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  • Man in court after baseball bat savagery

    Police used capsicum spray to subdue a Maryborough man who smashed a divisional van windscreen during a violent incident on Sunday night. Three police officers, and a woman and three children known to the alleged offender were assaulted during the incident about 9 pm in Maryborough. A 41-year-old Maryborough man yesterday faced Bendigo Magistrates Court […]

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  • Author moves to region

    Author Pat Grayson has just returned to Australia after spending 35 years living in South Africa and has taken up residence at Daisy Hill for the next 12 months. Pat said that he wanted a quiet rural environment to work on completing his latest book. When friends suggested that he might like to “house sit” […]

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  • St John ambos lose their home

    Maryborough’s St John ambulance service will soon be without a permanent home. Local superintendent Graham Fary said this week that he had been contacted by TAFE Victoria asking that St John vacate their current premises in the old Maryborough TAFE building by March 22. St John has been renting the building for the last three […]

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  • Blue Light disco upset at venue damage claims

    The future of Maryborough’s Blue Light Youth discos is in doubt with organisers claiming the event is being unfairly blamed for damage to the interior of the town hall. They have cancelled the disco which was scheduled for tonight at the hall. They believe the several hundred primary and secondary school aged participants who patronise […]

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  • Pilfer woes

    Maryborough store owners say their businesses are routinely being targeted by shoplifters, potentially costing them hundreds of dollars in stock every month. A number of businesses within Maryborough’s CBD say shoplifting is rife, and according to Maryborough Supa IGA duty manager, Jason Neely, the Nolan Street supermarket is among the most frequently targeted. “I’d say […]

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  • RACV to pay up

    RACV announced yesterday that it will pay claims to its members affected by the Victorian floods in January 2011. The announcement is expected to have major implications for many Carisbrook residents who have been waiting on the outcome of claims for weeks. Paul Northey, of RACV, said the severe weather in January affected large parts […]

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  • Driver offences detected in school zone operation

    Maryborough police say they are disappointed with the results of a three week operation targeting driving offences around school zones in the area. Thirty-one infringement notices were issued during the operation, codenamed School Start, over the first three weeks of the 2011 school year, in and around school zones in the area. The infringements were […]

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  • No grog law

    All CBD areas in all towns across Central Goldfields Shire are expected to become alcohol “dry zones” within months. The move follows a motion passed unanimously by the council at its meeting last week. Consumption of alcohol is currently permitted in central business districts and public areas of towns across the shire, with the exception […]

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  • Dunolly couple attempt to piece lives together

    Even a month after floods ravaged their home, Dunolly couple, Fred and Jan Watts fear the idyllic life they had carved out at their Gooseberry Hill Road home may never be fully recovered. “I just don’t know if we’ll ever fully be able to clean up,” Fred said. The couple’s relocated naval base home, which […]

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  • Eatery spices things up

    The culinary options for Maryborough diners seeking a night out have just expanded. Melbourne-based restauranteur Fateh Singh and his team with BM Pastry and Indian Restaurant are opening a new Indian restaurant in Maryborough’s Nolan Street. Staff member, Geetika Verma says the team at the new restaurant, to be called Rammy Dessert Indian Cuisine, hopes […]

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