News

  • SPIRITS SOAR

    Driving rain, winds and dust storms failed to dampen spirits at the weekend’s RACV Energy Breakthrough, despite the weather forcing organisers to cut the 24-hour endurance race short. Competitors battled against heavy rains and gale-force winds for six hours during the event’s night stage before it was deemed too dangerous for the race to continue, […]

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  • Fire season to start

    The Fire Danger Period (“fire restrictions”) for the Central Goldfields will come into effect on Monday, November 23. The unprecedented November hot spell, along with forecast hot weather, has prompted CFA to advise residents that the period will commence. Tullaroop Fire Brigade Group controller, Robert Ipsen said the period would start on Monday because trigger […]

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  • Time to make a stand

    The Central Goldfields says no to violence against women. This will be the message next Wednesday, November 25 on White Ribbon Day. This year will be the inaugural year for White Ribbon Day in Maryborough and will acknowledge the first six ambassadors, with more to join in the future. White Ribbon day is an international […]

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  • ALL READY TO RACE

    The city is abuzz as the 19th annual RACV Energy Breakthrough kicked off in Maryborough yesterday. The months of hard work and planning came to fruition on Wednesday as teams started to arrive. Most teams has arrived by yesterday and Maryborough’s Princes Park has been turned into a true “tent city”, with the Olympic Pool […]

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  • Girl hit by a car on her way to school

    A 13-year-old girl was hit by a car while riding her bike to school yesterday morning. The Maryborough Education Centre student was riding along Pekin Road when she was struck by a vehicle travelling in the same direction. The car was being driven by a 17-year-old female, learner driver. Police are investigating the accident but […]

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  • BIG WINNER

    Maryborough News and Lotto has done it again. The newsagency sold its second division one winning lotto ticket in just three months. The lucky winner will share with four other winners in the $4 million draw. They will receive $800,000. A retired Avoca woman discovered that she was one of the lucky winners when she […]

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  • JOBS SAVED

    After months of uncertainty, the jobs of hundreds of Maryborough’s printing workers were assured this week, as the Rudd Government voted not to abolish Australia’s parallel importation laws. The decision was announced early Wednesday morning, just hours before hundreds of those employed in the printing and publishing industries were scheduled to stage a protest rally […]

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  • ON THE MOVE

    Maryborough District Health Service has successfully completed negotiations to purchase 4 Neill Street, the old Tullaroop Shire offices. The building will be redeveloped as a medical practice with extensive consulting and training rooms and also incorporate The Clarendon Street Health Service, which will move to the new practice. As the population of Maryborough and the […]

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  • Local workers set to rally for print jobs

    Workers from McPherson’s Printing Group’s Maryborough factory will stand alongside hundreds of print workers, authors, publishers and book retailers as part of a rally designed to send a message to Federal MPs later this week. The workers will form an integral part of the rally, which is to be held in Melbourne on Wednesday and […]

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  • A night for our youth

    The Central Goldfields Shire’s most talented and dedicated young people were recognised at the inaugural Youth Awards last Friday night. Awards were given in the fields of sport, academic achievement, arts, community involvement, business and leadership. Young people were nominated by teachers, coaches and employers for the awards, which were presented in front of a […]

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