Ballet under stars

Turning fence posts into a barre are Australian Ballet members Alexandra Moore and Emma Koppelmann with Tourism and Major Events Minister John Eren at Lardner Park on Wednesday.

Grab your picnic blanket and head out to Lardner Park next October to appreciate some of the country’s most talented dancers as they perform in Ballet Under the Stars. The free event is coming exclusively to West Gippsland, staging the

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Roller derby on show

Gippsland League team members (from left) Nat Elton (Harley Quinn), Jessica Pleydell (Massacre), Bethany Ellen (Smiling Assassin), Meleah Smedley (Wreck’d Em), Tab Bennett (Lady Justice), Kylie Fordham (Sk8r McGavin), Aby Collinson (Bricks), and Sarah Brandon (Maulin Brando).

The Gippsland Ranges Roller derby club hosted a state event at Lardner Park recently, showcasing the fierce action of more than 150 participants from around the state. The State-Wide Stampede attracted participants and officials from as far as Mildura, Albury

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Girls raise $80,000

Enjoying a day out with friends are Angela Nunan, Trish Hill and Rebecca Hilder.

Breasts, bubbles and anything pink were the hot topics of discussion for 700 women who raised more than $80,000 on Saturday. Women wore a splash of pink, enjoyed a glass of bubbles and heard almost all there was to know

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Motorfest is cancelled

Rising costs and limited volunteers have been cited as key reasons for the Drouin Rotary Club’s decision to cancel this year’s annual Motorfest.

Rising costs and limited volunteers have been cited as key reasons for the Drouin Rotary Club’s decision to cancel this year’s annual Motorfest. It is unlikely the annual event, that has injected hundreds of thousands of dollars to local community

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Big Blokes raise $180,000

One of the most sought after auction items at the Baw Baw Big Blokes Barbecue was a 2017 signed Richmond guernsey.  Leo Garvey of Bunyip was the highest bidder to win the guernsey at $1800 and then presented it to his son Simon Garvey of Ripplebrook.

West Gippsland’s biggest fundraiser, the Baw Baw Big Blokes Barbecue, raised $180,000 on Friday for prostate cancer and several other causes. A total of 660 people attended the event at Lardner Park. Guests enjoyed a day of fine hospitality and

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Three business wins

Receiving the award for trade and construction at the Gippsland Business Awards was Joel Christian (left) of Smart Steel Design of Yarragon with James Ross representing the category’s sponsor Bendigo Bank.

Three Baw Baw Shire based businesses have won categories in this year’s Gippsland Business Awards and four others were short-listed as finalists. The winners were Lardner Park for tourism, Smart Steel Designs of Yarragon in the trade and construction category

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Farming celebration

Former board member Kevin Dale (third left) led a commentary on the history of Frm World, which included interviews with long time supporters and exhibitors (from left) Rob Pandolfo, Nick Rowe, Rob Radford, John Rogers and Graham Rowe.

Farming in the past and into the future was celebrated at the official opening of Farm World on Friday. Past board member Kevin Dale led a history focussed commentary of the Gippsland Field Days, now Farm World, which celebrated its

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Farm World celebrates 50 years

Serving hamburgers to hungry patrons at last year’s Farm World are Drouin Apex Club members (from left) Tony Forrest, Emily Dawson and Chris Robinson.

More than 900 exhibitors will be part of the 50th anniversary of Farm World at Lardner Park this week. The four day event, starting Thursday, will attract thousands of visitors and more than 900 exhibitors on site for the premier

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Tent city at Lardner

Ashley Brumec, left, Molli Gibbons, Lucy Hoare and Eliza Smith came from Sydney for Beyond the Valley.

Lardner Park transformed into a tent city when 16,500 people converged on the site for a three day Beyond the Valley music festival that was praised by local police for the “well behaved” crowd. Lardner Park Events commended festival organisers

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