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  • Meet the pipers

    Donning the kilts, pumping up the pipes and getting in touch with their Scottish heritage, Maryborough and District Highland Pipe Band’s Matthew Morse and Josh Soupe say it’s an honour to march in the Highland Gathering street parade. For the last 15 years Maryborough Pipe Band bagpiper veteran Matthew has marched in the street parade […]

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  • Fireworks blamed

    Fireworks were to blame for a small fire which broke out on Maryborough’s Lake Victoria island on Tuesday night the town’s fire brigade says. The large crowd that was gathered at around 10 pm to watch the colourful fireworks spectacle marking the end to the annual Highland Gathering got more entertainment than they bargained for […]

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  • Drive-by shooting in Maryborough

    Maryborough police are seeking information following a shooting incident in the town over Wednesday night. Local police investigating the incident say they believe shots were fired from one moving vehicle at another moving vehicle in Sutton Road at about 9.15 pm. Sergeant Noel Jacobs of Central Goldfields CIU in Maryborough said it is believed the […]

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  • Blazes put local crews on high alert

    Fire authorities fear that a potential disaster could be just around the corner after local crews were called out to three separate incidents over the weekend. After CFA and DSE crews were forced to battle blazes at Timor, Talbot and Dunolly over the weekend, Goldfields Fire Brigades group controller Robert Ipsen said the area is […]

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  • Maryborough bids old drover farewell

    Maryborough identity, horseman, drover, coach builder and model train buff, Lindsay Collins passed away peacefully in his sleep, two days short of Christmas. The sprightly 86-year-old had shown no sign whatsoever of slowing down immediately before his death. In fact he had just completed a 1400 km outback adventure. Two days before his unexpected death, […]

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  • Yandoit fire

    A fire believed to have started within five metres of a house at Yandoit on Monday afternoon is under investigation. Seven aircraft including two Erickson aircranes and about 150 CFA and DSE personnel fought to contain the blaze which escaped into rugged and inaccessible terrain over private property. Operations officer with CFA District 15 at […]

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  • A right bonny Gathering!

    Thousands lined Maryborough’s main street yesterday for the annual spectacle of the Highland Gathering street parade. Then the focus shifted to Princes Park where a summery top of 31 degrees set the scene for the Highland Heavy Games and a hotly contested athletics program featuring the $15,000 2013 Maryborough Gift.

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  • Man facing charges for Majorca fire

    A man is facing court charged with recklessly starting a wildfire following a blaze believed deliberately lit at Majorca on Sunday. A total fire ban was in force when the fire broke out on private property off Wrights Road near Maryborough at about 4 pm. CFA incident controller, Carisbrook CFA captain Ian Boucher said the […]

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  • Set for Gathering

    Maryborough takes on a tartan tinge on Tuesday as the town’s population swells for the annual New Year’s Day Highland Gathering. Organisers are anticipating an influx of thousands for what will be the 152nd incidence of the attraction recognised as featuring the nation’s oldest continuous running sporting event. Leading runners from across the country will […]

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  • Plover sisters to dance Highland swansong

    It takes a special kind of courage to be the Girl on the Drum. It’s the type of courage that the Plover family sisters seem to have stockpiled. For the past 12 years it’s been a Plover girl that’s performed the hugely demanding role hoisted high above the crowd of thousands to dance on a […]

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