Ironman achieves goal

Niall Thompson has achieved a long-held ambition, winning the right to compete in the Kona Ironman in Hawaii this week. Usually near impossible to qualify for the event which is regarded as the world championships of Ironman, Thompson was devastated

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Longwarry wins thriller

Longwarry’s Glenn Pask bowls against Warragul in division two action on Saturday.  Despite gaining 21 shots over seven ends, Longwarry lost the rink 29/30.

Longwarry’s division two team came away with a thrilling three-shot win over Warragul in the first game of the pennant bowls season. Whilst division two played in glorious conditions, division six had an unfortunate day off with Warragul forfeiting. Division

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No Labor candidates

The Australian Labor Party is still without endorsed candidates for the Legislative Assembly seats of Narracan and Gippsland South with the state election only 52 days away.

The Australian Labor Party is still without endorsed candidates for the Legislative Assembly seats of Narracan and Gippsland South, both held by the Liberal-National coalition, with the state election only 52 days away. And the closing date for nominations is

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Police remember

Flags were presented for the church service at Drouin on Thursday by, from left, Senior Sergeant Jack Hullick, Leading Senior Constable Simone Schroder and Leading Senior Constable Allan Piening.

Serving and retired police officers from throughout Eastern Region Division 5 led a moving service at Drouin last Thursday for Police Remembrance Day. Joining them were other Victoria Police employees, families, widows and members of Police Legacy and the public

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Demolition a priority

The house in Albert St, Warragul, owned by Baw Baw Shire is about to be demolished with the site with plans to make the site a plaza entry to Civic Park and the West Gippsland Arts Centre.

An uninhabitable house at the corner of Albert St and Civic Place owned by Baw Baw Shire is to be demolished. Depending on the weather, the demolition is to start immediately after council made it a priority as a result

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Flexible learning at WRC

After two years at the school, Warragul Regional College principal Paul van Breugel is leading a new learning model that will be introduced for years eight, nine and 10 students next year.

An innovative learning philosophy that aims to give students subject choices based on ability and interest rather than year level age groups will be introduced at Warragul Regional College next year. The initiative will, in time, see years eight, nine

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Get ready for cricket

Hallora’s James Williams bowls during a division one match against Yarragon last season. Having finished runner up in 2017-18, Hallora will be aiming for another finals appearance this season.

The promotion of Jindivick and return of Neerim District to division one headline the changes for season 2018-19 in Warragul District Cricket Association. Having held ambitions to progress to division one cricket in recent seasons, Jindivick’s build up saw it

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Morlings rally to victory

Father and son team Keith and Alex Morling took a much-needed victory in the Snowy River Sprint.

Local father and son team of Keith and Alex Morling of Bunyip took a much-needed victory in the classic category of the Snowy River Sprint, the penultimate round of the 2018 AASA Australian Tarmac Rally Championship. Outright contenders Andrew Richmond

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Crime up in Baw Baw

Crime Statistics Agency figures released for the 12-month period ending on June 30 have shown crime is up in Baw Baw while four of the five other Gippsland police areas have all dropped.

Latest crime statistics have shown a 5.9 per cent increase in total crime across the Baw Baw police services area, bucking the trend of other Gippsland municipalities that have seen decreases. Crime Statistics Agency figures released for the 12-month period

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Patrick up to cattle test

Patrick Anderson, 17, of Athlone was placed third in the national dairy judging finals at the Adelaide Royal Show.

Patrick Anderson has a good eye for cattle and his ability to separate the good from the bad was put to the test during national dairy judging finals at Adelaide Royal Show recently. The 17-year-old Athlone resident has grown up

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