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2 Apr 2003 (Wednesday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter, Area LTB1 Bridle Estate Morwell
Seatbelts in Cars, Car Theft, Profile of a Car Thief, Police Crime Report,

GippsTAFE Shaves It Off For Cancer Research!
GippsTAFE staff and students raised over $2,500 for Leukaemia research by participating in the annual World’s Greatest Shave for a Cure fundraiser.

Blackheads In Your Pasture?
"Are large bare areas of pasture appearing in front of your eyes?" asks Frank Mickan, Pasture and Fodder Conservation Specialist, DPI Ellinbank.

Grow Your Business
Growing Investment to Grow Regional Business

Gorse Is A Weed Of National Significance
The Federal Government has identified the weed GORSE (also known as FURZE) Ulex europaeus, as a Weed of National Significance.

3 Apr 2003 (Thursday)

Ingram welcomes sign-off on recreational-only fishing zones
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has welcomed the announcement that Mallacoota and Lake Tyers will be closed to commercial fishing.

4 Apr 2003 (Friday)

The circus comes to Murray Road Preschool
Following a visit to the Circus Royale, the staff and children at Murray Road Preschool in Newborough held a fun-filled circus day recently.

Policing satisfaction survey good news for Latrobe
A national survey of community satisfaction with policing has highlighted Latrobe residents as having higher levels of satisfaction with police services than other surveyed regions in Victoria.

GVTU Student at Moe Racecourse
Simon Plavins has been working for the past 18 months at the Moe Racecourse. This position was gained through a practical placement arranged by the Gippsland Vocational Training Unit (GVTU) Youth Employment Service.

Stormwater litter traps ready for the next rains
The last of four structural projects to improve the environmental management of Latrobe City’s urban stormwater, and help protect the region’s rivers, lakes and waterways has been commissioned by Latrobe City this week.

Hair and makeup demos at Churchill Youth Action Centre
The Churchill Youth Action Centre recently held hair and makeup demonstrations, attracting many young people to the Gaskin Park Centre.

81 year old invites all to come skating on his 82nd birthday
Local champion skater and Kids Fun Club Coordinator, Stan Bennett, will be celebrating his 82nd birthday by holding a party at Traralgon’s XY, located at the Traralgon Showgrounds, and all are invited.

New Council best prepared ever to administer City
The nine newly elected Latrobe City Councillors are much better prepared and briefed to take on their municipal tasks than their former counterparts, following a specially developed and implemented transition program for Councillors in Latrobe City.

8 Apr 2003 (Tuesday)

Drought declaration process absurd: Ingram
East Gippsland and Wellington Shires are victims of a new process declaring municipalities as "drought affected" according to the Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram.

Government shows double standards in compensation
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has accused the State Government of double standards in offering compensation to residents affected by a forest fire in the Cobaw State Forest, which started from a fuel reduction burn.

9 Apr 2003 (Wednesday)

Fire restrictions lifted - but no fires in urban areas
Fire restrictions have been lifted for rural and rural living zones in Latrobe City, but Council warns that no bonfires or incinerators can be lit in urban areas within the municipality.

Youth Band’s overseas tour falls victim to SARS
The Latrobe City Youth Band tour of Japan and China has fallen victim to concerns about the widening occurrence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) with the Band’s planned performance tour postponed indefinitely until the threat dissipates.

Blue-Green Algae In Farm Dams
Recently, blue-green algal blooms have been confirmed in several locations in Gippsland.

11 Apr 2003 (Friday)

Business incubator industriously into relaxation
Latrobe City’s business incubator, the ‘Latrobe Business Centre’ in Newborough now boasts a full house of tenants.

15 Apr 2003 (Tuesday)

2003 International Film Festival May 2/3/4
A diverse collection of (mostly) foreign-language films will be screened at the Bairnsdale Cinema Centre over the first weekend of May.

16 Apr 2003 (Wednesday)

Builders in turmoil over insurance crisis
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, is seeking an urgent meeting with the State Government in an effort to resolve insurance issues affecting many builders and associated professionals in his electorate and across the state.

