Clubs get back on track as football training resumes

While some clubs are back training, Longwarry is one who is continuing to wait a little longer before getting back on the park.

For the first time since early March, players have descended upon football fields as sanctioned training restrictions were relaxed last night. Despite the easing, some teams continued to take a wary approach, holding out until committee members and volunteers were

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Creativity and skill on show at Warragul Camera Club’s National Photographic competition

Just one of the many digital entries in the photography competition this year.

Creativity and skill behind the camera decide the winners of photographic competitions. And the Warragul Camera Club’s 47th National Photographic competition, one of only two national competitions in Victoria each year, also required plenty of David Woodcock’s creativity and skill

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“Shovel ready” projects set to go if State Government allocates funding

The Baw Baw Shire have said that they have projects ready to go if funding is allocated by the State Government's COVID stimulus package.

Baw Baw Shire council has “shovel ready” projects that could be implemented immediately if the State Government would allocate funding under its COVID-19 stimulus packages. Mayor Danny Goss said grants had already been sought towards installation of a much-needed synthetic

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Longwarry join “Spoonville” craze during COVID-19 pandemic

L/R - Van Wilson, Nyah Wilson and Jude Wilson stand alongside Spoonville.

Longwarry has joined the international “Spoonville” craze to spread joy, inspire creativity and bring the community together during COVID-19. Junelle Wilson gained the Spoonville idea from friends in Scotland and the UK, and now Longwarry is home to one of

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84-year-olds tie the knot

Tom and Lilah tied the knot during the coronavirus pandemic, having five people witness their wedding, with the rest of the 120 Abbey Gardens residents watching online.

When Tom Simpson broke his arm some 11 years ago he had no idea it would start a chain of events that would end 84 years of bachelorhood. Just a few weeks ago, on April 29, he and Lilah Matchett,

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Warragul swimmers adapt to online training sessions

Dan O'Shea has been running some online training sessions for the swim club from his own home during the coronavirus shut down period.

Adapting to the ‘new normal’ is just a way of life at the moment as the coronavirus continues to force sporting clubs to change the way they interact, and it’s been no different at the Warragul Swimming Club. With sessions

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Local engineer helping to play a major role in fight against coronavirus

Darnum engineer Jason Vandyk (centre) working with colleagues at the Foodmach factory at Echuca to quickly manufacture extra machines to make face masks that help curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

A Darnum-based engineer has been co-opted to play a major role in Australia’s fight against the coronavirus. Forty-four-year-old specialist engineer Jason Vandyk was tapped on the shoulder in March after the Chief Medical Officer highlighted the urgent need for more

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Premier reveals revised COVID-19 restrictions for Victorians

The Baw Baw Shire have said that they have projects ready to go if funding is allocated by the State Government's COVID stimulus package.

Visiting family and friends will be part of new “safe, cautious and appropriate” COVID-19 restrictions implemented at midnight tonight. Public gatherings will be restricted to 10 people and many outdoor activities also can resume including golf, walking groups, fishing and

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Anzac Day dawn service with a difference in 2020

Nathaniel Jackson plays the bugle at the dawn service held under different circumstances in Warragul on Anzac Day.

A solitary piper playing Amazing Grace and three silhouettes at the Warragul Cenotaph were all that could be seen in the pre-dawn on Saturday. The setting was in stark contrast to usual Anzac Day dawn services which would see hundreds

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Support package designed to rescue groups struggling due to coronavirus pandemic

The Baw Baw Shire has announced a funding package to help many affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

A support package designed to rescue residents, businesses, sporting clubs and community groups during current financial difficulties has been launched by Baw Baw Shire. Council last week signed off on a $440,000 package of support measures in response to the

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