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  • Coles delayed but kmart store to open next week

    The opening day for the Coles Maryborough store at the MKM Shopping Centre has been delayed. Originally scheduled to open next Thursday, along with the other shops in the centre, the opening has been pushed back. A media release issued by Coles says the delay is due to continuing building works and improvement to the […]

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  • Blind, slippery visitor causes stir

    A Maryborough resident received a nasty shock when he opened his house door in the dark, early hours of last Friday morning. In warm, humid conditions about 3am on Friday, Luke Hoober was letting his dog out the door of his home near the velodrome when he saw what appeared to be a snake. Not […]

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  • Ambulance station upgrade

    Ambulance Victoria says Maryborough’s station will be upgraded to a 24 hour station and the station will get seven new paramedics. However the upgrade is unlikely to eventuate before the middle of this year. The Coalition’s election pledge to upgrade Maryborough ambulance station to a 24-hour station and deliver 49 extra ambulance staff to the […]

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  • Generosity helps Lily on her first day

    When little Lily Shepherd went to school for the very first time last Friday she had on a new uniform and backpack like all the other preps starting out at Maryborough Education Centre. But there was something special about Lily’s brand new school equipment. It had all been donated after the five-year-old lost all her […]

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  • Rotary Club make donation

    The Rotary Club of Maryborough has donated $10,000 to the Central Goldfields flood appeal. The donation to the appeal was made live on Goldfields FM last Thursday evening. President John Stewart said the club had already been helping the community and members affected by the floods but this was another way to pledge support. “We […]

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  • BIG FACE LIFT FOR STATION

    The platform verandah at Maryborough’s Railway Station is set for a face-lift. Major works, including maintenance and restoration on the 126 metre long platform verandah commenced on January 10. The $1.3 million works are funded by the Department of Transport and VicTrack under plans approved by Heritage Victoria. VicTrack’s general manager, capital projects Ian Davidson […]

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  • Help for some flood victims

    A score of local birds, animals and reptiles have been given a second lease on life after they were rescued from the recent floods and nursed back to health by local wildlife carers, Brenda and Garry Cheers. Half a dozen turtles, a kookaburra, a group of galahs and three young Crimson Rosellas were all added […]

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  • Poker machine spending down

    On average, 25 cents per second was spent at one of the Central Goldfields Shire’s 99 poker machines last financial year. These worrying figures were revealed by the annual release of the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation’s electronic gaming machine data recently. The data also showed that as a whole, the Central Goldfields Shire’s 10,149 […]

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  • New faces in the classroom

    Unlike most of her new friends at Carisbrook Primary School, Abbey Nalder won’t have to be separated too far from her mum when she starts her first day of school today. Abbey will put on her brand new school uniform and head off for her first day of prep alongside mum, Maree. But instead of […]

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  • Court told of $50,000 vandalism to complex

    A 14-year-old boy has faced court over a $50,000 act of vandalism to Maryborough’s new Coles/Kmart complex. The costly attack on the construction site of the town’s new Coles-Kmart building situated off Tuaggra Street happened on September 1 last year. Between 9.30 pm and 10 pm the teenager and another young male accused had walked […]

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