News

  • 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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  • Sister Barbara’s 50th year with St Brigid

    St Augustine’s Parish Maryborough treated Sister Barbara May to a celebration after mass last Sunday, congratulating her on 50 years since joining the Sisters of St Brigid. “I joined the Sisters of St Brigid, a teaching order, on December 10 in 1960 and trained to be a nun at Kildara College in Malvern,” Sr Barbara […]

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  • MOU to open opportunities in higher education locally

    Greater higher education opportunities are expected to flow from the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by the University of Ballarat and Central Goldfields Shire Council. The University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor David Battersby and Deputy VC, Professor Terry Lloyd visited Maryborough last Thursday for the official MOU signing. Opportunities to boost nursing, business, education and […]

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  • Car ready for holiday stolen and torched

    Police say a $10,000 car stolen and torched in Maryborough bushland on Christmas eve was used for “bush bashing” prior to becoming stuck in a drain. Owner of the 2002 silver VX Commodore station wagon, Maryborough’s Neil Mark says he’s having trouble understanding how anyone took his car which was packed and ready to take […]

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  • Road Horror

    Police have urged drivers to pay attention on the roads following last week’s fatal car crash near Avoca. A couple aged in their 70s were killed only two days before Christmas in an horrific head-on collision at Bung Bong. A father and daughter were both injured in the accident. The 68-year-old male driver from Jindera […]

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  • A very canny Christmas

    The gentle jingle of Christmas beer cans has replaced bells at one Avoca address this year. The tinkle of hundreds of disused VB and Carlton Draught cans strung aloft on the summer breeze may not be quite what the carol lyric writers had in mind. But at the home of Sharon Beavis and family in […]

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  • Local shops to open doors over Christmas

    With Christmas Day falling on a Saturday shoppers need not despair about the lack of shopping opportunity over the Christmas break. A number of businesses in Maryborough will open their doors on Boxing Day, offering a sale day to rival regional counterparts. Shoppers need not venture out of town to grab a bargain with shops […]

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  • Mayor re-elected to serve his fourth term

    Following the formal election of Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor for his fourth term as Mayor of Central Goldfields Shire at the statutory meeting on Wednesday evening, he gave his mayoral report, Maximising Opportunity, in the form of a powerpoint presentation. “Future challenges for council are economy (flat manufacturing and agriculture), community (social isolation), government partnerships (“one […]

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  • Powerboats and skiers to return to reservoir

    Powerboats and waterskiers will again be able to use the Central Goldfields reservoir. At its meeting last week the Central Goldfields Shire Council adopted a new management plan for the replenished reservoir. The plan, an extensive document prepared for the council by CPG Australia consultants, is a blueprint for the management of the site into […]

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  • Fatality as car hits pedestrian

    A woman has been killed after she was struck by a car in Dunolly on Thursday night. A late model Ford Falcon, travelling south along Broadway struck the 49-year-old woman shortly after 9.15 pm. The accident occurred just south of Clarke Street near the intersection of the Dunolly-Eddington Road. The driver, a 57-year-old male from […]

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