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  • Fee to be introduced at MDHS urgent care

    Patients who require to see a doctor when they present at MDHS Urgent Care will incur a fee from next Monday. General practitioners will start to charge a $30 fee for all consultations at Maryborough District Health Service’s Urgent Care department. From Monday, April 29, a patient will be invoiced a $30 out-of-pocket fee in […]

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  • Anzac hero

    It’s a long way from Homebush to the fields of Belgium. But that’s where George Hugh Templeton is laid to rest after his death from injuries inflicted at Polygon Wood, France. As Anzac Day approaches on Thursday it is a day for quiet reflection, or to join commemorative events across the region, to remember those […]

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  • Car slams into several homes

    A Maryborough man is lucky to have survived after his car left the road and plunged through a hedge and three fences, striking one house and finally smashing into another at Carisbrook yesterday. The car, a Holden Commodore containing the male driver veered off Simpson Street at Carisbrook at about 8.20 am yesterday, police said. […]

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  • Community fights for Avoca health facilities

    The Avoca community has turned out in force opposing Maryborough District Health Service plans to dock the town’s primary care service from five to three days a week. On Wednesday evening an estimated 200 people attended a public meeting with Maryborough District Health representatives at Avoca. The Pyrenees Shire Council’s local ward councillor Ron Eason […]

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  • Gold hunt – Prospectors deface oval

    An overnight act of vandalism by vagrant prospectors has defaced Maryborough’s premier sports oval with more than 80 shallow holes. Disgusted local council staff say it will cost in the order of $1000 to fix the damage left behind by the illegal prospecting which deformed the surface of Princes Park oval over Tuesday night. Central […]

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  • Wareek school set for auction

    A piece of local history is going under the hammer this week. The former Wareek Primary School, now over a century old and closed down more than 10 years ago, will be going under the auctioneer’s hammer this Friday at 12 noon. Conducting the on-site auction, Maryborough Real Estate, said the former school had been […]

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  • Housing minister visits

    Maryborough Community House gave the state government’s housing minister an insight of how groundwork at the community site is shaping up. In Maryborough on Thursday, Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell received a first hand account on how recent funding of $203,000 has been spent at the Community House. The Victorian Government contributed $123,128 to the […]

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  • Relay fundraising tops $77,000

    Spirits soared on a mild autumn night as Maryborough celebrated a successful fourth Relay for Life event. Eight hundred and thirty-one people in 40 registered teams took part in the event that raises money for the work of the Cancer Council Victoria. This year’s grand total was more than $77,000, bringing the Maryborough total to […]

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  • Historic hall quick to sell

    It took just a week for Maryborough’s historic 404 school hall to sell after it was listed for private sale. The vendor, Maryborough’s Asteria Services now plans to use proceeds from the sale of the Inkerman Street property, that changed hands about a week ago, to help build a new residential lodge on the adjacent […]

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  • Art Central launched

    Launching Maryborough’s newest dedicated arts venue this week, mayor Cr Barry Rinaldi revealed a personal secret. “Personally I’m a frustrated artist myself,” the Central Goldfields Shire mayor said. The launch of Art Central at 172 High Street — complete with Cr Rinaldi’s confession that he yearns to spend his days in the pursuit of art […]

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