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  • Looking to the future in the flood aftermath

    While Carisbrook resident, Judy Healey lost part of her huge collection of local history in the floods which decimated her adopted hometown recently, she says she is just glad no-one was badly hurt. The floods have left Judy out of home for what is expected to be more than three months, as well as destroying […]

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  • Recent floods in Dunolly hit historic home

    In 60 years of living in her Dunolly home, Emma Hutchins has never seen a flood like the one which swept through the home she shares with her son, Denis recently. Up to 14 inches of water rose through the pair’s historic Broadway cottage, damaging carpets, furniture and floorboards. Denis said while at first he […]

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  • Relay for Life receives Australia Day honour

    Maryborough’s inaugural Relay for Life has been named the Central Goldfields Outstanding Community Event at the Australia Day awards. What started as a dream of an event with 10 teams and raising $5000 turned into a reality of the first Maryborough Relay for Life — forty teams with just under 800 people participating and raising […]

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  • Recognition for Lachlan’s work

    Sixteen-year-old Lachlan Hickey’s commitment to Maryborough’s community radio station Goldfields FM has seen him named as the Central Goldfields Young Citizen of the Year. Lachlan, who has been involved as a presenter and volunteer with Goldfields FM since the age of 12, was nominated by the station’s management for his contribution to the community. In […]

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  • Station Domain officially opened

    Amid all the Australia Day celebrations Maryborough’s Station Domain was officially opened. The multi million dollar civic pride project, that incorporates the area in front of the Maryborough Railway Station and includes the Central Goldfields Shire Council offices has transformed the area in the past 18 months. Central Goldfields Shire mayor, Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor said […]

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  • Top citizen first to help his community

    Maryborough resident Jefferson Hoober has been named the Central Goldfields Citizen of the Year for 2011 at Wednesday’s Australia Day celebrations. Jefferson was nominated for his years of tireless work in the community with special mention of his efforts following the floods at Carisbrook in recent weeks. Born and schooled in Maryborough, the store manager […]

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  • Dine out for the appeal

    The Maryborough Highland Society, Pipes Bistro and its patrons will be chipping in, literally, to help victims of the local floods this Friday. Chips, salad and a choice of either Barramundi or chicken schnitzels will be on the menu in the bistro on Friday, as the Highland Society does its bit for the victims of […]

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  • Official opening for city’s Station Domain

    Wednesday will be an Australia Day to remember, as the Central Goldfields Shire goes all out to celebrate the official opening of Maryborough’s multi-million dollar Station Domain. A day full of awards, entertainment and family fun is planned to mark the opening of the $3.3 million community precinct, which will be officially opened by federal […]

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  • Timor reservoir full again

    While recent heavy rains devastated much of the local area, it has restored a Timor wildlife hub to its former glory. The Timor Reservoir, located in bushland near the township, had been reduced to little but a puddle by the long drought, however rains in September, coupled with the downpours in recent weeks, have filled […]

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  • Murder trial

    Maryborough man Samuel Westbrook has been committed to stand trial for the murder of his uncle last May. Westbrook, 23, entered a not guilty plea when he appeared before Bendigo Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Westbrook entered his not guilty plea at the conclusion of a two day committal hearing which began last Thursday before magistrate […]

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