$30,000 presented to local community groups

Accepting funds for the Modella Community Christmas Party are (from left) Isabel Campbell and Mavis Martin from Drouin and District Community Bank director Vanessa Marsh and representative Bruce Sorrell.

More than $30,000 was presented to 13 community groups at the quarterly cheque presentation for Drouin and District Community Bank Branch. The presentation was held at the Drouin Golf and Country Club to celebrate successful community investment recipients. In total,

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Four local golfers take on the Longest Day challenge for cancer

Four local golfers, Mike Santo, Nick Rowe, Kevin Thorpe and Matthew Long took on the Longest Day Challenge, raising money for cancer research.

Ever since Greek soldier Philippides ran the 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to deliver the news of the Greeks Army’s victory over the Persians (and as legend has it dropped dead on the spot) people have been fascinated by extremes

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Salvos pack 110 hampers for families this Christmas

Helping to pack 110 hampers for locals in need at Warragul Salvation Army are Bethany (left) and Jasmine Zelley.

A real community effort produced joy and smiles to 110 needy families last week leading into Christmas. A visit to the Warragul Salvation Army on Tuesday saw volunteers of all ages packing food hampers for families doing it tough in

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Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal launches in Warragul

Warragul Salvation Army captain Amanda Hart is welcoming the donation of food and children’s gifts to help provide Christmas cheer to a local family or individual in need via the Warragul Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Appeal.

Brighten the day of a local family or individual in need with donations of food or children’s gifts in the Warragul Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal. The Gazette office in Queen St, Warragul is currently accepting non-perishable food and children’s gift

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Hallora marathon raising money for cancer research

Founder of the marathon, Daniel Pratt, is gearing up to run alongside hundreds of other entrants next month.

Next month, the road from Hallora to Drouin will be flooded with hundreds of runners taking on the Hallora Marathon challenge that is held each year to raise funds for the Peter Mac Foundation. It began in 2015, when former

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Shelby cuts for a cause

Shelby alongside her hairdresser Katrina who is holding the hair that will be donated to Variety Hair for Heart.

Fifteen-year-old Drouin Secondary student Shelby Craig has been growing her hair since she was in grade 5. Now, she’s decided it’s time to visit her hairdresser, Swish Hair and Beauty in Longwarry, for the first time in four years, all

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Coloured silage for charity

Frank Elliott with grandchildren Alisha Elliott and Oscar Stewart at the silage stack on their Williamsons Rd property at Nilma North.  The stack features about 180 bales, carefully placed to create a rainbow of silage bales on the landscape. 

Rainbows of colour are not unusual on the West Gippsland horizon but a Nilma North dairy farm has transformed its paddocks into a colourful landscape. The carefully planned and coloured coded silage stacks on Frank and Janice Elliott’s farm are

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