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  • Show may go but Chooka says is music will stay

    Chooka Parker may not have made it through to next week’s Australia’s Got Talent grand final. But the lad from Red Lion yesterday said his whirlwind taste of TV and all it has entailed for him will not affect his music one bit. “Chooka is not dead. He’s still here and nothing of what happened […]

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  • New boon for sport

    Work has begun on the development of a new state-of-the-art sporting facility at the Maryborough Education Centre. The synthetic sporting oval, which is an $850,000 joint project between the Department of Education and the Central Goldfields Shire Council, will be installed on the school’s 12,000 square metre senior sports ground. Plans for the ground show […]

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  • Deposit would curb litter

    A group of local residents committed to making Maryborough a cleaner place is calling on the state government to institute a 10 cent deposit for empty drink containers. In the past few months, the group led by former South Australian resident, Deni Odlum, has already had five clean up sessions focussing on the Maryborough to […]

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  • McDonald’s will truck in

    Maryborough’s new McDonald’s Restaurant store is scheduled to arrive by truck next month. Licensee of the new store, Anthony Whiteford says the prefabricated building will be trucked from where it was built in the outer Melbourne suburb of Kilsyth. “It is a prefabricated building and it is now in nine pieces,” Mr Whiteford said. “But […]

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  • Naurau Chiefs in town

    Four Nauruan players will add a distinctly international flavour to the Maryborough Football Netball Club for the remainder of season 2011. The four footballers are part of the country’s national football team, the Nauru Chiefs, who are in Australia to take part in the AFL’s International Cup in Melbourne next month. The competition pits 20 […]

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  • Shortfall for shire after funding cut

    Unexpected recurrent library funding cuts revealed by the state government, after councils had just set their new budgets have left Central Goldfields Shire Council with a $10,000 shortfall. The unexpected library funding cuts not revealed by the State Government until early July could force councils across the state to save costs by reducing services for […]

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  • True Foods move will see 165 jobs created here

    More than 160 jobs will be created over the next five years as True Foods establishes its bakery goods manufacturing business in Maryborough. Deputy premier, Peter Ryan was in town on Wednesday to visit the former Nestlé factory site and formally announce True Foods’ relocation there. Mr Ryan said 165 jobs will be created over […]

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  • $890,000 boost for three towns

    An $890,000 funding injection will help develop an identified growth corridor linking Talbot, Clunes and Creswick. Visiting the region on Wednesday Acting Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Peter Ryan announced the funding package. The $890,000 grant is part of the $9.4 million Advancing Country Towns program launched last week and aimed at […]

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  • Ambos forced to pick up Bendigo shortfalls: Union

    Maryborough ambulance station’s new fully staffed 24 hour roster came into effect from yesterday. But fears Maryborough’s new additional paramedics will have to cover for an under-resourced Bendigo service is marring the move, the state Ambulance Employees Association says. The Association’s assistant secretary, Phil Cavanagh on Friday said he believes pressures on Maryborough to cover […]

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  • Red Lion brothers in the Afghan “badlands”

    Red Lion resident Helen Clark takes a resigned approach to having two of her sons based in conflict-torn Afghanistan. The two eldest boys of Mrs Clark and her husband, Robert, are both based in Afghanistan on deployment with the Australian Defence Force. Mechanic David Clark, 26, has been stationed at the large international allied Tarin […]

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