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1 Apr 2005 (Friday)

Japanese tutors to attend origami convention at Gallery

Public comment sought on Local Law No 2
Latrobe City Council is seeking comment on its proposal to make a Local Law titled Local Law No 2 - 2005.

Life saving technique embraced by the ageing
Representatives of 45 local community organisations were taught resuscitation skills at the recent launches of the ’4 Steps for Life’ program in Latrobe City.

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

Ingram calls for review of Maffra planning amendment
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, says the future growth of Maffra will be jeopardised by the recently approved Wellington Shire Planning Amendment C20.

15th Anniversary of the Polish Club

4 Apr 2005 (Monday)

Bairnsdale / Paynesville gas maps on display
Maps showing the proposed rollout of natural gas reticulation to residential parts of Bairnsdale and Paynesville are now on public display.

Send "Ranger Bear" back home: Ingram
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has called on the Environment Minister, John Thwaites, to send Ranger Bear home and find a suitable local replacement.

5 Apr 2005 (Tuesday)

Blue Drag to perform at Tyers
The second show in the Café Concert Series for 2005 is the superb jazz group ‘Blue Drag’ who will perform at the Tyers Hall on Sunday 1 May at 7.30pm.

27th Annual Victorian State Bottles & Collectables Show
The naked female form is one of the oldest themes in the history of art yet it is also one of the most politically volatile.

CD-Rom Tips On Vegetable Irrigation
NSW Agriculture has released an interactive CD-ROM for irrigated vegetable crops. While the information is targeted at crops in the Murray-Darling basin, there is a wealth of information for melon, processing tomato, carrot and onion growers.

Media Notification
Shadow Minister for Transport, Terry Mulder will accompany Member for Gippsland Province, Philip Davis on a visit to the Latrobe Valley and Baw Baw regions today.

6 Apr 2005 (Wednesday)

April Farmers’ Market
Wellington Shire’s next Farmers’ Market is being held on Saturday 16 April from 8am to 12pm and will boast stalls selling a variety of Gippsland cheeses, alongside other fresh produce favourites from around the local area.

Can you volunteer for the Southern University Games?
From Monday 4 to Thursday 7 July this year, Latrobe City will host the Southern University Games, which will see some 2000 university students compete in thirteen team sports at venues around the municipality.

City’s rating boosted by Standard & Poor’s
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services have affirmed Latrobe City’s 'AA' long-term and 'A-1+' short-term ratings and revised the City’s outlook on the long-term rating from stable to positive.

All eyes on Wirilda Crescent traffic calming project

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter April 2005 AreaLTB1 Bridle Estate (NHW93)
Neighbourhood Safety Assessment, Zone Leaders Wanted, Police Crime Report.

Latest multi-million-dollar program replaces eight shire bridges
Wellington Shire Council is set to complete nearly $2 million in bridge works for this financial year as part of its extensive, ongoing bridge upgrade program.

7 Apr 2005 (Thursday)

Soul sisters swing into Traralgon
The ever popular Morning Music series continues on Wednesday 27 April with the fabulous ‘Soul Sister Swing’ performing at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon at 11am.

Disability and spirituality forum
Disability and spirituality will be the subject of a significant all-day forum being hosted by Wellington Shire Council on Thursday 28 April as part of its Rural Access program.

New opening hours for Latrobe City Box Office
From Monday 18 April 2005, the Latrobe City Box Office will be changing its opening hours to improve access times for patrons booking or collecting tickets.

8 Apr 2005 (Friday)

Funky tap to hit Traralgon
An energetic and innovative dance and music performance will hit the stage at Traralgon on Wednesday 4 May at 8pm, bringing dynamic stagecraft and raw, fresh and invigorating dance.

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

Traffic management training course planned
Latrobe City Council is holding a one-day traffic management course to enable community groups requiring training in this area to gain a recognised qualification.

Short closure of Morwell pool for upgrade
The Morwell Leisure Centre pool area will close for around two weeks, from Saturday 9 April 2005 for a general refurbishment.

Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Rewarding Leaders In Business Innovation
The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes have been profiling and rewarding outstanding Australian science since 1990. The Prizes have become Australia's premier and most widely publicised science awards.

Youth Band wows crowds in Central Victoria
Playing before a capacity audience at Monday’s 2005 Castlemaine State Festival was the highlight of a recent tour through Central Victoria by the Latrobe City Youth Band.

11 Apr 2005 (Monday)

Gippsland Theartre Festival
Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Gippsland Theatre Festival which will be held on the weekend of 13th, 14th and 15th May.

Wellington welcomes calls for Wurruk Causeway upgrade
Wellington Shire Council is strongly backing calls by Gippsland South MP Peter Ryan to have the Wurruk Causeway replaced or duplicated to improve road safety and boost opportunities for economic development.

12 Apr 2005 (Tuesday)

Legal issues seminar for transport operators

Latrobe Valley Juniors Win 4th Consecutive Title

National Archery Championships coming to Morwell
The 59th National Archery Championships are coming to Morwell next year, with competitors from all over Australasia expected to take part.

