Blackwood endorsed

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has faced Liberal Party pre-selection for the first time since being elected in 2006. He was endorsed with an overwhelming vote of 121 to 76 ahead of next year’s state election.

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has fended off a challenge for pre-selection. Liberal Party pre-selection endorsed the sitting member on Saturday, with an overwhelming vote of 121 to 76 in Mr Blackwood’s favour. His challenger was young Liberal Stephanie Ross,

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School traffic risk

Drivers in heavy traffic at the junction of Burke and Howitt Sts, Warragul, especially around school start and finish times, are having to take huge risks to make turns according to a frequent user of the roads.

It is only a matter of time before there is a serious accident at the junction of Howitt and Burke Sts in Warragul claims a frustrated mother who drives there every school day. The amount of traffic is getting worse

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Interchange to open

The long-awaited Sand Rd freeway interchange at Longwarry will improve road safety when it opens to traffic tomorrow afternoon.

The $28 million Sand Rd freeway interchange at Longwarry is set to open to traffic tomorrow afternoon. Sixteen months since works began in October 2015, the long awaited interchange which is set to improve road safety for freeway and local

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Legacy changeover

Alan Tatlow (left) is installed as Central Gippsland Legacy president by Melbourne past president Ian Harrison.

Alan Tatlow was installed as the 59th president of Central Gippsland Legacy at its changeover luncheon at the Warragul RSL on February 12. Mr Tatlow was installed by Melbourne past president Ian Harrison. He said he was on a steep

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Grandmother to shave hair

Grandmother Joy Goold will be joined by her granddaughter Rachel O’Dwyer in a head shaving event on March 17.

In what could be the oldest person to take part in the World’s Greatest Shave Joy Goold, 92, is shaving her head on March 17. She will be joined by her granddaughter Rachel O’Dwyer. They will be shaving their heads

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Yarragon wants school site say

Ian Southall (left) and Michael Fozard hope to see the former Yarragon school site developed for community purpose.

The community of Yarragon has made an impassioned plea to have a say on how the former school site on Rollo St will be developed. The Yarragon Business Association, Yarragon District Community Association, Baw Baw Sustainability Network and the Yarragon

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Arts centre redevelopment approved

Community members cheered Baw Baw Shire councillors who voted five to three to accept a $10.9 million tender for redevelopment of the West Gippsland Arts Centre.

A $10.9 million tender for redevelopment of the West Gippsland Arts Centre has been approved by Baw Baw Shire. Community members cheered councillors when they voted five to three to accept the tender. Council agreed to proceed with the project

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New hospital promised

Welcoming news that an elected Coalition state government would replace the outdated West Gippsland Hospital with a new facility on a greenfield site are (from left) Committee for Gippsland ceo Mary Aldred, WGHG ceo Dan Weeks, shadow health minister Mary Wooldridge, Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood, opposition leader Matthew Guy and WGHG board chair Jane Leslie.

A new West Gippsland Hospital estimated to cost more than $300 million will be built if a Coalition state government is elected. Opposition leader Matthew Guy was in Warragul on Friday to announce the Coalition’s commitment to a new hospital

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Aaron’s fun at camp

Aaron De Vent of Warragul was a happy camper during the five-day Diabetes Victoria camp in Anglesea. The 10-year-old loved being in an environment where living with type one diabetes was “nothing special” and having fun was the priority.

Achieving a sense of normality during a fun-filled diabetes camp has raised the spirits of 10-year-old Aaron De Vent of Warragul. Aaron never gets a break from his type one diabetes. He checks his blood glucose about four times a

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Tim joins UN Youth

Tim van Praag will embark on charity work in East Timor in July through the United Nations’ Delegate to Pacific Project.

Chairo Christian School, Drouin student Tim van Praag has been selected for the Delegate to Pacific Project to East Timor this year. Each year UN Youth selects 12 outstanding high school students from across Australia to travel to East Timor

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