• 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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  • JOBS SAVED

    After months of uncertainty, the jobs of hundreds of Maryborough’s printing workers were assured this week, as the Rudd Government voted not to abolish Australia’s parallel importation laws. The decision was announced early Wednesday morning, just hours before hundreds of those employed in the printing and publishing industries were scheduled to stage a protest rally […]

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  • PREPARE NOW

    Start planning now for a hot summer. Maryborough and Talbot have been identified as areas which are at risk of bushfires for the coming fire danger period. Despite initially being left off a list of 52 towns that were required to prepare township protection plans in the wake of the Royal Commission into the Black […]

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  • Prayers offered for our jobs and community

    Just less than 100 people turned out at the Tren DuBourg Hall on Wednesday evening for a community prayer evening. In a show of support for the embattled local printing industry, those present were offered an insight into the state of play by Central Goldfields Shire Mayor, Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor and McPherson’s John Jackson. The […]

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  • Prime Minister letter

    The Hon Kevin Rudd MP Prime Minister Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 August 14, 2009 Dear Prime Minister, Restrictions on the Parallel Importation of Books We write to you on behalf of our community to express directly, the deep opposition of the community, joined increasingly by the swelling chorus of others, to the Productivity Commission’s […]

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  • We have Helper, Gibbons, McKew, Brumby, now we want . . . PRIME SUPPORT

    Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has been invited to visit Maryborough and take a first-hand look at the devastating impact the abolishment of Australia’s parallel book importations could have on the area. In a joint letter from Central Goldfields Shire Mayor, Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor, and Maryborough Advertiser managing editor, Michael Rossi, written on behalf of the […]

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