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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New pool a hit

Warragul swimmer Zoe Harrington took to the pool for Gippsland’s junior competition.

Warragul’s new outdoor pool was a hive of activity at the weekend, with Warragul Water Warriors hosting their first junior swimming competition at the new facility. With well over 300 swimmers from clubs across the district attending, the day proved

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Tight footy battles

Warragul star Brad Scalzo slides in the slippery conditions on Saturday to claim the ball ahead of Traralgon coach Mark Collison (left). Other Gulls are Jared Lane (centre) and Ambu Uliando.

As the home and away seasons in all three district leagues head towards the halfway points some tight battles are emerging for finals positions in Gippsland and Ellinbank and District leagues. But in Mid Gippsland there’ll have to be a

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