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


Renewable Newstead - One Step Closer

One hundred per cent renewable energy for those who live in the 3462 postcode came one step closer this week with a launch of the trial of a new electricity distribution  tariff.  

The Newstead Residential Tariff  is the result of a collaboration between Powercor and Renewable Newstead.   Present at the launch were Bendigo West State MP Maree Edwards and representatives from Renewable Newstead, Powercor and other organisations...

Ballot Paper Positions

Ballot paper positions for the Tarrengower Ward by-election were decided this week.  The names of the three candidates will appear on the ballot papers in the following order:

1. GARDNER, Stephen

2. ADAMS, Jenny

3. FITZGERALD, Christine

Christine Fitzgerald was the only candidate who attended the draw, which was decided using an independently certified Victorian Electoral Commission program.  Just in case there was a computer glitch, electoral officers came armed with a low-tech backup:  a metal cage full of marbles, plus a blindfold - to be worn by the person responsible for selecting the marbles.  Fortunately, the computer worked!...

NBN In Maldon

About 700 local homes and businesses can now experience the benefits of fast and reliable broadband via retail services over the nbn broadband access network. 

They join more than 5,500 homes and businesses in Castlemaine, Newstead and Muckleford North that are already able to order an nbn powered plan from a phone or internet provider. Many premises in the wider surroundings are eligible to connect to retail services on the nbn broadband access network through the Sky Muster satellite service which has been available from retailers to regional and remote Australians since April last year... 

and more .......


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