Chairo Christian School opens $6 million theatre for performing arts

At the official opening of the Chairo Cultural Centre are (from left): architect Warren van Damme, business manager Roger Simons, principal Judy Linossier, builder Sam Broccio, Chairo chairman Jeff Calway and Chairo executive principal Simon Matthews.

Chairo Christian School recently unveiled its new $6 million Chairo Cultural Centre performing arts space. In addition to a 400-seat theatre, the new building now houses a drama, dance room and other offices. Previously, students used the campus’ Tyson Hall

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Drouin drug bust as crop house shut down

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More than 250 cannabis plants were seized when police shut down a sophisticated crop house in Drouin on Thursday night. Divisional Response Unit police executed a search warrant at the Summerhill Bvd home. Police said the warrant unveiled a sophisticated

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Baw Baw Shire Council’s performance needs work says community satisfaction survey

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Roads, planning and decision making have been given the thumbs down by residents in an annual survey assessing Baw Baw Shire’s performance. There was little to brag about when results of the annual community satisfaction survey were presented to council

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Crime wave hits Trafalgar

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Police are investigating a crime wave that targeted Trafalgar over the past week including stolen cars, burglaries and thefts from cars. A 2003 Holden Rodeo utility was stolen during a burglary in Ashby St last week. The theft occurred between

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Local grower is Agribusiness of the Year

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Warragul based company Flavorite was crowned Agribusiness of the Year at Food and Fibre Gippsland’s Excellence in Agribusiness Awards Gala Dinner recently held in Sale. About 200 people from across Gippsland and beyond gathered at the inaugural event last month

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Rawson school bus saved

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Community lobbying has saved the Rawson school bus service. News the state government had reviewed its decision and agreed to continue with the bus was announced on Friday, to the delight of parents, students and community members who had rallied

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Wettest August since 1975

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A largely sunny start to September has been an ideal back-up to one of the wettest Augusts on record in West Gippsland. But a mix of more rain and sun will be needed across the spring months to set up

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Pokies bid withdrawn

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Plans to open Warragul’s fourth gaming (pokies machines) venue at the Newmason complex in Mason St have been shelved. The Ellinbank Football and Netball Club last week withdrew its application to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation to

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Pokies detail flawed

Economic and social impact data accompanying an application for 52 electronic gaming machines at Newmason, Warragul is flawed and lacks detail, according to an independent report to Baw Baw Shire.

Economic and social impact data accompanying an application for 52 electronic gaming machines at Newmason, Warragul is flawed and lacks detail, according to an independent report to Baw Baw Shire. Councillors said significant community opposition to the Ellinbank Football Netball

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Airfield buildings refused

A proposal to develop four additional hangars at a Drouin South airfield has not been supported by Baw Baw Shire Council.

A proposal to develop four additional hangars at a Drouin South airfield has not been supported by Baw Baw Shire Council. To the relief of many objectors at last week’s meeting, the controversial application was rejected by council. A bid

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