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  • Moolort chicken farmer puts his name in the election race

    Moolort chicken farm owner, Steve Stoiljkovic has thrown his hat into the ring to contest the upcoming state election. The businessman says his concern for the future of Maryborough and the region has prompted him to stand as an independent candidate in the upcoming November 27 election. His registration pits him against incumbent MLA for […]

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  • Smart meter questions answered

    Questions were fired left, right and centre when Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources, Peter Batchelor, fronted a public forum on the controversial smart meters in Maryborough last week. Addressing a small crowd of around 20 or so people, mainly made up of retirees invited by direct mail, at the Maryborough Resource Centre last week, […]

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  • MEC oval funding

    The grass is about to become greener on Maryborough Education Centre’s senior sports oval following an $850,000 announcement. Member for Ripon, Joe Helper last week announced the State Government funding to lay down a new synthetic turf surface for the 12,000 square metre senior sports oval. MEC principal, Barney Healy said the entire Maryborough community, […]

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  • Clunes set to lose six social housing units

    For the past 12 years Mick Magain has called his social housing unit in Clunes’ Templeton Street home. But now Mr Magain, who suffers from a health condition, must leave the social networks he has made over many years in Clunes and move. Following a Department of Human Services decision to close its six social […]

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  • Bottle boffins bound for Maryborough show

    The bottle collecting bug bit Maryborough collector Steve Greenwood at an early age. While other family members were more interested in hunting and fishing pursuits the young Steve Greenwood was busy adding to a growing collection that one day would be worth a pretty sum. “It’s a disease,” the self-confessed bottle boffin and history buff […]

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  • Major road and bridge upgrade at Moolort

    A major road and bride upgrade at Moolort will significantly improve access for B-doubles and semi-trailer trucks. Recycled materials will be heavily used in the $1.36 million upgrade of Locks Lane and Rodborough Road concrete bridge. Member for Ripon, Joe Helper on Wednesday announced a total $655,000 in state Local Roads to Market funding toward […]

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  • Beekeepers converge

    The Maryborough Harness Racing Complex was a hive of activity last week as beekeepers from across the state swarmed upon the complex for an annual conference. Held at the harness racing complex every year, the Central Victorian Apiarists Association Annual Conference Day attracts apiarists from across the state to hear about the latest developments in […]

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  • Water still overflows

    The region’s reservoirs are continuing to benefit from strong inflows with two still spilling over. The 1.3 gigalitre Evansford Reservoir managed by Central Highlands Water and the 8000 megalitre Laanecoorie Reservoir managed by Goulburn-Murray Water were yesterday continuing to overflow. A spokeswoman for CHW, Shelley Best, said that between Tuesday, August 10 and Tuesday, August […]

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  • RE-ELECTED

    Delighted — is the way Labor’s Steve Gibbons has described his convincing re-election to a fifth term as the Federal Member for Bendigo. On a first preference basis, Mr Gibbons and the ALP secured 37,321 or 47.84 percent of the votes, representing a positive swing of 0.7 percent, with a voter turnout of 80.60 in […]

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  • Recent wet weather a blessing for farmers

    Local farmers were thanking the heavens last week as almost four inches of rain was dumped on parched paddocks and crops. Three of those farmers were the Ross brothers of Natte Yallock, Nathan, Anthony and Steve, who say they’ve received approximately four to five inches in the past month. “We had about 16 millimetres on […]

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