Regional Victoria on cusp of even fewer COVID-19 restrictions

Premier Daniel Andrews has hinted that Regional Victoria may see further easing of restrictions soon.

Regional Victoria is on the cusp of fewer COVID-19 restrictions, according to Premier Daniel Andrews. Speaking at yesterday morning’s press conference Mr Andrews said he may be able to make further announcements tomorrow. He said any further steps would be

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Local cafes ready to embrace idea of outdoor dining

Local cafes are embracing outdoor seating as it looks to be introduced when restrictions relax.

Warragul cafes are seemingly embracing the idea of outdoor dining which will be allowed in the next step of easing COVID-19 restrictions in regional Victoria. Currently hospitality can only offer takeaway and delivery under Premier Daniel Andrews’ regional roadmap to

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Drug house in Drouin among five homes raided

Police conducted the raids on five homes last Thursday.

A drug house in Drouin was one of five addresses targeted in a Southern Metro police operation last Thursday that hauled more than $1.5 million worth of cannabis. Divisional Response Unit police arrested five people following a series of warrants

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Easing of restrictions in regional Victoria to begin next week

Premier Daniel Andrews has hinted that Regional Victoria may see further easing of restrictions soon.

Stage three restrictions will ease across regional Victoria from next week but the staged roadmap to “COVID normal” will be a slow journey. Case numbers rather than dates will trigger when restrictions ease through each of the four steps announced

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90 year old grandfather attacked at home in Warragul

Rhiannon and Kimberley Damsma said their grandfather was getting ready for bed before the attack happened.

A 90-year-old grandfather attacked in his Tarago Crt home on Thursday night was described as a “kind and gentle” man who always felt safe in Warragul. Rhiannon and Kimberley Damsma said their grandfather Pieter De Graaf had finished his dinner

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Farmers desperate to save Warragul weekly calf market

Neil Darby from Alex Scott, gets the Calf sales underway.

Farmers and agents are desperately trying to save Warragul’s weekly calf market. Since the closure of Warragul Saleyards last December, local livestock agents negotiated a compromise with Victorian Livestock Exchange to continue weekly calf markets at the facility and two

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New book highlights Australia’s many woolsheds

Tolands woolshed owned by Rodger and Yvonne Connley at Omeo, Victoria, displays the run down, yet totally functional characteristics of many Australian woolsheds.

Andrew Chapman and his camera have been inseparable companions for decades. They travelled extensively as Mr Chapman, a resident of Warragul for the past five years after moving from the Dandenong Ranges, followed his photographic career with newspapers, national magazines,

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Thorpdale Primary School creates Kindness Station

Thorpdale primary school students Chace Mara, Indie Earle, Kane Earle, Brax Mara and Seth Earle showcase some of the donations to the school’s Kindness Station.

An act of kindness by Thorpdale Primary School to create some positivity in the current challenging times has snowballed across the community. Building on an idea by teacher Alice Kenneth, students and staff created a “Kindness Station” near the entrance

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Claire shaves her head to raise funds for cancer research

To help raise funds for pancreatic cancer research, Claire braved the cold weather and shaved her head in August.

Thirteen-year-old Willow Grove resident, Claire Schultz braved the cold winter weather and had her head shaved in August to raise funds for cancer research. On 12 August 2019, Claire’s grandfather Peter Blandford died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. On

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Over $1.1 million worth of new projects added to budget

Residents in the Baw Baw Shire will have their ballot papers mailed to them between October 6 and 8.

Community lobbying has delivered more than $1.1 million worth of new projects to this year’s Baw Baw Shire budget. Responding to calls for projects and new initiatives during its budget submissions process, council last week endorsed an additional 18 items

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