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1 Apr 2001 (Sunday)

Messenger gets Digital Video
Here is a great little MPEG movie where Wayne fights off a computer that has him by the tie

3 Apr 2001 (Tuesday)

Basslink living in make-believe world
Promoters of Basslink have retreated to a make-believe world, Latrobe City Councillor, Graeme Middlemiss has stated.

The Gippsland Business Awards finalists have been named!
Excitement grows as local businesses are recognised for excellence

Encouragement given to women to go into business
Industry observers predict that, within the next five years, over 70% of small businesses throughout Australia will be owned-operated by women.

Churchill boasts film!
Outdoor Cinema is coming to town!

Council commemorating La Trobe’s 200th on Latrobe City’s first birthday
Print of La Trobe portrait , painted by Sir Francis Grant, to be framed and hung in the Council Gallery.

4 Apr 2001 (Wednesday)

Big Youth Celebration planned for Saturday
An action packed program of activities at Kernot Hall this Saturday to celebrate Youth Week.

Community being consulted on Maternal and Child Health Service
Three parent representatives sought by Latrobe City Council to assist review of municipality’s Maternal and Child Health Service.

New six wicket bench at Moe ‘fantastic’
New six wicket turf bench at the Ted Summerton Oval in Moe has been acclaimed as fantastic by Secretary of the Central Gippsland Cricket Association.

Small business health and safety strategy planned
Second phase of project focussing on improving business health and safety in Latrobe City was developed last Thursday at the City offices in Traralgon.

Local culinary delights promoted at Taste of Victoria
Alpine Beverages and Bows Natural Ice-cream with food and wine producers from East Gippsland, Wellington, Baw Baw and Cardinia Shires to showcase and sell Gippsland products at Taste of Victoria.

Tony Meets the Richmond Team
Tony (from Messenger) has been busy setting up the Richmond Office and is now inducting the new Richmond Web Consultant Team!

5 Apr 2001 (Thursday)

Working late again?
Find out why

Chocolate Coated Praise
Peppermint Pillowcase Express

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Council takes legal action on Crinigan Road property
Council resolved to proceed with legal action against Eastern Pride to recover loans made to the club.

An alternative to Napster?
With the slaying of the Napster dragon, new demons raise their heads

Latrobe CEO to take up Sydney appointment
Latrobe City CEO appointed to General Manager (Chief Executive Officer) of North Sydney Council.

6 Apr 2001 (Friday)

Carnival to kick start Rally in the Valley
A community carnival will kick start celebrations for the one-day Rally in the Valley extravaganza.

Council provides special parking bays for families with prams
Special parking bays for parents and carers with prams and pushchairs are being trialed in Franklin Street Traralgon

All of government approach on asbestos related diseases needed
Latrobe City Mayor, has called for a unified government approach to deal with the tragedy faced by victims of asbestos related diseases.

Dog and cat registrations due
Pet owners in Latrobe City have until May 10th to register their cats and dogs for 2001/2002

Water Restrictions Lifted at Thorpdale, Lowered to Stage two at Boolarra
Water restrictions in the Thorpdale area and lowered the levels of restrictions in the Boolarra area

Gippsland Water Refutes Privatisation Claims
Gippsland Water has strongly denied recent claims that they have sold off part of their business to a private company.

9 Apr 2001 (Monday)

Morwell to have its own Raceday Cup
The second annual Morwell Raceday is being presented by the Traralgon Racing Club on Saturday 21 April at the Glenview Park Racecourse.

10 Apr 2001 (Tuesday)

Hit the catwalk on the web
Beautiful indigenous models make a comeback

Badgers lose Grand Final
Crowd Favorites "The Badgers" went down to the "Braves" in the MBA A Reserve Grand Final

Netting your audience online
How to capture the attention of the online audience

11 Apr 2001 (Wednesday)

Omeo features in photographic exhibition
Sally Alden will be presenting her “Omeo: God’s Own Country” photographic exhibition in Angler’s Rest over Easter.

12 Apr 2001 (Thursday)

Gippsland Ethical & Alternate Investment Expo
Sunday 27th May 2001 at Monash University - Churchill Campus 10am till 4pm

19 Apr 2001 (Thursday)

Householders and farmers urged to bring out their nasties
Householders and farmers are being urged to take advantage of two separate collections to dispose of unwanted chemicals.

E-business hamper
Read on to find out about successful e-businesses that have made it to the top in a virtual store

Hound Dogs go down in a Darts Thriller
Sale Greyhounds lost 6-5 to the Crown Hotel on Tuesday Night

A Rolling Stone gathers no dust
Have a look at the website for world renowned magazine Rolling Stone

Public input into Council Budget sought
Latrobe City Council has commenced preliminary consideration of its 2001/2002 budget and is seeking public input into the process.

Residents asked to comment on gravel road sealing
Rural ratepayers in Latrobe City have been asked to comment on priorities and options for sealing gravel roads.

20 Apr 2001 (Friday)

Public meeting called on Moe and Newborough childcare provision
A public meeting has been called by Latrobe City Council to discuss the future of childcare facilities in the Moe and Newborough area.

Victoria's Government pushes e-commerce
The imortance of local e-commerce grows through Government initiative

Open Fire : Latrobe council budgeting begins
Have your say on how the local council should be spending our money

Protests at Dingo Creek anger loggers
Activists show no signs of backing down from the fight

National Boot Day
Shoes against suicide

23 Apr 2001 (Monday)

Water Restrictions Still a Possibility in Central Gippsland
Gippsland Water has announced that there is still a possibility of water restrictions being imposed in Central Gippsland.

24 Apr 2001 (Tuesday)

The Darwin Awards
The new definition of black comedy

Take a picture
A groovy way to make your family photo album a little special

Give yourself to charity
Have you ever wanted to dig deep into your pockets and give big to charity, but had no cash? Just click!

So You Wanna, huh?
Whatever you want to do, the instruction manual is right here

Gippsland Rugby League - Round 1 Preview
After Representative matches throughout March, Gala Days for Latrobe Juniors, and a long Pre-Season for many players, Round 1 of the Gippsland Rugby League is finally upon us

26 Apr 2001 (Thursday)

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Lifted at Boolarra
Gippsland Water is lifting Stage 2 water restrictions at Boolarra, effective immediately.

A jungle of forwards
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Neopets: a friend without the hassle!
Get a virtual pet today!

One in two people shop online
Huge e-commerce growth looks promising

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30 Apr 2001 (Monday)

Council gets tough on swimming pool fencing
Latrobe City Council has issued a specific policy on backyard swimming pool and spa fencing

Minister’s assurance on alternative Good Beginnings funding welcomed
Latrobe City Council has welcomed an assurance by the Federal Minister, that he is looking at other options for funding the Good Beginnings program in Latrobe.

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