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  • True deal

    An established bakery goods company has confirmed it has an in principle agreement to purchase Maryborough’s former Nestlé factory site. Melbourne-based company, True Foods, yesterday confirmed it hopes to immediately begin relocating its entire Melbourne-based bakery goods production operation to the Maryborough site once the deal is finalised. True Foods managing director Keith de Vries […]

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  • Interest rises at Whirrakee

    Blocks in the latest stage of Maryborough residential development Whirrakee Rise have created a lot of interest. Only seven of the 19 blocks remain for sale in the development. The construction period of the stage is nearing completion with titles anticipated by the end of this month. Developer Mark Dellavedova said there had been quite […]

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  • Police satisfaction the second highest in state

    Assaults including domestic violence have risen by more than six percent across the Central Goldfields and Loddon Police Service Area. Burglaries, motor vehicle thefts and crime against the person have also risen over the past 12 months across the police service area. But at the same time, Central Goldfields has just achieved the second highest […]

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  • Bob’s award

    A Maryborough man has received the Order of Australia Medal in this year’s Queens Birthday Honours List. But the highly esteemed new OAM letters after his name have done little to restrain Bob Osborne’s larrikin sense of humour. “I’m not sure whether OAM stands for old age man,” the tireless community man quipped yesterday. Mr […]

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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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