Crowd support for cycling

Mark Spencer of Warragul was keen to meet one of the tour’s main riders Tasmanian Richie Porte.

  A crowd of local people were robbed of a sprint finish when Sky riders Owain Doull and Luke Rowe crossed the finish line of the Herald Sun Tour in Bowen St Warragul on Friday well ahead of the peleton.

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Road a “death trap”

Residents and road users of Slatters Rd, Trafalgar want the road sealed, describing the steep road as a death trap (back) Matt Franke, John Weymouth, Allyssa Giles, Bruce Giles, Val Giles, Lynette and David Gibbs, Sue Rankin, Judy Rankin, Mackenzie Rankin, Jim Bennett; (front) Brylee and Zeke Gould, Leanne Smith and Graeme and Darcy Rankin.

A tractor rollover on a steep Trafalgar road had the potential for a tragic, or even fatal outcome.  While tragedy was averted, residents of Slatters Rd want action. The steep grade of Slatters Rd makes it dangerous in itself.  Residents

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Top honour for Janice

Janice Ablett of Drouin was overwhelmed that her work in establishing The Ice Meltdown Project was recognised with an OAM in Saturday’s Australia Day honours.

Recognition for a drug support program is more than what Janice Ablett ever wanted to achieve – she just wanted to help people find their way again. Janice was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in Saturday’s

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Going above and beyond

Baw Baw Shire citizen of the year Peter Ware of Drouin (centre) said the award was a tribute also to the support of his wife Glenis (left) and the community work they have done together over the years.  Congratulating Peter is mayor Mikaela Power.

Australia Day awards presented to individuals and a volunteer group last week were an opportunity for Baw Baw Shire to honour outstanding community contributions, according to mayor Mikaela Power. Cr Power said the awards provided a great platform to recognise

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Celebration of diversity

Official guests at the Drouin breakfast (from left) Baw Baw Shire mayor Mikaela Power, MC and organising committee member Pauline Maunder, Drouin Rotary Club president Merv Deppeler and guest speaker Gazette editor Carolyn Turner

The annual Drouin Australia Day breakfast was a full house as community members came together to celebrate and reflect on their heritage.  It was the 40th year of the breakfast at the Drouin Anglican Church Hall. Gazette editor Carolyn Turner

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Setting road priorities

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Transport, safety, community and financial benefits of road works will be considered as part of a proposed new road prioritisation matrix for Baw Baw Shire. The draft matrix outlines a number of criteria that councillors and staff will consider for

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Crime figures climb

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Latest crime statistics have revealed an 11.6 per cent increase in offences for the Baw Baw police services area. The total number of offences increased from 3784 to 4223 for the 12 month period ending in September 2018, according to

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Streetscape part of plan

Baw Baw Shire mayor Mikaela Power and chief executive officer Alison Leighton (right) go over plans ahead of streetscape works beginning in Smith St at the end of next month.

The $1.5 million redevelopment of Smith St, Warragul will focus on creating a pedestrian friendly shopping environment within the central business district with wider footpaths to continue the mall type atmosphere of Palmerston St. Works are expected to begin by

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Age has no limits

Drouin Golf Club’s oldest members Rich Thomas and Phil Edwards still relish the opportunity to get out on the course for a game of golf each week.

Friendly competition is still going strong on the golf course for veteran Drouin golfers Phil Edwards and Rich Thomas. While the pair of 90-year-olds originally met with Rich driving Phil’s granddaughter to school as a bus driver, their love of

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Boost for entrepreneurs

Warragul couple Jane and Phil Sahhar take a bit of time out to relax from the day-to-day running of the business they established from scratch.

  Many potentially good ideas including possible business initiatives come to nought, often because those with the ideas don’t know what to do next. And many business ventures that do hit the ground don’t maximise their potential for similar reasons.

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