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  • Maxine McKew joins fight to save print jobs

    Maryborough has gained a powerful ally in its fight to retain book printing jobs, with Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development, Maxine McKew, voicing her support this week. During a meeting with McPherson’s Printing Group managers at the company’s Nelson Street factory on Tuesday, Ms McKew, who defeated former Prime Minister, John Howard at the last […]

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  • More good rain for Maryborough

    Maryborough residents welcomed another higher than average month’s rainfall following July’s total of 58.9 millimetres, exceeding the city’s average of 53.6 mm for the month, measured over 130 years. Rainfall in July has been higher than average for the past four years, the most being in 2006 with a total of 79.2 mm. Some moisture […]

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  • WORK BEGINS ON STATION DOMAIN

    Work has commenced on Maryborough’s civic pride project Station Domain. Machinery was in full swing on Tuesday removing wings that have remained on the site since the days of the Maryborough Technical College. Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Maxine McKew, joined her federal colleague, Bendigo MP Steve Gibbons, councillors and officers from the […]

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  • $1.5 million lotto win

    Someone in Maryborough is walking around $1.5 million richer thanks to Saturday night’s Tattslotto draw. The person purchased the winning ticket at Maryborough News Express and Tattslotto and was one of 13 winners to share in the $20 million super draw. It is the first division one ticket sold by Ross and Cheryl Forster, who […]

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  • Pride in our community

    Central Goldfields Shire Council has embarked on a project to encourage and promote civic pride after considering the issue at a workshop session in June. Director of technical and development services, David Sutcliffe said the civic pride movement in Victoria had its beginnings around 1997, set up to initiate active programs that empower communities with […]

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  • Advertiser urges you to. . .JOIN THE FIGHT

    Maryborough faces an uphill battle in its fight to save printing jobs, as a group of the nation’s biggest retailers garner support for the removal of Australia’s book importation restrictions. The Coalition for Cheaper Books — a group consisting of retail giants Dymocks, Woolworths, K-Mart, Target and Big W and headed by Dymocks’ chief, Don […]

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  • $8 mil pokies spend

    Statistics released last week have shown that, on average, every adult in the Central Goldfields Shire spent almost $780 on poker machines last financial year. The statistics, released by the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation, also show that between the shire’s 10,393 adults, $8,098,617.50 was put through the slots of the shire’s 114 poker machines, […]

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  • Dunolly SES’s new beaut’ ute

    Dunolly’s SES crew will now be better equipped to deal with emergencies after they were handed the keys to a brand new Nissan twin-cab ute last week. Member for Ripon, Joe Helper, said it gave him great pleasure to present the keys to the much needed ute to Dunolly SES controller, Barry Cann. “I know […]

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  • McPherson’s launches new digital press

    McPherson’s Printing Group yesterday launched its new $1.3 million digital press at its Maryborough plant. Member for Ripon and Minister for Small Business, Joe Helper was on hand to assist with the launch. The press was backed by a $50,000 Brumby Government grant. Installation of the press will keep the company competitive against Australian and […]

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  • Sign and support

    Maryborough residents will now have a chance to voice their support for the town’s threatened printing jobs, with a petition opposing the proposed changes to Australia’s book importation laws launched on Wednesday. Launched by Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons, and Central Goldfields Shire Mayor, Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor, the petition will be presented to Federal […]

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