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Thursday, 22 March


Groovin The Moo have announced their Fresh Produce additions for 2018 "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

This years Groovin The Moo lineup is looking pretty amazing already, but could you believe that the bill has managed to expand once more?

Following on from the recent announcement of the triple j Unearthed acts that will getting their big break on the Groovin The Moo stages, the festival have today announced the Fresh Produce acts that will be playing the Canberra, Wayville, and Maitland legs of the fest.

While acts such as Dear Seattle, Raave Tapes, Rachel Maria Cox, Rackett, and Ninajirachi will be hitting up the Maitland location, Dyspora, Playback 808, Mane, and more will be playing Wayville, while Haiku Hands, Black Summer, and Midas. Gold, and many more will also be appearing in Canberra.

Of course, this is only scratching the surface, with plenty more Fresh Produce acts announced already, and with the artists heading to the Bendigo, Townsville, and Bunbury locations expected to be announced quite soon.

All these amazing acts will be joining a stunning bill that already includes the likes of  Paul Kelly, Alex Lahey, Ball Park Music, Portugal. The Man, Duke Dumont, Royal Blood, and Claptone hitting up our regional stages. Tickets to the festival are on sale now, but dont wait too long, because with a lineup this good, they wont hang around much longer!

Check out Dear Seattles Afterthought:

Groovin The Moo 2018 Lineup

Maitlands Fresh Produce Lineup

Dear Seattle
Raave Tapes
Rachel Maria Cox
Arona Mane
Ebony Boadu
Imbi The Girl
Sarah Connor

Wayvilles Fresh Produce Lineup

Electric Fields
Young Offenders
Cats DJs
Dancespace vs Naish
Playback 808
Seek N Destroy

Canberras Fresh Produce Lineup

Haiku Hands
Lime Cordiale
Omar Musa
Andy Garvey
Black Summer
Genesis Owusu
Groove City
Mickey Kojak



New Community Transport Trial Begins in April! Castlemaine Community House

A trial of new community transport services will be rolled out in Mount Alexander Shire at the start of April to address the need for improved transport for older community members. For more information, and to register your interest as a bus passenger, please visit the Maldon Neighbourhood Centres Community Bus Web-page.


PTUA welcomes improvements to Shepparton line "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has welcomed the governments announcement that the introduction of a fifth daily train to Shepparton will be brought forward.

Enabling work, including a new crossing loop and more train stabling, was originally to be completed by 2020, but the state government announced on Wednesday that construction will begin sooner than expected. It will allow trains to run more frequently and reliably on the Shepparton line.

PTUA Regional Spokesperson, Paul Westcott, noted that Shepparton-Mooroopna is one of the fastest-growing regional areas centres in Victoria, and deserves a faster, more frequent and more reliable rail service to Melbourne.

At the moment, train services to Shepparton/Mooroopna fall well short of those to regional centres such as Ballarat or Bendigo, he said. That has led to considerable dissatisfaction in the Goulburn Valley, and it has been an increasing problem as the population grows.

With more frequent trains, passengers will have more choice about when they travel, and not have to wait such a long time between trains, making trips to Melbourne more attractive and convenient, Mr Westcott said.

This investment in infrastructure and services on the Shepparton line is an important step towards a better-connected Goulburn Valley.


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Four ants and a beetle Natural Newstead

There are plenty of ants active at our place at the moment. Leafhopper nymphs are growing on both wattles and eucalypts and being attended by ants like this Golden-flumed Sugar Ant. The ants will get honeydew from the nymph and in turn protect it from predators.

Golden-flumed Sugar Ant (Camponotus suffusus)

Golden-flumed Sugar Ant (Camponotus suffusus) and leafhopper nymph.

Nearby on a Golden Wattle a few Rhytodoponera ants were fossicking.

Rhytodoponera sp.

Rhytodoponera sp.

Deeper in the bush a colony of Muscle Man Tree Ants have burrowed their nest in a Grey Box tree.

Muscleman Tree Ant (Podomyrma adelaidae)

Muscle Man Tree Ant (Podomyrma adelaidae) as she carries wood pulp from the nest

Muscleman Tree Ant (Podomyrma adelaidae)

and keeps carrying it

Muscleman Tree Ant (Podomyrma adelaidae)

and she drops it from the edge of the branch.

