News

  • Many new faces for the new school year

    Hundreds of local preps marked the biggest change in their lives yesterday and today. The majority of local primary schools commenced yesterday and, in most cases, it was straight into the books. As soon as the bell rang at Dunolly Primary School yesterday, all students, preps included, sat down and took their books out. “We’re […]

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  • Price hike

    Maryborough RACV home insurance policy holder George Davies was in for a rude shock when he received a letter from his household insurance company this week. George’s premium on his RACV home insurance had skyrocketed. “The premium on my Station Street house has gone from less than $500 a year to $5088 annually,” the shocked […]

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  • Breakthrough vehicles stolen

    Police are seeking information following the brazen theft of four valuable Energy Breakthrough vehicles from Highview College last week. The $30,000 burglary and theft was discovered by a cleaner on Wednesday and is believed to have happened between last Sunday and the early hours of last Wednesday morning. Thieves forced their way into an old […]

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  • Thousands at festival

    A report for the coroner is being prepared following the death of a man at Lexton’s Rainbow Serpent Festival weekend on the weekend, police say. Sergeant Paul Martin of Beaufort police yesterday said the 34-year-old Epping man’s death was “now in the hands of the coroner”. Sergeant Martin said the man’s death was not suspicious […]

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  • Two men killed in Tiger Moth crash

    The cause of a plane crash that killed two men in Maryborough on Friday evening may never been known. The Tiger Moth aircraft was taking off from the Maryborough Aerodrome just after 5 pm on Friday night. Pilot John Fisher and his passenger David Oxley, who were taking a joy flight in the vintage plane, […]

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  • Local honour

    Two of Maryborough’s most tireless community workers have been recognised as the Central Goldfields Shire’s Citizens of the Year. Local builder Daryl Maffescioni and musician Rita Mullins received the joint honour in front of crowds at Australia Day celebrations in Maryborough’s Station Domain yesterday. A great supporter of a huge number of community causes, Daryl […]

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  • Pigeons’ anxious wait

    Stringent bans on pigeon racing and transactions in the wake of the lethal paramyxo virus are hitting Maryborough’s pigeon racing enthusiasts hard. In an effort to contain spread of the virus which can rapidly decimate pigeon flocks, the minister for agriculture has issued an order prohibiting racing, showing, exhibitions, and transactions throughout Victoria. While no […]

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  • Boost for hall interior

    Restoring the grandeur of yesteryear is no easy task. Just ask the painters charged with the painstaking and intricate job of repainting the interior of Maryborough’s historic town hall theatre. The imposing heritage-protected interior, including upper level walls, cornices, balustrades and lace ironwork, are all gaining the benefit of several new licks of paint. And […]

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  • Birds invade tennis courts

    Greenkeeper for the tennis courts Mark Christie is not impressed with his uninvited visitors. For the last month, Mark said, the tennis courts had been “under attack” and the “attacks” had doubled in two weeks. Corellas have been descending onto the Maryborough tennis courts and causing significant damage to almost all tennis bays. Only three […]

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  • Celebrate nation’s day

    There will be plenty of options for Central Goldfields Shire residents to celebrate Australia Day on Thursday, with a jam-packed schedule of activities across the shire. Maryborough locals will have the chance to celebrate in the multimillion dollar Station Domain development. Beginning at 7.30 am, there’ll be plenty of breakfast options available, with pancakes from […]

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