More players sought for Keen-Agers Table Tennis
The Keen-Agers Table Tennis is attracting around a dozen regular players at the Moe Newborough Sports Centre on Monday mornings from 9.30am to11.30am.

Proposed lease agreement for Lake Narracan
Latrobe City Council is seeking public comment on entering into a proposed long term lease agreement with the Latrobe Valley Water Ski Club (LVWSC).

Cultural identity explored through photographs
Photographs on loan from The Vizard Foundation Collection of the 1990s and from a local private collector feature in the current exhibition in the International Power Hazelwood Community Access Gallery at the Latrobe Regional Gallery.

Body Jar to headline National Youth Week event!
Wellington youth can join in the celebrations when National Youth Week explodes across the shire from 9 -17 April with a series of edgy events including a live performance from top Australian punk band, Body Jar.

Acute Bovine Liver Disease
The sudden death of one or more cattle is often the first sign of Acute Bovine Liver Disease (ABLD), formerly known as Rough Dogstail Associated Syndrome.

13 Apr 2005 (Wednesday)

Big Screen Touring Australian Films
Special guests, Samuel Johnson and Terry Donovan, in Briagolong and Sale for weekend festival of Australian films.

Wonderland of Visual Art
Inspired by the tales of a literary great, Wellington Shire's Gippsland Art Gallery • Sale will become a wonderland of visual art when the exhibition of recent paintings by local Artist Michael Morgan Alice and Beyond commences later this month

15 Apr 2005 (Friday)

Latrobe team wins State Management Challenge
A team from Latrobe City Council has been crowned the Victorian champions of the Local Government Management Association’s (LGMA) annual Management Challenge.

Workshop for those going into business
A workshop designed to assist anyone interested in starting up their own business will be conducted by Latrobe City Council this Thursday 21 April, at the corporate headquarters in Commercial Road Morwell.

Tourism operators urged to attend project briefing

Gippsland Innovation Festival breakfast showcases local business
Wellington Shire Council is delighted to be supporting several key events benefiting local business as part of this year’s Gippsland Innovation Festival – including an Excellence in Innovation business breakfast.

19 Apr 2005 (Tuesday)

June Start For Mallacoota Streetscape Project
Work on the proposed "Mallacoota Streetscape Project" will begin in June and cost a total of $150,000.

Ambyne Bridge Re-Opening Next Friday
The official re-opening of the restored Ambyne Bridge across the Deddick River north of Tubbut at Ambyne Crossing will take place next Friday.

A thank you to Walking School Bus volunteers

Bracks Out Of Touch - Another Chilly Winter Ahead
As the nights get cooler, country Victorians can expect yet another winter without natural gas heating thanks to an out-of-touch Bracks Government.

Leaf Beetle Joins Funeral March For Bridal Weed
On Tuesday 19th April, a new biological line of defence against the major weed pest bridal creeper is set to be released for the first time in the East Gippsland region.

Coast To Coast - An Epic Walk Along Victoria'S Coastline Ends
On Sunday morning, Mr Lynn Murrell became the first person to complete a continuous solo walk along Victoria's 2000 kilometre coastline when he walked into Cape Howe on the New South Wales border.

Shadow Ministers Attend Farmworld
Liberal Shadow Ministers enjoyed four days speaking with farmers from Gippsland and throughout the state at this year’s Farm World field days at Warragul.

Work set to start on Rosedale Community Centre as funding target reached

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

Fig Tree To Remain Centrepiece Of Metung Development
Metung’s much-loved Moreton Bay Fig tree will remain the centrepiece of a beautification plan for the centre of the popular Gippsland Lakes tourist village.

Council Approves Water Tank Rebate
Householders connected to town water will now be eligible for a $150 rebate from Baw Baw Shire Council if they install a rainwater tank.

Hillendale Singers to perform at Moe Library
The celebrated and well loved Hillendale Singers will peform at Moe Library on Thursday 5 May at 1.30pm.

20 Apr 2005 (Wednesday)

Labor Fails Own Test On Weeds
The Bracks Government is prosecuting farmers for failing to combat weeds on their properties while it hypocritically stands back and as does nothing to address the massive weed problem on Crown Land.

21 Apr 2005 (Thursday)

Dairy Tax Advice – Just A Phone Call Away
Dairy farmers across the State are invited to participate in a ‘ring-in’ designed to help maximise their 2004/05 tax management.

Act Now Consult Later - Labor True To Form On Market Move
The Bracks Government has failed to adequately consult with stakeholders and investigate alternate options to its plans to relocate the Melbourne Markets, Shadow Minister for Agriculture Philip Davis said today.

Helper And Brumby Offer Hot Air Not Natural Gas
The Bracks Government is betraying its election promise to Avoca residents by refusing to connect natural gas to the town despite promising to do so during the 2002 election campaign.

The Gippsland Inventors Competition
Have you come up with a new invention that could change the world? Or have you simply knocked together something original in your back shed?

