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  • New total fire ban districts

    From early November Maryborough and the Central Goldfields will fall within one of the state’s nine new total fire ban districts. From early November Victoria will have nine Total Fire Ban districts — five more than last fire season. Maryborough and the Central Goldfields Shire will fall within the newly created North Central Fire Ban […]

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  • Deer death a disgrace

    Maryborough Police have branded a break-in at the former Maryborough Animal Haven, which resulted in the death of a deer, as a disgrace. Property owner, Debbie O’Kearney, said she arrived at the former site of the Maryborough Animal Haven off Dooley’s Road, on Thursday morning and saw two youths in the deer enclosure. She said […]

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  • Boost for Community Hub project

    The Central Goldfields Shire won more than $600,000 dollars in State Government grants last week, including a $593,245 boost for the Community Hub project. The funds came as part of the visit by Minister for Community Development, Lily D’Ambrosio, who was full of praise for the local community. “Strong families need strong communities, which is […]

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  • Fight to retain station market

    Supporters of Maryborough’s train station platform market have collected 500 signatures to a petition calling for the market to continue on the platform. The market was to have taken place last Sunday on the station platform but was cancelled at late notice following objections from V/Line. Market organiser and operator of the station antiques emporium, […]

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  • Excavation aims to solve sad mystery

    After 35 years the family of missing Maryborough schoolboy Terry Floyd still want closure. And now, after so many years they believe they will find it in an old mine near Avoca. On Saturday, June 28, 1975, Terry, 12, went missing from the Pyrenees Highway somewhere between Maryborough and Avoca. That morning the Maryborough Technical […]

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  • TAXI DRAMA

    Maryborough’s Rob Newman says he may appear calm, but on the inside he is angry. Mr Newman has permanently lost half his left index finger after being forced to take a taxi from Maryborough to St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne for emergency microsurgery while an ambulance stood unused at the Maryborough ambulance station. Mr Newman […]

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  • Two year dental wait crisis in Maryborough

    Shadow Minister for Health, David Davis has accused Member for Ripon, Joe Helper of neglecting Maryborough residents struggling with lengthy waits for dental services in the area. “Joe Helper has neglected residents in Maryborough who waited more than two years for general dental treatment, and he has arrogantly ignored the growing dental crisis,” Mr Davis […]

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  • 4WD in thuggish act

    Maryborough police are investigating an incident in which they believe a four wheel drive was used to demolish a toilet block in the Paddys Ranges State Forest. Police believe the vehicle was used to ram the timber toilet block, which is owned by Parks Victoria, in the state park off the Old Avoca Road between […]

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  • Malfunction at Laanecoorie Reservoir

    Goulburn Murray Water hopes to have identified the cause of two malfunctioning spillway gates at Laanecoorie Reservoir by early this week. The reservoir had reached 100 percent capacity and was overflowing after solid rainfall swept the region over September 4 and 5. But late last week the storage had fallen from 100 percent to 70.8 […]

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  • Tractor ride solution

    The trip to school for most year 12 students does not usually involve travelling part of the way by tractor. But that’s precisely what Lachie Steed was forced to do recently when flash floods washed away the bridge to his family’s Bung Bong home. When heavy rains set in on September 4 and 5, the […]

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