Muscleman Tree Ant (Podomyrma adelaidae)

Close-up to the mouth parts of Podomyrma adelaidae

On the bank of one of our dams, Meat Ants (Iridomyrmex species) scurry to and from their large nests. Many people say that these ants are very aggressive near their nests, but theyve always let me get very close and never tried to bite.


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Wednesday, 21 March


Harmony Day: Everyone Belongs Edgar's Mission Farm SanctuaryEdgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary

Harmony Day

Today, across Australia, we celebrate Harmony Day. The word harmony is often used to describe music, the orchestrated hum of instruments as their melodies rise and blend in pleasing arrangement. Harmonies come together, each chord welcomed and complimenting the others.

As you may well already know, Edgars Mission is home to over 450 farmed animals of different species. Tour along our paths and walk through our paddocks and youll understand why we say this is a place of magic, a place where dreams come true. Theres a peace among the animals who live here and harmony in the way they interact, aside from the occasional dispute over a delicious piece of food or territory.

Harmony Day

When new animals arrive, scared and alone, they quickly find comfort in the warmth of a furred or feathered long-timer. A meeting and the exciting discovery of new friends, they create bonds that make their long lives all the richer. It could be that the animals who call this sanctuary home know theyre lucky and have been pardoned from the grim fate that had once awaited them. But its more likely our residents live harmoniously because they have no reason to fight, they have an intrinsic inner peace that others cant help but be affected by. They accept that others belong here too, living along side them.

Harmony Day

Knowing this, that farmed animals are so gentle, built for tranquillity and accepting of each other, should be a lesson for us human animals. In a place of justice a...


At the hotspot #2 Natural Newstead

When youre on to a good thing stick to it!

How many places are there where you can sit quietly and have Diamond Firetail drop in and virtually land on the end of your lens?

Bush dam, South German Track, 19th March 2018

Tuesday, 20 March


OnlyMelbourne Newsletter #586 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Read Online Newsletter | #586 | What's On this WeekWelcome to Newsletter | #586 What's On this Week in marvellous Melbourne Tuesday 20th March 2018 to Monday 26th March 2018 The busiest week of the year, when the world comes to Melbourne. Enjoy Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show Wednesday 21 - Sunday 25 March 2018 Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens The Southern Hemisphere's largest and most loved horticultural event returns with a 5 day show attracting enthusiasts from around the world. Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix Melbourne is set to come alive with adrenalin pumping action as the Grand Prix takes to the Albert Park circuit | 22 - 25 March, 2018. Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2018 International Coffee Expo Saturday 24 March 2018 | Melbourne Showgrounds Asia Pacific's largest specialty coffee event, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo brings to you all things coffee under one roof. Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2018 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 16 - 25 March 2018 | 100's of tantalising events over 10 days Celebrating it's 26th anniversary with a showcase of the world's biggest celebrities in the world of cookery and wine. After a crazy Opening Weekend, it's hard to know what to do now. Here are our top picks or go to the program Australiana Meat + Greet Wine Dinner Cellar Door Experience | The Bridge Hotel Fancy Hank's X Licha's Cantina Feast at Frankston Waterfront Harveast - Eastland House of Food and Wine Hotel @ Hotel Lindrum Indian Festival - Queen Victoria Market MoMo Fest - Nepalese Dumpling & Holi Festival 2018 - Coburg River Graze Southgate The Dim Sim Chronicles View Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2018 Magic Show - Make Your Parents Disappear 31st March - 15th April 2018 | The Famous Spiegeltent Arts Centre After blowing away the nation in the grand final of Australia's Got Talent, Alex and Luke are back with a truckload of brand new trickery to fool your parents! *** Must see show ***Make Your Parents Disappear | Tickets Gerard McGowan | Only Getting Funnier Gerard McGowan brings his hour of stand up comedy to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival fresh from his nomination for the comedy award in Perth Fringe 2018. Only Getting Funnier | Tickets Festivals This Week Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival 2018 Celebrate Mooroolbark Festival 2018 CERES Harvest Festival 2018 Cheese & Wine Festival - Preston Darebin Community and Kite Festival 2018 Festival of Live Art 2018 Harveast - Eastland Healthy Body & Soul Festival Hijab Fest 2018 - Northcote Indian Festival - Queen Victoria Market Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2018 Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2018 Mernda Community Fair 2018 MoMo Fest - Nepalese Dumpling & Holi Festival 2018 - Coburg Paradigm | Electronic Music Festival - Hisense Arena River Graze - Southgate The Basin Music Festival 2018 Victoria's Multicultural Festival 2018 Festivals This Weekend...

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