Rain plays havoc in Round 3 WDCA matches

Fraser Duncan grabs a drink as he and Brett Williams discuss their strategy in gloomy conditions on Saturday.

The battle of the two form teams of the competition went down to the wire on the weekend, as a draw meant both teams now sit alone at the top of the table. Batting first, Hallora got off to a

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Big Blokes Barbecue raises whopping tally

Danny Green was one of the special guests who spoke to the group on Friday.

The region’s biggest fundraiser, Baw Baw Big Blokes Barbecue held at Lardner Park on Friday raised a whopping $192,000. A total of 680 men attended the function which has raised $1,287,000 over its eight-year history. Guests enjoyed a day of

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Yarragon CFA celebrates 75 years

At the Yarragon CFA 75th celebrations are (from left): captain Ashley Smith, 3rd lieutenant Kris Hopkins, 1st lieutenant Michael O'Toole, 2nd lieutenant Melinda Kemp, 4th lieutenant Colin Lackman. 

Yarragon CFA has celebrated 75 years of operation, with many volunteers joined by senior CFA staff to help commemorate the landmark occasion at the annual brigade dinner last Saturday night. Commencing in 1944, the fire brigade has been serving Yarragon

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Catani makes mark in first WDCA matches

Catani are teaming up with Longwarry and Bunyip  to field junior WDCA sides.

Keen eyed watchers of the WDCA may have noticed a new name pop up over the weekend, as Catani kicked off their inaugural Warragul and District Cricket Association season. After spending much of their 70-year existence in the West Gippsland

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Female umpires make Gippy League history

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Some Gippsland League Football history was made when two female central umpires officiated at the Drouin-Morwell game on Saturday. And Jess Mills and Jess Prime did their jobs, in difficult conditions due to the weather and state of the ground,

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Latest figures show booming Gippy tourism

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Tourism is booming in Gippsland with the region attracting more than seven million visitors for the first time and the Baw Baw region recorded the second highest visitation rate. Latest figures released by Tourism Research Australia for the year ending

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Thorpy pub back in business

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Thorpdale was a town in mourning two years ago when its “local” was extensively damaged by a fire that claimed the life of its much-loved publican. As the community grieved for fourth generation publican Johnny Bantock, it also faced an

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Vision needs volunteers

Deborah Reyter of Drouin says volunteering at reception, administration and recreational day programs at Vision Australia in Warragul has opened a new world for her.

Volunteers at Vision Australia Gippsland headquarters at Warragul outnumber paid staff by about 10 to one. The many services the centre provides for vision impaired people throughout Gippsland’s six municipalities wouldn’t happen without them. Co-ordinator of volunteers Michelle Stewart said

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Footy finals ahead

Neerim-Neerim South’s Calum Shiels is brought down in a tackle by Buln Buln opponent Trent Baker.

Four of the top “five” positions in Gippsland, Ellinbank and District and Mid Gippsland leagues look well on the way to being settled. In Gippsland League, Moe overcame Warragul to tighten its hold on fourth spot after its seventh win

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Footy in full swing

Nilma Darnum’s Jarrod Stewart contests the ruck with Warragul Industrials’ player John Ikupu.

Football got into full swing last weekend with all four district leagues in action. Gippsland League and Ellinbank and District took the field for the first time for the season while it was round two for Mid Gippsland and the

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