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  • Daughter’s memory lives on

    Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation CEO, Allan Turner, yesterday finished a three-day visit to Maryborough to promote organ donation. Allan’s daughter, Zaidee, passed away at age seven in 2004 and was the only child in Victoria under the age of 16 to donate organs and tissues in that year. Following his daughter’s untimely death, proud father Allan […]

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  • Clunes counting the cost following floods

    Clunes is a town in mop-up mode after last weekend’s flash flooding damaged more than 35 homes and several businesses. About 50 people attended a community meeting in Clunes’ town hall on Tuesday aimed at informing “flood” and “storm damage” affected residents how to get help. Hepburn Shire Cameron Ward councillor, Tim Hayes said he […]

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  • Thieves try to take advantage of flooding

    Clunes Caravan Park operator, Les Eastcott has a message for looters who have tried to take advantage of flash flooding at the park. “Don’t come down here because we’re waiting for you,” said the owner-operator of the park which was targeted by looters after it was struck by Saturday’s flash flooding. Now the water has […]

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  • Printing jobs safe

    Maryborough’s printing industry is a main beneficiary following the formation of a minority Labor Government, Labor Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons says. Mr Gibbons was to spend yesterday in Canberra after Independents Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott gave Labor their vital votes, delivering Julia Gillard the 76 seats needed to form a Labor government. “I’m […]

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  • Dunolly marooned as it gets swamped by water

    Dunolly was a town marooned for much of the weekend. Swamped by floodwaters from the swollen Avoca and Loddon rivers and from Bet Bet and Burnt creeks, the town’s access routes were cut between noon on Saturday and Sunday morning. Dunolly SES volunteers worked non-stop attending to more than 40 emergency calls including vehicle entrapment […]

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  • Reservoirs at capacity

    Most of the region’s reservoirs have reached capacity and are overflowing. Within the Loddon catchment system, Tullaroop Reservoir and Laanecoorie Reservoir both have reached capacity and were yesterday spilling over. Also within the Loddon Catchment, the Cairn Curran Reservoir 10 kilometres west of Maldon was yesterday sitting at 74 percent capacity. But Goulburn-Murray Water which […]

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  • Still counting the flood cost

    The weekend’s deluge has left a damage bill estimated to be at least upwards of $1 million in its wake. “I wouldn’t even try to put a figure on it but it would be a million dollars for sure,” Central Goldfields engineering and services manager, Ron Potter said yesterday. Mr Potter said it will take […]

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  • Last month’s rainfall most for 29 years

    Maryborough received double its average rainfall (56.1 millimetres) for August and already surpassed its yearly average rainfall, even before the weekend’s deluge. A total of 114.4 mm was recorded last month, bringing the total for this year to 526.6 mm, just a fraction more than 524.3 mm, the city’s average for August on the record […]

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  • Teenagers interviewed

    Police have arrested and interviewed two Maryborough teenagers in relation to a $100,000 act of vandalism attack on the town’s Coles/Kmart construction site last week. “We interviewed one yesterday and one this morning,” Sergeant Roland Kurzke of Maryborough police said on Friday. Sergeant Kurzke said police believe the two teenagers are responsible for the savage […]

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  • Operation nabs unpaid fines totalling $35,000

    A major police road blitz operation in Maryborough has netted $35,000 in unpaid fines. In just over four hours last Thursday, Operation Rockridge caught 34 offenders in a major roadblock blitz on Maryborough’s Park Road. A flank of law enforcement officers from Maryborough, Castlemaine, Ballarat and Bendigo detected and executed a total 104 outstanding sheriff’s […]

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