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  • WORLD FIRST

    Broken bones and serious gashes requiring stitches have long been a part of living with epilepsy for Maryborough’s Lesley March. The aftermath wrought by her epileptic seizures frequently leave the 52-year-old looking as though she’s done several rounds in a boxing ring. But now Lesley has made history, becoming the second person in the world […]

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  • 10 out of 10 for first fiction effort

    A St Augustine’s Primary School student has written, printed and launched his debut book at age 10. Grade five student, Chris Jones, wrote his short story, Kings, and launched it last term with the help of his classroom teacher, Mark Healey. “It probably took me two or three days to write,” Chris said. “I really […]

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  • Big cats on the prowl?

    A book written about one of Australia’s greatest mysteries — are there big cats roaming around the Australian bush? — has been written by Michael Williams and Rebecca Lang. Michael dropped into the Advertiser office recently with the newly published book, AUSTRALIAN BIG CATS An Unnatural History of PANTHERS. The authors say they hope the […]

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  • CHILL FACTOR

    The operators of Maryborough’s indoor public pool say they are trying to remedy a problem affecting air temperature in the pool hall. The pool in Gillies Street has been subject to recent complaints from pool users. These have included claims that the water temperature in the pool is too cold and complaints about sand content […]

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  • Queries galore at rail meet

    The room was “chockablock and the questions wide-ranging when V/Line held its public information session about Maryborough’s return of rail services late on Wednesday afternoon. “What about dogs and bikes?” one woman asked the V/Line representatives who were on hand to field community questions — straight or curly. “What’s going to happen to the market […]

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  • Wendy to stand for Nationals at election

    Maryborough mother of three, Wendy McIvor, will stand as The Nationals candidate for the seat of Ripon in the November State election. Wendy, 49, who was born in Pyramid Hill and lives in Maryborough, said she was looking forward to the challenge of unseating the Labor Party’s Joe Helper on November 27. “I am fiercely […]

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  • MAYOR’S RESPONSE

    Central Goldfields Shire mayor, Chris Meddows-Taylor has hit back at claims he improperly held up a permit for the Moolort broiler farm after a motion was passed by council granting the permit. Cr Meddows-Taylor yesterday sat down with The Advertiser to clarify his views on the issue and what role he played in the days […]

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  • Miller Homes to get facelift

    The units on the corner of Havelock and Campbell (formerly Wellington) streets in Maryborough, known as the Miller Homes, are currently being refurbished, to bring them into the modern era. The six Alexander Miller Memorial Homes, comprising 12 units, were officially opened in 1932, with a large crowd in attendance. Alexander Miller operated a drapery […]

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  • Collisions on the rise

    The Central Goldfields has recorded just one fatality, while six people lost their lives on Greater Bendigo roads in the last six months TAC figures released yesterday show. But while the Central Goldfields fatality rate remains low for the region the number of serious injury collisions has undergone a “sharp increase” police say. The latest […]

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  • New boundaries for local fire brigades

    A new group of fire brigades has emerged in the Central Goldfields following the Black Saturday fires and the subsequent Royal Commission. From July 1, 10 fire brigades will form the Goldfields Group. In early June the Tullaroop Group, containing seven local fire brigades was dissolved, and from July 1 will cease to exist. These […]

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