• READY TO RUN

    The $10,300 2010 Bendigo Bank Maryborough Gift has attracted one of the strongest fields in the prestigious footrace’s long history, with four former winners set to take to the track in search of another win. A huge field of 81 sprinters has nominated for the gift, including last year’s Bendigo Bank Maryborough Gift winner Daniel […]

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  • TWELVE HOURS OF VARIETY FOR 149TH GATHERING

    Tomorrow’s 149th Maryborough Highland Gathering will present 12 hours of variety, entertainment, music and physical prowess to what is expected to be a huge crowd of locals and visitors. The festivities will begin with an hour of musical entertainment at Colman’s corner (at the traffic lights) commencing at 10 am where the popular Maryborough Jazz […]

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  • TOWN TO WELCOME 2010 IN STYLE

    Families will be able to welcome 2010 in grand style as Central Goldfields Shire hosts its annual celebrations in front of the Maryborough Post Office. On Thursday, a large range of free activities will be available for people to enjoy, starting at 7.30 pm and going through to the New Year countdown before midnight. Activities, […]

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  • STORY OF THE WORKERS HALL TO BE TOLD

    Take-pART Arts Alliance has been granted $5000 from the Federal Governments Regional Arts Fund to tell the story of the social dances at the Tren du Bourg (Workers) Hall. The grant will also include a celebration of that history with a new piece of music and a film of the hall’s dance history and couples […]

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  • RIDING IN SANTA STYLE

    The Central Goldfields’ own adopted Santa Claus, Jack O’Connor, is now riding in true Santa style. After 59 years spent playing Santa across the region, 80-year-old Jack now requires a bit of help getting to “gigs”, of which he has played hundreds since kicking off his career as Mr Claus on the Gillett family farm […]

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  • Revamp for Collins Place

    The $355,000 redevelopment of Collins Place in Clunes was officially opened recently. At the opening of the new facilities, which include a new community rotunda and upgraded toilet facilities, along with landscaping works, Member for Ripon, Joe Helper, said the upgrades could be attributed to a partnership between the Clunes community and all levels of […]

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  • Packed bill for parade

    The 149th Maryborough Highland Gathering street parade will be conducted in High Street on New Year’s Day with Highland pipe bands, brass bands, a concert band and a jazz band to ensure a comprehensive musical opening to the gathering. At 10 am the Maryborough Jazz Band will perform their popular renditions on the corner of […]

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  • Safer places declared

    Princes Park and Pascoe Reserve have been declared Neighbourhood Safer Places for Maryborough residents in the event of a bushfire. Central Goldfields Shire Council yesterday adopted Township Protection Plans (TPP) for Maryborough and Talbot, as well as declared Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP) for both these areas. The NSP for Talbot is Pioneer Reserve on the […]

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  • Get ready to dance

    Dance teachers and event organisers have plans well underway for the second Dare to Dance Festival. The festival will be held from April 15 to 26. The festival is organised by Take-pART which is a community alliance of groups who offer opportunities for people to sing, dance and make music. The program will include boot-scooting, […]

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  • FUNDING FOR 13 LOCAL VOLUNTEER GROUPS

    Thirteen Central Goldfields Shire volunteer groups are set to share in more than $45,000 worth of Federal Government funding. The funds are being provided under the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants 2009 initiative according to Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons, and will see a total of $45,917 shared among the organisations. The 13 local groups […]

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