• Collisions on the rise

    The Central Goldfields has recorded just one fatality, while six people lost their lives on Greater Bendigo roads in the last six months TAC figures released yesterday show. But while the Central Goldfields fatality rate remains low for the region the number of serious injury collisions has undergone a “sharp increase” police say. The latest […]

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  • Coalition’s ambo plan

    The State Opposition yesterday promised to upgrade Maryborough’s ambulance station to a 24-hour station and to provide more paramedics to staff it if successful in the upcoming state election. In Maryborough yesterday Liberal-National’s spokesman for health and ageing, David Davis, promised a Coalition government would upgrade the city’s station to a true 24-hour station in […]

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  • SAVE THE DATE

    Sunday, July 25 will be the day passenger rail services return to Maryborough the Member for Ripon, Joe Helper announced yesterday. Maryborough and district residents will be able to use the much-anticipated rail service sooner than expected due to early completion of works on the $50 million Victorian Transport Plan, Mr Helper said. “This is […]

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  • Liberals’ ambulance boost

    The state opposition has promised to deliver 49 extra ambulance staff for the Loddon Mallee region if elected in the November state election. In a joint statement yesterday Liberal leader Ted Baillieu and Nationals leader, Peter Ryan promised to significantly boost the region’s ambulance service as part of a $151 million statewide plan to increase […]

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  • Water restrictions to be eased

    Central Highlands Water will ease water restrictions from stage 4e to stage 3 in the Maryborough and district water supply system commencing on August 1, chairman, John Barnes announced on Friday morning at the Maryborough Water Treatment Plant. Mr Barnes said due to ongoing investment into water quality and supply projects such as Stoney Creek […]

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  • Export coup for Coiltek

    A Maryborough company has landed a significant deal manufacturing and supplying alternative energy systems to developing international communities. Teksolar, is owned and developed by the man who is also behind Maryborough’s Coiltek gold prospecting equipment business, John Gladdis. But now Mr Gladdis has struck gold in the field of clean green energy as Teksolar this […]

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  • Moonambel plans to celebrate 150 years

    A gold nugget will be up for grabs as Moonambel celebrates 150 years since the precious metal was first found there. Organisers of the town’s big 150th anniversary bash, set for later this year, will raffle the nugget as part of festivities. In preparation for the anniversary fun over the October 30-31 weekend, organising committee […]

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  • Avoca butcher’s shop to close its doors after 154 years.

    Tomorrow is the end of an era for Avoca. When Kelvin Charlesworth hangs up his stripy apron and scrubs down his tools of trade after 51-and-a-half years as town butcher, it will be for the last time. But as he turns the lock for the last time on the little 154-year-old shop that’s served as […]

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  • Moonambel rallies to save its general store

    Moonambel’s general store has won a temporary reprieve while the community explores options to save it under a co-operative model. Bad debts, rising costs, the cigarette tax increase and other pressures have taken a toll and current manager and lessee Chris Bossman planned to shut up shop for the last time this week. However, Mr […]

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  • Get thinking for the opportunity to name Maryborough’s new street

    Maryborough residents will now have the chance to the name the town’s newest street. The Central Goldfields Shire Council is calling for submissions from the public to name the new street stretching between Burns Street and the front of the Maryborough Railway Station. The road, part of the multi-million dollar Station Domain project, intersects the […]

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