Strong crowds for Farm World

Emily and Thomas Dunn look the part in their hats as they explore Farm World.

Rain arrived on cue for Farm World over the weekend, but organisers and exhibitors reported strong crowds and strong sales for the annual event. Crowd numbers were just short of last year’s record with more than 55,000 people still attending

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Hospital meeting rescheduled

Where’s the Funding lobby group members Kerry Elliott and Rob Sinnett outside Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing’s office on Friday after a meeting with her staff, that has now lead to a rescheduled meeting this week.

Where’s The Funding community campaign organisers have welcomed a meeting with Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing, after their scheduled meeting last Friday was cancelled. The community lobby group is still desperately hoping to attract funding for a new West

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New kinder gains funds

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces the Warragul early learning centre $800,000 funding boost to Baw Baw Shire chief executive officer Alison Leighton in Traralgon on Thursday.  Cr Michael Leaney is in the background.

An $800,000 funding allocation announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday will complete funding proposals for a new kindergarten in Warragul. The project will deliver a new early learning centre to be co-located on the Warragul Primary School site,

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Turnbull grants new jobs

All smiles after hearing of the prime minister’s $2 million announcement on Thursday are (from left) Cr Darren Wallace, Nick and Peter Ward of Drouin West Timber and Truss and mayor Joe Gauci.

Expansion of an innovative building system developed by Drouin West Timber and Truss is expected to create 26 new jobs for the company. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull delivered news of a $2 million boost to the company’s $7 million expansion

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McMillan or Monash?

Sitting Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent will no longer live in the electorate if a proposed redistribution transfers the Pakenham growth area to the Latrobe electorate.

The controversial name of the Federal seat of McMillan will be scrapped under a proposed boundary redistribution that will see Bunyip River become the new western border. It is proposed to rename McMillan to Monash, in recognition of World War

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Ingrid forced to travel

Ingrid Thomas at work at Modra Technology in Warragul where she has had to juggle full time work with travelling for cancer treatment.

Ingrid Brown’s cancer journey is far from over.  With six months of treatment remaining, she would have loved to finish her chemotherapy at West Gippsland Hospital. But, the one day a week service and cramped facilities, makes it difficult for

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Rubbish spoils reserve

A dead red-belly black snake with its head in an empty alcohol can is amongst rubbish that lays around the Longwarry recreation reserve.

A dead red-belly black snake with its head in an empty alcohol can is a picture that tells a thousand words of the rubbish that lays around the Longwarry recreation reserve, according to a local resident. Amanda Howard said dumped

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Riding for 25 years

Lions Ride for Sight organising committee secretary Andrea Keppel congratulates local cyclists Mark Sage (left) and Ian de Bruyne as they prepare for join their 25th consecutive Ride for Sight to raise funds for vision related projects. 

Local cyclists Mark Sage and Ian de Bruyne will saddle up for their 25th consecutive Lions Ride for Sight tomorrow. The pair will join the 370km non-competitive ride stretching over five days from Tidal River to Inverloch to raise money

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From Darwin to Warragul

Warragul football club newcomers from Darwin, from left, Michael Coombes, Carlyle Jensen and Braxton Ah Mat were looking forward to the final training session last Wednesday before the Gulls kicked off their season on Good Friday.

Some new faces – from Northern Australia – have arrived in Warragul to help boost Warragul Football Club’s on field stocks and experience a different lifestyle. The Gulls’ reigning best and fairest Nathaniel Paredes, who has played the last two

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Petition seeks new hospital

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood (left) and Opposition leader Matthew Guy (right) meet with WTF community action group members Rob Sinnett, Kerry Elliott and Joan Kinder at Parliament House on Thursday.

A petition calling on the state government to fund a new West Gippsland Hospital in May’s budget was tabled in Parliament on Thursday, with 9820 official signatures. It is expected petition documents with a further 300 signatures will be tabled

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