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  • CROWDS ENJOY 149TH HIGHLAND GATHERING

    People flocked in their thousands as the sun shone upon the 149th Maryborough Highland Gathering. The day kicked off with the traditional street parade as a sea of tartan, in the form of five pipe bands, piped the procession along High Street, lead by the Maryborough City Brass Band. As tradition dictates, each band was […]

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  • READY TO RUN

    The $10,300 2010 Bendigo Bank Maryborough Gift has attracted one of the strongest fields in the prestigious footrace’s long history, with four former winners set to take to the track in search of another win. A huge field of 81 sprinters has nominated for the gift, including last year’s Bendigo Bank Maryborough Gift winner Daniel […]

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  • TWELVE HOURS OF VARIETY FOR 149TH GATHERING

    Tomorrow’s 149th Maryborough Highland Gathering will present 12 hours of variety, entertainment, music and physical prowess to what is expected to be a huge crowd of locals and visitors. The festivities will begin with an hour of musical entertainment at Colman’s corner (at the traffic lights) commencing at 10 am where the popular Maryborough Jazz […]

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  • CLARK AND PARKER PROVE A DYNAMIC DUO

    Champion cyclist, Danny Clark, proved that age is no barrier as he and partner, Dale Parker, surged to victory in the men’s madison at Monday’s Central Goldfields Christmas Cycling Carnival. Fifty-eight-year-old Clark, considered one of the greatest cyclists of all time, paired with 18-year-old South Australian Parker, and the mixture of experience and youth proved […]

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  • TOWN TO WELCOME 2010 IN STYLE

    Families will be able to welcome 2010 in grand style as Central Goldfields Shire hosts its annual celebrations in front of the Maryborough Post Office. On Thursday, a large range of free activities will be available for people to enjoy, starting at 7.30 pm and going through to the New Year countdown before midnight. Activities, […]

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  • STORY OF THE WORKERS HALL TO BE TOLD

    Take-pART Arts Alliance has been granted $5000 from the Federal Governments Regional Arts Fund to tell the story of the social dances at the Tren du Bourg (Workers) Hall. The grant will also include a celebration of that history with a new piece of music and a film of the hall’s dance history and couples […]

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  • RIDING IN SANTA STYLE

    The Central Goldfields’ own adopted Santa Claus, Jack O’Connor, is now riding in true Santa style. After 59 years spent playing Santa across the region, 80-year-old Jack now requires a bit of help getting to “gigs”, of which he has played hundreds since kicking off his career as Mr Claus on the Gillett family farm […]

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  • FIRE CAUSES ROAD CLOSURE

    A fire which caused an estimated $35,000 damage forced the closure of the Carisbrook-Eddington Road last Wednesday. A truck carrying a load of lucerne ignited the blaze after some of the load came into contact with the truck’s upright exhaust shortly before 3 pm. The driver of the truck and another employee of the company […]

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  • Revamp for Collins Place

    The $355,000 redevelopment of Collins Place in Clunes was officially opened recently. At the opening of the new facilities, which include a new community rotunda and upgraded toilet facilities, along with landscaping works, Member for Ripon, Joe Helper, said the upgrades could be attributed to a partnership between the Clunes community and all levels of […]

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  • Packed bill for parade

    The 149th Maryborough Highland Gathering street parade will be conducted in High Street on New Year’s Day with Highland pipe bands, brass bands, a concert band and a jazz band to ensure a comprehensive musical opening to the gathering. At 10 am the Maryborough Jazz Band will perform their popular renditions on the corner of […]

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