Festival fills park

Taekwondo hits the streets during the Drouin Ficifolia Festival parade on Saturday.

Event organisers of the Drouin Ficifolia Festival party in the park believe Saturday crowds could have been better than ever before with thousands of people filling Civic Park well into the evening. While entertainment for the party in the park

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Hart is all smiles

A nervous six weeks wondering if he’d find a suitable new place to live ended happily for Gary Hart of Drouin when he was offered another unit close to the town centre.

It would have been difficult to wipe the smile off the face of Drouin identity Gary Hart last week. He’d just found a new place to live in Drouin ending a previously fruitless two-month search after being told the unit

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Ficifolia fun ahead

The Drouin Skate Park will be a hive of activity when the bike and skateboard competition returns to the Drouin Ficifolia Festival program.  Jack Cross placed third in last year's intermediate event.

With Ficifolia trees in full bloom around Drouin, the town’s annual Ficifolia Festival is ready to come alive. Each year the week-long festival brings the town alive with colour, excitement and fun with many community groups and local businesses putting

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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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Simon is Barcelona bound

Drouin tennis player Simon Young is congratulated on his efforts in taking his tennis exploits to Spain by Drouin Tennis Club president Glenn Awty.

Spain will be the next stop on the tennis journey of young Drouin tennis star Simon Young. The GippSport tennis academy program member will head over to Barcelona next month to start an intensive training program which will see his

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NAIDOC celebrates women

Local Elder Grace Hayes was amongst the indigenous women celebrated during a flag raising ceremony in Drouin yesterday morning.  She was joined on stage for the NAIDOC Week event by Lionel Rose Jnr (left) and Baw Baw Shire mayor Joe Gauci.

Indigenous female leaders were highlighted during a NAIDOC Week flag raising ceremony in Drouin yesterday morning. Despite the winter chill, many gathered in Memorial Park to share in the annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and achievements.

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Truck cuts power

Major disruptions to power were experienced in Drouin on Tuesday after a truck collided with a power pole at the intersection of Hope Street and Princes Way in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Major disruptions to power were experienced in Drouin on Tuesday after a truck collided with a power pole at the intersection of Hope Street and Princes Way in the early hours of Tuesday morning. A total of 887 customers were

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Bushfire waiting to happen

A small buffer is all that separates houses in Palm Court, Drouin, from dense bushland and scrub at the rear of the properties.

A large bush block in the middle of residential and industrial estates in Drouin has some nearby residents on edge as conditions dry during summer. The bush, dominated by stands of eucalypt trees but also with dense lower level vegetation

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Drouin hopes dashed

The Hawks showed grace and a few smiles after a brilliant season (back, from left) Chelsea De Riter, Kylie Proctor, Ella Henderson, Stacie Gardiner, Ruby Pratt, Karina Proctor, Kym Diston, (front, from left) Kelly Hedley, Jessie Hedley and Christie Edwards.

On an unseasonably hot September day, Drouin and Traralgon lined up against each other for a battle of the A grade “titans” in the Gippsland League. No one knew who would win but all the hundreds of spectators knew they

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Sarah bowls over goals

Drouin’s Sarah Ashby formed part of the Victorian under 18 team to win its test series against Tasmania recently.

For an athlete that chooses to make small goals at a time, the bowling career of Drouin’s Sarah Ashby is starting to take off at a rapid rate. Having only played the sport for two years, Sarah formed part of

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