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Men’s Sheds ‘save lives’

ONE of the biggest benefits of Men’s Sheds is that they save lives, according to David Mudge, the Men’s Shed West Gippsland Facilitator. “We’ve even pulled people out of depression just by giving them a voice and listening.” He spoke about the importance of

Seasonal worker changes still don’t go far enough

DEPUTY Leader of the Nationals, Senator Bridget McKenzie, herself a former South Gippslander, has welcomed the changes to the Seasonal Worker Program, announced by Nationals leader Michael McCormack and Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Ms McKenzie, the Minister for Regional Services and Decentralisation, said last

Lunchtime bottlenecks at early voting centres

VOTING in the State Election started on Monday this week and if you have a legitimate reason, like you will be working on Saturday, November 24, you can vote now at one of a number of Early Voting Centres in your area. But if

Students spread kindness in Korumburra

KORUMBURRA Secondary College students have been putting the concept of ‘paying it forward’ into practice with a range of projects to help their local community. Over the last month, students in the school’s year 10 ACE class have been working on projects based on

Only three candidates for Gippsland South

THE lead up to the election, with Early Voting Centres opening on Monday this week, has been black and white in the neighbouring seats of Bass and Gippsland South. Where the sitting member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, holds a whopping margin, with almost