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  • Get your garden ready for competition time

    It’s time to sharpen your secateurs, perfect your PH balance and hone your hedging if you want to win in this year’s annual garden club awards. Maryborough and District Garden Club is again running the popular competition which offers a wide array of sections for keen gardeners to enter. “Now is the time to really […]

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  • Justice — Attorney-General visits

    Justice delayed is justice denied, the state’s Attorney- General told lawyers during a visit to Maryborough last week. The issue of repeated adjournments clogging up court lists was raised by the region’s legal profession during Attorney-General Robert Clarke’s visit on Thursday. Maryborough criminal lawyer Scott Belcher told Mr Clark repeated adjournments were creating court list […]

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  • Thirteen put their hand up for council

    A late flurry of nominations has ensured a contest for each of Central Goldfields Shire’s four wards in the upcoming October 27 election. Maryborough ward voters in particular have some choices to make with a total of seven candidates lining up to contest the four-seat ward as at the close of nominations on noon Tuesday. […]

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  • Case for NBN sooner

    Rollout of the NBN is not expected to reach Maryborough before 2014. And according to the NBN website Maryborough is not listed to get the infrastructure within the next three years. This means Central Goldfields Shire could be waiting up to 10 years — the Federal Government’s expected completion date for the national rollout. But […]

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  • Looking into old murders

    It was while researching something completely different that Dr Adrian Haas stumbled across the Newstead murders. There began the talented Dr Haas’ quest to write a book about the terrible but intriguing crimes committed in the Newstead area between 1857 and 1859. Alas, the former Newstead resident had penned much of his work delving into […]

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  • St John unveils new headquarters

    For more than 20 years it sat deserted, dilapidated and decaying. But now months of work and an investment of $70,000 has paid off after St John Ambulance late last week officially launched its new home. Earlier this year Central Goldfields Shire poured $70,000 into totally reinventing a crumbling former petrol station at 7 Victoria […]

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  • New mine shaft focus in Floyd body search

    Daryl Floyd is taking a different tack. He remains convinced as ever that the Avoca mine shaft on which about $200,000 and two years have been spent in excavation contains the remains of his brother, Terry. But he now believes the best way to reach the underground drive it hides is no longer down the […]

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  • Farmer Ipsen named runner-up for award

    Wareek farmer Matthew Ipsen has been named runner-up in the 2012 Rabobank Business Development award. The business development award requires farmers from all over Australia and New Zealand to manage a farming project between two consecutive years. Over the two years, the ruralists are to complete two week-long residential modules in Sydney. “You take what […]

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  • Push for NBN

    Former premier of Tasmania David Bartlett will be in Maryborough on Monday to address a public information session about the National Broadband Network. Central Goldfields Shire CEO Mark Johnston says all community members are invited to attend the session focussing on what the NBN may mean for Central Goldfields Shire. “The information sessions form part […]

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  • Award for savings program

    Maryborough’s Aaron Coghlan was on a trainee income when he took on a special program to boost his financial smarts. Aaron says the Saver Plus program, which has just scooped an Outstanding MoneySmart Week award in Sydney, has made a real difference to the way he manages money. “I started the Super Saver program in […]

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