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  • Harness race action set to turn up heat

    Harness racing fever is mounting as Maryborough and Carisbrook prepare for this year’s big Redwood Carnival. This Thursday’s meeting at Maryborough Harness Racing Club’s Carisbrook track features several qualifying heats for two keenly anticipated feature races in the carnival held over July 13-15. This Thursday’s meeting features heats for the Trustees of the Carisbrook Racecourse […]

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  • Prisoner list reveals truth

    A Maryborough man is among those named on a list unveiled in Canberra on Sunday revealing more than 1000 prisoners of war and civilians who perished in Australia’s worst maritime disaster. The list held by the National Archives is the most complete document ever released detailing names of the 845 soldiers and 208 civilian internees […]

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  • Servo in knife heist

    Maryborough Police are hunting a knife-wielding bandit who robbed a Maryborough petrol station over the weekend, escaping with a large amount of cash. Acting Sergeant Grant Healey from the Maryborough Police Station said the unknown male offender entered the United Petrol Station in Tuaggra Street early Sunday morning and threatened the service station attendant with a […]

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  • Local TAFE campus to stay

    Bendigo TAFE administrators say that State Government budget cuts will have little impact on its Maryborough campus in the near future. Despite the announcement earlier this week that enrolments will cease for 39 “non-viable” courses and 100 Bendigo TAFE staff will be made redundant throughout the remainder of the year, administrators say it will make […]

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  • Community cat program

    Central Goldfields Shire rangers is calling on community support as they launch a new program they hope will help reduce the number of unwanted cats. A pound full of cats, and more continually picked up by rangers, has prompted Central Goldfields Shire Council to launch the new community cat desexing initiative. While the initiative is […]

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  • Lowest paid of the state

    Central Goldfields workers are among the lowest paid in the state according to a snapshot of the area provided by 2011 census data. According to the first round of 2011 census data released last week, the Central Goldfields Shire has the lowest weekly median household income — $685 — of any local government area in […]

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  • McPherson’s evacuated

    Around 100 staff were evacuated from McPherson’s Printing Group’s Nelson Street plant yesterday following a fire scare. Workers were evacuated from the building at around 6.40 am yesterday morning after a suspected paper jam caused the plant’s paper extraction unit to overheat and smoke. McPherson’s operations manager Bill Drummond said workers in the area were […]

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  • Winter rain welcomed by farmers

    Local farmers are rejoicing with the recent rainfall, describing it as “perfect”. Wareek-based farmer Dean Jardine tipped 32 millimetres of water from his rain gauge on Friday morning and couldn’t be more pleased. “It was perfect rain,” he said. “It’s been ideal. Not too wet.” Following the good soaking, Dean said that if it’s dry […]

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  • Shire Council adopts new budget

    There was one rates objection and it raised quite a bit of discussion but didn’t stop Central Goldfields Shire Council adopting its new budget. General rates across the shire will now rise by 4.8 percent come the new financial year after councillors at Wednesday evening’s special meeting unanimously voted to adopt the new 2012-13 budget. […]

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  • Sheep killed following second savage attack

    Thirteen sheep have been killed in the second savage dog attack on a Dunolly area property in less than a month. The latest mauling attack happened on Sunday night in a paddock leased by Len and Joan Williams on the Dunolly-Avoca Road, with the horrific damage discovered on Monday. The attack happened in a paddock […]

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