Hospital back in business

WGH theatre

Elective surgery procedures resumed at West Gippsland Hospital yesterday after a 10-week shut down because of building contamination fears. The two operating theatres closed in early May after construction works on a new third theatre compromised air quality in the

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New estate on hold

Baw Baw Shire website

Developers were given the green light for a controversial residential development last week but unbeknown to Baw Baw Shire Council, the matter had already been referred to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Council approved the 265-lot subdivision on Wednesday

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Hampers for the homeless

Packing boxes website

Drouin Secondary College students have been helping put together food hampers for the estimated 400 people who sleep rough or are homeless in Baw Baw Shire. Fourteen students from the Leos group at the school joined more than 30 volunteers

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Lock it up or lose it

Reduce the Risk Expo website

People living in country areas need to take greater care to lock their cars and houses was one of the key messages being delivered by local police at a walk-in Expo in Warragul last Thursday on reducing risk. The expo

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Club seek pokies

A plan to open a fourth pokies machine venue in Warragul has been lodged with the Victorian Commission for Gaming and Liquor Regulation.

A plan to open a fourth pokies machine venue in Warragul has been lodged with the Victorian Commission for Gaming and Liquor Regulation. The application to install 52 electronic gaming machines in the Newmason complex in Mason St has been

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Drouin business fire

A fire that consumed the workshop area behind Stihl Shop Drouin on Thursday morning has been deemed non-suspicious by investigators.  Photograph by Peter Eshuis.

Investigators have ruled out any “foul play” in a fire that destroyed the workshop area of a Drouin business last week. Drouin CFA members had to force entry to Stihl Shop Drouin in Princes Way after a passer-by noticed a

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Gridley stadium honour

Trafalgar High School student Meaghan Gridley (left) with her grandfather and the new stadium's namesake, Frank Gridley.

Trafalgar High School opened its refurbished sports stadium recently, naming the facility after a Trafalgar basketball stalwart. Frank Gridley has been involved in basketball in Trafalgar for years. Principal Mersey paid tribute to Gridley for his work in helping maintain

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Sewing at Scope

Showing the array of sanitary items and bags made for girls in Kenya are Scope sewing group members (from left) Paul Vandord, Rhett Saxton, Paige Middleton-Ross, One Planet Classrooms founder Kerryn Vaughan, Matthew Gibbons and Paula Bermudez.

A sewing project at Scope in Warragul is highlighting the ability of people with disabilities to help the less fortunate. Members of the Scope sewing group have creating a colourful array of sanitary items and bags for charity One Planet

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Blackwood slams Premier on hospital funding

WTF hospital

Shadow Minister for Health Georgie Crozier pledged her support for a new West Gippsland Hospital during a visit last Tuesday. Ms Crozier called on the Andrews Government to be clear on its long-term goals for the hospital and vowed to

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Problem road finally fixed


A week after a residents complained to The Gazette about the condition of Nine Mile Rd, Yarragon the road was graded and pot holes repaired. Residents told The Gazette the road had been in a state of disrepair for many

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