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  • Timor reservoir full again

    While recent heavy rains devastated much of the local area, it has restored a Timor wildlife hub to its former glory. The Timor Reservoir, located in bushland near the township, had been reduced to little but a puddle by the long drought, however rains in September, coupled with the downpours in recent weeks, have filled […]

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  • Murder trial

    Maryborough man Samuel Westbrook has been committed to stand trial for the murder of his uncle last May. Westbrook, 23, entered a not guilty plea when he appeared before Bendigo Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Westbrook entered his not guilty plea at the conclusion of a two day committal hearing which began last Thursday before magistrate […]

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  • Locals encouraged to dig deep for flood victims

    Central Goldfields residents are urged to dig deep and help out those affected by the flood disaster. An appeal is being co-ordinated by Central Goldfields Shire Council, Goldfields FM and The Maryborough Advertiser to provide an opportunity to assist those affected locally. Central Goldfields Shire mayor Chris Meddows-Taylor said money donated in the appeal will […]

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  • Emotions run high in court murder hearing

    The committal hearing of Samuel Westbrook began in the Bendigo Magistrate’s Court yesterday. The hearing is expected to conclude today before magistrate William Gibb. Westbrook is charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. Giving evidence under oath in court yesterday were Alannah Westbrook, daughter of the victim Peter Westbrook and […]

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  • Emma makes the grade for uni

    You could forgive Emma Heathcock for forgetting that first-round university offers came out earlier this week. The 18-year-old Carisbrook resident and her family were among the hundreds of locals forced from their homes by last Friday’s floods, and she admits she’s had other things on her mind, unlike the majority of year 12 students across […]

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  • Field naturalists set to launch Goldfields book

    The Maryborough Field Naturalists’ Club will officially launch its new book Exploring the Central Goldfields Shire on Australia Day at Station Domain. The launch is the long awaited follow up to the club’s first publication Exploring Maryborough & District which was published in 1988. Sadly that publication sold out years ago. Members of the club […]

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  • Spirited

    Community spirit has swung into action as the district rallies to help those affected by last week’s flooding. Whether it has been helping people clean up, donating goods or money or simply being there just in case the generosity of the community has been on full display. On the weekend Carisbrook was inundated with those […]

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  • Premier visits flooded town

    Premier Ted Baillieu spent about two hours in Carisbrook on Sunday and saw the flood damage for himself. Maryborough SES hosted the premier who spent two hours in Carisbrook from about 11.15 am on Sunday. During that time, Central Goldfields mayor, Chris Meddows-Taylor spoke at some length with Mr Baillieu about the region’s need to […]

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  • Looters put on notice

    Police will be on the lookout for looters as they patrol flood-affected Carisbrook and Dunolly this week. “We are continuing patrols with extra staff in Carisbrook and Dunolly,” Municipal Emergency Response co-ordinator, Acting Senior Sergeant Wendy Lambert of Maryborough police said yesterday. Looking out for looting behaviour was among the aims of ongoing police patrols […]

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  • First time for centre

    The first of the evacuees into Maryborough’s Emergency Relief Centre were from the town’s Princes Park Lodge. The Lodge’s sewerage, affected by flash flooding had malfunctioned and about 24 residents, plus pets, had to get out on Friday morning. A number of flood evacuees from Timor had soon joined them at the Emergency Relief Centre […]

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