Eastwell relives Garfield’s 2011 premiership

2011 Garfield premiership coach Brent Eastwell reminisced with the Gazette this week on his sides triumph over Neerim South.

How quickly the world can change. This time last year the previews were out, and the talking was done, it was time to play footy. Fast forward 12 months and the announcement that the season would be shelved until at

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Longwarry students participate in colour run

Longwarry Primary students Braith and Zac enjoy the colour run course.

On Friday 20 March Longwarry Primary School students participated in a day of activities for the National Day of Action (NDA) against Bullying and Violence. In class students created posters, made chatterboxes and wrote postcards with anti-bullying suggestions. After recess,

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Longwarry saleyards development recommended for refusal

A new saleyards development at Longwarry will be recommended for refusal when presented to Baw Baw Councillors next week.

A $13 million saleyards development at Longwarry will be recommended for refusal when it is presented to Baw Baw Shire councillors next week. But, developers have asked council to defer consideration of the application, saying they want an opportunity to

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Healthcare workers appeal to West Gippslanders to “stay home”

Nurses have joined the appeal, urging the public to stay home as much as possible to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Healthcare workers have appealed to West Gippslanders to “stay home” during the current coronavirus crisis. West Gippsland Healthcare Group staff have sent a simple message to community members – “Stay home. Save lives.” Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, people are being

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Warragul couple test positive for COVID-19 after overseas trip

Magret Rae and Terry Hennessy felt the symptoms of COVID-19 during their trip to Turkey.

Hot cross buns and fresh fruit and vegetables dropped at their front door have helped keep up the spirits of a Warragul couple who tested positive to coronavirus on the weekend. Terry Hennessy and Magret Rae have been in isolation

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Region hopeful for new girls league soon

Aspiring footballer Stephanie Morland alongside Warranor president Graeme Carter. Warranor are looking to fill an all girls under 12 side for the new competition.

In recent weeks, AFL Gippsland have been in consultation with junior clubs in the region around starting an under 12 girls football competition. After receiving some positive feedback from four clubs in particular, the wheels were put into motion and

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Football benched in Gippsland due to coronavirus pandemic

Football has been suspended until May as the coronavirus outbreak shuts down all non-essential activities.

Coronavirus (CODIV-19) has put a “STOP” sign in front of the start to Australian Rules football and associated netball competitions in Gippsland until at least May. All senior and junior football leagues, youth girls and women’s competitions are affected. The

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Non-essential activities the latest to be shut down amid coronavirus outbreak

Supermarket shelves have been emptied as the virus saw all non-essential activities shut down.

A shutdown of non-essential activity is the latest in a series of government implemented bans being enforced to stop the spread of coronavirus and protect the health of our communities. Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday reinforced the message from Prime Minister

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Farming properties to be considered for rate reduction

Some high valued farming properties may be offered rate reductions.

High valued farming properties identified for future residential developments are being considered for rate reductions, possibly at the expense of other ratepayers. New differential rates scenarios that could potentially shift the rate burden to general ratepayers were outlined at council’s

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Family gives back to fledgling nation

Trudey, Medina, Trisha and George Oling helped oversee the building of the new school.

An 11-kilometre school commute is not remarkable in the Baw Baw Shire with students often travelling twice that distance by bus or car every day. However, in an East African country which is only eight years old and still recovering

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