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:

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

Cost: $1.30 | Published: Every Friday | Circulation: 668
Achievements: Celebrated 150 years in 2008.


This week in the Tarrangower Times


Speed Limit Lowered

The speed limit on the approach to the Fogartys Gap and Old Calder Highway intersection has been lowered from 100kmh to 80kmh.  

This will be welcome news to those drivers who regularly use this route.  There have been a number of serious accidents, including fatalities, at the intersection since the dual-lane highway was constructed.  

New Cactus Info. Brochure

The Tarrangower Cactus Control Group continues to broadcast warnings about the noxious Wheel Cactus weed. 

Because new Wheel Cactus infestations are being found in areas previously free of this weed, we’ve recently produced a new brochure. This leaflet highlights how to recognise Wheel Cactus plants and advises all property owners not to ignore any plants they find on their land. It also emphasises to landowners that if their land becomes infested with this weed it will be very difficult and costly to destroy the infestation. If this happens, the property will quickly become worthless.

Cedar Cottage Nursery

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally happening – owner Pearl Kidman will open the Cedar Cottage Nursery gates at 10am this Sunday.  It’s perfect timing, seeing that spring – the best time to plant - is just around the corner.

When the Times dropped in last weekend, Pearl was busy preparing for the grand opening.  She has selected a wide range of stock with Maldon’s climate in mind.  There’s an assortment of fruit trees – plums, apricots, peaches, lemons and limes.  Then there’s the ornamentals, including  gladitsias, robinias, ashes and an impressive array of weepers.    

 and more .......

Visitors to Ellen Hansa-Stanyer's open studio enjoyed a tour of her workplace and an opportunity to wander around her garden where many of her ceramic creations are displayed.

Posted by Tarrangower Times on Sunday, August 23, 2015

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