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  • Two local transport pioneers honoured

    Two local transport pioneers have been inducted into a hall of fame honouring Australian transport legends. Ken Gleisner and Joe Bowen were among 220 inductees into the Shell Rimula National Road Transport Hall of Fame for 2010 on August 28. Based in Alice Springs, the hall of fame features some of the most famous names […]

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  • Domain shaping up

    Work on Maryborough’s new Station Domain project is tipped for completion by the end of November. Central Goldfields Shire is looking to an official Australia Day community launch of the $3.3 million renewal project, the shire’s technical services general manager, David Sutcliffe, said. When completed the Station Domain project will particularly serve to beautify and […]

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  • Big bill for flood aftermath

    The Central Goldfields Shire has appealed for patience as it tackles a hefty $4 million plus bill of flood aftermath works. Central Goldfields and Hepburn municipalities are believed the worst hit in the state in terms of civic repair works needed following this month’s flash flooding. Both are facing works bills in the order of […]

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  • Nurse rescued in flooded creek drama

    When Bealiba’s Dianne Barnes caught up with Bet Bet’s Cliff Harrison last Friday it was a far less dramatic meeting than their first. Instead of rescuing the nurse from surging floodwater, as he did during their first encounter, this time Cliff offered Dianne and her partner, Peter, coffee. When flash floods struck the district on […]

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  • Shire moves to buy Cal Gully Reserve

    Central Goldfields Shire Council has resolved to advertise its intention to purchase the Crown allotment known as Cal Gully Reserve, situated in Wills Street, Maryborough. The Department of Sustainability and Environment has deemed the land surplus to its needs. The reserve comprises an oval, tennis courts, the clubrooms of the Maryborough Apex Club and an […]

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  • Crime rate report

    Burglaries, drug offences and assaults increased but fewer rapes and road fatalities are occurring across Central Goldfields and Loddon, the latest policing statistics indicate. “Areas of decreased crime are best reflected in the category of rape,” Police Service Area Manager, Inspector Wayne Barclay said last week. The latest official Victoria Police crime statistics show the […]

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  • Daughter’s memory lives on

    Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation CEO, Allan Turner, yesterday finished a three-day visit to Maryborough to promote organ donation. Allan’s daughter, Zaidee, passed away at age seven in 2004 and was the only child in Victoria under the age of 16 to donate organs and tissues in that year. Following his daughter’s untimely death, proud father Allan […]

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  • Clunes counting the cost following floods

    Clunes is a town in mop-up mode after last weekend’s flash flooding damaged more than 35 homes and several businesses. About 50 people attended a community meeting in Clunes’ town hall on Tuesday aimed at informing “flood” and “storm damage” affected residents how to get help. Hepburn Shire Cameron Ward councillor, Tim Hayes said he […]

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  • Thieves try to take advantage of flooding

    Clunes Caravan Park operator, Les Eastcott has a message for looters who have tried to take advantage of flash flooding at the park. “Don’t come down here because we’re waiting for you,” said the owner-operator of the park which was targeted by looters after it was struck by Saturday’s flash flooding. Now the water has […]

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  • Printing jobs safe

    Maryborough’s printing industry is a main beneficiary following the formation of a minority Labor Government, Labor Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons says. Mr Gibbons was to spend yesterday in Canberra after Independents Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott gave Labor their vital votes, delivering Julia Gillard the 76 seats needed to form a Labor government. “I’m […]

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