• Havilah continues to build

    Rapid development is continuing at the new Havilah Hostel’s Palmerston Street construction site. Jamie Bond of Lohmann and Bond Constructions said the new Havilah site was going well. “We’ve just finished the Neill Street units,” he said. “And these units we’re working on now should be finished around mid-December,” Jamie said of the current units […]

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  • Fee hike hits tips

    The cost to dump household waste at transfer stations across Central Goldfields Shire is set to spike in coming weeks. From August 1 the fee to dump domestic waste at the shire’s four transfer stations — Carisbrook, Bealiba, Talbot and Dunolly — will rise by $5 a cubic metre. The resulting $30 per cubic metre […]

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  • Winter rain welcomed by farmers

    Local farmers are rejoicing with the recent rainfall, describing it as “perfect”. Wareek-based farmer Dean Jardine tipped 32 millimetres of water from his rain gauge on Friday morning and couldn’t be more pleased. “It was perfect rain,” he said. “It’s been ideal. Not too wet.” Following the good soaking, Dean said that if it’s dry […]

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  • Garden for community

    People of Dunolly don’t have to travel too far for the freshest produce. A group of local green thumbs have banded together, and since late last year have been busy creating a garden right in the community. Despite cool weather, a great crowd turned up for the opening of Dunolly’s Community Garden. Healthy Communities co-ordinator […]

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  • Saving lives just one part of volunteering

    This week, National Volunteer Week, encourages community members to take a moment to say thank you to the volunteers giving up their time for the benefit of the community. Andrew Lighten of the Maryborough State Emergency Service is just one of the SES volunteers who give up much of their time to help out their […]

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  • Giving time for others

    This week is National Volunteer Week and all too often people who give generously of their time for the benefit of others go unnoticed by the community. Terry Payne is one such volunteer who receives little recognition for his work within Maryborough — nor does he seek it. Terry has been involved in the 1st […]

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  • Dedication spans 150 years

    The Maryborough TOWN Club has recognised six members for dedication to the club. Dot Sinclair, Len Harrington, Coralie Hutcheon, Betty May, Joyce Marshall and Jean Cousins were all awarded certificates to mark their long services to TOWN (Take Off Weight Naturally) on Friday. Ms Sinclair has been a member of TOWN for 34 years, Ms […]

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  • Voluntary work keeps Billy busy in retirement

    For 20 years Bill Vethoven has been making life a little bit easier for people with vision impairment. Mr Vethoven received recognition last Monday from the Vision Australia branch in Maryborough for his 20 years of service to the organisation. Joining Vision Australia as a volunteer in 1992, Mr Vethoven started as a driver commuting […]

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  • Local author’s success

    Maryborough author Terry Rodgers has just published his third book and already sales have been outstanding. But Mr Rodgers is unsure of how many books he has actually sold. “I just don’t know,” he said. “I got a call from the publishers to say they were going quite well.” Delusion is Mr Rodger’s third book, […]

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  • Courageous bystander effects daring rescue

    Arthur Koole received more than he bargained for when he made a daring rescue at Newstead. During the 2010 floods, Mr Koole was in the area visiting his sister, Sandra Beamish. Being an avid photographer, Mr Koole thought he could get some “nice shots” of cars going through the water at Newstead. Stationed at the […]

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