The North Central News is a weekly publication serving the communities of St. Arnaud, Charlton, Wedderburn and surrounding areas. It has a community-minded focus, with information and news about local issues and events along with comprehensive coverage of local and regional sports and human interest stories.
The district has a rich history of early agriculture and gold mining, with a culture of perseverance and optimism that is evident in its businesses, sports and service clubs.
The district has a diversity of primary industries from traditional grain and wool production to intensive piggeries and turkeys, along with olive and wine production.
Value adding of many of the products brings employment and creates a vibrant business hub with most trades well represented within the paper’s catchment area.
With a circulation of 1,800, the NCN is distributed in St. Arnaud, Charlton Wedderburn, Donald, Rupanyup, Bealiba, Marnoo, Navarre, Dunolly, Wycheproof, Birchip, Korong Vale, Boort, Stuart Mill, Redbank, Avoca and Moonambel.