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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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  • Ready for Redwood

    A tidy economic boost is coming Carisbrook’s way as the town gets set to host the event hailed as the jewel in the crown of Australasian trots racing. The 26th annual running of the Redwood Carnival over this Friday to Sunday is a highlight on the national harness racing calendar and draws regular racegoers from […]

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  • Virtuoso pianist delivers concert and masterclass

    Internationally renowned pianist and virtuoso, Roman Rudnytsky, will deliver a free masterclass and will also perform in concert at St Arnaud this Sunday. He is providing the two hour, free masterclass for piano in the St Arnaud Town Hall on Sunday from 10 am, and a concert performance from 2 pm at the same venue. […]

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  • Shire has performed well

    It was congratulations all round the Central Goldfields Shire council table as councillors received results of this year’s statewide local government community satisfaction survey. Despite its disadvantage ranking of 79 out of 79 Victorian municipalities, a fact recently well publicised in The Age, the shire has outperformed many municipalities in terms of community satisfaction, this […]

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  • Work started on McDonald’s

    Maryborough’s McDonald’s Restaurant could open its doors by as early as the first week in October this year according to the franchisee behind the development. Melbourne-based franchisee, Anthony Whiteford said the first Monday in October had been tentatively scheduled in as the store’s opening date as part of a strategic plan outlining its construction. “Nothing […]

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  • New trees to beautify town

    Maryborough looks likely to grow leafier with hundreds of new trees going in around the town. Central Goldfields Shire Council Parks and Gardens staff have started planting the first of more than 300 new trees. Parks supervisor, Leigh Robertson says the plantings along several of Maryborough’s roads and streets should continue for the next few […]

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  • Pub boost watered down

    Talbot publican, Shane Cox says he is disappointed but not deterred after council knocked back his application to extend his hotel trading hours. However, the licensee of Talbot’s Court House Hotel says he won’t let the refusal stop him trying again. At its meeting last Wednesday, the council declined Mr Cox’s application to extend his […]

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