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  • At IGA going green has benefits

    Maryborough Supa IGA has raised $3000 since its plastic bag levy was introduced last year. Last week IGA donated that amount to the Maryborough Hospital day centre unit. The five cent levy on each plastic bag from the store was introduced in September last year. In the lead up to the change Maryborough Supa IGA […]

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  • Are you ready for a challenge?

    Emergency services from Maryborough have set a challenge at this year’s Relay for Life. Members of Maryborough police, ambulance, CFA and SES will be doing their best to see which service can raise the most money. But the challenge is also for the community – to help the services to raise as much money as […]

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  • An unconventional childhood recorded

    Maryborough resident, Lyle Courtney has written a book titled Our Houseless Home, telling of his memories of a colourful childhood during the Great Depression in the 1930s. When Lyle was five years old, his family had to leave their house and set up camp in the bush. His mother had died three weeks after Lyle’s […]

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  • Once again rainfall is . . . NOT MUCH

    Maryborough residents received below average rainfall in January for the third successive year, recording only 17.9 millimetres, of those 16.7 mm fell on the first day of the month – no rain fell last year and a total of 17 mm was measured in 2008. In January of 2007, 89.8 mm fell but the three […]

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  • Wild weather lashes

    Members of the Maryborough SES Unit were kept busy during Sunday afternoon’s thunder storm. The unit attended several callouts of residents receiving damage to their homes from water and falling tree branches. Eight members were tied up for about three hours mid afternoon. Members attended a home at Cotswold where a tree had fallen on […]

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  • SCHOOL’S BACK

    It was back to school yesterday for more than 2200 students across the Central Goldfields. There were also hugs and kisses, and some tears as 147 students started prep and their schooling lives. The Maryborough Education Centre this year will educate just under 1200 students and had the biggest intake of prep students in the […]

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  • Heroic and brave actions

    Dr Rob Carson and Dr David Tynan were awarded joint Central Goldfields Shire Citizen of the Year honours as part of the awards handed out during Tuesday’s Australia Day celebrations at the Maryborough Resource Centre. The Maryborough doctors were nominated for their bravery and quick-thinking actions in saving the life of Maryborough teenager, Nicholas Rossi. […]

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  • A night for the girls named the year’s best

    An event that brings women together for a night of fun and colour, and to raise money for the Breast Cancer Network Australia has been awarded the Central Goldfields Shire Event of the Year. Pearl and Deb’s Pink Party organisers Debbie (Deb) Murray and Sandra Parker (Pearl) accepted the award at Tuesday’s Australia Day celebrations. […]

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  • Large numbers turn out for Australia Day

    Central Goldfields Shire residents turned out in large numbers to attend Australia Day celebrations on Tuesday held in various venues, with flag raising, entertainment, a range of activities and presentations to mark the occasion. Maryborough’s celebration began at 7.30 am at the rear of the Resource Centre, with a free breakfast and official presentation of […]

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  • A fine example set by Bradley and Michael

    Two outstanding youths were awarded joint Central Goldfields Shire Young Citizen of the Year honours on Australia Day. Bradley McLeod and Michael Fitzgibbon were both recognised for their hard work and contribution to the community. Twenty-five-year-old Bradley arrived in Maryborough in 2007 to take his first teaching position following graduating from university. In his capacity […]

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