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  • Hero’s actions recognised

    Maryborough’s Grant Healey can still remember the old man, with his dog and his small packed suitcase, stranded in his Carisbrook home with water rising up to his chest. Last week the work performed by Sen Con Healey — which resulted in saving that Carisbrook resident plus eight others during the 2011 floods — was […]

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  • Time to think about election

    Maryborough Ratepayers Association is organising a public question session to hear from candidates standing in the looming local government elections. Central Goldfields Shire residents are now being encouraged to consider standing for council with the upcoming elections set for October 27. Local government elections across Victoria’s 79 municipalities take place on the fourth Saturday in […]

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  • Support for new club

    A new club is actively backing Maryborough Highland Society’s plan to convert Castlemaine’s old railway goods shed into a community club and gaming machine venue as the battle enters a new phase. The Castlemaine Sports and Community Club has attracted more than 400 members since it formed last month Highland Society manager Malcolm Blandthorn said. […]

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  • Saving lives just one part of volunteering

    This week, National Volunteer Week, encourages community members to take a moment to say thank you to the volunteers giving up their time for the benefit of the community. Andrew Lighten of the Maryborough State Emergency Service is just one of the SES volunteers who give up much of their time to help out their […]

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  • Shire rates to increase

    Rates will rise by 4.8 percent under the new draft budget adopted for 2012-13 by Central Goldfields Shire Council this week. The increase will enable the council to raise $8.6 million in rate revenue for the 2012-13 year. The municipal waste management charge is also set to increase by 6.5 percent with the waste management […]

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  • Giving time for others

    This week is National Volunteer Week and all too often people who give generously of their time for the benefit of others go unnoticed by the community. Terry Payne is one such volunteer who receives little recognition for his work within Maryborough — nor does he seek it. Terry has been involved in the 1st […]

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  • New partnership takes aim

    Nipping social and financial disadvantage in the bud is the goal of a new team of professionals now taking shape in Maryborough. Armed with $1.3 million in state funding, the team of five aims to stamp out below average learning outcomes leading to lower than average social and economic prospects later in life. The new […]

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  • Revisit trends of old at Mother’s Day fair

    Art of Elegance Fair organisers strongly suggest you deck yourself out in your finest and get along to Maryborough Town Hall this Sunday. The fair salutes yesteryear art and style from the Deco 20s to the swinging 60s with retro stalls and genteel attractions including high tea, vintage makeovers and photo portraiture. From Miss Lulu’s […]

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  • Talbot on big screen

    A ruggedly scenic slice of Talbot is about to be exposed to the world via the big screen. Short film, Yardbird, shot on location at Talbot Motor Wreckers last January, is the only Aussie production selected for this year’s Cannes International Film Festival festival held over May 16 to 27. The 13-minute long production, is […]

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  • Sutton Tools workers walk out

    Workers at Maryborough’s Sutton Tools production facility walked off the job for 24 hours this week. The work ban commenced at 3.30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, affecting all three of the factory’s shifts at the Sutton Road site. With the support of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, the work ban was taken under protected action […]

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