• Hurry to enter garden competition

    It’s time to pick up the secateurs and get serious in the garden for a chance to win . . . Not just because now is widely regarded prime time to get those tomato seedlings in, but because now is garden competition time. The Maryborough and District Garden Club is again encouraging all keen gardeners […]

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  • The great Escape

    Despite ominous skies earlier in the week, organisers were pleased with the 4020 strong crowd that lapped up the on and off field attractions at the 152nd running of the Avoca Cup. Escape Artist of Peter White’s Mornington stable took out the Cup for the second consecutive year, guided by jockey Jacob Rule. The win […]

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  • Capilano Honey relocating to Maryborough

    Capilano Honey Limited has confirmed it intends to close its Richlands factory in Brisbane and shift all of its processing operations to Maryborough. The move is expected to have significant positive implications for Maryborough and to involve a staffing boost and plant investment at Capilano’s existing Maryborough site on Capilano Street. The company’s managing director, […]

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  • Capilano in major move

    Maryborough’s Capilano plant is expected to undergo a major workforce and operational boost with reports late yesterday that the company’s Brisbane factory intends to shift operations to Maryborough. It is understood that the company’s Richardland branch in Brisbane intends to relocate a significant portion of operations to Maryborough. Staff at the Queensland factory were yesterday […]

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  • Top crowd tipped for 152nd Avoca Cup

    With a record 2200 presold tickets already snapped up, tomorrow’s 152nd running of the PJA & Blue Pyrenees Avoca Cup is expected to draw a bumper race day crowd. The population of the little Pyrenees township is tipped to swell to almost six times its usual size as it hosts the meeting that’s two years […]

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  • Dunn adds to ammo outcry

    Liberal Candidate for Ripon, Vic Dunn has added his voice to calls to address ambulance staffing issues in Maryborough and the Ripon electorate. Mr Dunn is calling on MLA for Ripon, Joe Helper, state Health Minister, Daniel Andrews, and Ambulance Victoria to urgently address the staffing issues of ambulance services across the Ripon electorate. Health […]

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  • Accident waiting to happen on city street

    Large potholes and road damage to a section of Maryborough’s Gladstone Street are raising fears that someone may be seriously injured, or even killed, if they are not fixed soon. Huge potholes have opened up along the section of the street that runs parallel to the golf course, while cracks have began to spider their […]

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  • Syd is among those helping Floyd family

    Maryborough’s Syd Pearson is among a growing list of residents who have pitched their support behind a family’s quest to solve the mystery that has haunted it for the last 35 years. Little Maryborough boy, Terry Floyd, 12, went missing never to be seen again on Saturday, June 28, 1975. He was last seen just […]

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  • Man dies while waiting for ambulance

    Maryborough’s Margaret Roberts believes her husband of 50 years would still be alive had an ambulance reached him five minutes sooner on Tuesday. Brian Roberts, 72, died on Tuesday from a suspected cardiac arrest after collapsing at his Maryborough home, just two kilometres from the town’s ambulance station. His wife, Margaret called an ambulance at […]

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  • New candidate for election

    A 25-year-old former sailor with the Royal Australian Navy is the latest candidate throwing his hat into the ring to contest the seat of Ripon in the upcoming state election. Scott Watts will stand as the Country Alliance candidate for Ripon in November’s state election. Mr Watts is based in the Melbourne area but says […]

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