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  • Mediation the answer with parkour group

    The state’s Dispute Settlement Centre has presented an award to a group of Maryborough teens who practise free running stunts, following their involvement in a successful community wide mediation. Maryborough Parkour (MBPK) members practise parkour which involves stunts such as scaling walls, aerial rotations and backflips. Manager of the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (DSCV) […]

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  • Locusts bring business boost

    The locust menace has brought some unexpected positives for some. For Cole and Maureen Bottriell of Maryborough Upholstery the winged plague threat has brought with it an unforeseen business boost. Cole says that over the past month their business has been busy custom-fitting covers to protect the grills and radiators of a wide range of […]

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  • Some items of interest found in mine search

    Police are expected to examine the serial number of a car engine found on the weekend as the Floyd mine search continued. Former Maryborough resident, Daryl Floyd spent the weekend overseeing the ongoing excavation of the old Avoca mine shaft which he believes hides the remains of his brother, Terry. The then 12-year-old Maryborough schoolboy […]

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  • Road blitz

    Police Operation Raid has detected 179 offences and clamped down on drink drivers with 6945 alcohol breath tests conducted across the region. A Bealiba woman, a Maryborough man and a man from Dunolly are among the region’s nine drink drivers netted by police Operation Raid which ended on Sunday. Since it started on November 26, […]

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  • Garden with much variety

    It’s not every backyard garden that boasts a waterlily pond complete with tall rushes and wild duck nesting boxes. But then not everyone gardens with the aid of a bobcat. Retired builder Wilf Gosby and his wife Pam Gosby are the first to admit Wilf’s bobcat assisted somewhat with landscaping their award-winning Majorca Road garden […]

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  • All set for city’s carols

    Christmas cheer will flood throughout Princes Park on December 19 when hundreds gather for this year’s Carols by Candlelight. The much-loved tradition will again be organised by Coral Giles, a veteran of the event, who has been involved since the Maryborough Theatre Group took charge of the carols in 1983, making this her 27th year […]

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  • Not Finished — Avoca mineshaft dig continues

    Police may have declared the Floyd mine site search over but the man overseeing the dig is far from doing so. Instead, Daryl Floyd who believes the old goldmine shaft holds the remains of his long-lost brother, is about to go global with the story. On Monday Mr Floyd expects to participate in a live […]

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  • Gardens flourish rather than survive

    Maryborough and district residents are returning to their gardens, encouraged by a year of above average rainfall and the lowering of water restrictions to Stage 1. While for the best part of the last decade gardens survived rather than flourished, the landscape of Maryborough is changing to one of green lawns and thriving gardens. Maryborough […]

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  • Cyclists take the Chinese miner’s route

    When an intrepid group of cyclists stopped at Maryborough’s railway station for coffee recently it was more than a well earned break for one of their number. Among the eight cycling friends who call themselves “The Ducks”, Max Grenall turned 82 while completing the 551km tour tracing the 1800’s Chinese gold miner route. But turning […]

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  • Teams urged to register for Maryborough’s Relay for Life

    Teams are being urged to register for Maryborough’s second Relay for Life. To be held on the first weekend in April next year, the event will follow on from the success of this year’s inaugural relay. Thirty-seven teams with 760 individuals participated in one of the most moving and memorable events of the year. Organisers […]

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