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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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  • Garden ideas sprout

    Dunolly’s preschool is a suitable site for a community garden and community support exists to develop one there. That is one of the key findings of a Community Kitchens and Gardens Feasibility Study which has just been completed in the Central Goldfields and Pyreness shires. The study is part of a two-year-long healthy communities project […]

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  • Riding program in need of more horses

    Maryborough’s Riding for the Disabled branch says it is in dire need of more horses before it begins its 2011 program in early May. The volunteer organisation, which teaches people suffering from physical or mental disabilities how to properly ride and handle horses, has been forced to turn prospective clients away after five of its […]

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  • Speed reaches 190km/h during police pursuit

    A 21-year-old from near St Arnaud reached speeds of 190km during a night time police pursuit on the Sunraysia Highway the Maryborough Magistrates Court has heard. The court on Tuesday also heard that Jason Dunstan of Cope Cope drove his Holden sedan while straddling the centre white line for up to 100 meters and maintaining […]

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  • Record nominations for Powercor awards

    A record number of nominations have been received for the 2011 Powercor Central Goldfields Business Awards. Community members throughout the shire passed in nearly 180 nominations for 95 local businesses. This year there was a much higher number of nominations received in the tourism category, with Maryborough Flour Mill Gallery Sew What exhibition receiving a […]

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  • P-plate driver nabbed at 34km above limit

    A P-plate driver has lost her licence after she was caught doing 117 km in an 80 km zone at Timor. The incident and several others involving provisional drivers has prompted a Maryborough police warning to newly licensed drivers. The 18-year-old driver from the Maryborough area lost her licence for six months after she was […]

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  • Three months on from the January flood

    Scars left by January’s floods are continuing to cut deep into the Carisbrook psyche. While the town may appear normal by daylight the reality is very different Carisbrook Disaster Recovery committee member, Narelle Harrison says. Months after the flooding struck, depression and anxiety are hitting many residents whose lives were turned upside down. Some still […]

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  • Lauch at Timor mine

    Timor’s Grand Duke Mine was indeed a grand place to be on Friday as it hosted the launch of the National Trust Heritage Festival. The statewide festival runs over April 8 to May 8 and features a vast array of heritage attractions and events spanning 10 municipalities across the state. Heritage events on the diverse […]

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  • On The Rise

    A population of 20,000 people by 2025, that’s the vision of the Central Goldfields Shire Council. Currently home to nearly 13,000 people, Central Goldfields Shire Council has adopted a population growth framework to grow the population to 20,000 by 2025. The framework outlines an annual average growth rate of 2.5 percent that would see the […]

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  • Man confronts police

    Maryborough police used capsicum spray against a man alleged to have attacked officers with a large frying pan and threatened them with a steel pipe. The incident happened at a house in Maryborough’s Margaret Avenue about 10.25 pm on Monday night. Sergeant Frank Peiffer of Maryborough police said officers had intercepted a car in the […]

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