Training in limbo

Several hundred people planning to undertake agricultural training courses in Gippsland this year are in limbo after a decision by the major training organisation serving the region to withdraw its programs.

Several hundred people planning to undertake agricultural training courses in Gippsland this year are in limbo after a decision by the major training organisation serving the region to withdraw its programs. And one of the Gippsland based staff claimed the

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Bushfire waiting to happen

A small buffer is all that separates houses in Palm Court, Drouin, from dense bushland and scrub at the rear of the properties.

A large bush block in the middle of residential and industrial estates in Drouin has some nearby residents on edge as conditions dry during summer. The bush, dominated by stands of eucalypt trees but also with dense lower level vegetation

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Freeway flooding

The Trafalgar Chamber of Commerce hope recent attention to highway flooding in the town will see relevant authorities work towards fixing the problem.

Trafalgar Chamber of Commerce is hopeful a solution can be found to drainage issues which has caused localised flooding in the town’s main street during recent storm events. BK’s Takeaway owner Brendan Kingwill said the chamber had been concerned about

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Laura on the ball

Laura Cheesewright will take to the courts of the Australian Open as a ball kid for a third time.

Bunyip’s Laura Cheesewright began her third Australian Open campaign yesterday, taking to the courts as a ball kid. A keen tennis player in her own right, playing A grade for Bunyip in West Gippsland’s summer competition and for Officer in

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Cyrus is champion

Drouin’s Cyrus Monk defied the hot conditions to win the Australian under 23 Road Race Championship after a daring solo move on Saturday. 

Drouin has a new national champion after cyclist Cyrus Monk pulled off a daring solo move to win the Australian under 23 road race on Saturday. Cyrus, who recently turned 21, thrilled his family and local cyclists who travelled to

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Solid holiday trade

Drouin Business Group and Steam and Riddles café owner Jeff Smith reported a positive outlook for Christmas and New Year trade in the town, with other business groups in the district also reporting a slight increase in trade.

Local business groups have reported solid trade over the Christmas and new year period, with trade slightly up on last year across the district. Warragul Business Group vice-president David Cann said while he had not yet discussed trade with all

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Young talent on show

Adelle Lang has developed her craft to deliver strong performances on the trombone, achieving a first, second and high commendation at Warragul and Traralgon eisteddfods this year.

The Warragul Municipal Learning Band capped another stellar year with its end of year soiree last month. Band pieces were interspersed with individual solos, as the band performed to celebrate another year of development under conductor Anthony Gardner. Mr Gardner

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New director for Baw Baw

Cohen Van der Velde, who completed his secondary schooling in Warragul, will return to the town to take up the role of community assets director at Baw Baw Shire.

A new community assets director has been appointed to Baw Baw Shire. Cohen Van der Velde has taken up the position, replacing former director Phil Cantillon. Mr Cantillon, who also served as interim chief executive officer for seven months last

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Dud deal for rail users

Gippsland rail travellers will continue to wear the pain of frequent service disruptions but for little or no gain.

Gippsland rail travellers will continue to wear the pain of frequent service disruptions but for little or no gain, according to Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood. Commuters returning to work in the city after the Christmas-New Year period will face

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Kinder closes

Heidi Middleton enjoys her final swing at Bowen Park Kindergarten before its closure.

Bowen Park Kindergarten has closed its doors for the final time. The Warragul kindergarten, located in Bowen St, educated hundreds of local children. It was originally established at the Logan Park supper rooms following a shortage of kinder places.  It

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