• Operation nabs unpaid fines totalling $35,000

    A major police road blitz operation in Maryborough has netted $35,000 in unpaid fines. In just over four hours last Thursday, Operation Rockridge caught 34 offenders in a major roadblock blitz on Maryborough’s Park Road. A flank of law enforcement officers from Maryborough, Castlemaine, Ballarat and Bendigo detected and executed a total 104 outstanding sheriff’s […]

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  • SKIES OPEN

    The firs­­t emergency calls started coming through from 2 am on Saturday. From then Maryborough’s SES crews didn’t stop until after midnight on Sunday, as the type of flooding many believed a thing of the past hit the region. Across the North West region some 140 SES volunteers responded to a total 401 calls for […]

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  • Taking it in her stride

    Life with ground-breaking technology strapped around your shoulders and waist and implanted in your chest takes a bit of getting used to. But Maryborough woman Lesley March seems to be taking it in her stride. In July, Lesley, 52, made history becoming the second person to participate in a world first epilepsy seizure warning device […]

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  • Bottles change hands

    A rare wine carafe salvaged from a shipwreck and a highly collectable ceramic insulator from an inland power pole were among the crowd pleasers at the Maryborough Harness Racing Complex on the weekend. But those among the estimated 800 strong crowd who perused the Maryborough Antique Bottle and Collectables Club annual show were not there […]

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  • Destruction at construction site

    A savage vandalism attack has left Maryborough’s Coles Kmart construction site with an estimated $100,000 damage bill. “It’s the most substantial damage I’ve ever seen on a construction site,” shocked senior project manager, Paul Rooney, said yesterday. The vicious attack occurred between 9 pm on Wednesday night and 6.30 am on Thursday morning. Mr Rooney […]

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  • Moolort chicken farmer puts his name in the election race

    Moolort chicken farm owner, Steve Stoiljkovic has thrown his hat into the ring to contest the upcoming state election. The businessman says his concern for the future of Maryborough and the region has prompted him to stand as an independent candidate in the upcoming November 27 election. His registration pits him against incumbent MLA for […]

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  • MEC oval funding

    The grass is about to become greener on Maryborough Education Centre’s senior sports oval following an $850,000 announcement. Member for Ripon, Joe Helper last week announced the State Government funding to lay down a new synthetic turf surface for the 12,000 square metre senior sports oval. MEC principal, Barney Healy said the entire Maryborough community, […]

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  • Clunes set to lose six social housing units

    For the past 12 years Mick Magain has called his social housing unit in Clunes’ Templeton Street home. But now Mr Magain, who suffers from a health condition, must leave the social networks he has made over many years in Clunes and move. Following a Department of Human Services decision to close its six social […]

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  • Bottle boffins bound for Maryborough show

    The bottle collecting bug bit Maryborough collector Steve Greenwood at an early age. While other family members were more interested in hunting and fishing pursuits the young Steve Greenwood was busy adding to a growing collection that one day would be worth a pretty sum. “It’s a disease,” the self-confessed bottle boffin and history buff […]

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  • Major road and bridge upgrade at Moolort

    A major road and bride upgrade at Moolort will significantly improve access for B-doubles and semi-trailer trucks. Recycled materials will be heavily used in the $1.36 million upgrade of Locks Lane and Rodborough Road concrete bridge. Member for Ripon, Joe Helper on Wednesday announced a total $655,000 in state Local Roads to Market funding toward […]

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