French passion

A bare paddock amongst Neerim South’s rolling hills was the blank canvas Marian and Bryce Somes searched for to bring their passion for all things French to life.

A bare paddock amongst Neerim South’s rolling hills was the blank canvas Marian and Bryce Somes searched for to bring their passion for all things French to life. Twenty-five years later, their “French folly” has become more than a retirement

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Second print run

Loaded up with boxes of another 4000 Drouin Tree Walks booklets are Elaine Ferguson, Judy Farmer and Helen Timbury.

The Drouin Tree Walks booklet launched in February “disappeared like hotcakes” and a second print run is now available. The booklet, launched during Drouin’s Ficifolia Festival, was highly sought after with 2000 copies selling within three weeks. The booklet, written

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10,000 sign petition

Community action group members (from left) Kerry Elliott, Ruth Jones, Ormond Pearson and Rob Sinnett present the petitions to Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood (second right).

  More than 10,000 people have called for a new West Gippsland Hospital on a greenfield site. A petition including more than 10,000 signatures was presented to Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood on Friday. More than 150 signed letters, that

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Crime in downward trend

Warragul Police Station (3)

Crime statistics are continuing to trend downwards across the Baw Baw police services area but local police are urging community members to not be complacent about opportunistic crime such as thefts from cars. Latest crime statistics released by the Crimes

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Don’t play up in Queen St

Contractors work in Queen St, Warragul to install a security camera system that will send images directly to Warragul Police Station.

  A security camera system that will send images directly to Warragul Police Station has been installed in Queen St, Warragul. The new CCTV security camera system is expected to be operational next month and aims to create a safer

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Closing the health gap

West Gippsland Healthcare Group Aboriginal liaison officer Troy Jennings pedals the blender bike to create a smoothie for Constance Harrison of Warragul.

Health equality for Indigenous Australians came under the spotlight at a Close The Gap event in Drouin last week. National Close the Gap Day is an opportunity to send governments a clear message that Australians value health equality as a

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Photo sends message

Hundreds of people came together on Saturday to send a visual message to the state government, calling for a new West Gippsland Hospital to be funded in the May budget. 

A picture is worth a thousand words and that was certainly the case on Saturday morning in Civic Park, Warragul. Hundreds of people took part in a large community photograph to send a visual message to the state government asking

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Bushfire under control

A fire in steep bushland near Seaview was brought under control on Sunday night, eight days after it started.

A fire in steep bushland near Seaview was brought under control on Sunday night, eight days after it started. Known as the McDonalds Track fire, it destroyed 254 hectares of bush and pine plantation.  It has been contained after hard

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Davis takes train

Shadow Minister David Davis (right) and Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood got a detailed rundown on the current and future needs of Gippsland train users from convenor of the Gippsland V/Line Users Group Natalie Thorne of Warragul during travel from Melbourne to Traralgon last Thursday.

Train commuters from Gippsland got an on-the-spot chance to put their case for improved V/Line services when Shadow Public Transport Minister David Davis took a return Melbourne-Traralgon trip last Thursday. The 4.16pm service he caught from Southern Cross station was,

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Dairy youth show

Scarlett Bawden won the under seven-year-old handler class at the dairy youth show.

The Gippsland Dairy Youth Group hosted its annual dairy youth show at Logan Park on Saturday, March 10. The show featured 51 head of cattle and handler classes attracted more than 30 entries. Judge Daniel Bacon from Northern Victoria praised

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