• Dunolly marooned as it gets swamped by water

    Dunolly was a town marooned for much of the weekend. Swamped by floodwaters from the swollen Avoca and Loddon rivers and from Bet Bet and Burnt creeks, the town’s access routes were cut between noon on Saturday and Sunday morning. Dunolly SES volunteers worked non-stop attending to more than 40 emergency calls including vehicle entrapment […]

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  • Reservoirs at capacity

    Most of the region’s reservoirs have reached capacity and are overflowing. Within the Loddon catchment system, Tullaroop Reservoir and Laanecoorie Reservoir both have reached capacity and were yesterday spilling over. Also within the Loddon Catchment, the Cairn Curran Reservoir 10 kilometres west of Maldon was yesterday sitting at 74 percent capacity. But Goulburn-Murray Water which […]

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  • Still counting the flood cost

    The weekend’s deluge has left a damage bill estimated to be at least upwards of $1 million in its wake. “I wouldn’t even try to put a figure on it but it would be a million dollars for sure,” Central Goldfields engineering and services manager, Ron Potter said yesterday. Mr Potter said it will take […]

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  • Teenagers interviewed

    Police have arrested and interviewed two Maryborough teenagers in relation to a $100,000 act of vandalism attack on the town’s Coles/Kmart construction site last week. “We interviewed one yesterday and one this morning,” Sergeant Roland Kurzke of Maryborough police said on Friday. Sergeant Kurzke said police believe the two teenagers are responsible for the savage […]

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  • Operation nabs unpaid fines totalling $35,000

    A major police road blitz operation in Maryborough has netted $35,000 in unpaid fines. In just over four hours last Thursday, Operation Rockridge caught 34 offenders in a major roadblock blitz on Maryborough’s Park Road. A flank of law enforcement officers from Maryborough, Castlemaine, Ballarat and Bendigo detected and executed a total 104 outstanding sheriff’s […]

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  • SKIES OPEN

    The firs­­t emergency calls started coming through from 2 am on Saturday. From then Maryborough’s SES crews didn’t stop until after midnight on Sunday, as the type of flooding many believed a thing of the past hit the region. Across the North West region some 140 SES volunteers responded to a total 401 calls for […]

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  • Taking it in her stride

    Life with ground-breaking technology strapped around your shoulders and waist and implanted in your chest takes a bit of getting used to. But Maryborough woman Lesley March seems to be taking it in her stride. In July, Lesley, 52, made history becoming the second person to participate in a world first epilepsy seizure warning device […]

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  • Bottles change hands

    A rare wine carafe salvaged from a shipwreck and a highly collectable ceramic insulator from an inland power pole were among the crowd pleasers at the Maryborough Harness Racing Complex on the weekend. But those among the estimated 800 strong crowd who perused the Maryborough Antique Bottle and Collectables Club annual show were not there […]

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  • Destruction at construction site

    A savage vandalism attack has left Maryborough’s Coles Kmart construction site with an estimated $100,000 damage bill. “It’s the most substantial damage I’ve ever seen on a construction site,” shocked senior project manager, Paul Rooney, said yesterday. The vicious attack occurred between 9 pm on Wednesday night and 6.30 am on Thursday morning. Mr Rooney […]

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  • Moolort chicken farmer puts his name in the election race

    Moolort chicken farm owner, Steve Stoiljkovic has thrown his hat into the ring to contest the upcoming state election. The businessman says his concern for the future of Maryborough and the region has prompted him to stand as an independent candidate in the upcoming November 27 election. His registration pits him against incumbent MLA for […]

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