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  • Organ festival visits Dunolly

    The renowned Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival will make a stop in Dunolly to visit one of the state’s most unique organs next week. The festival, which visits churches and halls in and around Ballarat, will visit Dunolly’s St John’s Anglican Church on Tuesday for two recitals. It will be the second time in […]

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  • Brand new address for local broadcaster

    Its legion of loyal listeners may have noticed little change but Goldfields FM has just undergone a rather radical shift. After four years of broadcasting from its Maryborough studio at 53 Burns Street the station has just moved to Maryborough’s new community hub at 58 Burns Street on leafy Station Domain. While only a few […]

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  • High Alert

    Residents across the Central Goldfields were bracing themselves last night as wind and storms were expected to sweep across the district. Following four days of heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm conditions were expected last night. The week’s rain had left part of the district flooded, more than 20 roads closed and emergency workers very […]

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  • Counting the cost of road sign stickers

    They’re in-your-face, in the wrong place and they’ve become an obnoxious issue for Central Goldfields Shire Council. Over the past few months countless illegally placed stickers have been plastered over council signs including vital road signs. Give way signs, stop signs and tourism directional signs alike have fallen prey to the hands of the sticker […]

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  • City’s police welcome first of new recruits

    Fresh from the state’s police training academy, Constable Lauren Fuller is the first of a wave of new recruits to train with Maryborough police. The Maryborough station has just been made a designated training station. This means more police recruits, newly graduated from the Glen Waverly academy, will gain their first practical grounding in policing […]

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  • Water seeps in on Avoca mine search as it hits 50 metres

    Water seepage is complicating the quest to solve the disappearance of long-lost Maryborough schoolboy, Terry Floyd. On Sunday, January 2, Daryl Floyd — brother of Terry who disappeared feared murdered in 1975 — returned to the Bung Bong mine shaft he believes hides his 12-year-old brother’s remains. Late Thursday the Rutherglen security firm operator said […]

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  • Record rain

    The weather is always a reliable topic of conversation, but over the last few months the one constant has been on almost everyone’s lips — rain. And there was plenty of opportunity to talk about the rain. Maryborough received its second highest yearly rainfall since records began in 1878 with a total of 956.6 millimetres […]

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  • Rock solid

    Adam Mazzon’s clients at Healthmania Gym could forgive their personal trainer for being a little lacklustre this week. Adam, 44, switched his usual training attire for a kilt at the weekend’s 150th Highland Gathering to take part in the strongman events. Adam participated in events including caber tossing, keg tossing, the wheelbarrow, which involved wheeling […]

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  • Jan wins big shopping locally

    Jan King is the winner of the $1000 GoldBiz vouchers as part of the Maryborough Buy Local Christmas Shopping Promotion. The draw for the biggest prize of the promotion took place at the Maryborough Resource Centre on Wednesday morning. Jan’s name was drawn from more than 60,000 coupons that have been entered as part of […]

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  • Weekend signals the end of police operation

    Motorists who rest their arm out the car window may be risking a nasty surprise. That’s one of the messages to come out of police operation AEGIS which ends at one minute to midnight this Sunday. In the Central Goldfields/Loddon area the statewide operation that began on December 17 will have pulled over and breath-tested […]

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