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  • Music live in Carisbrook

    Carisbrook is preparing to host a major outdoor live music and arts festival over the March long weekend. The four-day Maitreya festival is expected to draw a crowd of up to 2500 people to Maryborough Harness Racing Club’s racetrack venue in Carisbrook. Melbourne-based company MAMF has held the festival at other Victorian locations in previous […]

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  • Doors open at city’s new shopping centre

    MKM Shopping Centre opened its doors to customers yesterday. There were plenty of people on hand at 8 am to see the Kmart store open its doors for the first time. Specialty stores in the complex also opened early to catch some keen shoppers. These speciality shops include the Chimney Café, Must Have Hair, Good […]

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  • Maldon station work on track after tidy boost

    It’s full steam ahead to restore Maldon’s historic railway station to its former glory following a tidy $697,000 funding boost. After 15 months of waiting, work is now under way to restore the imposing triple brick 1880s station following the fire which crippled it in October 2009. The Minister for Public Transport, Terry Mulder last […]

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  • Half the blocks sold at Royal Park Estate

    At least half of the 21 residential building lots available at Maryborough’s new Royal Park Estate have been snapped up. The vendor, Maryborough Golf Club is offering the building sites in conjunction with a Ballarat-based developer, Wayne Pelchen of W.V.P Developments, after excising some of its golf course land. “We started marketing them in April […]

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  • Max Martin calls it a day after 40 years

    Local sports identity Max Martin has announced his retirement as sports secretary of the Maryborough Highland Gathering. Max has held the position since 1970, and in that time has been involved in the planning, organising and running of the event for 41 consecutive years. He said that about 100 people are needed each year to […]

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  • Women gather for climate change forum

    Climate change believers and skeptics came together in Maryborough on Friday for a women’s forum featuring one of the nation’s key environmental players. For guest speaker, Environmental Sustainability Victoria Commissioner, Professor Kate Auty the half-day “conversation” was yet another step in a quest of national significance. Professor Auty and her team have the gigantic task […]

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  • Flood bill up to $10 million

    Central Goldfields Shire is facing a total flood damage bill of up to $10 million. The shire’s general manager of technical services David Sutcliffe said the total estimated cost of flood events to the shire since last September was between $6 million and $10 million. “Probably closer to $10 million,” Mr Sutcliffe said yesterday. The […]

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  • Signs taken in act of theft

    The unique artworks stolen from the Clunes studio of Robs Muna are not easy things to hide. With their distinctive design and large size, the wood and fibreglass pub signs would be fairly easy to identify, Clunes police officer Athol Chaffey says. Ms Muna noticed several of the original pub signs were missing from her […]

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  • Beekeepers lose honey in floods

    Local beekeeper Ken Gell has had nearly 300 of his boxes damaged by the recent floods with more than one million bees dying as the rising waters engulfed the boxes. This has resulted in the loss of $10,000 worth of honey. Ken stated that there would have been about 1200 boxes affected in Victoria alone […]

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  • Talbot wrecking yard set to star on the big screen

    It isn’t every day your workplace is transformed into a movie set complete with cast, crew and catering. But that’s exactly what the operators of Talbot Motor Wreckers experienced last month. Over the week of January 24 to 28, the Talbot wrecking yard was used to shoot numerous high action scenes for, Wreck Yard, an […]

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