• WE REMEMBER

    “Time dims the memory of ordinary events, but not the memory of great events. “In a nation’s history great events – whether in peace or war – live in our memories regardless of time. “They are deemed great, not necessarily because of what they achieve or whether they were victories or successes. “Rather, the great […]

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  • New operating table in place at hospital

    The Maryborough District Health Service has installed a new $80,000 operating table in the hospital’s operating theatre. The state-of-the-art operating table was funded through the State Government’s 2009-10 Targeted Equipment program. Member for Ripon, Joe Helper, met with MDHS staff recently to take a closer look at the table, which MDHS director of nursing, Fiona […]

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  • CUE ATTACK

    A Mildura man was airlifted to the Royal Alfred Hospital in Melbourne after being hit in the face with a billiard cue in the early hours of Sunday morning. The 39-year-old man was allegedly struck to the side of the head as he walked along Wills Street by another man wielding half a billiard cue […]

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  • Two inspiring visitors

    Two Australian icons were in Maryborough on Tuesday to meet with a group of community and business leaders about the unique opportunities to Maryborough with the return of passenger rail services later this year. Trucking magnate, Lindsay Fox and former union secretary, Bill Kelty spoke to the group in the Maryborough Railway Station. The pair […]

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  • Appeal set to return

    The Maryborough and District Hospital Auxiliary’s Mother’s Day appeal will return this year. Sponsored by The Cambrian Hotel social club, Goldfields FM, the Paramount Theatre and The Maryborough Advertiser, the Mother’s Day appeal will see all funds raised donated to the Maryborough District Health Service to assist in the purchase of a new defibrillator for […]

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  • MEMORABLE

    Local residents turned out in droves to help fight cancer by taking part in the inaugural Maryborough Relay for Life over the weekend. The 18 hour event, held at Princes Park from Friday evening until Saturday morning raised in excess of $50,000 for the Cancer Council. Seven hundred and sixty people, almost 10 percent of […]

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  • Factory fire investigated

    Police are investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed a shed at a disused Maryborough factory during the weekend. Maryborough CFA crews were called to the fire in Bassett Street at 3.18 pm on Sunday afternoon. Two fire trucks and eight firefighters attended the blaze, which was brought under control within five minutes. The […]

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  • RAIL ON TRACK

    Victorian Premier, John Brumby officially launched the next stage of $50 million worth of rail upgrades designed to restore passenger rail services to Maryborough at the Maryborough Railway Station last week. Joined by Transport Minister, Martin Pakula and Member for Ripon, Joe Helper, Mr Brumby said the works will help to stabilise Maryborough’s future. “The […]

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  • Brochure launched

    Talbot environmental outfit, McCallums Creek Landcare Group, launched its brochure detailing the benefits of planting native species in Talbot last Saturday. Officially launched by Member for Ripon, Joe Helper at the Back Creek conservation area, the brochure is titled Gardening with Indigenous Plants in the Talbot District, and is to be distributed to all current […]

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  • Knife attack bail refused

    The man accused of slashing the face of a Maryborough teenager with a knife was refused bail in the Bendigo Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pearson will remain in police custody until June after he was arrested over the alleged incident, which left the 19-year-old victim with a 20 centimetre scar running from his […]

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