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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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  • Women injured in stake attack

    A Maryborough woman suffered chest injuries and her daughter was hurt by shattered glass when a man allegedly hurled a wooden tree stake through the windscreen of their moving car on the weekend. “A dead thud like somebody being hit,” is the way nearby residents describe the sound of the incident that happened on Maryborough’s […]

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  • Club gives royal waive

    The Royal Park Football Netball Club will give cancer research the “royal waive” in season 2012 as the club embarks on a new direction. In a unique move all players will be asked to waive their match payments which will be collected in a fund and donated to the Victorian Cancer Council. In addition, fundraising […]

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  • Heavy rains fall as end of winter nears

    Addy journalist Lachy Steed had a good excuse for turning up late for work yesterday. With 38.2mm of rain dumped on the Maryborough area in the 72 hours to 11 am yesterday morning, Mr Steed was temporarily stranded at his family’s Bung Bong area property. “The Bet Bet Creek came up over night and was […]

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  • Call to move fuel reduction burns

    The practice of fuel reduction burns in autumn would be catastrophic for Pyrenees winemakers if continued, vignerons say. As the DSE releases new draft plans to increase the area of fuel reduction burns, winemakers say they will only consider legal action as a last resort — but it remains an option. DSE’s land and fire […]

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  • Bealiba residents seek better mobile phone coverage

    Bealiba residents are calling for mobile phone service to be improved in the town. While residents have been calling for better service for a number of years, last week it took nearly three minutes to get in contact with local first aid assistance after a woman collapsed in the town’s Main Street. Bealiba’s Community First […]

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  • Maccas a step closer

    The establishment of Maryborough’s McDonald’s restaurant took one of its biggest steps with the restaurant arriving in town. Last Tuesday trucks rolled into town containing the parts that would be put together to build the restaurant. Licensee Anthony Whiteford said it was a big step for the restaurant that is still on track for an […]

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