Demolition a priority

The house in Albert St, Warragul, owned by Baw Baw Shire is about to be demolished with the site with plans to make the site a plaza entry to Civic Park and the West Gippsland Arts Centre.

An uninhabitable house at the corner of Albert St and Civic Place owned by Baw Baw Shire is to be demolished. Depending on the weather, the demolition is to start immediately after council made it a priority as a result

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Flexible learning at WRC

After two years at the school, Warragul Regional College principal Paul van Breugel is leading a new learning model that will be introduced for years eight, nine and 10 students next year.

An innovative learning philosophy that aims to give students subject choices based on ability and interest rather than year level age groups will be introduced at Warragul Regional College next year. The initiative will, in time, see years eight, nine

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Crime up in Baw Baw

Crime Statistics Agency figures released for the 12-month period ending on June 30 have shown crime is up in Baw Baw while four of the five other Gippsland police areas have all dropped.

Latest crime statistics have shown a 5.9 per cent increase in total crime across the Baw Baw police services area, bucking the trend of other Gippsland municipalities that have seen decreases. Crime Statistics Agency figures released for the 12-month period

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Patrick up to cattle test

Patrick Anderson, 17, of Athlone was placed third in the national dairy judging finals at the Adelaide Royal Show.

Patrick Anderson has a good eye for cattle and his ability to separate the good from the bad was put to the test during national dairy judging finals at Adelaide Royal Show recently. The 17-year-old Athlone resident has grown up

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Sally’s Army raises funds

Drouin resident Sally Messer continues to fight a tough medical battle in The Austin Hospital.

Sally Messer may be fighting a tough medical battle, but on Saturday she was silently barracking for her beloved Melbourne Demons to make the grand final.  Unfortunately, that was not to be. Sally has spent the past eight months in

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Beer punt on Saints

The mysterious “Howler” from the swamp was among those to get hands on the special Nyora premiership beer celebrating the win by the town’s senior football team.  It is captured alongside a can produced for the club earlier in the season.

Nyora footballers celebrated their Ellinbank and District League premiership last Saturday in the traditional way – a “few” after game drinks. But it wasn’t with “any old drinks” but their own special beer, the Nyora Premiership Draft in specially labelled

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Saints march to cup

Nyora celebrated a drought breaking premiership with victory over Longwarry in the Ellinbank District Football League grand final.

Pictured celebrating with Nyora club legend Geoff Glover are players Iian Osman, Ben Schultz, Ryan Spooner, Anthony Galley, Lachlan Fievez, Ben Hallas, Kallon Rigby, Tim Burns, Nick Carrigy, Sam Dixon, Dylan Heylen, Jesse Heylen, Chris Hodges, Shaun Beecroft, Ben Miller, Aiden Cumberland, Adam Tagliaferro, Fia Tootoo, Rhys Bancroft, Jordan Anderson and Sam Burns.

Nyora broke an 11-year premiership drought when it prevailed over Longwarry in a tense and low scoring arm-wrestle in wet conditions at Warragul’s Western Park on Saturday. While Longwarry began its bid for its first senior premiership in 50 years

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Appeal for factory

Hopes of acquiring the old Drouin Butter Factory for use as a community hub are fading unless substantial funds can be raised quickly.

Hopes of acquiring the old Drouin Butter Factory for use as a community hub are fading unless substantial funds can be raised quickly. Late last year the community was offered the venue in South Rd for $500,000 to run as

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Ballet under stars

Turning fence posts into a barre are Australian Ballet members Alexandra Moore and Emma Koppelmann with Tourism and Major Events Minister John Eren at Lardner Park on Wednesday.

Grab your picnic blanket and head out to Lardner Park next October to appreciate some of the country’s most talented dancers as they perform in Ballet Under the Stars. The free event is coming exclusively to West Gippsland, staging the

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Murphy promotes tourism

Baw Baw Shire executive manager communications and economic development Mark Kestigian, ambassador Bob Murphy and mayor Joe Gauci at the launch of the shire’s new Visit Baw Baw campaign on Thursday.

AFL legend and former Warragul resident Bob Murphy aims to “wake people up” to what Baw Baw Shire has to offer as a tourist destination. Bob was officially announced as Visit Baw Baw’s tourism ambassador on Thursday when Baw Baw

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