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  • Take care

    Warn your rellies and friends, is the latest message from Maryborough police. Sergeant Don Frazer of Maryborough’s Traffic Management Unit said motorists from outside the area are over-represented in the region’s road trauma statistics. “We just want everyone who lives here and knows anyone visiting from elsewhere to warn them to take extra care on […]

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  • Canvassing the event’s history

    The history of the Maryborough Highland Gathering has now been placed on canvas, with a painting commemorating the event’s history unveiled last week. Painted by Bendigo-based artist and former Maryborough resident, Brett Belot, the piece depicts various aspects of the Gathering’s history. Maryborough Highland Society president, John Inglis, said the club wanted to have something […]

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  • A fitting finish to an historic occasion

    Sunday’s Scottish tattoo certainly rang true to the Maryborough Highland Gathering’s mission of promoting Scottish heritage through music, literature and dance. A sellout crowd of approximately 1000 people packed into Princes Park to watch the Highland extravaganza, which according to organiser, Rebecca Bell, went off with a bang. “We couldn’t have asked for any better,” […]

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  • Huge crowd celebrates 150th gathering

    It was a day of celebrations as a large crowd turned out to make sure the 150th running of the Maryborough Highland Gathering was a memorable one. There was dancing, music, athletics, Highland games and a great atmosphere as a big crowd marked the historic day. While there was a big push for the next […]

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  • Zero tolerance approach by police

    Maryborough police are outraged over the region’s spike in road trauma and say driver inattention is largely to blame. On Saturday a Maryborough highway patrol officer narrowly avoided another head-on collision in exactly the same place as a fatal accident that claimed the life of a Maryborough woman at Moolort a day earlier. On New […]

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  • Region’s fire danger period now underway

    A quick thinking motorist has narrowly averted a serious grass fire at Havelock as the Central Goldfield’s Fire Danger Period comes into effect. The motorist noticed smoke rising from a paddock at Havelock adjacent to McQuilten’s Vineyard during Friday’s day of total fire ban. The Fire Danger Period came into effect throughout Central Goldfields Shire […]

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  • New fire sign for Clunes

    Living within sight of his town’s new adjustable fire danger sign has certain advantages for Clunes resident Ian Baker. Mr Baker is a member of the Clunes Fire Brigade and has a new duty. With a clear view of the sign from his home above his shop in the town’s main street, Mr Baker’s task […]

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  • Alarming rise in collisions

    A dramatic increase in the number of collisions and a 700 percent rise in fatalities is a loud wake up call for the region’s motorists, Maryborough highway patrol police say. They say the incidence of collisions in the region has increased 20 to 30 percent over the past couple of months. And over the past […]

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  • Lighting up Christmas

    The winners of The Maryorough District Advertiser’s Christmas lights competition have been decided. First prize will go to Geoff Perry and his family for their display at their Carisbrook home at 10 Hunter Street. Geoff will receive $300 worth of GoldBiz gift vouchers. For more than five years the Perry house has been lit up […]

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  • Locusts on the march around Maryborough

    Locust activity has increased in Maryborough and more is expected as swarms move south. Swarm activity has been reported east of the town and egg beds have been confirmed to the north of Maryborough in the Dunolly area. Department of Primary Industries state locust director, David Brennan said a field crew is working through the […]

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