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


Breaking down the barriers

A unique initiative to break down the barriers between police and young people from ‘challenging’ backgrounds in Castlemaine has proven to be a winner in more ways than one.

Wayne Cairnes, a former school teacher, has been in the police force for 17 years.

The Leading Senior Constable and three other Castlemaine police officers took 25 kids for a day trip to Sovereign Hill late last year.

Wayne says it was all about engaging with the kids, talking to them, building trust.

After they arrived, the large group split into four smaller groups and then explored Sovereign Hill’s many attractions, which included a light and sound show with an Aboriginal theme...

Maldon Market returns to a 'new normal'

Your favourite Hand Made and Home Grown Market is back this Sunday – from 9am to 1.30pm in the very heart of Maldon 

Market Manager Chris Hain said, “We’re excited that we can return to a NEW normal and start up our lovely market again. 

“We will have a great range of produce and products from many of your favourite stallholders. 

“Some familiar faces will be absent as they quickly gear up production again after the necessary shutdowns of many businesses...

Sphero robotics at Newstead Primary School

Spheros programmable robotic equipment is on its way to Newstead Primary School thanks to a special ‘Spark Grant’ from the Maldon & District Community Bank. 

The students came up with the idea to purchase the robotic equipment to support the school’s STEM program.  STEM is an approach to learning that integrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics to develop creative thinking and teamwork.  

School captain Indi explained the importance of the new equipment for the Newstead students, “we really wanted to do coding and we thought that the Spheros would be such a fun and exciting way to learn this skill. We can’t wait to use the Community Bank’s grant to add things to make our Spheros even more exciting...

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