More families seek relief

Individuals and families facing financial hardship is increasing according to Baw Baw Combined Churches Food Relief managers Anne Pascoe (left) and Trish Addison.

The number of local individuals and families facing financial hardship is increasing according to Food Relief figures. For the first six months of this year, 50 more families sought assistance through the Baw Baw Combined Churches Food Relief than the

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WGAC demolition complete

The popular graffiti wall backstage at the arts centre has been sectioned off to be protected throughout redevelopment works.

Works at the West Gippsland Arts Centre upgrade project have reached another milestone with first stage demolition works completed and internal construction works underway. The $13.4 million redevelopment project is well on track. Mayor Joe Gauci said the project was

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Ian walks away from desk

Engineer Ian de Bruyne has been project managing the redevelopment of the West Gippsland Arts Centre in Warragul as his final job before pre-retirement leave after 37 years with Narracan, Warragul and Baw Baw shires.

Some big changes – most for the good, some so-so and others not so good – are inevitable over a career with local shires spanning 37 years. That has been the story for civil engineer Ian de Bruyne who will

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Native garden takes shape

Exploring the new native garden, pond and dry creek bed at Ellinbank Primary School are students (back, from left) Eli Twining, Jim Thorne, Jetta McLachlan, Erika Reynolds, Georgie Allen-Walters, Pippi Angst, (front, from left) Archer Thorne, Kye Reynolds, Layla Parke, Thomas Moser and Blake Stone.

The first stage of a sensory garden has been completed at Ellinbank Primary School, with completion of a native garden, pond and dry creek bed. The broader project will incorporate sensory and creative elements around the art room as well

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Dusties take over

The Warragul Industrials Football Netball Club has officially taken over the lease of the Club Hotel in Warragul. It has temporary closed the bar, dining and gaming venue while major renovations are undertaken. Renovations started this week on the gaming

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Ficifolia saved

The Ficifolia tree at the corner of Princes Way and Bennett St, Drouin will remain.

A heritage listed tree, part of the avenue of Ficifolias in Princes Way, Drouin, on the western entrance to the town, has been given a reprieve. Public Transport Victoria had planned to remove the tree at the corner of Bennett

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Record book fair

Darnum-Ellinbank CFA members Anthea Randall and Jo Hooton help out at the book fair.

Yarragon’s annual book fair delivered the goods for local fire brigades by attracting more visitors to the region and achieving record takings of almost $28,000. A constant crowd streamed into the Yarragon Public Hall across two days of the annual

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Drouin wants out

Having not won a senior game of football in 2017, Drouin Football Club has decided it wants out of Gippsland League.

Drouin football club has decided it wants out of Gippsland League. An extraordinary general meeting of the club last Wednesday officially started the ball rolling in its attempt to leave Gippsland and join the West Gippsland Football Netball Competition. A

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WTC measures up

Featuring in the strong opening to “Measure for Measure” are Jessica Stephens-Short (right) with alter egos Kaley Ward (centre) and Kiera Jarred.

Warragul Theatre Company vowed to take bold steps in 2017 to coincide with the West Gippsland Arts Centre closure. And the company certainly delivered. Last weekend’s production of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” delivered something different from its traditional musical offerings,

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Fox leads Rotary

Outgoing president Peter Dell welcomes newly elected president Vaughan Fox at the Warragul Rotary Club’s changeover dinner.

Newly elected Warragul Rotary president Vaughan Fox is keen to build relationships with the community and businesses. Speaking at the club’s changeover at the Black Tie Reception Centre last week, Mr Fox said the club was a relevant and vibrant

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