia's first notable town), Newstead, Baringhup, Castlemaine, Walmer, Muckleford and surrounding areas.

The Tarrangower Times is available from the following outlets or by Subscription if you are outside our readership areas.

Castlemaine Newsagency | Loddon House Caravan Park & General Store, Baringhup | Maldon Newsagency | Busk Newstead

Cost: $1.40 | Published: Every Friday | Circulation: 668
Achievements: Celebrated 150 years in 2008.


This week in the Tarrangower Times


By-election - Mischief Maker At Work

Last week, Tarrengower Ward by-election candidate Stephen Gardner was contacted by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) to let him know that handwritten additions had been made to his election statement.  

That statement had then been distributed throughout the community...

Maldon Antique Fair

It’s all systems go at the Bill Woodfull Reserve this Saturday and Sunday for the Maldon Antique & Collectables Fair.  

According to organiser Mark Blythe, the Fair will be huge, with over 120 stalls signing up for a site on the oval. What’s more, the weather is going to be perfect - not too hot, and no rain on the horizon.  “It’s going to be an absolute blinder,” ...

Fire Report

Last Saturday evening, the Maldon Fire Brigade responded to an illegal campfire at the Butts Reserve.  

A fire had been lit for cooking, which is legal during the Fire Danger Period (except for Total Fire Ban days) provided that the campfire complies with set guidelines.  This fire did not comply.

If a campfire does not comply with the guidelines during the Fire Danger Period, then it falls under the Zero Tolerance rules.  The Brigade urges people who are unfamiliar with or unsure of the rules to drop into the Fire Station on a Sunday morning to pick up a Can I or Can’t I leaflet.  You can also go online to view this information at 

On Monday night, Brigade members were called out to a fire at Ottreys Scrub Road in Muckleford.  The situation was quickly resolved...

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