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  • Shire moves to Wannon

    At the next federal election voters in the Central Goldfields Shire will be casting their vote in the seat of Wannon. Central Goldfields Shire has hit back at the decision by the Australian Electoral Commission as it released details of its deliberation on the boundaries and names of the 37 federal electoral divisions in the […]

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  • Small crowd gathers at the eleventh hour

    Fewer in number than they were once, a small but staunch group of Maryborough war veterans were among those who gathered at the 11th hour yesterday to mark Remembrance Day. World War Two, Vietnam veterans, war widows and police were also among the crowd gathered at Maryborough’s McLandress Square war cenotaph to mark the 11th […]

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  • Dig continues as mine search reaches 23 metres

    With each new bucketload of rubble and bone extracted the sense of hope is palpable. The excavation of the disused mine shaft suspected to hold the remains of long-lost Maryborough school boy, Terry Floyd, near Avoca this week reached 23 metres depth. As each day at the bushland excavation of the disused Morning Star gold […]

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  • Candidates ready for this week’s Q&A

    All six Ripon candidates in the November 27 state election have now confirmed they will participate in the public Q&A session set for this Thursday evening. By yesterday morning, the National’s candidate, Wendy McIvor, had added her name to those of the other five candidates who had already confirmed their attendance at the session organised […]

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  • 150 years of the Clunes Show

    The upcoming Clunes show on Saturday, November 20 is a special one for several reasons. The classic country show is celebrating its 150th anniversary with special guest the Governor of Victoria, Professor David De Kretser, to officially declare it open, unveil a commemorative plaque and bury a time capsule on site on the day. This […]

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  • Clinic open to patients

    Maryborough’s new medical centre began receiving patients for the first time yesterday. Clarendon Medical Centre began operating from the first floor of the new Maryborough Health Centre in Neill Street. This followed the centre’s move from the Clarendon Street site where it has operated for the past 15 years. Clarendon Medical Centre practice manager, Brendan […]

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  • Time to shine

    The woodland pastures of Burnbank near Lexton are set to transform into a playground for music lovers at the end of the month. Organisers, The Sound Event Group, say already 2000 tickets to the inaugural Shine On Festival have been snapped up. At least 34 established international and national bands are locked in for the […]

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  • Music served blue in Dunolly this weekend

    With some leading headline blues acts, more than 28 bands and accommodation heavily booked Dunolly’s blues and roots music festival weekend looks like being a big one. “All the B&B’s have gone, the motel’s gone, the cabins are gone — really only the caravan park and camping are left,” festival organising committee member, Ronni Markham […]

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  • That place to escape for men of all ages

    Clunes’ Men’s Shed will be a place to which men of all ages can escape as required. So says Clunes’ Men’s Shed project co-ordinator, John Sayers. “It’s a place where men can escape from home from time to time; another name for it could be the dog house,” John said. Last week the project took […]

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  • Question the candidates

    Five candidates for Ripon in the approaching state election have confirmed they intend to participate in a public question and answer session set for Maryborough next Thursday. Labor’s Ripon incumbent Joe Helper, Liberal candidate Vic Dunn, Greens candidate Steven Morse, Country Alliance candidate Scott Watts and Independent Steven Stoiljkovic have each confirmed their intention to […]

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