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  • Cloudless day a winner at Avoca’s Anzac races

    Pristine autumn conditions greeted an estimated 2500 strong crowd at Avoca’s Anzac Day Races. With Monday’s perfect weather, a track rated good and an on course tote turnover of $70,000, the Avoca Shire Turf Club had plenty to grin about. The seven race program saw Caulfield-trained Rammutt take out the feature race, the Mount Avoca […]

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  • Lest we forget

    A crowd of about 300 braved Monday’s early chill to pay their respects at Maryborough’s Anzac Day dawn service. And in a moving Anzac Day Address, the manager of Bendigo’s Veteran’s Support Centre, Sue Arthur, urged people to talk to our veterans and learn their stories. Before a crowd that included some 35 war veterans […]

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  • Support for flood victims

    Two federal Liberal MPs have promised to help flood-stung Carisbrook residents as they take on insurance giant AAMI. Shadow Attorney-General, Senator Gary Humphries told embattled AAMI policy holders in Carisbrook he will contact the Insurance Council of Australia to bring attention to their plight. Touring Carisbrook and Dunolly with the ACT senator this week, Federal […]

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  • Facelift for honour board

    This year’s Anzac Day will see the re-dedication of Carisbrook’s historical World War One honour board which has just recently been restored to its original condition. The honour board has hung on the wall in the Carisbrook Town Hall since 1918 to commemorate the local soldiers who died in the conflict. It was painted by […]

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  • Fundraising golf day for saving Les’ life

    Local resident Les Taylor considers himself very lucky to be still around to enjoy his family and friends. After passing out in November 2009, he was rushed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with bleeding on the brain. He was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm — a life threatening condition where the arteries leading to the […]

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  • Shot fired at house

    A gunman who fired a shotgun blast at close range into an occupied Maryborough home is the subject of a police hunt in the area. The house in Maryborough’s Dundas Road became a crime scene on Tuesday after the single shot was fired through a front bedroom window. Detective Sergeant Brett Caddy of Maryborough Criminal […]

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  • Driver airlifted following smash

    A Talbot man was airlifted to hospital with head injuries following a rollover accident on McCallums Creek Road near Maryborough early on Saturday. The 44-year-old man was the driver and sole occupant of a Ford Falcon sedan which left the road and overturned about 12.40 am at Craigie. The car ripped through a fence and […]

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  • Memorial vandalism raises veterans’ ire

    Maryborough’s Vietnam Veterans have labelled damage caused to their Phillips Gardens memorial on Friday night as a disgrace. Decorative tiles were prised off the memorial and smashed as part of a spree of damage caused in the gardens overnight on Friday. As well as the damage to the memorial, several sprinkler heads were snapped and […]

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  • Word fest heads to town

    Wordsmiths and aspiring writers may be moved to prose, as Maryborough joins the Words In Winter festival for the first time. A self-publishing workshop, spoken poetry competition and authors’ visits are among events in store as Maryborough becomes part of the festival already well established in Daylesford and the Hepburn Shire. For the first time […]

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  • Easter road blitz

    Easter may mean holidays for many but motorists who allow their brain to take leave are likely to fall foul of Operation Crossroads over the next week. That’s the message from traffic management police like Maryborough’s Sergeant Don Frazer. Sergeant Frazer is among the region’s TMU police who will oversee this Easter’s Operation Crossroads in […]

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