News

  • Horse fencing stolen

    Thieves have struck a Carisbrook horse training property, making off with hundreds of dollars worth of steel fence panels and gates. Carisbrook horse trainer, Brett Shipway said he discovered about $1500 worth of fencing missing from his Eddington Road property last week when some of his horses got loose. “It was a bit of a […]

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  • Rent crunch – prospective tenants wait for homes

    Prospective tenants are currently on waiting lists with a serious under-supply of rental properties in Maryborough. Local real estate agencies are reporting zero or little vacancies on their books, something rarely seen in the Maryborough market. Branch manager of Maryborough Ballarat Real Estate, Allister Morrison said the branch was currently reporting a vacancy rate of […]

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  • Brand new classrooms

    Senior students at St Augustine’s Primary School have officially made the move into their new state-of-the-art classrooms. The school’s grade five and six students have made the shift into the three new classrooms, while a brand new library is still being furnished. The $2.7 million project, which also includes the school’s new gymnasium, was built […]

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  • Maldon’s lucky winner

    A Maldon veteran has described himself as “happy as a pig in mud” after winning a division one TattsLotto prize worth $494,943.64 on Saturday night. The man said he learned of his windfall on Sunday morning when he heard the draw results on the radio. “I was listening to the 8 am news broadcast and […]

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  • Goldfields in stories

    Some of the best known stories from the Goldfields, including three from Maryborough and district, will be shared with Victorians online. Mark Twain’s writings about Maryborough, Carisbrook’s Tilly Aston who paved the way for blind people everywhere and a wedding photographer who took more than 20,000 photos of weddings from the Central Goldfields are part […]

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  • Chooka chases music dreams

    Red Lion musician Chooka Parker has taken his destiny into his own hands, hitting the recording studio in his quest to achieve his musical dreams. Just a month after being dumped from Channel 7 reality show, Australia’s Got Talent, the 17-year-old musical prodigy, who wowed national audiences with improvised performances on his keyboard, was last […]

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  • High Street block is up for grabs

    Agents expect one of Maryborough’s prime vacant CBD sites to sell within days despite being passed in at auction in Melbourne last week. The vacant 832 square metre block at 72 High Street failed to sell at a multiple property portfolio auction at Melbourne’s Crown Casino last Wednesday. However sales executive with Burgess Rawson Real […]

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  • Nearly 7000 use passenger rail

    Nearly 7000 passengers left Maryborough station in the first 10 months of the return of passenger rail services. But with work still continuing on the Maryborough-Ballarat line to improve the service, that number could rise as more stations are opened and services introduced. From day one of the returned service in July 2010 to May, […]

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  • Mine search set to resume in just weeks

    Daryl Floyd yesterday said he expects to recommence his mine search project near Avoca with renewed confidence in the next couple of weeks. Mr Floyd’s costly and painstaking project to excavate the Bung Bong mine he believes contains the remains of his missing brother is also expected to gain renewed media attention. Mr Floyd hopes […]

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  • Jail for store theft

    A man who attempted to steal money from Maryborough’s IGA supermarket to feed his drug habit will serve three months in jail. In a coincidental twist the man’s attempt to illegally gain a refund to which he was not entitled by using a receipt that did not belong to him, was detected after the store’s […]

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