• 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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  • 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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