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  • Memorable relay attracts 1000

    Blue skies and a sea of blue shirts in perfect autumn weather had Princes Park looking its absolute best for the weekend’s Maryborough Relay for Life. More than 1000 people registered for the annual event that raises money for the Cancer Council Victoria. The oval was circled by tents of the 42 participating teams, comprising […]

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  • Crowds flock to Rheola Carnival

    The cold weather didn’t deter thousands flowing through the gates to the Rheola Charity Carnival. The wintry conditions on Easter Monday were not enough to stop 3500 people descending upon Rheola. Rheola Charity Carnival secretary Ellen Roberts said the carnival was a success. “It was wintry conditions and it got very cold, but it went […]

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  • It’s time for the Relay

    To celebrate, remember and fight back. That’s why hundreds of people will spend 18 hours this weekend taking part in Maryborough Relay for Life. Now in its third year, the event will start at 5.45 pm tonight with the opening ceremony. The Relay will get underway from 6 pm when the survivors and carers complete […]

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  • House prices up 12.9 percent

    It’s good news for home-owners in Maryborough and district with house prices increasing significantly in the area in the past 12 months. The median house price in the region has shot up by 12.9 percent in the year to December 2011 to reach $175,000. While the news is good for homeowners, it’s not as good […]

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  • Excitement for Dunolly ATM

    After a three-year battle, the Dunolly community finally has access to an ATM. The Bendigo Bank ATM was installed at the front of the town’s Rural Transaction Centre early last week, with RTC committee members expecting the machine to be up and running by tomorrow. “People around town are really excited about it,” RTC co-ordinator […]

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  • Busy time in district

    Maryborough businesses have reported a boom Easter period after hundreds of visitors descended upon the town for the long weekend. Eateries, accommodation providers and other businesses all experienced a frantic weekend, with the South Pacific Veterans’ Cycling Championships proving a major drawcard for the city. Junction Motel owner Janet McDonald said the cycling carnival had […]

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  • New policy to be explored

    A Central Goldfields councillor has labelled a council report concerning Talbot’s London House “devious and manipulative”. Speaking at last Wednesday’s council meeting, Cr Geoff Lovett was discussing a report regarding the leasing of council-owned properties, specifically including London House. At issue was the question of whether commercial entities operating from London House or other “community […]

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  • Police aim for a safe Easter on the roads

    Police have sent a stern warning to motorists ahead of the upcoming Easter weekend, with a heavy police presence expected on the roads. Sergeant Don Frazer from the Central Goldfields Highway Patrol said a high-visibility police presence would be out in force as part of national road safety initiative, Operation Crossroads. “Motorists can expect to […]

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  • A new lease on life

    To spend a few minutes watching the four little kittens in Val Neely’s home at play is to observe pure joy at simply being alive. Every pounce, tumble, playfight flurry and luxuriant stretch into milk-warm sleep is an expression of life at its most engaged and engaging. It’s ironic to think that just eight weeks […]

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  • Latest technology arrives at McPherson’s

    A revolutionary new $7 million system will make Maryborough’s McPherson’s Printing Group plant a world leader in digital print. Dubbed Onyx, the state-of-the-art book line will now allow the company to take digital files and turn them into fully printed, bound and covered books in one short process. Unveiled in front of a large crowd […]

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