New pool a hit

Warragul swimmer Zoe Harrington took to the pool for Gippsland’s junior competition.

Warragul’s new outdoor pool was a hive of activity at the weekend, with Warragul Water Warriors hosting their first junior swimming competition at the new facility. With well over 300 swimmers from clubs across the district attending, the day proved

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Dragons’ historic day

Drouin Dragons player Paul Gummer boots the ball into attack, urged on by a parochial Drouin crowd.

Saturday was a historic day for Drouin Dragons Soccer Club, participating in the Football Federation Australia Cup for the first time in its history but unfortunately going down to Dandenong White Star 3-1. The club is participating in the FFA

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Blackwood endorsed

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has faced Liberal Party pre-selection for the first time since being elected in 2006. He was endorsed with an overwhelming vote of 121 to 76 ahead of next year’s state election.

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has fended off a challenge for pre-selection. Liberal Party pre-selection endorsed the sitting member on Saturday, with an overwhelming vote of 121 to 76 in Mr Blackwood’s favour. His challenger was young Liberal Stephanie Ross,

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School traffic risk

Drivers in heavy traffic at the junction of Burke and Howitt Sts, Warragul, especially around school start and finish times, are having to take huge risks to make turns according to a frequent user of the roads.

It is only a matter of time before there is a serious accident at the junction of Howitt and Burke Sts in Warragul claims a frustrated mother who drives there every school day. The amount of traffic is getting worse

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Interchange to open

The long-awaited Sand Rd freeway interchange at Longwarry will improve road safety when it opens to traffic tomorrow afternoon.

The $28 million Sand Rd freeway interchange at Longwarry is set to open to traffic tomorrow afternoon. Sixteen months since works began in October 2015, the long awaited interchange which is set to improve road safety for freeway and local

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Legacy changeover

Alan Tatlow (left) is installed as Central Gippsland Legacy president by Melbourne past president Ian Harrison.

Alan Tatlow was installed as the 59th president of Central Gippsland Legacy at its changeover luncheon at the Warragul RSL on February 12. Mr Tatlow was installed by Melbourne past president Ian Harrison. He said he was on a steep

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Blake breaks 100m record

Under 10 athlete Tristan Silver clears the bar in the high jump at Warragul Little Athletics.

Athletes, parents and younger siblings participated in a relay-a-thon at Warragul Little Athletics Centre recently, with 255 laps completed. The weather was kind and wasn’t too hot for Saturday’s little athletics program. Blake Davis broke his own record in the

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Wild Dogs win junior GCL finals

Warragul and District Cricket Association celebrates winning both the under 16 and under 16 finals of the junior Gippsland Cricket League competitions.

Warragul District Cricket Association has continued its strength in the junior Gippsland Cricket League competitions, winning both the under 18 and under 16 finals on Sunday. The under 18 team took home a hard-fought three-wicket win over Sale-Maffra despite being

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Grandmother to shave hair

Grandmother Joy Goold will be joined by her granddaughter Rachel O’Dwyer in a head shaving event on March 17.

In what could be the oldest person to take part in the World’s Greatest Shave Joy Goold, 92, is shaving her head on March 17. She will be joined by her granddaughter Rachel O’Dwyer. They will be shaving their heads

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Yarragon wants school site say

Ian Southall (left) and Michael Fozard hope to see the former Yarragon school site developed for community purpose.

The community of Yarragon has made an impassioned plea to have a say on how the former school site on Rollo St will be developed. The Yarragon Business Association, Yarragon District Community Association, Baw Baw Sustainability Network and the Yarragon

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