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  • The sign says stop

    A surge in the number of drivers flagrantly ignoring stop signs within Maryborough town boundaries has the town’s traffic cops ready to pounce. “In the last week alone I’ve fined 10 drivers that were just blatantly ignoring stop signs — just not stopping,” Constable Paul Lethlean of the Highway Patrol Unit, says. The intersection of […]

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  • Objections over chicken abattoir

    Plans to create a new chicken abattoir with capacity to slaughter up to 15,000 birds a day within Maryborough township have attracted nine objections, the council’s planning department says. Broad’s Poultry Pty Ltd is seeking planning approval from Central Goldfields Shire Council to construct new buildings at its existing Maryborough site enabling it to begin […]

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  • Guide queens

    When the Greenwood gals go into guiding they go into it properly. At 18 Maryborough’s Toni Greenwood is about to officially receive one of the highest honours the Guiding movement confers — that of Queen’s Guide. In doing so she will join her two aunts both of whom achieved the top honour under the Guiding […]

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  • Chopped a success

    When an estimated crowd of 5000 hot rod fans paid a visit last weekend it all meant good things for Newstead Racecourse and Recreation Reserve. The Reserve’s committee president Rob Sewell now says dollars raised through hiring out the facilities for last weekend’s Chopped Rod and Custom Festival will translate into benefits for the facility […]

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  • Ready for the fling

    The Central Goldfields will come to life over the next 16 days with the inaugural Spring Fling kicking off tomorrow. The next two weeks will be jam-packed with more than 80 events right across the shire — including things taking place in Maryborough, Dunolly, Talbot, Bealiba and Carisbrook. The Spring Fling opens tomorrow with Dunolly’s […]

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  • Opening up a world of books

    Three of the movers and shakers behind Clunes Booktown Festival have returned from a world booktown symposium with big ideas stowed in their luggage. Four significant cultural and arts projects with South Korea, Malaysia and the European Union are now in the planning following their mission to South Korea. The three delegates, all members of […]

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  • Power loss caused plane crash

    Partial engine power loss has been determined as the reason a tiger moth aircraft crashed at Maryborough Aerodrome earlier this year, killing both people on board. John Fisher and David Oxley were killed when, immediately after lift-off, the De Havilland Tiger Moth they were travelling in crashed to the ground and ignited. Just after the […]

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  • Dunolly stage sets go on display

    A 10-month labour of love is set to go on show at the Dunolly Town Hall this weekend. Ken Matthews will showcase 22 miniature stage sets from this Saturday until October 14 as part of the fast-approaching Dunolly Gilbert and Sullivan Festival. Since meeting with festival director Rachel Buckley in January this year, Ken, who […]

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  • Capilano factory back in action

    Capilano is recommissioning part of its Maryborough factory for honey processing activity following a blaze at its Queensland factory last week. The fire last Friday burnt a corner of the company’s Brisbane factory site at Richlands, damaging secondary honey holding and decanting sheds. “Thankfully the main factory building for decanting, production of bottles and packing […]

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  • Police out to reward region’s safe cyclists

    If you get pulled over by a member of Maryborough police while out carving up a few laps on your treadlie — don’t panic. Rather than a nasty financial experience you may be in for a reward or two. The local arm of the law has joined a state-wide push to promote safer cycling this […]

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