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  • Foreign four get used to the Australia way of doing things

    Four students from across the globe are slowly growing accustomed to Australian life at the Maryborough Education Centre. France’s Cyril Ozouf, Italy’s Laura Tufano, Norwegian Silje Bergan Solli and Anni Ikonen from Finland will all spend the remainder of this year in Australia, coming to grips with their new surroundings. All four say they have […]

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  • COUNTDOWN

    Preparations are well underway for the long-awaited return of passenger rail to Maryborough this weekend. Department of Transport communications advisor, Elise Gidley, said the community will be able to take an active role in celebrating the return of passenger rail to Maryborough’s iconic railway station at a community day on Saturday. Ms Gidley said 180 […]

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  • Childcare funds boost

    They may not know exactly who he is, or what he does, but the children enrolled in local family day care programs and after hours care have Joe Helper to thank for their new toys and learning kits. Mr Helper earlier this week visited the Goldfields Childrens’ Centre to announce a $5750 boost for children’s […]

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  • Highland plans are all afloat

    Grab a hammer, make a float and be part of the Highland Gathering parade. That’s what organisers of the upcoming Maryborough Highland Gathering Celebrations want as many clubs, organisations and businesses as possible to do. Organisers are offering financial incentive to help motivate businesses, organisations, groups and sports clubs, to enter a float in the […]

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  • WORLD FIRST

    Broken bones and serious gashes requiring stitches have long been a part of living with epilepsy for Maryborough’s Lesley March. The aftermath wrought by her epileptic seizures frequently leave the 52-year-old looking as though she’s done several rounds in a boxing ring. But now Lesley has made history, becoming the second person in the world […]

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  • 10 out of 10 for first fiction effort

    A St Augustine’s Primary School student has written, printed and launched his debut book at age 10. Grade five student, Chris Jones, wrote his short story, Kings, and launched it last term with the help of his classroom teacher, Mark Healey. “It probably took me two or three days to write,” Chris said. “I really […]

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  • Big cats on the prowl?

    A book written about one of Australia’s greatest mysteries — are there big cats roaming around the Australian bush? — has been written by Michael Williams and Rebecca Lang. Michael dropped into the Advertiser office recently with the newly published book, AUSTRALIAN BIG CATS An Unnatural History of PANTHERS. The authors say they hope the […]

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  • CHILL FACTOR

    The operators of Maryborough’s indoor public pool say they are trying to remedy a problem affecting air temperature in the pool hall. The pool in Gillies Street has been subject to recent complaints from pool users. These have included claims that the water temperature in the pool is too cold and complaints about sand content […]

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  • Queries galore at rail meet

    The room was “chockablock and the questions wide-ranging when V/Line held its public information session about Maryborough’s return of rail services late on Wednesday afternoon. “What about dogs and bikes?” one woman asked the V/Line representatives who were on hand to field community questions — straight or curly. “What’s going to happen to the market […]

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  • Wendy to stand for Nationals at election

    Maryborough mother of three, Wendy McIvor, will stand as The Nationals candidate for the seat of Ripon in the November State election. Wendy, 49, who was born in Pyramid Hill and lives in Maryborough, said she was looking forward to the challenge of unseating the Labor Party’s Joe Helper on November 27. “I am fiercely […]

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