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2 About us Front cover: Kate Larsen is one of many volunteers working on the inaugural Daylesford Motorfest to be held in February. Read all about it on page 5.

July 2, 2018 Issue 127 Motorfest Daylesford

Image: Kyle Barnes

The Local - The Heart of the Highlands

The Local is a fortnightly community publication covering the Central Highlands. The next edition is out on Monday, July 16, 2018. Or online on Sunday, July 15 at Advertising deadlines for the next edition of The Local:

The Local is a registered trademark of The Local Publishing Group Pty Ltd The content expressed within this publication does not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of The Local Publishing Group Pty Ltd.

Space bookings: Wednesday, July 11 Copy provided by: Thursday, July 12 Editorial deadline: Thursday, July 12

HE Local is a free publication distributed throughout the Central Highlands of Victoria. The first "monthly" edition was published in September 2013 and immediately became fortnightly thanks to the demand of our readers and advertisers.

Managing editor | Donna Kelly General manager | Kyle Barnes


The Local is brought to you by a team of local journalists, photographers, columnists, sub-editors, graphic designers, book-keepers and, of course, great delivery people. So when we talk about being local, we really do put our money where our mouth is. The Local's motto is to "connect the community" by bringing people closer with great features on amazing local people and ensuring you know what is happening around your community whether that's a festival, a fete or maybe just a great special from one of our fantastic advertisers. Content is key. We love writing about local people doing inspiring things and even local people doing ordinary things. And as some people, mostly politicians, have found out, if you are not local you will not appear in the pages of The Local. You will find The Local, and all the back copies, online at and we deliver bulk drops throughout the region along with smaller "cafe" packs to every cafe, hotel, bar and restaurant we can find. We've even heard of The Local turning up in places like a cafe in St Kilda and a bar in Bali! All up we have a print and online readership of about 14,000. The Local's advertising rates have always been kept affordable so even small advertisers can advertise big. Colour is free, the sizes are an eighth, quarter, banner, half and full page and we can help with making up branding and graphics. The world is confusing enough, so we like to keep things simple. Finally, from the start, we have offered two free adverts in every edition for notfor-profit organisations along with a rescue pet looking for a new home. It's just our way of giving back. We really hope you enjoy this edition of The Local. Cheers, Donna (Ed)

The Pool Room! The Local - winner of: *Daylesford Rotary's 2017 Employee of the Year *Rural Press Club of Victoria 2015 Best Feature Series *Daylesford Rotary’s 2015 Business of the Year *Kyneton Daffodil Festival Parade 2015 Best Commercial Entry

Sub-editors: Nick Bunning and Lindsay Smith Writers: Kevin Childs, Kate Taylor, Anthony Sawrey, Donna Kelly Photographers: Kyle Barnes, David White Graphic designer & HLH coordinator : Dianne Caithness Columnists: Glen Heyne (gardening), Matthew Richardson (money), Tonia Todman (recipes) and Indre Kisonas (design) Accounts & delivery (Trentham/Woodend/Kyneton): Julie Hanson Delivery (Daylesford/Hepburn/Creswick): Anthony Sawrey Great editorial and affordable sales - 5348 7883 | 0416 104 283 | | See all our e-editions at See a photo you like? Photos are just $22 each, or $55 for commercial use, and will be emailed at high resolution. You can print as many as you like...

“The Local is the future of regional publishing!” - former senator John Madigan in the Australian Parliament Just sayin’... :)

The Local Issue 127, July 2, 2018  
The Local Issue 127, July 2, 2018