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  • Record rain

    The weather is always a reliable topic of conversation, but over the last few months the one constant has been on almost everyone’s lips — rain. And there was plenty of opportunity to talk about the rain. Maryborough received its second highest yearly rainfall since records began in 1878 with a total of 956.6 millimetres […]

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  • Rock solid

    Adam Mazzon’s clients at Healthmania Gym could forgive their personal trainer for being a little lacklustre this week. Adam, 44, switched his usual training attire for a kilt at the weekend’s 150th Highland Gathering to take part in the strongman events. Adam participated in events including caber tossing, keg tossing, the wheelbarrow, which involved wheeling […]

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  • Jan wins big shopping locally

    Jan King is the winner of the $1000 GoldBiz vouchers as part of the Maryborough Buy Local Christmas Shopping Promotion. The draw for the biggest prize of the promotion took place at the Maryborough Resource Centre on Wednesday morning. Jan’s name was drawn from more than 60,000 coupons that have been entered as part of […]

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  • Weekend signals the end of police operation

    Motorists who rest their arm out the car window may be risking a nasty surprise. That’s one of the messages to come out of police operation AEGIS which ends at one minute to midnight this Sunday. In the Central Goldfields/Loddon area the statewide operation that began on December 17 will have pulled over and breath-tested […]

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  • Take care

    Warn your rellies and friends, is the latest message from Maryborough police. Sergeant Don Frazer of Maryborough’s Traffic Management Unit said motorists from outside the area are over-represented in the region’s road trauma statistics. “We just want everyone who lives here and knows anyone visiting from elsewhere to warn them to take extra care on […]

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  • Canvassing the event’s history

    The history of the Maryborough Highland Gathering has now been placed on canvas, with a painting commemorating the event’s history unveiled last week. Painted by Bendigo-based artist and former Maryborough resident, Brett Belot, the piece depicts various aspects of the Gathering’s history. Maryborough Highland Society president, John Inglis, said the club wanted to have something […]

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  • A fitting finish to an historic occasion

    Sunday’s Scottish tattoo certainly rang true to the Maryborough Highland Gathering’s mission of promoting Scottish heritage through music, literature and dance. A sellout crowd of approximately 1000 people packed into Princes Park to watch the Highland extravaganza, which according to organiser, Rebecca Bell, went off with a bang. “We couldn’t have asked for any better,” […]

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  • Huge crowd celebrates 150th gathering

    It was a day of celebrations as a large crowd turned out to make sure the 150th running of the Maryborough Highland Gathering was a memorable one. There was dancing, music, athletics, Highland games and a great atmosphere as a big crowd marked the historic day. While there was a big push for the next […]

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  • Zero tolerance approach by police

    Maryborough police are outraged over the region’s spike in road trauma and say driver inattention is largely to blame. On Saturday a Maryborough highway patrol officer narrowly avoided another head-on collision in exactly the same place as a fatal accident that claimed the life of a Maryborough woman at Moolort a day earlier. On New […]

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  • Region’s fire danger period now underway

    A quick thinking motorist has narrowly averted a serious grass fire at Havelock as the Central Goldfield’s Fire Danger Period comes into effect. The motorist noticed smoke rising from a paddock at Havelock adjacent to McQuilten’s Vineyard during Friday’s day of total fire ban. The Fire Danger Period came into effect throughout Central Goldfields Shire […]

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