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  • No grog law

    All CBD areas in all towns across Central Goldfields Shire are expected to become alcohol “dry zones” within months. The move follows a motion passed unanimously by the council at its meeting last week. Consumption of alcohol is currently permitted in central business districts and public areas of towns across the shire, with the exception […]

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  • Dunolly couple attempt to piece lives together

    Even a month after floods ravaged their home, Dunolly couple, Fred and Jan Watts fear the idyllic life they had carved out at their Gooseberry Hill Road home may never be fully recovered. “I just don’t know if we’ll ever fully be able to clean up,” Fred said. The couple’s relocated naval base home, which […]

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  • Eatery spices things up

    The culinary options for Maryborough diners seeking a night out have just expanded. Melbourne-based restauranteur Fateh Singh and his team with BM Pastry and Indian Restaurant are opening a new Indian restaurant in Maryborough’s Nolan Street. Staff member, Geetika Verma says the team at the new restaurant, to be called Rammy Dessert Indian Cuisine, hopes […]

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  • Flood committee face up to demanding task

    Determining how best to distribute funds raised to help flood-hit Central Goldfields Shire residents is no small task. But it is the task now facing the three-person committee appointed with council approval specifically for that purpose. Central Goldfields mayor, Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor said the three-person committee had been formed with council’s endorsement to oversee distribution […]

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  • Hallelujah! There’s gold still in them thar creeks

    Rumours of gold in “them there hills” may be overstatements. But lately quite a bit of the much lusted-after metal has been showing up in newly-flowing streams and other places which have long not seen the light of day. Recent months of solid rainfall has turned several of the region’s long-dry creeks and water courses […]

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  • Insurance headache for Carisbrook residents

    While some insurance companies have honoured Central Goldfields residents’ claims, others are leaving water-damaged policy holders high and dry. Among those frustrated by their insurers’ response following last month’s storm and flood event, are QBE policy holders like Carisbrook’s Andrew Kaye. Mr Kaye says his Powlett Street home sustained about $120,000 worth of damage including […]

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  • Relay launch a purple day

    The city of Maryborough will be painted purple for the day on Friday as the 2011 Relay for Life is officially launched. The event’s organising committee is hoping all businesses in the town get behind the event, which will be officially launched on Friday, February 25. On this day it is hoped the town is […]

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  • Project flags further support is needed

    More than half the 102 kindergarten children screened in the Central Goldfields need “further support” a groundbreaking speech and literacy project has found. Speech pathologists screened a total 102 preschool age children across nine early child care and kinder centres in the shire late last years. It was the first time such an exercise had […]

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  • Flood appeal grows

    The Central Goldfields Flood Appeal has spilt over the $60,000 mark. The outpouring of community generosity has lifted the appeal total to $60,498.05. And donations are still flowing in with the appeal continuing through to March, appeal co-ordinator, Allen May of Goldfields FM Community Radio Station said. “We are going to keep it going for […]

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  • Debris thrown from underpass hits car

    A split second later and the large clod of debris that smashed into Kylie O’Connor’s car roof could have hit her daughter instead. Mrs O’Connor was driving through Maryborough’s Tuaggra Street underpass when the hard lump crashed into her car roof. The Maryborough resident believes the lump was flung at her car by somebody who […]

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