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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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  • Payout is sweet for Jack

    When ABC local radio rang Jack O’Connor on Friday morning for a live interview, the unofficial mayor of Carisbrook was more than happy to take the call. “I was very pleased when they rang, and the Herald Sun also rang up just congratulating me,” he said. Mr O’Connor had plenty of reason to be pleased, […]

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  • Grand ol’ face gets a lift

    A project to renovate Maryborough’s historic Post Office struck an unexpected setback yesterday when a cherrypicker used on site toppled over. Australia Post has begun an eight-week $100,000 project to ensure the PO that has overlooked Nolan Street for the past 135 years, continues to show its best face to the public. But a slight […]

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  • Flood overlay plan to include more of town

    New homebuilders in Carisbrook may be at risk of constructing their floor levels below the height needed to avoid future flood damage. January’s flooding which hit the town demonstrated that Central Goldfields Shire Council’s flood inundation overlay needs to be amended to incorporate more parts of the town. If land is not subject to an […]

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  • $7M project

    Work to build Havilah’s new multimillion retirement facility in Maryborough is stimulating jobs growth with several new building apprenticeships expected to be created this year. Sales of 28 of what will ultimately be more than 50 independent living units at the Havilah on Palmerston complex have already been negotiated. Havilah last week announced it has […]

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  • Criers heard through the streets of Talbot

    It takes a certain type of person to be a town crier. Daisy Hill’s Jim Mowbray is such a person. But the official Talbot market town crier was not alone at the town’s popular farmers market last weekend Six of Australia’s top town criers filled the market with the attention-grabbing sounds of their age-old craft. […]

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