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  • Mine hunt begins

    Ground work began on the weekend to excavate an old mine near Avoca in an effort to solve a traumatic 35-year-old mystery . On the afternoon of Saturday June 28, 1975, Maryborough 12-year-old, Terry Floyd, went missing while attempting to return home after visiting friends in Avoca. His siblings have never stopped searching for him […]

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  • Avoca Cup on Saturday, October 16

    The Avoca Shire Turf Club will see record hospitality packages at this year’s PJA & Blue Pyrenees Avoca Cup. More than two weeks out from the event bookings are already greater than 2009, organisers say. The much anticipated meeting, featuring a seven-race program, is held on Caulfield Cup Day, Saturday October 16. The club has […]

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  • Music festival set to go

    A new outdoor music festival is tipped to draw a crowd of up to 4000 to a farmland venue near Avoca next month. Planning permit applications for the proposed three-day Shine On Music Festival are currently with the Pyrenees Shire Council. The Shine On Music Festival is scheduled to take place on November 26 to […]

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  • Concerns about violent spats

    A magistrate has raised concerns regarding violent spats erupting outside the region’s courthouses. Magistrate William Gibb raised the issue following the latest such incident which occurred outside Maryborough Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. The incident occurred when court was sitting and cases were being heard by magistrate Gibb. Police arrested a Maryborough man at the scene […]

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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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