Council nominations close, sixteen candidates to vie for positions

Residents in the Baw Baw Shire will have their ballot papers mailed to them between October 6 and 8.

Sixteen candidates will vie for nine councillor positions on Baw Baw Shire Council when they face election next month. At the close of nominations last Tuesday, there were five candidates in the Central Ward, seven in East Ward and four

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Drug house in Drouin among five homes raided

Police conducted the raids on five homes last Thursday.

A drug house in Drouin was one of five addresses targeted in a Southern Metro police operation last Thursday that hauled more than $1.5 million worth of cannabis. Divisional Response Unit police arrested five people following a series of warrants

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Passion the drive for Dave at Drouin

David Sharpe had his family alongside him throughout his journey at Drouin, supported by wife Sarah and daughter Ruby after a win.

When Noel Sharpe loaded his cricket gear into the car during the mild summer mornings, he always had one supporter with him, someone whose passion for the game would one day emulate his own. A quintessential knockabout country kid, David

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Easing of restrictions in regional Victoria to begin next week

Premier Daniel Andrews has hinted that Regional Victoria may see further easing of restrictions soon.

Stage three restrictions will ease across regional Victoria from next week but the staged roadmap to “COVID normal” will be a slow journey. Case numbers rather than dates will trigger when restrictions ease through each of the four steps announced

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Western Park players with more to play for this WDCA season

Jack Armour (left) from Western Park and Aidan Maric from the Corey Maric Youth Support Foundation have teamed up this season to raise funds and awareness for mental health.

Western Park cricketers will have extra motivation this year with the club partnering with the Corey Maric Youth Support Foundation for the upcoming WDCA season to raise funds for mental health. In an initiative led by recruit Jack Armour, some

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New book highlights Australia’s many woolsheds

Tolands woolshed owned by Rodger and Yvonne Connley at Omeo, Victoria, displays the run down, yet totally functional characteristics of many Australian woolsheds.

Andrew Chapman and his camera have been inseparable companions for decades. They travelled extensively as Mr Chapman, a resident of Warragul for the past five years after moving from the Dandenong Ranges, followed his photographic career with newspapers, national magazines,

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BBTA hoping for more players this season with tennis a hit during lockdown

Daniel Marshall makes a return for Drouin Gold last year, with the BBTA hoping to see more players take to the court when their season starts in October.

While many sports in the region have had to wait on the sidelines throughout the coronavirus pandemic, one sport that continues to roll on is tennis. Tennis, under the current stage three restrictions, can be played with one other person,

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Gippsland Free Range Eggs to expand thanks to grant

James and Julie Hill will be able to expand their farm from 900 layers to 3000 after receiving a grant announced last week.

Expanding to keep up with customer demand is not a challenge confronting too many businesses during the current coronavirus restrictions. But for a family business Gippsland Free Range Eggs started two years ago by a Willow Grove couple, James and

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Lardner Park makes desperate plea to Baw Baw Shire

Lardner Park has been massively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Lardner Park has made a desperate plea for Baw Baw Shire assistance as it faces the “very real” prospect of having to close the doors. Lardner Park chief executive officer Craig Debnam said if Lardner Park had to shut down,

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Two abattoirs adapt to new COVID-safe restrictions

Abattoirs will have to adhere to strict conditions amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Two West Gippsland abattoirs have joined meat processors across the state in adapting processing methods to meet stringent new COVID-safe regulations. Radford’s Meats in Warragul and Victoria Valley Meat Exports at Trafalgar are both facing an unprecedented level of restriction

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