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  • Factory fire investigated

    Police are investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed a shed at a disused Maryborough factory during the weekend. Maryborough CFA crews were called to the fire in Bassett Street at 3.18 pm on Sunday afternoon. Two fire trucks and eight firefighters attended the blaze, which was brought under control within five minutes. The […]

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  • RAIL ON TRACK

    Victorian Premier, John Brumby officially launched the next stage of $50 million worth of rail upgrades designed to restore passenger rail services to Maryborough at the Maryborough Railway Station last week. Joined by Transport Minister, Martin Pakula and Member for Ripon, Joe Helper, Mr Brumby said the works will help to stabilise Maryborough’s future. “The […]

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  • Brochure launched

    Talbot environmental outfit, McCallums Creek Landcare Group, launched its brochure detailing the benefits of planting native species in Talbot last Saturday. Officially launched by Member for Ripon, Joe Helper at the Back Creek conservation area, the brochure is titled Gardening with Indigenous Plants in the Talbot District, and is to be distributed to all current […]

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  • Town’s historic fire tower to be restored

    Central Goldfields Shire Council will tender the restoration of the Maryborough Fire Tower, on the corner of Neill and Campbell streets, with the aim to have the structure removed, renovated and reinstated for the Maryborough Fire Brigade’s 150th anniversary in March next year. Director of technical and development services, David Sutcliffe said at its meeting […]

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  • Highland Society plans management takeover

    Maryborough Highland Society is on the verge of taking over the management of the now closed Kyneton Bowling Club. The Kyneton Bowling Club was closed just over two weeks ago as the business was placed into receivership for failing to pay back a loan. The loan had been taken out to complete extensive building works, […]

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  • HEALTH HELP

    The health of Central Goldfields Shire and Pyrenees Shire residents is set to benefit from $410,000 worth of Federal Government funding. Visiting Maryborough yesterday to announce the funding alongside Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons, Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon said the shared funding would tackle the twin issues of obesity and healthy […]

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  • Knife attack bail refused

    The man accused of slashing the face of a Maryborough teenager with a knife was refused bail in the Bendigo Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pearson will remain in police custody until June after he was arrested over the alleged incident, which left the 19-year-old victim with a 20 centimetre scar running from his […]

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  • Thirty years for Allen in community radio

    On Monday, Goldfields FM Radio joint manager, Allen May celebrated 30 years to the day his involvement in community radio, having started at 3CR on March 22 in 1980. Allen said when he began at 3CR the station was located in Cromwell Street, Collingwood but is now in Smith Street. “From there I went to […]

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  • SLOW DOWN

    Central Goldfields Shire Council will write to VicRoads seeking a speed reduction through the Dunolly shopping centre from 60 to 50 kilometres per hour, after receiving a petition from Dunolly residents containing 187 signatures. At its meeting on Wednesday evening, council’s director of technical and development services, David Sutcliffe said VicRoads has previously been requested […]

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  • Fond farewell given for Father Cliff

    Rector of the Anglican Parish of Maryborough with Avoca, Fr Cliff Greaves and his wife, Pat were farewelled at a gathering in the Parish Hall on Sunday following the parish annual meeting. Parish secretary, Max Finch said Fr Cliff’s many skills contributed to the parish becoming a vibrant and active parish. “Fr Cliff came to […]

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