News

  • Christmas crackdown

    Thinking of calling or texting someone this Christmas? Just don’t do it while you’re behind the wheel. That’s a main message from Maryborough police who will be out in force to crack down on dangerous driving behaviour over Christmas and the new year. Mobile phones have become a major menace on our roads, say Sergeant […]

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  • Early finish

    The school year has come to an abrupt end, two days early, for primary school students at the Maryborough Education Centre. Wednesday was the last day of the school year for students in grades prep to six after staff made the decision to close the school for the remainder of the year as an outbreak […]

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  • Memories of a well-known family member

    The tears flowed freely in Dunolly as news that Koko, the canine star who played Red Dog in the hit Aussie movie, had died in Perth this week. At Koko’s Dunolly birthplace, his breeders, Carol and Len Hobday, were run off their feet fielding calls of condolence and media interviews from around the nation. Red […]

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  • Charges laid after stabbing

    A Dunolly man was stabbed in the neck when an aggressive incident between two dogs spilt over to involve their owners, police say. Charges have been laid following the stabbing which police say happened in Dunolly’s main street on Saturday morning. Acting Detective Constable Rob Ward said a 39-year-old Dunolly man was stabbed in the […]

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  • Pokies VCAT hearing ends

    If Maryborough Highland Society and Castlemaine’s anti pokies campaigners have one thing in common right now, it’s the waiting game. Last Friday marked the end of the VCAT hearing likely to determine the outcome of Maryborough Highland Society’s battle to establish a new gaming venue and club in Castlemaine’s old railway goods shed. The verdict, […]

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  • Top class

    Months of hard work, and a few weeks of suspense, are over for local year 12 students, with final VCE results released yesterday. While results don’t arrive by mail until today, hundreds of students took advantage of the chance to receive their final ATAR result via SMS or online. Duxes were crowned at Highview College […]

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  • Fluttery tales

    Vomiting profusely while tossing about in a small boat far off Tasmania to photograph albatross may not be everyone’s idea of fun. But it doesn’t make for a bad story and it’s just one of hundreds shared by experienced birdo and photographer, Carisbrook’s Gary Oliver who has just released his first book of birdwatching adventures. […]

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  • From the sun

    A very public Maryborough space has harnessed the power of the sun in a project expected to melt thousands of dollars off Central Goldfields Shire Council’s annual energy bill. Central Goldfields Shire Council has engaged Maryborough’s KC Solar and Maryborough’s Troy Walker Electrical to install 120 solar panels on the roof of the town’s public […]

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  • Firearm amnesty ends

    A firearms and weapons amnesty has netted a large number of guns the region’s police say. While a total of nine firearms were handed in to Maryborough police, 125 guns including handguns and longarms were handed over to police at Bendigo. “We had a large number handed in. It was very, very successful,” the region’s […]

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  • Saying no to violence

    As the operator of a clothing business in Melbourne, Central Goldfields mayor Cr Barry Rinaldi witnessed the marks and scars of domestic violence plenty of times among factory staff. “And even with some of the designers,” Cr Rinaldi said. “It doesn’t matter from what walk of life you’re from. It’s not socio- economic. “Family violence […]

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