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  • Heavy rain falls in the Central Goldfields region

    SES volunteers lost sleep Wednesday night fielding continual calls for help as severe weather lashed the Central Goldfields. Lexton was among the hardest hit areas with numerous trees down across roads, Maryborough SES incident controller, Steve Moyle said. Between Wednesday evening and yesterday morning SES volunteers from Maryborough had responded to at least 18 separate […]

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  • Society opens its new centre

    The Carisbrook Historical Society has unveiled its new research centre to the public after countless hours of hard work. The research centre, located in the former Carisbrook Infant Welfare Centre which the Carisbrook Historical Society leases from the Central Goldfields Shire, has been painstakingly restored, rewired, remodelled and repainted by the historical society’s members over […]

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  • Dunolly petition push for ATM to be installed

    Dunolly traders and tourism operators have launched a petition calling for the Bendigo Bank to install an ATM in the town. The petition will be displayed at venues throughout the town during August, member of the town’s traders’ association, Dunolly businesswoman, Fiona Lindsay said. Ms Lindsay, who chairs the Dunolly Rural Transaction Centre, said local […]

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  • Foul play for playgroup

    The Maryborough Playgroup says they may be forced to search for a new home after their 10th break-in in 18 months. Vandals have continually targeted the group’s Gillies Street home, which they share with the Wattle City Church, and after the latest break-in, which they say caused $600 damage, it may be a case of […]

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  • High Street traffic lights top accident list

    Maryborough Police have named the traffic lights at the corner of High and Tuaggra Streets as Maryborough’s most dangerous accident blackspot. The intersection, notorious for its high collision rate, topped a list of the five worst blackspots in Maryborough given to The Advertiser by police. Seven collisions, three of them causing injury, have been recorded […]

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  • Police slam stupidity of speeding driver

    Police say the behaviour of a Moonambel man caught driving at an alleged detected speed of more than 160 kilometres an hour is nothing short of “sheer stupidity”. The 30-year-old man, who was on his full licence, was detected doing an alleged speed of 166 km/h along the Pyrenees Highway on the Moolort Plains. The […]

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  • Another month of above average rain

    Maryborough residents have welcomed another month of above average rainfall, with a total of 55.7 millimetres falling during July, after some rain was recorded over 19 days. The highest fall of 11.6 mm was measured on Friday, July 30 with 9.2 mm on Sunday, July 11 and 9 mm on Thursday, July 29. Average July […]

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  • Mother warns of net danger

    The mother of a teenager who was at the centre of a missing persons appeal this week has warned parents to be alert to their children’s internet habits. Maryborough teenager, Lani McDonald, 18, was found alive and well on Wednesday after her mother reported her missing the previous Friday. Constable Katie Fish of Maryborough police […]

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  • Newest road to be called Station Street

    Station Street is the name of the new access road from Burns Street to the Maryborough Railway Station, decided by Central Goldfields Shire Council at its meeting on Wednesday. After inviting and receiving 120 submissions with suggested names, council accepted Cr Geoff Lovett’s motion to name the new access road Station Street, and to begin […]

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  • Clunes residents put their stories in print

    Treasures from the minds and lives of Clunes and district residents have been published in a new book to be launched on Saturday as part of the annual Words In Winter Celebrations. Hot off the press of McPherson’s Printing in Maryborough, the 200-page soft cover volume, Fields Of Gold Collected Words, brings together pieces of […]

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