Workers form around the clock picket line at Jindi Cheese

Standing lr/- Longwarry workers Geoff Bjorksten and Mostafa Gholami with Jindivick worker Paula Vanrysbergen. 
Front - Neil Smith stands with Tammy Norrie (Site delegate) and Rob Dent (Dairy organiser for Gippsland)

Pay equity between colleagues employed by the same company has been called for by almost two thirds of staff at Lactalis Jindi Cheese. Staff initiated strike action on Wednesday, forming a picket line at the Jindivick property in an attempt

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External funding sought for Trafalgar recreation expansion

The Trafalgar Victory Football Club have been vocal in their support for the new precinct funding.

External funding will be sought for a $3.2 million development to expand the Trafalgar recreation precinct. Trafalgar Victory Football Club last week welcomed Baw Baw Shire’s decision to endorse concept designs and seek funding for a much-needed facility that will

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Peace pole installed in Jindivick

Linking hands as a gesture of peace after planting a peace pole at Broughton Hall at Jindivick last week were, from left, co-owner of the property Philip Hughes, Oceanic co-ordinator of peace movement Byakko Shinko Kai Jenny Funston and donors Masako and Kazushi Hykakumura from Tokyo.

There would be fewer more peaceful and serene places than The Garden at Broughton Hall at Jindivick. And there’d be fewer more fitting places for a “Peace Pole”. Now there is one at the entrance to the stunning property installed

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Scope giving Warragul locals an opportunity

Shelby Gaston (left) and Nathan Gaston (right) have been helping Warragul Drycleaners owner Jo Bourke (middle) every Tuesday.

Every Tuesday afternoon, Nathan Gaston and Shelby Webber arrive at the Warragul Drycleaners, ready for work. Nathan and Shelby have been supported by Scope, one of Australia’s leading providers of support services for adults and children with disabilities, autism or

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Timber workers declare Andrews’ logging plan is another blow

Brett Robin of Noojee-based Robin Logging fears the state government’s plan announced last week will mark the end to five generations in the timber industry for his family.

A 30-year plan for Victoria’s forestry industry, including a $120 million transition package for businesses, was promoted as “securing a sustainable future” when it was unveiled by Premier Daniel Andrews last week. The state government announced an immediate end to

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Mawarra celebrates 60th anniversary with open day

Members of the Mawarra Community Choir will perform at the 60th anniversary open day celebration on Saturday.

Mawarra will celebrate its 60th anniversary this weekend with an open day for the community. In 1959 a committee was elected at a public meeting to begin a school in Warragul for children with a disability. The initial intake was

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Warragul’s October rain falls short of average

October has fallen well short of the average rainfall for the month, with just 69.3 millimetres hitting the ground in the region over 31 days.

Rainfall across West Gippsland last week has seen dams and tanks overflowing as the weekly rainfall was almost as high as the average monthly rainfall. Rainfall recorded for Warragul last week was 88mm, just short of the 115-year average of

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Huge turnouts greet Gardivalia Festival for 2019

Jenny Tucker stands with her selection of proteas, with the magnificent view behind from her Ellinbank property 'Úmtali'

The 2019 Gardivalia Festival of Gardens has this week been visited by many garden lovers throughout the Gippsland region. With plenty of owners opening their doors to the public, they braved the sometimes drizzly and dreary weather conditions to enjoy

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Halloween takes region by storm

Annette Ogden was one who got into the Halloween spirit during the week.

During the week, Halloween took the region by storm with many residents getting into the spooky spirit on October 31st. Hundreds of children walked the streets with their parents to trick or treat on Thursday night to celebrate the American

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Local adventurer Tim Cope releases new book about latest trek

Tim and Tigon shared a special bond along their epic journey together.

Local adventurer Tim Cope has released a young reader’s novel of his epic 10,000km trek on horseback from Mongolia to Hungary. “Tim and Tigon” is an engaging novel which tells of adventure and friendship. Tim’s almost three-year journey through harsh

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