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  • Locals encouraged to dig deep for flood victims

    Central Goldfields residents are urged to dig deep and help out those affected by the flood disaster. An appeal is being co-ordinated by Central Goldfields Shire Council, Goldfields FM and The Maryborough Advertiser to provide an opportunity to assist those affected locally. Central Goldfields Shire mayor Chris Meddows-Taylor said money donated in the appeal will […]

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  • Emotions run high in court murder hearing

    The committal hearing of Samuel Westbrook began in the Bendigo Magistrate’s Court yesterday. The hearing is expected to conclude today before magistrate William Gibb. Westbrook is charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. Giving evidence under oath in court yesterday were Alannah Westbrook, daughter of the victim Peter Westbrook and […]

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  • Emma makes the grade for uni

    You could forgive Emma Heathcock for forgetting that first-round university offers came out earlier this week. The 18-year-old Carisbrook resident and her family were among the hundreds of locals forced from their homes by last Friday’s floods, and she admits she’s had other things on her mind, unlike the majority of year 12 students across […]

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  • Field naturalists set to launch Goldfields book

    The Maryborough Field Naturalists’ Club will officially launch its new book Exploring the Central Goldfields Shire on Australia Day at Station Domain. The launch is the long awaited follow up to the club’s first publication Exploring Maryborough & District which was published in 1988. Sadly that publication sold out years ago. Members of the club […]

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  • Spirited

    Community spirit has swung into action as the district rallies to help those affected by last week’s flooding. Whether it has been helping people clean up, donating goods or money or simply being there just in case the generosity of the community has been on full display. On the weekend Carisbrook was inundated with those […]

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  • Premier visits flooded town

    Premier Ted Baillieu spent about two hours in Carisbrook on Sunday and saw the flood damage for himself. Maryborough SES hosted the premier who spent two hours in Carisbrook from about 11.15 am on Sunday. During that time, Central Goldfields mayor, Chris Meddows-Taylor spoke at some length with Mr Baillieu about the region’s need to […]

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  • Looters put on notice

    Police will be on the lookout for looters as they patrol flood-affected Carisbrook and Dunolly this week. “We are continuing patrols with extra staff in Carisbrook and Dunolly,” Municipal Emergency Response co-ordinator, Acting Senior Sergeant Wendy Lambert of Maryborough police said yesterday. Looking out for looting behaviour was among the aims of ongoing police patrols […]

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  • First time for centre

    The first of the evacuees into Maryborough’s Emergency Relief Centre were from the town’s Princes Park Lodge. The Lodge’s sewerage, affected by flash flooding had malfunctioned and about 24 residents, plus pets, had to get out on Friday morning. A number of flood evacuees from Timor had soon joined them at the Emergency Relief Centre […]

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  • Flooding takes a huge toll on area

    A damage bill in the millions, along with heartbreak for a huge number of local residents, is the result of floods which have decimated the region. A record 229 millimetres fell in the area last week turning even the most sedate of local creeks into raging rivers, destroying everything in their path. Carisbrook was among […]

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  • Avoca floods — again

    Much of Avoca is in mop up mode after the river broke its banks inundating public land on Wednesday morning. Yesterday afternoon the Bureau of Meteorology upgraded its flood warning for the Avoca River catchment from moderate to major. From Wednesday the Avoca riverside Lions Club park and the town’s recreation reserve/football oval and golfing […]

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