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  • Peak body calls for more ambulance staff

    Maryborough needs a MICA single response ambulance crew, additional staff and routine transport officers, the state’s peak ambulance union says. The Ambulance Employees Association is calling on the state government to better resource the town’s ambulance service following the death of a 73-year-old Maryborough man who died on Friday while the town’s on duty paramedics […]

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  • Day to pay respect

    Hundreds rugged up and stepped out in force to pay their Anzac Day respects at Maryborough’s McLandress Square on Wednesday. School children, scouts, guides, dignitaries — even a Bros bikie or two — and, of course the community’s own war veterans, ex servicemen and women were there. From 10.15 am the crowd began lining High […]

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  • Violence is out of bounds

    Royal Park and Natte Bealiba football netball clubs are set to take the lead among local sporting clubs in fostering club cultures of equality and respect for women in 2012. The Violence is Out of Bounds project at Royal Park and Natte Bealiba football netball clubs began last week alongside the start of the 2012 […]

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  • Shed fire investigated

    Joe Sevenich was sitting in the kitchen of his Maryborough home when a neighbour rushed in to tell him his nearby shed was on fire. The blaze which broke out on Thursday afternoon, quickly engulfed the garden shed in Fraser Street, sending highly visible plumes of thick black smoke up above the town. It destroyed […]

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  • Floyd dig continues

    Heavy earth moving equipment will this week step up the search to find the remains of long-lost Maryborough schoolboy, Terry Floyd. By this weekend police forensics workers are also expected to rejoin the epic effort which began at a desolate old mine site in bushland near Avoca in early October 2010. Just when it began […]

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  • Sale day to fund Tasmania trip

    A once in a lifetime trip to Tasmania is in store for Maryborough Girl Guides but they need the community’s help to get there. To help raise funds for the trip the Guides are holding a market and car boot sale at the Guide Hall on May 12 from 10 am to 3 pm. A […]

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  • A first for Booktown

    A new chapter has been opened in the history of Clunes, with the town designated as Australia’s first-ever International Booktown. The first such appointment in the southern hemisphere, the declaration was announced by Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu yesterday, following its approval by the International Organisation of Booktowns. Clunes now joins Hay-on-Wye in Wales and Scotland’s […]

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  • Katrina to embark on State Ride

    Maryborough’s Katrina Broeckelmann says she and her horse, The Mr, are pretty good mates already. But by the time they finish their upcoming 840 kilometre trek across Victoria together their bond may well be even stronger. On August 12 Katrina and The Mr, will be among a special group of riders setting off on the […]

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  • Youth celebrate this week

    National Youth Week has arrived and the younger generation of Maryborough are embracing the opportunity to celebrate. Youths involved with Maryborough FReeZA will be running a Youth Expo to coincide with the week. The expo will highlights this year’s theme of imagine, create, inspire. The expo is in the Maryborough Town Hall on Thursday from […]

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  • Get out on your bike

    An opportunity to get out and about and experience the great outdoors is just around the corner. A free bike ride at 2 pm on Monday, April 23 is encouraging locals to engage in physical activity. The ride, a Healthy Communities Initiative project, will take community members around parts of the district and will go […]

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