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  • Violent storm ends in tragedy

    A 48-year-old Maryborough woman was killed by a falling tree as wild weather battered the Central Goldfields Shire on Tuesday. The woman, Gail Coomber, was crossing a basketball court at Highview College with a family member, believed to be her son, David Pickering, at 3.40 pm when a tree cracked and fell on her. Paramedics […]

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  • Funds for Avoca project

    Avoca’s recreation complex project has been given an added boost, with $174,000 funding from the Brumby Government. Announced at Saturday’s football match between Avoca and Maryborough Rovers by Member for Ripon, Joe Helper, the funding will complement a fantastic local fundraising effort towards the development of the multi-purpose community and sporting facility. “I’m delighted to […]

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  • Sporting club slams sentencing

    The Goldfields Sporting Club has slammed the sentencing of the man who was convicted of lighting the fire that destroyed their clubrooms. The clubrooms, which were owned by the sporting club and used by the New Maryborough Angling Club, were destroyed in a blaze which was deliberately lit on July 21 last year. The man […]

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  • Mayoral allowance divides Councillors

    Cr Barry Rinaldi Threw a spanner in the works at the Central Goldfields Shire council’s special meeting on Friday evening to adopt its 2009/2010 budget, by moving an amendment to cut $8000 from the mayoral allowance. The budget had previously been workshopped, prepared on May 13, placed on exhibition and advertised, and no public submissions […]

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  • Firebug walks free

    The man convicted of lighting a series of fires around Maryborough, including the blaze that razed the New Maryborough Angling Club and Goldfields Sporting Club, walked free from the Bendigo Magistrate’s Court last Thursday. Brett Dawson, 30, pleaded guilty to lighting three major fires, including the July 21 inferno that destroyed the Angling Club and […]

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  • Funding for Carisbrook stadium surface upgrade

    Users of the Tullaroop Leisure Centre at Carisbrook can look forward to an upgraded surface at the indoor sports stadium. Member for Ripon, Joe Helper visited the centre on Friday to announce Central Goldfields Shire Council will receive $56,964 funding through the Community Facility Funding Program — Minor Facilities Category towards the project. The project […]

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  • Business community to award the best in business

    The winners of the 2009 Powercor Central Goldfields Business Awards will be announced tonight. The awards made a welcome return after a four year break in 2007, and are a biennial event. Hosted by Central Goldfields Shire, the awards are open to all businesses based and operating in the shire. The awards champion the contribution […]

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  • Cemetery theft branded . . Lowest Act possible

    Heartless thieves have stolen more than $5000 worth of equipment from the Maryborough Cemetery. The thieves broke in to a shed at the cemetery over the weekend and stole an assortment of power tools and machinery, including lawnmowers, a whipper snipper, water pump, chainsaw, drills and more, with a combined total in excess of $5000, […]

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  • Legislation changes a good result for Clubs

    The future of Maryborough’s Highland Society and Golf Club is more assured with last week’s announcement to changes in gaming machine legislation. Community clubs, such as the two local clubs, will now be given the option to purchase up to 40 poker machines before the rest of the machines are auctioned. Both clubs feared that […]

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  • Schools big Winners

    Three local primary schools will share in $2.45 million of government funding, designed to modernise Australian schools. Carisbrook Primary School, St Augustine’s Primary School and Talbot Primary School are among 21 schools in the Bendigo district that will share $28.4 million in the second round of funding for the Federal Government’s Primary Schools for the […]

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