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  • Wareek gothic beauty to open its gardens

    This weekend affords a unique opportunity to visit one of the region’s best kept secrets. Bluestone gothic revival style Norwood Homestead at Wareek opens its gates to share its garden and other external treasures. As part of the Taste of Gold Heritage Weekend visitors can inspect the imposing exterior and grounds of this 1860s gem […]

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  • From Carisbrook across the world

    Ever since she was young, Shannon Purcell says she has always dreamed of strutting down the catwalk as a famous model. Now, at the age of 15, that dream looks set to become a reality. The Carisbrook teenager was recently named as one of 13 winners from around Australia in the Cosmopolitan National Model Search, […]

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  • Unsung heroes who dig into darkness

    Efforts to excavate an old gold mine thought to hide the body of 12-year-old Maryborough school boy, Terry Floyd, missing since 1975, has its heroes. At the bushland mine site near Avoca, the dig into darkness, through layers of the past and literally into the unknown, has hit 52 metres. It’s now believed it could […]

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  • Bryce’s kitchen rules for Talbot

    Apprentice chef at Talbot’s London House eatery, Bryce Gabell is a young man with a lot on his plate. When head chef, Matt Rowles, Bryce’s former mentor at Talbot’s London House café, moved on to St Arnaud recently, Bryce, 17, was asked to remain and oversee the menu. The Talbot Action committee which manages the […]

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  • Two sides of politics meet in Maryborough

    It’s not every day you see federal MPs from opposing camps touring the countryside and mingling with business leaders together. But that’s exactly what happened in Maryborough last week when Labor’s federal member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons, hosted Liberal member for Wannon, Dan Tehan, on a meet-and-greet tour of the Central Goldfields Shire. Despite eleventh […]

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  • Relay of Life raises more than $84,000

    It was blue skies and a sea of green shirts as Maryborough hosted its second Relay for Life at Princes Park. One thousand and twenty-two people, almost 13 percent of the city’s population, registered to be part of one of 45 teams. The event raises money for the Cancer Council of Victoria. After 18 hours […]

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  • Flood charity cup a hit

    The organisers behind the weekend’s Pattersons Insurerbuild Flood Cup say they were overwhelmed with the amount of support given by the local community. The cup, contested by the Carisbrook, Clunes and Newbridge football netball clubs, was conceived as a means of fundraising for all three clubs which were badly damaged by the January floods. Event […]

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  • Big cycling weekend

    Riders in Maryborough’s Murray to Moyne relay team have a big weekend ahead of them — about 540 kilometres in fact. A team of 12 riders with the help of four support crew will ride in relay from Mildura to Port Fairy, all the while raising funds for Maryborough District Health Service. The Murray to […]

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  • Set to Relay for Life

    A record number of participants will relay for one single objective tonight in Maryborough — to fight cancer. From 6 pm tonight for 18 hours, nearly 50 teams will be part of the Relay for Life around Princes Park raising money for the Cancer Council and taking time to remember those who are no longer […]

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  • Man trapped in horrific road accident

    A Bendigo man was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition following a horrific road accident at Tarnagulla yesterday. The 49-year-old man was trapped for more than two hours after his utility and a B-double truck collided at the intersection of the Wimmera Highway and Keogh’s Lane. The accident about two kilometres […]

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