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  • NEXT STOP . . . TALBOT?

    Talbot residents have not given up their fight to have passenger rail stop in the village, despite, yet again, being snubbed as a destination. Last week, Premier John Brumby visited the Maryborough Railway Station and delivered to the people of Clunes and district a message they had long been waiting and fighting for — Clunes […]

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  • Matter of grave concern

    A dedicated band of volunteers is ensuring one of the area’s most historic cemeteries is restored to its former glory. A group of six volunteer workers, all members of the Majorca Cemetery Trust, have spent one Saturday a month for the past six months working at the Majorca Cemetery, as they attempt to overcome years […]

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  • Brothers made life members

    Two brothers with more than 100 years of firefighting experience between them have been honoured by the CFA. Jim and Keith McKenzie were presented with CFA life member-ships by CFA operations officer, Chris Jacobsen for their years of service to the community. Jim joined the Baringhup West CFA with his father in 1952, before crossing […]

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  • Brumby’s big country spend benefits CGC

    Maryborough formed the launchpad for one of the State Government’s most ambitious spending packages in history earlier this week. From the Maryborough Railway Station, an appropriate place to make such an announcement given it is currently under re-development for the much-anticipated return of passenger rail, Victorian Premier John Brumby and Minister for Rural and Regional […]

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  • CLUNES STOP

    A lengthy battle by the Clunes community has paid off, with the announcement that the Maryborough passenger train will stop at Clunes. The news, announced by Member for Ripon, Joe Helper at the State Government’s launch of its $631 million Ready for Tomorrow package at the Maryborough Railway Station on Tuesday, drew wide-spread applause, and […]

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  • Huge sewing machine collection on display

    Sewing machines of all shapes and sizes have taken over Maryborough’s Flour Mill Gallery. The private collection of Maryborough couple, Wayne McKail and Judi Gillies, over 150 sewing machines are on display over two levels of the gallery as part of the Sew What exhibition. What started as a passing interest has turned into one […]

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  • Mens’ health in the spotlight this week

    Yesterday marked the beginning of national Men’s Health Week. Aimed at raising awareness of important male-specific health issues, the event also acknowledges and celebrates the contribution men make at work, home and in the community. Central Goldfields Home and Community Care (HACC) Services have been working for some time to assist in the improvement of […]

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  • New truck for ‘Brook brigade

    The Carisbrook CFA will now be better prepared for fighting fires than ever before after being handed the keys to a new $230,000 fire truck last week. Carisbrook Fire Brigade captain, Ian Boucher, was handed the keys to the 1200 litre light pumper by Member for Ripon, Joe Helper at the Carisbrook Fire Station on […]

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  • Export coup for Coiltek

    A Maryborough company has landed a significant deal manufacturing and supplying alternative energy systems to developing international communities. Teksolar, is owned and developed by the man who is also behind Maryborough’s Coiltek gold prospecting equipment business, John Gladdis. But now Mr Gladdis has struck gold in the field of clean green energy as Teksolar this […]

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  • Moonambel plans to celebrate 150 years

    A gold nugget will be up for grabs as Moonambel celebrates 150 years since the precious metal was first found there. Organisers of the town’s big 150th anniversary bash, set for later this year, will raffle the nugget as part of festivities. In preparation for the anniversary fun over the October 30-31 weekend, organising committee […]

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