• Recent rain has a big impact on local catchments

    Recent rainfalls have dramatically increased the region’s reservoir volumes with several reservoirs spilling over. A spokeswoman for Central Highlands Water, Shelley Best said Evansford Reservoir had overflowed last Thursday. And yesterday the Goulburn-Murray Water-managed Laanecoorie Reservoir was also continuing to overflow after exceeding its 8000 megalitre (ML) capacity after last week’s solid rain. G-MW acting […]

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  • Photographs to tell the tale of drought

    While recent rains have made a welcome impression on many water tanks, the effects of dry weather patterns run deep and are still hurting many. But an innovative project using photography as a means of expression aims to acknowledge, share and alleviate some of the pain experienced by the region’s drought-affected communities and their residents. […]

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  • Fire prevention burns plans out for comment

    Plans for DSE fire prevention burns throughout the Maryborough region over the next three years are now out for public display and comment. As well as controlled fuel reduction burns other fire prevention works, such as slashing, are also detailed in the Department of Sustainability and Environment’s new draft Fire Operations Plan. The newly released […]

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  • Heavy rain falls in the Central Goldfields region

    SES volunteers lost sleep Wednesday night fielding continual calls for help as severe weather lashed the Central Goldfields. Lexton was among the hardest hit areas with numerous trees down across roads, Maryborough SES incident controller, Steve Moyle said. Between Wednesday evening and yesterday morning SES volunteers from Maryborough had responded to at least 18 separate […]

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  • Society opens its new centre

    The Carisbrook Historical Society has unveiled its new research centre to the public after countless hours of hard work. The research centre, located in the former Carisbrook Infant Welfare Centre which the Carisbrook Historical Society leases from the Central Goldfields Shire, has been painstakingly restored, rewired, remodelled and repainted by the historical society’s members over […]

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  • Dunolly petition push for ATM to be installed

    Dunolly traders and tourism operators have launched a petition calling for the Bendigo Bank to install an ATM in the town. The petition will be displayed at venues throughout the town during August, member of the town’s traders’ association, Dunolly businesswoman, Fiona Lindsay said. Ms Lindsay, who chairs the Dunolly Rural Transaction Centre, said local […]

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  • Foul play for playgroup

    The Maryborough Playgroup says they may be forced to search for a new home after their 10th break-in in 18 months. Vandals have continually targeted the group’s Gillies Street home, which they share with the Wattle City Church, and after the latest break-in, which they say caused $600 damage, it may be a case of […]

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  • Mother warns of net danger

    The mother of a teenager who was at the centre of a missing persons appeal this week has warned parents to be alert to their children’s internet habits. Maryborough teenager, Lani McDonald, 18, was found alive and well on Wednesday after her mother reported her missing the previous Friday. Constable Katie Fish of Maryborough police […]

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  • Clunes residents put their stories in print

    Treasures from the minds and lives of Clunes and district residents have been published in a new book to be launched on Saturday as part of the annual Words In Winter Celebrations. Hot off the press of McPherson’s Printing in Maryborough, the 200-page soft cover volume, Fields Of Gold Collected Words, brings together pieces of […]

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  • Talbot’s train petition taken to parliament

    A petition calling for passenger rail services to stop at Talbot station has been tabled in State Parliament. On Wednesday, Greens MLC for Western Metropolitan Region, Colleen Hartland presented the 465 signature petition to parliament’s Legislative Council. Talbot Train Taskforce spokesman, Max Kau, said the fact that there were 465 signatories to the petition, while […]

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