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  • Golden luck strikes twice

    When retired farmer, Brian Hood found a 0.7 gram gold nugget at an undisclosed location near Maryborough he thought it was too small to enter in the town’s annual nugget competition. But as Brian, from near Tailem Bend in SA, discovered last week, he was wrong. Because he was holidaying at Maryborough Caravan Park when […]

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  • Date switch to cash in on Talbot traffic

    In a bold move the organisers of Clunes’ monthly market are breaking with tradition and shifting the event to coincide with Talbot Farmers’ Market. Clunes market co-ordinator, John Sayers says that beginning this month the Clunes market will switch from every second to every third Sunday of the month. The bold break with what has […]

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  • Best gardens and floral demos feature at event.

    Tours of the region’s best gardens and live demonstrations by an acclaimed floral designer, are features of the next big event hosted by Maryborough and District Garden Club. The club will host the Central Goldfields Shire Market Day and Open Gardens event on Sunday, March 27. As part of the event held in Maryborough’s Phillips […]

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  • Man in court after baseball bat savagery

    Police used capsicum spray to subdue a Maryborough man who smashed a divisional van windscreen during a violent incident on Sunday night. Three police officers, and a woman and three children known to the alleged offender were assaulted during the incident about 9 pm in Maryborough. A 41-year-old Maryborough man yesterday faced Bendigo Magistrates Court […]

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  • Author moves to region

    Author Pat Grayson has just returned to Australia after spending 35 years living in South Africa and has taken up residence at Daisy Hill for the next 12 months. Pat said that he wanted a quiet rural environment to work on completing his latest book. When friends suggested that he might like to “house sit” […]

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  • St John ambos lose their home

    Maryborough’s St John ambulance service will soon be without a permanent home. Local superintendent Graham Fary said this week that he had been contacted by TAFE Victoria asking that St John vacate their current premises in the old Maryborough TAFE building by March 22. St John has been renting the building for the last three […]

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  • Blue Light disco upset at venue damage claims

    The future of Maryborough’s Blue Light Youth discos is in doubt with organisers claiming the event is being unfairly blamed for damage to the interior of the town hall. They have cancelled the disco which was scheduled for tonight at the hall. They believe the several hundred primary and secondary school aged participants who patronise […]

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  • Pilfer woes

    Maryborough store owners say their businesses are routinely being targeted by shoplifters, potentially costing them hundreds of dollars in stock every month. A number of businesses within Maryborough’s CBD say shoplifting is rife, and according to Maryborough Supa IGA duty manager, Jason Neely, the Nolan Street supermarket is among the most frequently targeted. “I’d say […]

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  • RACV to pay up

    RACV announced yesterday that it will pay claims to its members affected by the Victorian floods in January 2011. The announcement is expected to have major implications for many Carisbrook residents who have been waiting on the outcome of claims for weeks. Paul Northey, of RACV, said the severe weather in January affected large parts […]

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  • Driver offences detected in school zone operation

    Maryborough police say they are disappointed with the results of a three week operation targeting driving offences around school zones in the area. Thirty-one infringement notices were issued during the operation, codenamed School Start, over the first three weeks of the 2011 school year, in and around school zones in the area. The infringements were […]

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