Saleyard closure continues to be felt throughout the community

Ron Jolly said seeing the saleyards close in Warragul brought a tear to his eye.

A career spanning seven decades was more than just a job to livestock agent Ron Jolly, it became his life and his passion. When the Warragul Saleyards closed in December, Mr Jolly said he shed a tear. He had already

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Warragul couple race home from France amid virus outbreak

Kathryn and Paul Bordonaro raced home from their French trip to beat the overseas travel and lockout restrictions.

With just 15 hours to escape a coronavirus lockdown in France, Kathryn and Paul Bordonaro embarked on a journey home to Warragul that saw them constantly racing an international shutdown. In scenes reminiscent of The Amazing Race reality tv show,

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April average rainfall levels reached in just one weekend

A large dumping of rain over the past weekend was a welcome sight for farmers.

Farmers are on track for a strong autumn break with rainfall over the weekend already at average April levels. The first month of autumn saw 47.2mm of rain recorded in Warragul, below the 115 year March average of 65mm. But,

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Food premises may have annual licensing fees waived by council

The Baw Baw Shire may be waiving the fees for food premises to help ease the burden from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Food premises across Baw Baw Shire may not have to pay annual licensing fees as part of a package of measures council is considering to ease the financial burden of coronavirus. Rate relief for all ratepayers and initiatives to support

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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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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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