• IN DEMAND

    Maryborough rental prices have increased due to rising demand over the past 18 months, agents say. Agents say the average rental price for residential properties in the city has risen from around $150 to around $180 a week in the past 18 months. Maryborough First National Real Estate manager, Craig Bell said that while prices […]

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  • Avoca library set to benefit from upgrade

    Avoca library opening hours will increase from nine up to 50 a week under a $240,000 revamp of the facility. Higher ceilings, a raised floor level, new furnishings and a new computer area will also be part of the upgrade. At its ordinary meeting last Tuesday night the council resolved to allocate $71,000 in Regional […]

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  • Motorists in danger as they take on trains

    Motorists are putting themselves and train users in danger as they don’t follow road signs at railway crossings. A V/Line spokesman said just this week there had been as many as four occasions when motorists had seen a train approaching a level crossing but had decided to cross the line instead of stopping. V/Line has […]

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  • COUNTDOWN

    Preparations are well underway for the long-awaited return of passenger rail to Maryborough this weekend. Department of Transport communications advisor, Elise Gidley, said the community will be able to take an active role in celebrating the return of passenger rail to Maryborough’s iconic railway station at a community day on Saturday. Ms Gidley said 180 […]

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  • Highland plans are all afloat

    Grab a hammer, make a float and be part of the Highland Gathering parade. That’s what organisers of the upcoming Maryborough Highland Gathering Celebrations want as many clubs, organisations and businesses as possible to do. Organisers are offering financial incentive to help motivate businesses, organisations, groups and sports clubs, to enter a float in the […]

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  • WORLD FIRST

    Broken bones and serious gashes requiring stitches have long been a part of living with epilepsy for Maryborough’s Lesley March. The aftermath wrought by her epileptic seizures frequently leave the 52-year-old looking as though she’s done several rounds in a boxing ring. But now Lesley has made history, becoming the second person in the world […]

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  • CHILL FACTOR

    The operators of Maryborough’s indoor public pool say they are trying to remedy a problem affecting air temperature in the pool hall. The pool in Gillies Street has been subject to recent complaints from pool users. These have included claims that the water temperature in the pool is too cold and complaints about sand content […]

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  • Queries galore at rail meet

    The room was “chockablock and the questions wide-ranging when V/Line held its public information session about Maryborough’s return of rail services late on Wednesday afternoon. “What about dogs and bikes?” one woman asked the V/Line representatives who were on hand to field community questions — straight or curly. “What’s going to happen to the market […]

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  • Wendy to stand for Nationals at election

    Maryborough mother of three, Wendy McIvor, will stand as The Nationals candidate for the seat of Ripon in the November State election. Wendy, 49, who was born in Pyramid Hill and lives in Maryborough, said she was looking forward to the challenge of unseating the Labor Party’s Joe Helper on November 27. “I am fiercely […]

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  • MAYOR’S RESPONSE

    Central Goldfields Shire mayor, Chris Meddows-Taylor has hit back at claims he improperly held up a permit for the Moolort broiler farm after a motion was passed by council granting the permit. Cr Meddows-Taylor yesterday sat down with The Advertiser to clarify his views on the issue and what role he played in the days […]

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