Strong crowds for Farm World

Emily and Thomas Dunn look the part in their hats as they explore Farm World.

Rain arrived on cue for Farm World over the weekend, but organisers and exhibitors reported strong crowds and strong sales for the annual event. Crowd numbers were just short of last year’s record with more than 55,000 people still attending

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Hospital meeting rescheduled

Where’s the Funding lobby group members Kerry Elliott and Rob Sinnett outside Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing’s office on Friday after a meeting with her staff, that has now lead to a rescheduled meeting this week.

Where’s The Funding community campaign organisers have welcomed a meeting with Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing, after their scheduled meeting last Friday was cancelled. The community lobby group is still desperately hoping to attract funding for a new West

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New kinder gains funds

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces the Warragul early learning centre $800,000 funding boost to Baw Baw Shire chief executive officer Alison Leighton in Traralgon on Thursday.  Cr Michael Leaney is in the background.

An $800,000 funding allocation announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday will complete funding proposals for a new kindergarten in Warragul. The project will deliver a new early learning centre to be co-located on the Warragul Primary School site,

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Turnbull grants new jobs

All smiles after hearing of the prime minister’s $2 million announcement on Thursday are (from left) Cr Darren Wallace, Nick and Peter Ward of Drouin West Timber and Truss and mayor Joe Gauci.

Expansion of an innovative building system developed by Drouin West Timber and Truss is expected to create 26 new jobs for the company. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull delivered news of a $2 million boost to the company’s $7 million expansion

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Jenny is croquet champion

Jenny Leesing’s Gippsland championship victory has inspired a renewed interest in association croquet at Drouin Croquet Club.

Drouin croquet player Jenny Leesing put the town on the map when she won the Gippsland Croquet Association division three championship at Traralgon recently. Jenny, who plays off a handicap of 12, travelled to Yarrawonga to represent the GCA at

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Parkrun’s stylish birthday

Participants in Saturday’s park run are, from left Leonie ‘The General’ Mitchell, Dave French, Rachel Hammond, Melissa Taafe, Helen Matthews, Nathan Hoskings and Bruce Ferrier, all of Warragul.

Warragul parkrun celebrated its third birthday on Saturday. The event marked parkrun’s 160th consecutive event in Warragul, with the event carrying an op shop theme. Held each Saturday morning at Warragul’s Brooker Park, parkrun is a weekly timed 5km walk

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McMillan or Monash?

Sitting Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent will no longer live in the electorate if a proposed redistribution transfers the Pakenham growth area to the Latrobe electorate.

The controversial name of the Federal seat of McMillan will be scrapped under a proposed boundary redistribution that will see Bunyip River become the new western border. It is proposed to rename McMillan to Monash, in recognition of World War

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Ingrid forced to travel

Ingrid Thomas at work at Modra Technology in Warragul where she has had to juggle full time work with travelling for cancer treatment.

Ingrid Brown’s cancer journey is far from over.  With six months of treatment remaining, she would have loved to finish her chemotherapy at West Gippsland Hospital. But, the one day a week service and cramped facilities, makes it difficult for

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Rubbish spoils reserve

A dead red-belly black snake with its head in an empty alcohol can is amongst rubbish that lays around the Longwarry recreation reserve.

A dead red-belly black snake with its head in an empty alcohol can is a picture that tells a thousand words of the rubbish that lays around the Longwarry recreation reserve, according to a local resident. Amanda Howard said dumped

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Riding for 25 years

Lions Ride for Sight organising committee secretary Andrea Keppel congratulates local cyclists Mark Sage (left) and Ian de Bruyne as they prepare for join their 25th consecutive Ride for Sight to raise funds for vision related projects. 

Local cyclists Mark Sage and Ian de Bruyne will saddle up for their 25th consecutive Lions Ride for Sight tomorrow. The pair will join the 370km non-competitive ride stretching over five days from Tidal River to Inverloch to raise money

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