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 | Newstead Country Store

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


This week in the Tarrangower Times


Gillian Triggs Speaks

The Castlemaine branch of Rural Australians for Refugees invited Gillian Triggs to deliver a keynote address at the Phee Broadway theatre this week, as part of the program of events for Refugee Week (17-23 June).  

Together with lawyer Julian Burnside, Ms Triggs is a patron of the 90-odd Rural Australians for Refugees groups in Australia.  

From 2012 to 2017, Ms Triggs was the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and is currently the President of Justice Connect. She has had a long and distinguished career in the law, as a barrister and academic...

Use the Wrong Net - Pay the Price

DELWP officials want to send out a warning to fishers, crayfish catchers and yabby catchers that there will be zero tolerance for using opera house nets. The nets trap and prevent air breathing animals like the platypus from escaping. 

DELWP Senior Wildlife Investigator, Mike Sverns said: “All across Victoria we are posting signage in key river hot spots, reminding that use of these nets in public waters is illegal, and giving a warning that we take this issue very seriously. The platypus is an iconic Australian species that is in decline. It’s an upsetting experience for our forest and wildlife officers to find dead platypus or rakali (water rats) in yabby nets that have been carelessly left behind. Instead of opera house nets, only use platypus-safe alternatives, such as the hoop or open top lift nets.”..

Youth Advisory Group

Are you aged between 12 and 25 and want to represent young people in the Shire? 

Mount Alexander Shire Council is seeking new members for its 2018/2019 Youth Advisory Group (YAG). The group provides input into council decisions and plans, helps identify issues and solutions relevant to young people and delivers local youth events and projects. 

Along with making a positive difference to the shire, YAG members receive training in areas such as public speaking, leadership and event management. The group is also responsible for assessing Council’s Quick Response Youth Grants. 

If you are aged between 12 and 25 you can apply to become a member. YAG meetings are held on Wednesdays from 3.45pm to 5.30pm. 

For more information and an application form go to the Young People section of Council’s website at, visit the Civic Centre on the corner of Lyttleton and Lloyd streets in Castlemaine, or contact Council’s Youth Development Officer Shannon Lacy at or 5471 1826. 

Applications close on Friday 29 June.  

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