• New saving scheme launched

    Low-income families in the Central Goldfields Shire will now have access to an affordable finance option using $50,000 in loan capital from the National Australia Bank. Launched last week and managed by Maryborough Community House, the Central Goldfields No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) will provide interest and fee-free loans of up to $1200 for individuals […]

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  • RATES RISE

    Residents in the Central Goldfields Shire face a rate increase of 7.8 percent. Central Goldfields Shire Council adopted its draft budget for the 2010-11 financial year at its May meeting last week. The budget, among other things, will work to accelerate the shire as a major centre for events, developing the arts and implementing council’s […]

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  • Assault on court steps

    A Maryborough man appeared before the city’s magistrate’s court on Tuesday charged in relation to a violent assault which happened on the court room steps shortly before court began sitting on the same morning. Jack Linden Forder, 19, was already on Tuesday’s Maryborough Magistrate’s Court list to appear before the court in relation to another […]

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  • Tanker for Bowenvale

    Bowenvale Fire Brigade received the keys of its new $186,000 light tanker on Sunday from Member for Ripon, Joe Helper. The new tanker will be used for general firefighting and as a back-up for when the other truck has to attend another incident. Bowenvale Fire Brigade now boasts two fire tankers and a quick-fill. Mr […]

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  • MURDER CHARGE

    A Maryborough man has appeared in Maryborough Magistrate’s Court charged with murder and attempted murder following a fatal shooting in the town last Sunday. Samuel Michael Westbrook, 23, appeared in the court on Tuesday charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. Mr Westbrook appeared before Magistrate Bruce Cottrill during Tuesday’s […]

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  • End near for appeal

    The organisers of the Maryborough Mother’s Day Appeal handed over the current total of their fundraising effort to the Maryborough and District Hospital Auxiliary this week. Representatives from Goldfields FM and the Cambrian Hotel handed over cheques for a total of $10,884 which will now be used to purchase a new defibrillator for the hospital’s […]

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  • Paired party pays off

    Two Maryborough businesses have demonstrated the benefits that working together can reap. Bead Fusion’s Inge Long and Red House Bakery’s Garrity Townsing put their heads together and have found that instead of working against each other, it pays to work together. The businesses have started offering joint birthday parties, with Inge dropping in to parties […]

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  • Community leads appeal for tiny Amy

    The town of Avoca is rallying behind one of its own families as it faces a battle to save the tiniest member. Amy Dawson was born to Amanda Lobb and Lindsay Dawson, a sister for Chelsea (five), Kate (three) and Justin (two) 10 weeks ago. At just two days of age Amy almost died when […]

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  • Authors are write on top

    A collection of its members musings has seen the Maryborough Writers’ Group commended at the National Literacy Awards. The group’s anthology, Life Patterns, received a commendation at the awards in the category of community writing. Life Patterns featured contributions from 14 members of the group, ranging from personal recollections through to poetry, short stories, articles […]

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  • Twelve days of dance comes to an end

    There are many weary feet in the Central Goldfields as yesterday was the finale to the Dare to Dance Festival. Participants deserve to put their feet up and take a break following 12 days of dancing that included just a bit of everything. Whether it was Latin moves, dancing for kids, line dancing, bellydancing, old […]

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