News

  • DEDICATION

    Twenty-five years after a chance encounter with a tiny joey, hardworking and dedicated wildlife volunteers Brenda and Garry Cheers have been honoured with a nomination for Australian of the Year. Brenda received an individual nomination and the couple were also nominated jointly. Even though they were not named finalists, both are very deserving nominees. “It […]

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  • A HOT NIGHT

    Maryborough residents could have been forgiven for waking up hot and weary on Tuesday morning as the city recorded its highest overnight temperature on record. On Monday night the temperature failed to fall below 28.9¡, several degrees warmer than the previous record of 26.4¡ set on January 1, 1997. The long term overnight average for […]

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  • TWO AIRLIFTED AFTER TWO CAR ACCIDENT AT TALBOT

    Two passengers were transported to hospital in Melbourne by air ambulance following a two car collision in Talbot. The accident occurred shortly after midday on Sunday. It is understood that a white Commodore, travelling west along Camp Street, failed to stop and collided with the north bound Nissan Pulsar on the Maryborough-Ballarat Road. Both cars […]

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  • HIGH ABOVE

    The lookout tower of Maryborough’s Old Fire Station was last week inspected by Central Goldfields Shire Council, as there is growing concern the timber structure is no longer stable, and therefore a safety issue. The inspection of the tower was organised following observations that the structure had begun to lean towards the main building. This […]

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  • WORLD CHAMPION AARON WINS AT NEW YEAR

    After taking part in the Scottish Highland Games on New Year’s Day – 22 lb granite stone Braemer style, 26 lb shot put, caber tossing, 56 and 28 lb weight for distance – strongman, Aaron Neighbour led the field of competitors by one point. Thirty-two-year-old Aaron won the final event of the day, the challenging […]

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  • WILD WEATHER

    Records were rewritten in 2009 with Maryborough recording its highest daily temperature (45.4¡) on Saturday, February 7, its hottest October day (18.6¡) since 1965 and its coldest August night (-2.8¡) since 1997. Total rainfall for the year (506.9 millimetres) fell just short of the annual average of 523.8 mm. No rain fell in January to […]

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  • DUNOLLY CELEBRATES 140TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST JOHN’S

    On Sunday, December 13 a large congregation made up of representatives from across the parish attended the 140th anniversary of the dedication of St John’s Anglican Church, Dunolly on December 17, 1869. Bishop of Bendigo, The Right Reverend Andrew Curnow officiated at the service together with rector of the Parish of Maryborough with Avoca, Fr […]

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  • CROWDS ENJOY 149TH HIGHLAND GATHERING

    People flocked in their thousands as the sun shone upon the 149th Maryborough Highland Gathering. The day kicked off with the traditional street parade as a sea of tartan, in the form of five pipe bands, piped the procession along High Street, lead by the Maryborough City Brass Band. As tradition dictates, each band was […]

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  • READY TO RUN

    The $10,300 2010 Bendigo Bank Maryborough Gift has attracted one of the strongest fields in the prestigious footrace’s long history, with four former winners set to take to the track in search of another win. A huge field of 81 sprinters has nominated for the gift, including last year’s Bendigo Bank Maryborough Gift winner Daniel […]

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  • TWELVE HOURS OF VARIETY FOR 149TH GATHERING

    Tomorrow’s 149th Maryborough Highland Gathering will present 12 hours of variety, entertainment, music and physical prowess to what is expected to be a huge crowd of locals and visitors. The festivities will begin with an hour of musical entertainment at Colman’s corner (at the traffic lights) commencing at 10 am where the popular Maryborough Jazz […]

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