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  • Quilts for some winter warmth

    More than 3000 people passed through the doors of the Maryborough Harness Racing Complex on the weekend to admire the Quilts for Carisbrook display. After 1000 people passed through the doors on Saturday more than 2000 people attended on Sunday — the first visitor arriving at 8.10 am with the early open to coincide with […]

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  • Crowds continue to flip out over Chooka Parker

    Freak. Genius. Musical prodigy. These are just some of the words that have been thrown at Red Lion musician Chooka Parker since he skyrocketed to stardom with his improvised performance on Channel 7 show, Australia’s Got Talent. But the 16-year-old is taking it all in his stride. “I don’t know why people love it so […]

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  • Win for policy holders

    Reclassification of flood damage by insurance giant AAMI has finally brought joy for most of its battle-weary policy holders in Carisbrook. The insurer’s decision last week to reclassify water damage wreaked on policy holders’ properties in January means almost all who entered into dispute with the company will now receive the payouts they were seeking. […]

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  • Hot demand for awards tickets

    Tickets for the 2011 Powercor Central Goldfields Business Awards have been in hot demand since they went on sale last Monday. In the first two days they went on sale nearly 250 tickets were sold. The response to the awards this year has been fantastic, with finalists genuinely thrilled with their progression to the next […]

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  • Driver’s lucky escape

    A driver whose car rolled and crashed while navigating McCallums Creek Road near Maryborough reported to be dodging an echidna, police say. Police say the Red Lion man is lucky to have escaped uninjured after he lost control of his car which crashed into a paddock and overturned at Red Lion in the early hours […]

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  • New start for FreeZA

    Maryborough’s FReeZA committee has a new name, a new direction and new ideas. The committee, which formed in March, has already hosted three events for the year under the supervision of new Central Goldfields Shire FReeZA worker, Penny Wilson. The diverse 15-member committee, which meets once a week, aims to organise activities for local youth […]

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  • Plans for mine search to resume in August

    Plans to resume the mineshaft search for the remains of Terry Floyd, believed murdered, have been delayed. The project to excavate an old mine in Avoca bushland in an effort to find remains of the Maryborough 12-year-old, missing since 1975, was expected to recommence this month. But last week the lost boy’s brother, Rutherglen-based Daryl […]

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  • Coldest May in four years

    Maryborough has shivered its way through its coldest May in almost four years thanks to an unseasonal cold snap striking Victoria at the beginning of the month. With average minimum temperatures hovering around 6° for the duration of the month, Maryborough had its coldest month of May since 2008, a month where the average minimum […]

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  • Business decline forces Bealiba PO to cut hours

    Decline in sales and transactions has forced Bealiba Post Office to cut its operating hours. As of this Wednesday the PO dropped its weekday trade back to 8.30 am to 12.30 pm, shedding its afternoon trading hours. Post office operators Chris and Ray Newdick have been able to maintain their Saturday trade hours from 9 […]

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  • Body Shop boost for the Carisbrook community

    Plans to build a community facility on Carisbrook’s Market Reserve following January’s floods have been given a boost thanks to a donation from one of Australia’s largest businesses, The Body Shop. Representatives from The Body Shop and its associated Wise Foundation, The Body Shop’s charitable offshoot, visited Carisbrook earlier this week to hand over a […]

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