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  • Fire sparks brigade formation

    “Fire, fire, fire” was the headline in the Maryborough Advertiser on March 18, 1861. The headline was describing a blaze that had completely destroyed Birnie’s Freemasons’ Hotel — the site on which the Albion Hotel stands today. This fire was the catalyst for the formation of the Maryborough Fire Brigade 150 years ago. The Freemasons […]

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  • Footy funds for flood affected clubs

    Three different football and netball clubs from three different leagues will come together for a charity day to raise money for their flood affected clubs. On Saturday, March 26 the Carisbrook Recreation Reserve will host the inaugural Patterson’s Insurerbuild Flood Cup. Carisbrook Football Netball Club from the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League will do battle […]

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  • Locks lost for charity

    More than 30 residents have braved the clippers and lost their locks for charity as part of last week’s World’s Greatest Shave. Teams from Legenz Café, Bakers Delight, Dunolly and one brave Highview College student all shaved their heads as part of the charity event, which raises funds for leukeamia research. Many of those who […]

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  • Mine search expected to last for much of year

    Anyone who has been moved by the tragic story of former Maryborough schoolboy Terry Floyd, will have a chance to dig deep and help out this Friday. This Friday, the Maryborough Highland Society will devote its monthly charity evening to the Floyd family’s quest to locate and recover Terry’s remains. Highland Society functions co-ordinator, Gwenda […]

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  • Maitreya Festival hailed a success

    An estimated crowd of 2500 transformed Carisbrook’s harness racing track site into an arts and music festival over the long weekend. Organisers of the area’s first ever Maitreya festival yesterday hailed the music, arts and lifestyle event a success. A large contingent of international backpackers and metropolitan festival circuit followers made up most of the […]

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  • Driver pulled from burning truck

    Maryborough’s Jason Stone never thought twice as he dragged a seriously injured driver away from the wreckage of a burning semi-trailer just minutes before it exploded on Saturday night. Mr Stone and his wife were driving home along the Maryborough-Bendigo Road about 8.30 pm after a day’s fishing at Laanecoorie Reservoir, when they noticed the […]

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  • Not just a naked cycle

    Some may call it bare-faced cheek but Dunach cyclist Andy Stretton has other ways to reference this weekend’s World Naked Bike Ride set for Daylesford tomorrow. Mr Stretton, who runs bicycle business, Mechanarchy, is organiser of the Daylesford flank of the global nude bicycling event. He wants as many Central Goldfields residents as possible to […]

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  • Highview student set to be brave and shave

    There will be a few cold heads this long weekend as a number of residents from around the Central Goldfields take the brave and bold move and shave their heads for charity. Maddy Morrow, a year 11 student at Highview College will lose her locks today all for a good cause, the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual […]

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  • Hopes lift on QBE claims

    Carisbrook QBE policy holders remain skeptical despite indications the insurer has softened its stance on claims lodged by the town’s flood victims. QBE has announced it will reassess claims after initially telling about 15 families their policies do not cover them for flood damage. Following QBE’s announcement, an assessor visited the home of well-known resident […]

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  • Four-day festival hits Carisbrook

    Carisbrook is readying itself to host its first ever Maitreya arts and music festival over this long weekend. The four day festival gets under way this afternoon at Maryborough Harness Racing Club’s Carisbrook racetrack. It is expected to attract upwards of 2000, mainly metropolitan-based festival circuit followers intent on partying away the long weekend and […]

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