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  • Council moves for action on 404 site

    Maryborough’s former primary school 404 site is up for sale and is being advertised to a potentially global audience. Central Goldfields Shire Council is calling for tenders for the sale and redevelopment of the 1.65 hectare site and its large, brick former school building which has a heritage protected facade. The council’s general manager of […]

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  • Concert for biggest country music fan

    Jason Rogers can now lay claim to officially being Australia’s biggest country music fan. The 32-year-old Timor cattle farmer was named as the winner of the Country Music Channel’s Lovin’ This Country competition on Monday, which sought out country music fans from across the country. Jason said he was gobsmacked when CMC producers rang him […]

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  • New medical centre opens its doors

    Maryborough’s new $2.5 million medical centre has been officially opened. The centre, known as the Complex Care Unit, which is housed in the former Tullaroop Shire and BRIT offices in Neill Street, was officially declared open by Federal Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan, on Tuesday evening. The centre, funded by $2 million from the Maryborough […]

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  • Capilano shelves consolidation plans

    In a surprise backflip Capilano Honey has reversed its plan to close its Queensland factory and consolidate its operations to Maryborough. Last October the company announced its intention to close its Richlands factory in Brisbane and relocate all of its activities from there to its existing Maryborough site. The move, announced with some fanfare, was […]

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  • Best in business

    Talbot Licensed Post Office has been awarded the Powercor Central Goldfields Business of the Year. The post office, operated by Greg and Heather McNeilly for the past 12 years, took out the GoldBiz Retail Business Award at the 2011 Powercor Central Goldfields Business Awards before taking home the night’s big award. In front of almost […]

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  • Top results for local wines

    Wines from around the region took centre stage at the Maryborough Railway Station last week at the fourth annual Central Goldfields Wine Showcase. Presented by The Maryborough District Advertiser, the evening was an opportunity for vineyards from the Bendigo, Ballarat and Pyrenees wine regions to showcase their best drops — and also be judged. Sixteen […]

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  • Clunes Oval is set to bounce back after flood

    Clunes will soon boast the best oval in the region, Hepburn Shire’s flood recovery co-ordinator Bernie Davern says. A $400,000 works project to restore the town’s flood damaged Victoria Park football, cricket and netball ground officially got underway on Friday. Flexing his footwear, the member for Western Victoria, David O’Brien, arrived on site, swung a […]

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  • WorkSafe claims total more than $4,000,000

    Maryborough area employees made workplace injury claims totalling almost $5 million over the last five years. The latest WorkSafe Victoria statistics show that in the five years to August last year a total 222 workplace injury claims were reported across Central Goldfields. Across Central Goldfields the total claims figure reached $4,903,295. However WorkSafe Victoria spokesman […]

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  • Pets get raw deal

    Central Goldfields Shire pound is overflowing with dogs and cats looking for a new home. While the beautiful creatures would make wonderful pets, shire ranger Jane Edwards is fed up with the number of animals in the care of council awaiting a new home. “There shouldn’t be any animals in the pound if people make […]

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  • Playgroup right back at home

    The giggles and squeals said it all. After half a year with no home to call their own, Carisbrook’s flood-swamped playgroup yesterday moved back in and got back to the business of what it does best. The group and 11 of its young members returned to fill the town’s recreation complex with some serious play […]

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