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  • Havilah continues to build

    Rapid development is continuing at the new Havilah Hostel’s Palmerston Street construction site. Jamie Bond of Lohmann and Bond Constructions said the new Havilah site was going well. “We’ve just finished the Neill Street units,” he said. “And these units we’re working on now should be finished around mid-December,” Jamie said of the current units […]

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  • Trots captivate crowd

    More than $1 million was wagered as punters and trots fans honed in on Maryborough’s jewel in the crown of trots racing over the weekend. While some mud was flung by the churning sulky wheels and pounding hooves, the rain held off enough to draw an estimated 3600 over the two days of racing — […]

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  • A treasure restored

    One of Clunes most character-filled heritage buildings is receiving a new lease on life Perched beside the Creswick Creek, the original School of Mines building was badly weathered and severely flood-damaged. But the town’s angling club which leases the unique little timber building for its regular meetings and events decided to take action. Life member, […]

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  • Attention falls on club plan

    Maryborough Highland Society’s battle for a new club and electronic gaming venue at Castlemaine will be the focus of public attention in Campbells Creek tomorrow. The Castlemaine Sports and Community Club, which supports the plan, is holding a public information session focussing on the plan from 9 am at Campbell’s Creek Community Centre tomorrow. Also […]

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  • Servo robber arrested

    Maryborough Police have arrested and charged a Maryborough youth in relation to an alleged armed robbery at a Maryborough service station last week. On Friday afternoon detectives arrested and charged a 19-year-old Maryborough man over the armed robbery which occurred in the early hours of Sunday, July 1. Police allege that the 19-year-old entered the […]

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  • Fee hike hits tips

    The cost to dump household waste at transfer stations across Central Goldfields Shire is set to spike in coming weeks. From August 1 the fee to dump domestic waste at the shire’s four transfer stations — Carisbrook, Bealiba, Talbot and Dunolly — will rise by $5 a cubic metre. The resulting $30 per cubic metre […]

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  • New managers seal deal on Clunes park

    Home with a caravan park around it, is the way the new managers of Clunes Caravan Park describe the venue. Having just sealed the deal on the park lease after months of waiting, Barry and Mette Crane bring 30 years experience in tourism — Whitsundays style — with them. And besides their former Airlie Beach […]

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  • $50,000 water system upgrade for gardens

    A $50,000 works project which started at Maryborough’s Phillips Gardens this week will upgrade the historic attraction’s water supply system. The project includes installing a new water supply ring main at the gardens. Central Goldfields Shire Council parks supervisor Leigh Robertson said the process will involve directional boring to avoid digging and impacting on trees […]

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  • $4.7 m tech facility to boost college options

    A new $4.7 million dedicated technical school building will soon add to Maryborough’s education assets. Highview College is seeking planning approval from Central Goldfields Shire Council to build the new facility at 13 to 15 Burns Street on land owned by the college. Highview business manager, Chris Plucke says the college expects to receive $500,000 […]

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  • School gets learning powered by the sun

    Students and staff at Maryborough’s St Augustine’s Primary School are beaming after the installation of their own rooftop solar system. Part of the National Solar School Program, the solar system will be used to teach students about renewable energy sources, as well as helping to power the school. The project, carried out by the Reemerge […]

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