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  • Weapons seized after alleged funeral threat

    Police have seized two firearms from a Maryborough man’s address following an incident in which a rifle was allegedly pointed at people driving to a funeral on Tuesday. Detective Sergeant Brett Caddy of Maryborough CIU yesterday said police expect to lay firearms offence and assault charges following the incident. Det Sgt Caddy said police had […]

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  • Gibbons to retire at next election

    Bendigo Federal MP Steve Gibbons has announced he will not seek Labor’s pre-selection for the Bendigo federal electorate and will retire at the next federal election due some time in 2013. He said the current federal parliament shows every indication of running the full three year term and that will mean a parliamentary career spanning […]

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  • Neil Newitt wins spot on Hepburn council

    Clunes businessman and former press photographer, Neil Newitt has a full schedule ahead after winning a seat at the Hepburn Shire council table. Cr Newitt is the new Cameron ward councillor for Hepburn after the outcome of the postal ballot was declared on the weekend. Victorian Electoral Commission spokesman, Thomas Harper said Cr Newitt received […]

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  • Housing development for visiting students

    A house in Maryborough’s Barkly Street will be developed as accommodation for visiting medical students after Central Goldfields Shire Council granted planning permit approval last week. The proposal to use the house at 39 Barkly Street to accommodate up to four medical students had attracted objections from several neighbouring residents. The proposed land use required […]

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  • Shire’s flood costs hit $20 million

    The final cost of repairing flood damage across Central Goldfields Shire Council is now expected to top $20 million. In coming days the council is to receive $6 million in State Treasury support, the first of three installments totalling an additional $12 million approved to cover its storm damage claim. At its meeting last week […]

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  • Report finds barriers to youth employment

    Maryborough teenagers face major barriers to employment including lack of work experience opportunities a new report by Mission Australia has found. A total 46 teenagers — 20 in Maryborough and 26 in Shepparton — participated an 18-month ongoing research project to produce the new Navigating the Youth Service System report. Launched in Maryborough this week, […]

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  • High drama for cat

    Spaz may only have eight and a half of her nine lives left after a five day solid stint spent up a tall gum tree. When she was chased by a dog last Friday, the young Maryborough cat fled straight to the highest thing she could see. Way up high in the tall gum tree […]

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  • Possibility of reopening railway stations

    The re-opening of disused railway stations at Carisbrook and Newstead will be examined by the Victorian Government as it launches a feasibility study into returning passenger trains between Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo. Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder this week announced that work has started to examine the long term feasibility of returning passenger trains […]

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  • Rural life appeals to new GP

    Maryborough has a new doctor. Dr Thusitha Welendawe has just taken up an 18-month position as registrar with Clarendon Medical Centre in Neill Street, bringing the total number of doctors at the clinic to six. For Dr Welendawe his new position is the final stage in an extensive training process spanning about 10 years and […]

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  • Residents’ futures on line as park reviewed

    Permanent residents at Clunes Caravan Park say closing the park would leave up to 20 people homeless and damage the town’s economy. The Hepburn Shire has commissioned a review of the park to explore options for its future, with an outcome not expected until October at the earliest. Park manager, Les Eastcott and residents say […]

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