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  • Get ready to dance

    Dance teachers and event organisers have plans well underway for the second Dare to Dance Festival. The festival will be held from April 15 to 26. The festival is organised by Take-pART which is a community alliance of groups who offer opportunities for people to sing, dance and make music. The program will include boot-scooting, […]

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  • Blaze destroys Alma weatherboard home

    Fire has totally destroyed a weatherboard home in Alma on Wednesday night. The home, on the Maryborough-St Arnaud Road, was well alight when the call was made by a passerby to the emergency services. Maryborough Fire Brigade captain, Darryl Wagstaff said the call was made at 10.45 pm. On arrival Maryborough fire personnel were forced […]

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  • Caitlyn tops the class at Highview

    Highview CollegeÕs dux of 2009 is Caitlyn Egan. Caitlyn, who also served as a school captain during her final year of school, achieved the outstanding ENTER score of 98.30. The result of a lot of hard work, the score will now allow Caitlyn to assess her university options while she takes a gap year in […]

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  • A year of hard work pays off for Caitlin

    Caitlin Chapman is dux of the Maryborough Education Centre for 2009. Caitlin’s VCE results earned her an ENTER score of 87.10, which the 18-year-old admits came as a shock. “When I got the message to tell me my score, I ran into my room and screamed for about two minutes,” she said. Caitlin achieved a […]

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  • Cr Meddows-Taylor re-elected as Mayor

    Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor was re-elected for a third term as Central Goldfields Shire Mayor at a special meeting of the council at 5 pm on Wednesday evening, held prior to the ordinary meeting for December. Following the announcement of Mayor for the 2009-10 term, by chief executive officer, Mark Johnston, Cr Annie Constable, who put […]

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  • Car break-ins and damage during spree

    Police have arrested and charged a 23-year-old Ballarat man and a 17-year-old Ballarat teenager after a massive weekend crime spree across Maryborough. The pair allegedly stole a car from Ballarat and drove to Maryborough on Friday night. It is then alleged the duo ran riot throughout town, committing a number of car break-ins, in which […]

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  • NOW OPEN

    “What a day, finally it’s here,” project manager, Ron Firman said with excitement and relief on Friday afternoon, following the official opening of the new Communications Museum in Camp Street, Talbot by Member for Ripon, Joe Helper. Those present were welcomed by Talbot Arts and Historical Museum president, Robin McRobinson who thanked all the people […]

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  • NEW REGALIA FOR COUNCIL

    Since the formation of Central Goldfields Shire in 1995, there has been no official council regalia, as the mayoral chain and robe worn on special occasions by mayors of the Borough of Maryborough and City of Maryborough were considered to be irrelevant. This year, a decision was made to have a mayoral drop, similar to […]

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  • FUNDING FOR 13 LOCAL VOLUNTEER GROUPS

    Thirteen Central Goldfields Shire volunteer groups are set to share in more than $45,000 worth of Federal Government funding. The funds are being provided under the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants 2009 initiative according to Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons, and will see a total of $45,917 shared among the organisations. The 13 local groups […]

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  • THE BEST

    The Maryborough Highland Gathering has been recognised with both a state and national award for the presentation and conduct of the 148th gathering conducted at Princes Park on New Year’s Day. The event was judged the Meeting of the Year by the Victorian Runners and Trainers Association. The judgement was made in consideration of all […]

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