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  • High Street traffic lights top accident list

    Maryborough Police have named the traffic lights at the corner of High and Tuaggra Streets as Maryborough’s most dangerous accident blackspot. The intersection, notorious for its high collision rate, topped a list of the five worst blackspots in Maryborough given to The Advertiser by police. Seven collisions, three of them causing injury, have been recorded […]

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  • Police slam stupidity of speeding driver

    Police say the behaviour of a Moonambel man caught driving at an alleged detected speed of more than 160 kilometres an hour is nothing short of “sheer stupidity”. The 30-year-old man, who was on his full licence, was detected doing an alleged speed of 166 km/h along the Pyrenees Highway on the Moolort Plains. The […]

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  • Another month of above average rain

    Maryborough residents have welcomed another month of above average rainfall, with a total of 55.7 millimetres falling during July, after some rain was recorded over 19 days. The highest fall of 11.6 mm was measured on Friday, July 30 with 9.2 mm on Sunday, July 11 and 9 mm on Thursday, July 29. Average July […]

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  • Mother warns of net danger

    The mother of a teenager who was at the centre of a missing persons appeal this week has warned parents to be alert to their children’s internet habits. Maryborough teenager, Lani McDonald, 18, was found alive and well on Wednesday after her mother reported her missing the previous Friday. Constable Katie Fish of Maryborough police […]

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  • Newest road to be called Station Street

    Station Street is the name of the new access road from Burns Street to the Maryborough Railway Station, decided by Central Goldfields Shire Council at its meeting on Wednesday. After inviting and receiving 120 submissions with suggested names, council accepted Cr Geoff Lovett’s motion to name the new access road Station Street, and to begin […]

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  • Clunes residents put their stories in print

    Treasures from the minds and lives of Clunes and district residents have been published in a new book to be launched on Saturday as part of the annual Words In Winter Celebrations. Hot off the press of McPherson’s Printing in Maryborough, the 200-page soft cover volume, Fields Of Gold Collected Words, brings together pieces of […]

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  • Passengers flock to use new train service

    Maryborough and district residents have embraced the city’s new passenger rail service. Officially launched last Saturday, with the first train of the service leaving Maryborough Railway Station last Sunday morning, an average of 77 people have used the service daily. From Sunday to Friday last week an average of 41 people have travelled to Ballarat […]

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  • INITIATIVE

    Children’s literacy skills are the focus of a new campaign launched by the Best Start Program and Central Goldfields Shire Council. Every Child a Reader will see 750 of the shire’s youngest students visit the Central Goldfields Art Gallery and Maryborough Library to partake in literacy focussed activities. Launched in conjuction with Chester and Gil, […]

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  • Family First leader makes a visit to city

    Family First Senator, Steve Fielding, visited Maryborough earlier this week as he kicks off the regional segment of his election campaign. Alongside Family First candidate for Bendigo, Alan Howard, Senator Fielding, the leader of the Family First party, made a whirlwind trip of Central Victoria, with stops in Maryborough, Castlemaine, Bendigo and Heathcote, while also […]

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  • Talbot’s train petition taken to parliament

    A petition calling for passenger rail services to stop at Talbot station has been tabled in State Parliament. On Wednesday, Greens MLC for Western Metropolitan Region, Colleen Hartland presented the 465 signature petition to parliament’s Legislative Council. Talbot Train Taskforce spokesman, Max Kau, said the fact that there were 465 signatories to the petition, while […]

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