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  • Vogels’ rail pressure

    Higher petrol prices and growing unemployment mean Maryborough will need more than the one train service per day, promised by the Brumby Labor Government according to Member for Western Victoria, John Vogels. Visiting the Maryborough Railway Station yesterday, Mr Vogels said Premier John Brumby is being cynical and hypocritical by promising only one train per […]

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  • Gibbons lobbies to save threatened print jobs

    Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons is lobbying hard against proposed changes to regulations for the import of books that could threaten jobs in central Victoria. “The Productivity Commission is conducting a study on the importation of books and is considering changes to the current regulations. “The introduction of the so-called 30-day rule on parallel […]

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  • Pair to face court

    Maryborough Hospital Staff watched on in horror as a heated four-man brawl erupted in a hospital foyer on Sunday morning. The vicious confrontation, which occurred at 8.20 am, came after an alleged incident earlier that morning in which one of the four men involved in the brawl was bashed by another of the four men […]

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  • The write stuff

    Winner of the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award, acclaimed author Tim Winton visited McPherson’s Printing Group in Maryborough yesterday to see firsthand where his award winning books are printed and bound. Tim Winton was shortlisted for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the 2009 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. He is also winner of […]

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  • Maisie returns to her hometown

    Eighty-eight-year-old Maisie Gardner came to live with her grandparents at Maryborough at the tender age of four months. One of 15 children, Maisie was born in Bath Place, Williamstown. “I was christened May but everyone knows me as Maisie. “Grandma took me when I was four months old as we had such a big family. […]

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  • The results are in

    The results are in — the quality of Maryborough’s water supply has improved. Independent testing carried out by The Advertiser has proven that salt levels in the water supplied by the Maryborough Water Treatment Plant have been almost halved since the completion of Central Highlands Water’s Maryborough Water Quality Improvement Project in April, which directly […]

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  • Praise for Shire

    Central Goldfields Shire Council noted the results of the 2009 Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey at its meeting last Friday evening and resolved to continue to use the information in terms of policy development and service delivery. Chief executive officer, Mark Johnston said the overall results of the 12th survey to be conducted were very […]

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  • Striking it Rich

    Former Highview College student, Kieran Rich is in his final year of mining engineering at the Western Australian School of Mines at Kalgoorlie. Each year, students in teams of six take part in the International Collegiate Mining Competition, an event which began in 1978. This year, the event was held at Montana, in the United […]

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  • Gibbons, Helper, Shire go in to bat for print jobs

    Central Goldfields Shire Council has made a joint submission with Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons and Member for Ripon, Joe Helper to strongly oppose any proposed changes to the Australian copyright parallel importation 30/90 day rule. Council endorsed the submission at its meeting last Friday. Chief executive officer, Mark Johnston said because council was […]

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  • Delights for the tastebuds at Peppa’s

    Staff from The Maryborough Advertiser had the perfect wind down after a busy week recently, enjoying dinner at Maryborough’s Peppa’s Restaurant. The evening at the restaurant lived up to all expectations — a fabulous meal in beautiful surrounds. Peppa’s Restaurant certainly is one of the finest dining options in town for a divine dinner. Advertiser […]

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