Dedicated investigator

A dedicated and specially trained investigator of Victoria Police will work with the recently established family violence unit based at Warragul.

Dedicated family violence investigators are part of Victoria Police’s reform agenda to target increasing violence, sexual offences and child abuse in the home. With an increasing trend of family violence reports in the Baw Baw police services area, inspector Chris

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Val volunteers to visit

MS community volunteers scheme team leader Rosemary Joiner (right) is hoping to recruit more volunteers to the scheme like Val Goombridge of Neerim South.

A cup of tea, a chat, a game of scrabble – it may not sound much but a weekly visit to an elderly person is sometimes the friendship they need to brighten their day. Val Goombridge of Neerim South admits

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Elders visit Labertouche

Riley Green (left) and Owen Cummins gain an insight into the tools used to dig and crush food during a visit to Labertouche Primary School from local Aboriginal elders.

Local history and indigenous culture were explored at Labertouche Primary School when Aboriginal elders visited last week. The students were enthralled by stories of life at Jackson’s Track, learning to swim and fish in the Labertouche Creek, viewing artefacts and

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Hospital board changes

West Gippsland Healthcare Group board members following the recent annual general meeting (from left) Peter Kingwill, Jo-anne Moorfoot, Christine Holland and Beryl Raufer.  Back from left:  Associate Professor David Hillis, John Monagle, Chair Jane Leslie, Duncan Smith and Peter Marx.

West Gippsland Healthcare Group board member of 21 years, including seven years as chairman, John Davine, was one of three retiring board members at the recent annual general meeting. Three new directors joined the board and were tasked with overseeing

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Young guns triumph with Pride

Gippsland Pride captain Sam Batson of Western Park Cricket Club accepts the championship shield following victory over North East in the final.

Warragul District Cricket Association young guns Sam Batson (Western Park), Jack Armour (Buln Buln), James Williams and Sam Whibley (Hallora) were part of the triumphant Gippsland Pride side that won Sunday’s Victorian Country Cricket League under 21 championship. The Pride

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Gippsland Cup returns

Warragul Greyhound Racing Club general manager Adrian Scott (right) looks forward to welcoming AFL games record holder Brent Harvey to the Warragul Cup on January 27.

Australia’s biggest greyhound racing regional series will return for a second year to the Gippsland region. The Gippsland Cup will be launched at the Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club on Thursday night to mark the return of the series which connects

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Rain cancels events

Bureau of Meteorology warnings of up to 100mm of rain in West Gippsland from Friday to Sunday fell short but the region was spared of any dangerous flash flooding.

Warnings of a super storm hitting the state over the weekend may not have impacted as originally predicted, but several events and sporting activities were either called off or washed out across West Gippsland. Bureau of Meteorology warnings of up

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Trees group fear development

Members of the Friends of Drouin’s Trees group fear development of 22 dwellings on land between Monica Drv and McNeilly Rd could spell the end to a precious stand of trees listed on the town’s significant tree register. 
 They are (from left) Jeff Smythe, Wes Dobson, Elaine Ferguson, Helen Timbury, Judy Farmer, Jenny Date and Kerry Date.

A stand of trees, some more than 300 years old, needs to be protected from a proposal to develop 22 townhouses in Drouin, according to community members. Members of the Friends of Drouin’s Trees group fear development of 22 dwellings

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Defibrillator replaced

At the commissioning of the new defibrillator at Coles Supermarket are (from left) store manager Conrad Taylor, Rotarian Bob Vogt, club president David Proposch, and Rotarians Leigh Bates and Bill Petschack who installed the unit.

An Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) installed stolen from Drouin in August has been replaced. The original defibrillator was installed by the Drouin Rotary Club on the front wall of Coles Drouin supermarket in May. The club has replaced the stolen

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Telling Drouin’s stories

Jane (left) and Terry Marks receive CDs of their story told at the “Stories of Drouin” presentation.  The mother and daughter both spoke about working as Koorie educators at Drouin Primary School.

Local stories of a war hero, a schoolboy at the turn of the century, a young girl growing up on Jackson’s Track and well-known family businesses all featured at the fifth “Stories of Drouin” presentation. A history of the Drouin

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