Ian Maxfield and Brendan Jenkins to Attend Community Job Program (CJP) Certificate Presentation
GippsTAFE invites you to three presentations of certificates to CJP participants by the Member for Narracan, Ian Maxfield and Brendan Jenkins

Easter Bunny visits Latrobe City
The Easter Bunny has been seen out and about in Latrobe City bringing a smile to the faces of children and adults alike.

Opportunity to work in Latrobe’s Sister City
Latrobe City Council is calling for applications from persons interested in assisting with the teaching of English in junior high schools in one of its Sister Cities, Takasago.

Neospora Abortion In Cattle
Abortion in cattle due to the protozoan parasite Neospora caninum was first identified in the early 1990s, although no doubt it has always been present.

Tag ‘Em, Dead Or Alive
All farmers should be aware that cattle need to be tail or ear tagged before they are sold, but how many are aware of the requirements for tail tagging cattle that are disposed of in other ways.

23 Apr 2003 (Wednesday)

African Lovegrass Audit
Noxious weed African Lovegrass has come under close scrutiny over the last few months. The African Lovegrass Control Steering Committee has developed a unique audit process...

Prograze – The Pathway To Profitable and Sustainable Grazing
This course is designed for beef and lamb producers who wish to maximise their income by developing a better understanding of grazing management.

Gippsland Rugby League
Gippsland Junior Rugby League initiating the Australian Rugby League Foundation new ‘Smaller Steps Program ’ for primary schools next term.

Fashion Courses at LLINC
There's nothing holding you back from fashioning a marvellous outfit, giving your creativity an effective outlet, achieving that sense of satisfaction from a job well done as well as inciting a little envy among your friends for your style.

Gippsland Rugby League
Gippsland Rugby League Coach calls for a "Crisis" meeting to discuss the Wildcats inclusion to the Melbourne Rugby League competition.

Dry Cow Therapy
Over the next few months many dairy farmers will be thinking about drying off their herd. Decisions on dry cow therapy are never easy and may have a huge effect on the profitability of the farm for the future lactation.

Community invited to forum on biotechnology
Latrobe City Council will host a public forum on biotechnology to provide citizens with an opportunity to hear from and have a discussion with speakers who have a range of views on biotechnology.

Latrobe Innovation Festival gains momentum
The inaugural ‘Latrobe Innovation Festival’ is growing in size and stature as interest builds within the Latrobe community.

Local Soil Guide Produced
Everything you need to know about the soils of the Bairnsdale and Dargo regions can be found in a simple guide now available in draft form.

24 Apr 2003 (Thursday)

2003 Victorian Flexible Learning Leaders Announced
Leading professionals in the Victorian vocational education and training (VET) sector were selected recently to receive funding to champion advances in flexible learning during 2003 and beyond.

Bring A Mate when you next donate
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service – Victoria is running a ‘Bring A Mate’ Campaign from 1 May 2003 – 31 July 2003.

Beginners English for Migrants
Do you know someone who can’t speak English, or cannot read or write in English?

28 Apr 2003 (Monday)

Business Directory Subscription Renewals
The annual subscriptions for many of the listings in the Business Directory are now due. GREEN Inc will be issuing subscription invoices during May.

Gippsland.com – Under New Management
The Gippsland Portal is now under new management...

Wildcats down Sharks in soggy conditions
Wet weather games are normally nothing to write home about but when you combine this with a team that was close to withdrawing, one would hardly expect a triumph.

30 Apr 2003 (Wednesday)

Small business champions encourage others to go on-line
The results of a small business survey, conducted recently throughout Latrobe City have highlighted possible gaps in the take up of e-commerce, which can now be addressed in order to improve efficiency and communication processes.

Community representatives sought for development study
Latrobe City Council is calling for community representative nominations for the Latrobe Transit Cities Masterplan Project Reference Group.

Dare To Dairy…It’s Worth It!
That’s the message organisers of the 2003 Target 10 State Dairy Workshop will send to delegates attending the Albury event on June 3-4.

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