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  • Gym centre break-in

    It was the sort of start to the day you just don’t need. Maree Elliott, head coach with Maryborough’s Goldfields Gymnastics was in for a surprise of the unpleasant sort when she arrived for work on Wednesday morning. Expecting a fun-filled morning of kinder gym classes, instead she found her gym beside Maryborough’s Gillies Street […]

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  • Last chance to get your council vote in

    Eleventh hour voters in this weekend’s local government election will have to exercise their democratic right fast if they haven’t already done so. Returning officer for Central Goldfields Shire Robyn Walker says the only way to cast your vote for this Saturday’s local government election now is to attend Maryborough’s Community Hub in person today. […]

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  • Special guiding friend

    Zared is a big personality. Ever since the big golden guide dog moved in, life became brighter for Maryborough’s Daniel Sweeney. Highly trained Zared has become Maryborough’s very first guide dog, after taking up residence with Mr Sweeney one month ago. Mr Sweeney, who together with his wife Cindee has five children to care for, […]

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  • Fans flock to Avoca races

    Frocks and fascinators were the order of the day as a crowd of around 5500 watched Karen Fox-trained gelding, Sambora take out the Avoca Cup in convincing style on Saturday. Police say only one incident, in which a Ballan man was OC sprayed, arrested, and led from the infield in handcuffs, marred an otherwise well […]

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  • Man dragged by car

    A Timor man has suffered significant injuries after a vehicle reversed on top of him. Just after 2 pm on Friday afternoon, the 62-year-old man was helping another motorist at the Woolworths petrol station in Maryborough. It is understood that while lending a hand the man started the vehicle, which did not belong to him, […]

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  • Get the family up and going

    Local residents are being urged to lace up their walking shoes and head to Princes Park for this weekend’s Bendigo Bank Get Up and Go Family Fun Day. This year’s activities will be held on Sunday from 11 am until 1 pm at Princes Park. The day will include the Spring into Summer Stroll, the […]

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  • Award for oral development program

    A Best Start program aimed to improve oral development skills in the region’s youth has been named as one of the best early years programs in the state. Conversation Companions took out the Minister’s Award on Friday night at the 2012 Victorian Early Years Awards. While receiving recognition for the work of the program, which […]

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  • Balloons and kites to fill Maryborough sky

    This weekend’s Balloons, Kites and Bikes event is not just full of hot air. Kicking off tomorrow, the two day Spring Fling event, which is being recognised as one of the largest in the 16 day festival, is boasting everything from hot air balloon rides, an Old Aviators Museum tour, decorated bikes and kite making […]

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  • Men to gather with health on the agenda

    Diagnosed with breast cancer, Maryborough’s Gerard Paul didn’t think it was possible, and has now thrown his support behind Maryborough District Health Service’s upcoming Men’s Breakfast. Diagnosed at age 34, in 2004, with breast cancer Mr Paul described it as “quite a shock”. “I didn’t even know men could get breast cancer,” he said. “I was […]

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  • Fifty years for Cal Gully kinder

    Making it to the half century milestone is a feat to be celebrated. At least that’s what the children, staff and parents at Cal Gully Kindergarten think as they prepare to mark the kinder’s 50th year. Set for Sunday, celebrations are to commence at 10 am at the Wills Street kindergarten Officially opened on July […]

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