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Panthers celebrate $100,000 netball grant

THE netball community in South Gippsland will be able to play better and safer netball with funding from the State Government for upgrades to facilities in Bass. Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing, met with members of the Kilcunda-Bass Netball Club and community at

Farmers urged to put safety first

IT IS the worst year for farm fatalities, after 12 agriculture-related workplace deaths this year, compared to nine last year and seven in 2015. Most of the fatalities involve experienced farmers. The youngest farm worker was 38, who died when a quad bike towing

Think before taking risks on the roads this Christmas

VICTORIANS are being warned to think twice before taking risks on our roads this Christmas in a new Transport Accident Commission road safety campaign. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan unveiled the new campaign on Sunday, which takes aim at three major

Hope for Gippsland

A VISION to help those affected by substance use in Gippsland is now closer to becoming a reality. Peter Down is the chair of the Hope Restart Centre to be built near Bairnsdale. He was involved in the formation of a committee that has

Chicken off the menu for Christmas

CONCERNED residents of Leongatha-Yarragon Road at Wooreen and worried neighbours of a proposed 400,000-chicken broiler farm have received the best possible Christmas present. They’ve just heard that the multi-million dollar project will not be going ahead after all. In fact, after the sale of