Broadbent re-elected

ALP candidate Jessica O’Donnell and Liberal sitting member Russell Broadbent greeted voters at Warragul Primary School with their how to vote cards on Saturday morning. 

Monash voters have returned the Liberals’ Russell Broadbent for his seventh term. While his new title will be Member for Monash, this will be Mr Broadbent’s his sixth consecutive term for the electorate and seventh in total. Votes counted to

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Mawarra’s uncertain future

It will be business as usual for staff, clients and their families at Mawarra Centre, Warragul while administrators work with creditors to determine the best outcome for the incorporated association.

Mawarra Centre in Warragul has gone into voluntary administration. Worrells Solvency and Forensic Accountants was appointed last Wednesday after Mawarra board members acknowledged its impending insolvency. Paul Burness and Ivan Glavas of Worrells will now work with creditors to determine

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Tim McArdle awards

At the presentation of the Tim McArdle memorial bursary are (from left): recipients Emma Stewart, Sunday Denny, Monash University school of rural health acting director Dr Cathy Haigh, Patricia Wilson, Peter McArdle, recipient Laura Miller and Dr Cleo Sahhar.

Three bursaries for the Tim McArdle memorial bursary were presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday night. The bursaries of $3000 each were presented to bachelor of nursing student Laura Miller, bachelor of medical sciences and doctor of medicine student

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Goodbye Music Lovers

A cake was cut to signal the end of Village Music Lovers after 36 years by committee members (from left) Ron Livingston, Wilma Livingston, Evelyn Christie, Judy Williams and John Williams.

The audience sang “So long, it’s been good to know ya” as the Village Music Lovers held its final concert last week. The goodbye concert attracted about 80 people with long-time favourites performers on stage, a cake and afternoon tea.

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Police boost in Drouin

Calls for extra police in Drouin have been answered with two additional officers set to start in the next couple of months.

Calls for extra police in Drouin have been answered with two additional officers set to start in the next couple of months. The boost to Drouin’s police resources will take the station to one sergeant plus eight officers. The station

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Forgotten Friday

Volunteer Stewart Earwicker gets to work at the Tonimbuk Fire Recovery Centre last week, with some 300 people still in need of assistance.

Relief volunteers are still in need of help, two months on from the fire that devastated parts of Tynong, Tonimbuk and Bunyip. Volunteers are calling the disaster on March 1 “Forgotten Friday” and they estimate 300 people are still in

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Local focus for forum

Warragul Business group president Therese Mitchell and forum chairwoman Kim McFarlane (centre) with senate candidate Kevin Bailey (left) and Monash candidates (from left): Michael Fozard, Jessica O’Donnell, William Hornstra, Russell Broadbent and John Verhoeven.

Local issues dominated a political forum organised by the Warragul Business Group and held at Newmason last week. The forum was attended by six candidates and chaired by Warragul lawyer Kim McFarlane. Candidates included local member Russell Broadbent (Liberal) independents

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WRC new learning hub

VCE chemistry students Claire Giles (left) and Ebony Linford work through some science experiments to show off the new facilities with school captain Kelsey Lubberink to Education Minister James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing.

A $5.8 million learning hub incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics studies was officially opened at Warragul Regional College last week. While students returned from holiday at the start of term with a sense of excitement to use the

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Girls raise $92,000

Glenda Koochew, committee chairperson Jeanette Radford and Ann Vanderzalm enjoy the day out on Saturday.

Friendship, laughter and champagne were the keys to another successful A Girl’s Day Out on Saturday, which raised more than $92,000 for breast cancer. More than 720 people attended the event at Lardner Park, organised by a group of volunteer

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Smash for cash

Calls for extra police in Drouin have been answered with two additional officers set to start in the next couple of months.

A spate of burglaries in Trafalgar, Warragul, and Yarragon over the past week has been a smash for cash, according to detectives. Business premises were targeted in a series of burglaries as offenders smashed their way into more than 15

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