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  • Res fix

    Refacing 150 metres of dam wall at a cost of $130,000 is among a series of works projects that have either started — or soon will — at Maryborough’s Goldfields Reservoir. The works projects totalling about $385,000 began recently and are intended to fulfill consultant’s recommendations contained in a dam safety report commissioned by Central […]

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  • Police warn about latest internet scam

    An internet scam has conned several Maryborough residents out of several thousand dollars in recent days, local police say. Constable Peter Halpin has issued a warning to be alert to the scam after several Maryborough residents were “fleeced” of almost $4000 all up over recent days. Con Halpin said the scam involved a male caller […]

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  • Barling has sights set on Labor in Wannon

    Michael Barling used to run marathons for fun. Now, as the ALP’s new candidate for Wannon, the 48-year-old Warrnambool school teacher has just started running an entirely new sort of marathon all the way to September 14. With Maryborough and Central Goldfields Shire excised from the federal electorate of Bendigo and included as part of […]

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  • Clunes to have NBN in next three years

    For Clunes photographer and local ward councillor Neil Newitt having a reliable internet connection is the difference between living in Clunes and living in Melbourne. The Clunes resident and Hepburn Shire Cameron ward councillor is among the first to welcome the announcement that Clunes has been listed for connection to the National Broadband Network within […]

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  • Loaded gun: Handgun, drugs found in car

    A loaded handgun has been discovered in a car carrying two men with links to Maryborough’s Bros Motorcycle Club. The loaded .357 magnum revolver was discovered with a quantity of drugs in the vehicle when it was pulled over and searched by police in Tullaroop Road on Friday night. Central Goldfields local area commander Mark […]

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  • Governor stops in at Avoca PS

    Respect for each other, respect for different points of view, and respect for the land was at the heart of the short message Governor of Victoria Alex Chernov had for pupils when he visited Avoca Primary School this week. The Governor and Mrs Chernov have spent the past two days touring the Pyrenees Shire and […]

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  • Region in big dry

    Drier than the drought is the way Raglan water haulage operator Philip Jones describes current conditions. The region’s farmers say the next few weeks will be critical in determining cropping viability for the year following a month in which the north central region averaged only 16 percent its normal rainfall. Grapegrowers say good winter rains […]

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  • Bumper weekend for Clunes Booktown

    Clunes is celebrating after a bumper Booktown weekend. The annual weekend-long celebration of books and writing saw some traders enjoy as much turnover in a single day as they had over the entire weekend in previous years, organisers said yesterday. Demand to bag a bookish bargain from visiting bibliophiles was sufficiently intense that the town’s […]

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  • In memory of hero dad

    Paul Moore was four years old, sound asleep in the security of his family’s home, when his world changed forever. His father Senior Constable Maurice Moore was killed while performing his duties as a police officer and his life, along with his family’s, would never be the same. In the early hours of September 27, […]

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  • Clunes turns to Booktown for weekend

    Readers, writers and book lovers converge on Clunes this weekend as the town hosts the biggest event on its calendar — the annual Booktown festival. The first page opens on the weekend-long book bash tonight with a country-style dinner at the town’s showgrounds, followed by writer Peter FitzSimons in discussion at the Wesley Bluestone. More […]

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