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  • Export coup for Coiltek

    A Maryborough company has landed a significant deal manufacturing and supplying alternative energy systems to developing international communities. Teksolar, is owned and developed by the man who is also behind Maryborough’s Coiltek gold prospecting equipment business, John Gladdis. But now Mr Gladdis has struck gold in the field of clean green energy as Teksolar this […]

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  • Moonambel plans to celebrate 150 years

    A gold nugget will be up for grabs as Moonambel celebrates 150 years since the precious metal was first found there. Organisers of the town’s big 150th anniversary bash, set for later this year, will raffle the nugget as part of festivities. In preparation for the anniversary fun over the October 30-31 weekend, organising committee […]

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  • MasterChef inspires a new breed of cooks

    It appears MasterChef mania has hit Maryborough. Stores selling cooking utensils and equipment say they have recorded a spike in sales following the runaway success of the Channel Ten cooking show, which sees 50 of Australia’s best amateur cooks compete in different challenges to take the title of the MasterChef. Country Trends owner, Robyn Jennings, […]

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  • Getting the right deal

    Three local ladies are now $40,500 better off thanks to a lucky break on one of Australia’s most popular game shows. Debbie Murray, her daughter, Brooke and friend, Sandra Parker, won $40,500 on Channel Seven’s Deal or No Deal last week. The show, which is based solely on luck, sees contestants eliminate potential prize money, […]

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  • Avoca butcher’s shop to close its doors after 154 years.

    Tomorrow is the end of an era for Avoca. When Kelvin Charlesworth hangs up his stripy apron and scrubs down his tools of trade after 51-and-a-half years as town butcher, it will be for the last time. But as he turns the lock for the last time on the little 154-year-old shop that’s served as […]

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  • Charlie calls it a day after 31 years

    Charlie Bovalino has retired from making furniture and now has plans to lead a slower pace of life, having spent nearly 31 years in the business. Charlie came to Maryborough around 13 years ago and purchased the former flour mill site in Albert Street, setting up the Flour Mill Gallery, where he made and displayed […]

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  • Second highest May rainfall in a decade

    Maryborough’s May rainfall amounted to 45.4 millimetres, almost reaching the monthly average of 49.4 mm, with the highest fall of 12.3 mm occurring on Tuesday, May 25 and some rain falling on 15 of the 31 days. The welcome rain was the highest the city has received in May in a decade, with the exception […]

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  • Officers suspended during investigation

    Four officers at the Maryborough Police Station have been suspended following allegations of an assault. The four members, all senior constables, were suspended last Thursday, with pay, as an investigation by the Office of Police Integrity (OPI) continues. The OPI is investigating an allegation that a man, believed to be disabled, was seriously assaulted in […]

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  • NEW VENTURE

    The Maryborough Highland Society is planning to open a similar community club in Castlemaine. The society last week unveiled its plans for the future to past presidents, life members and its members. At a meeting held for the society’s members, manager Don Hester said the new venture would help the Maryborough Highland Society “continue for […]

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  • Car slams into trees

    Traffic was diverted on the Bridgewater-Dunolly Road for nearly an hour on Tuesday afternoon following a single vehicle accident. A property owner, about 500 metres from the accident at Waanyarra, raised the alarm after hearing the crash at about 3 pm. Police are yet to interview the driver of the vehicle, the only occupant and […]

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