News

  • JOBS GONE

    Ten people were retrenched from their insulation installer jobs on Friday following the Federal Government’s decision to end its home insulation program. Pyrenees Handyman David Andrews said he had no choice but to lay off the workers with last week’s announcement that the program was to be finished. “In the last weeks I had put […]

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  • Police investigating suspicious house fire

    Investigations are underway into the cause of a suspicious fire in Loch Street. The fire caused about $30,000 damage to a home just before 4 am on Sunday morning. Neighbours heard the fire and raised the alarm, and by the time firefighters arrived on scene they had put most of the fire on the back […]

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  • Ross passes exams to pass judgement

    Maryborough’s Ross Fitzmaurice has joined an elite club, passing an examination to become an accredited agricultural judge. Ross, 67, was accredited in July last year, becoming one of only around 150 accredited judges in the country, one of whom just happens to be his wife, Rosalie. The pair are both members of the Australian Horticultural […]

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  • BIG WEEKEND

    The Central Goldfields will be humming on the Labour Day long weekend with a number of events planned and visitors expected to the region. Exciting events in the shire include the Harley Owners Association (HOG) Rally, vintage motorcycles visiting with the Vintage Motorcycle Club of Victoria, the Talbot Yabbie Festival and the Dunolly Harmony Festival. […]

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  • WASTE TRIAL

    Central Goldfields Shire has been selected to run a new project to take waste recovery to the next level. The proposed trial involves the shire installing two vertical compost units at the Carisbrook Transfer Station. Residents included in the trial would be requested to put kitchen waste in their green waste bins. The green waste […]

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  • Eileen Waters ran dances at Workers’ Hall

    Greg Waters became involved with the Workers’ Hall in Maryborough in 1934, at the tender age of four, when his mother, Eileen, started organising the Wacona Dances on Saturday nights. The name Wacona is made up of Waters, Eileen’s married name and Conroy, her maiden name, with an “a” on the end for good measure. […]

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  • A generous donation

    The Maryborough Lions Club have donated a cart to the Maryborough Riding for Disabled. At a special evening held last week, and attended by Lions Australia district governor Jill Qualtrough, club members were shown a special display of how the cart works. It is specially designed to carry people with disabilities, especially those in a […]

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  • ON THE LIST

    Schools, kindergartens and childcare centres in the Central Goldfields have been added to the bushfire at risk register and will close on days declared Code Red. A register was compiled in late 2009 and did not include the local centres, however nearly all have been added in time for the 2010 school year. On days […]

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  • Man dies in single car accident at Moonlight

    A Maryborough man was killed in a single vehicle accident on the Pyrenees Highway on Sunday morning. The 76-year-old died at the scene, shortly after 11 am when the 1988 Ford Falcon ute he was driving left the road near Chadwick Track. The male was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Police are still investigating […]

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  • Putting the Paramount Theatre up in lights

    Maryborough’s Paramount Theatre has received 40 energy efficient light bulbs as part of the Ban the Bulb program. The Maryborough branch of the Bendigo Bank is partnered by the Maryborough SES to install the energy efficient lights to hundreds of Maryborough and district homes in an effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The program ran […]

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