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  • The “dodgy” installers

    While local business has suffered from the fall out of the Federal Government’s dumped insulation installation scheme it seems that home owners are also feeling the effect. The Advertiser has been in contact with a number of home owners who have had questionable work done in their homes. A Kennedy Street resident contacted by The […]

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  • Fire forces power to be cut to businesses

    Power was cut to several High and Tuaggra street businesses on Wednesday afternoon following a fire in the Asian Noodle Sushi King. Maryborough Fire Brigade received the call at 3.50 pm following a call to 000 from the business’s owner. The fire was noticed behind an advertising sign on the Tuaggra Street side of the […]

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  • A plan to relay while singing a merry tune

    There will be plenty of singing at the Maryborough Relay for Life if the Golden Voices team has anything to do with the entertainment. The team, made up of members and friends of the Maryborough A cappella Community Choir plans to sing its way around Princes Park during the Maryborough Relay for Life. Team captain, […]

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  • JOBS GONE

    Ten people were retrenched from their insulation installer jobs on Friday following the Federal Government’s decision to end its home insulation program. Pyrenees Handyman David Andrews said he had no choice but to lay off the workers with last week’s announcement that the program was to be finished. “In the last weeks I had put […]

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  • Police investigating suspicious house fire

    Investigations are underway into the cause of a suspicious fire in Loch Street. The fire caused about $30,000 damage to a home just before 4 am on Sunday morning. Neighbours heard the fire and raised the alarm, and by the time firefighters arrived on scene they had put most of the fire on the back […]

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  • Ross passes exams to pass judgement

    Maryborough’s Ross Fitzmaurice has joined an elite club, passing an examination to become an accredited agricultural judge. Ross, 67, was accredited in July last year, becoming one of only around 150 accredited judges in the country, one of whom just happens to be his wife, Rosalie. The pair are both members of the Australian Horticultural […]

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  • BIG WEEKEND

    The Central Goldfields will be humming on the Labour Day long weekend with a number of events planned and visitors expected to the region. Exciting events in the shire include the Harley Owners Association (HOG) Rally, vintage motorcycles visiting with the Vintage Motorcycle Club of Victoria, the Talbot Yabbie Festival and the Dunolly Harmony Festival. […]

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  • WASTE TRIAL

    Central Goldfields Shire has been selected to run a new project to take waste recovery to the next level. The proposed trial involves the shire installing two vertical compost units at the Carisbrook Transfer Station. Residents included in the trial would be requested to put kitchen waste in their green waste bins. The green waste […]

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  • Eileen Waters ran dances at Workers’ Hall

    Greg Waters became involved with the Workers’ Hall in Maryborough in 1934, at the tender age of four, when his mother, Eileen, started organising the Wacona Dances on Saturday nights. The name Wacona is made up of Waters, Eileen’s married name and Conroy, her maiden name, with an “a” on the end for good measure. […]

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  • A generous donation

    The Maryborough Lions Club have donated a cart to the Maryborough Riding for Disabled. At a special evening held last week, and attended by Lions Australia district governor Jill Qualtrough, club members were shown a special display of how the cart works. It is specially designed to carry people with disabilities, especially those in a […]

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