Cats in custody

More than 170 wandering cats and kittens have been “taken into custody” by Baw Baw Shire this year.

More than 170 wandering cats and kittens have been “taken into custody” by Baw Baw Shire this year. But many others have been returned to owners without being impounded. As part of a revised Local Law adopted by council in

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Jan awarded life governorship

West Gippsland Healthcare Group awarded life governorship at its annual meeting Jan Bennett in acknowledgement of her 27 years’ service to nursing at the Warragul hospital.

Life governorship of the West Gippsland Healthcare Group has been awarded to former staff member Jan Bennett. The award, presented at the group’s annual meeting, recognised Ms Bennett’s contribution to nursing over a period of 27 years. Volunteer Shirley Grove

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Community celebrates

Cr Michael Leaney gives Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent a tour of the new facility, impressed by the stage view from the new balcony seating.

The $14.1 million West Gippsland Arts Centre redevelopment was officially unveiled during a community celebration on Saturday morning. While arts centre patrons have already enjoyed the new facilities during a series of performances and shows since the first show on

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Tyrone breaks the cycle

Tyrone Brooks believes that his stable employment is the major reason he has never reoffended.

Tyrone Brooks has spent several years of his life behind bars, something that is becoming more common every year among Australians. The country’s prison population was at a record high last year, and has continued to grow since then, according

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Help prevent fires

Fire restrictions are now in force in Baw Baw, Cardinia, South Gippsland and parts of Latrobe and Bass Coast shire councils.

Fire restrictions are now in force in Baw Baw, Cardinia, South Gippsland and parts of Latrobe and Bass Coast shire councils. The Fire Danger Period (FDP) – when the CFA restricts the use of fire in the community – was

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Joy of the stage

Getting the Gippsland Parasteddfod underway are the Warragul and District Specialist School Glee Club vocal soloists (from left) Cody Kisnilniki, Lily Brown, Keith Pyle and Jack Tobin.

The joy of appearing on stage was obvious as the Gippsland Parasteddfod made its long-awaited return to the West Gippsland Arts Centre on Wednesday. The parasteddfod, part of the West Gippsland Performing Arts Competition, attracted 120 entrants performing vocal, dance,

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Large crowds remember

At Warragul’s service are (from left): Warragul RSL president Noel Tucker, bugler and member of Warragul Municipal Band Nathaniel Jackson and Baw Baw Shire mayor Mikaela Power.

Large crowds gathered across West Gippsland on Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I. In warm spring weather people observed a minute’s silence at 11am. More than 400 people gathered at the Warragul cenotaph for

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Power elected mayor

Cr Mikaela Power (centre) is congratulated on her appointment as mayor for the next 12 months by deputy mayor Danny Goss and Baw Baw Shire chief executive officer Alison Leighton.

Baw Baw Shire’s new mayor Mikaela Power said the upcoming state election and next year’s federal election were a “time of opportunity” for council to continue its advocacy on priority projects. Cr Power said there were a number of areas

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Independent draws top

State election candidates for Narracan at Friday’s ballot paper draw (from left) sitting Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood, Australian Greens candidate Will Horsntra, independent Carlo Ierfone and ALP candidate Christine Maxfield.  Guss Lambden was not present at the draw.

An independent candidate will take top place on the ballot paper in the Narracan electorate for next week’s state election. Five candidates nominated for the Narracan electorate and independent Guss Lambden drew top position at Friday’s ballot draw. The remaining

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Signs of history

Warragul and District Historical Society secretary Malcolm Dickson views a newly installed sign capturing the old Warragul Post Office.  The society has unveiled four interpretative signs capturing Warragul’s past in Palmerston St. 

A glimpse back to the past is on offer in Warragul after the unveiling of four interpretive signs in Palmerston St. Shoppers and visitors can now experience the new-look Palmerston St whilst viewing a photograph of how the same site

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