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  • New fire sign for Clunes

    Living within sight of his town’s new adjustable fire danger sign has certain advantages for Clunes resident Ian Baker. Mr Baker is a member of the Clunes Fire Brigade and has a new duty. With a clear view of the sign from his home above his shop in the town’s main street, Mr Baker’s task […]

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  • Alarming rise in collisions

    A dramatic increase in the number of collisions and a 700 percent rise in fatalities is a loud wake up call for the region’s motorists, Maryborough highway patrol police say. They say the incidence of collisions in the region has increased 20 to 30 percent over the past couple of months. And over the past […]

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  • Lighting up Christmas

    The winners of The Maryorough District Advertiser’s Christmas lights competition have been decided. First prize will go to Geoff Perry and his family for their display at their Carisbrook home at 10 Hunter Street. Geoff will receive $300 worth of GoldBiz gift vouchers. For more than five years the Perry house has been lit up […]

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  • Locusts on the march around Maryborough

    Locust activity has increased in Maryborough and more is expected as swarms move south. Swarm activity has been reported east of the town and egg beds have been confirmed to the north of Maryborough in the Dunolly area. Department of Primary Industries state locust director, David Brennan said a field crew is working through the […]

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  • Final chapter ends for big career in print

    Maryborough’s Danny Mullins was just 16 when he started work with McPherson’s Printing Group. Today he officially retires after 44 years, 11 months and two weeks of continuous employment with the Maryborough business. His first wage was four pounds sterling, 13 shillings and sixpence. While the printing industry has left its mark on him (the […]

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  • Celebrations

    Maryborough will celebrate the 150th Maryborough Highland Gathering in style with a plethora of entertainment planned to mark the occasion. Conducted over two days, taking in the traditional January 1 event and with more celebrations on Sunday, this weekend promises to be the biggest yet in the Gathering’s grand history. It is thought that the […]

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  • Locust race

    The officials of the Maryborough Highland Gathering have been forced to take special precautions against the threat of locusts interfering with race recording equipment on New Year’s Day. As well as causing considerable problems to car windscreens and paintwork the locusts have the potential to cause mayhem to the athletic program at the Highland Gathering […]

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  • One hundred and twenty years later winner’s great great grandson to run

    Twenty-year-old sprinter Augustine Carty-Cowling will contest this year’s Bendigo Bank Maryborough Gift — 120 years after his great great grandfather won the same race. Henry (Harry) Thompson won the Maryborough Gift in 1891. At this time is was called the Sheffield Handicap and was raced over 130 yards with prize money totally £100. Carty-Cowling will […]

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  • Maldon turns around manage to win award

    The Maldon Football Netball Club is kicking goals off the field as well as on it, tying for the Good Sports Club of the Year. The club, which won its first senior football premiership in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football Netball League in 22 years this season, tied with the Sale Tennis Club to take […]

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  • City to move to permanent water saving

    Water restrictions are set to ease further for Maryborough and District. From January 1 Central Highlands Water will relax the region’s restrictions to Permanent Water Savings Rules (PWSR). It’s a far cry from last year’s situation when the region had to contend with stage 4e restrictions and fridge magnets were distributed reminding of the dry […]

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