Dairy Reminders for April 2005

City welcomes Living Libraries grant
Latrobe City Council has welcomed the state government’s announcement of a Living Libraries grant that will be used to enhance Traralgon’s new library.

22 Apr 2005 (Friday)

Boosting Rosedale economy with support for wine enterprise
As part of its commitment to support the advancement of the Rosedale economy, Wellington Shire Council has provided expanding local business Tyler Wines with a five-year lease to operate out of the former Rosedale Shire Works Depot.

Latrobe City backs printer cartridge recycling initiatives
Latrobe City Council has backed campaigns for printer cartridge recycling and has urged local businesses and residents to ensure that electronic waste does not end up in landfill.

Efforts to save Won Wron pay off
Wellington Shire Council is claiming a major win on behalf of the Yarram community with the Victorian Government’s announcement to reopen and redevelop the former Won Wron prison site.

Gippsland cultivates Flower Show visitors
Latrobe City’s new Creative Gippsland Cultural Tourism brochure was released at the recently held Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

Impressive streetscape improvements to Sale entry point get under way
Wellington Shire Council has commenced work on impressive streetscape enhancements to Foster Street at the western entry to Sale, under a Victorian Government-funded initiative designed to help boost the town’s and shire’s economy.

26 Apr 2005 (Tuesday)

Ingram supports land tax motion in Parliament
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has supported the Liberal Party’s motion in Parliament calling for the State Government to provide genuine land tax relief as a matter of urgency.

Fishing Anomoly Leads To Waste Of Resource: Hall
An anomaly between Commonwealth and State commercial fishing licences is leading to the waste of a valuable resource, environmental concerns and frustration for fisherman, according to Gippsland MP, Peter Hall.

Labor Backflip – Country Gas Promises Hang In The Balance
The Bracks Government’s dumping of Avoca from its natural gas program has raised concerns other country Victorian towns could suffer the same fate, Shadow Minister for Country Victoria, Philip Davis said today.

27 Apr 2005 (Wednesday)

What is 'm-View' web casting?
Telstra Country Wide has partnered with Melbourne based Momentum Technologies Group to provide web casting for specific events during the Gippsland Innovation Festival.

28 Apr 2005 (Thursday)

Sports Injury Grants Now Open: Hall
The Nationals Member for Gippsland Province, PETER HALL, is encouraging Gippsland sporting organisations to apply for a grant under the VicHealth 2005 Sports Injury Prevention Funding.

Autumn Is The Time For Fox Control
With autumn lambing commencing in Gippsland, the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is reminding landholders that now is the time to implement fox control strategies to protect sheep flocks from fox predation.

Bendigo Bank Challenge
The second round of the Pacers Bendigo Bank challenge was played in front of big crowd at the Traralgon Sports Stadium on Saturday night before the Pacers Big V Championship game.

Innovation in Safety – Latrobe leading the way
The third annual Innovation Festival Forum in Community Safety Promotion will be held on Wednesday 11 May at the Churchill Netball and Football Social Club rooms.

Phantom Minister Plays Politics With Drought Aid
A decision by Bracks Government Agriculture Minister Bob Cameron to play politics has meant Victoria has missed a crucial opportunity for much needed drought relief.

29 Apr 2005 (Friday)

Sod turning marks $2.5 million funding success for Rosedale Community Centre
Wellington Shire Council has today (29 April) celebrated reaching the $2.5 million funding target for the much-needed new Rosedale Multipurpose Community Centre - hosting a sod turning ceremony on the site of the facility.

Gippsland Innovation Festival Program is Finalised
The 2005 Gippsland Innovation Festival program has been released and organisers are now making final preparations for Australia’s largest regional innovation festival with nearly 40 participating events.

Community Meeting for Seaspray - 10 May

Biotechnology 2020 - Free Community Forum
A free community forum to discuss visions of biotechnology in the year 2020 is being held at the Wellington Shire Council, Sale, on 9th May 2005 from 6pm – 8.30pm as part of the Innovation Festival 2005.

Local dancer taps into success
Local dancer Dallas Flowers will wow the audience at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre in Traralgon this week when he performs in the smash hit tap show ‘BPM Beatsperminute’.

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

Senator launches Gippsland Innovation Festival
Senator Mitch Fifield, senator for Victoria is launching the 3rd Gippsland Innovation Festival at the West Gippsland Arts Centre in Warragul today

Work starts on Traralgon Basketball Stadium
Work has commenced on the $1.5 million redevelopment of the Traralgon Basketball Stadium complex which will be the venue for a number of preliminary matches to be played as part of the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Autumn Burning Program Nearly Completed
Gippsland Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) staff would like to thank regional communities for their support and understanding while the autumn burning program has progressed.

Gippsland municipalities join forces on Innovation Festival
The whole of Gippsland will be participating in the Australian Innovation Festival in May 2005, with the support of Latrobe City and the Gippsland Local Government Network.

Swingin’ sounds from Bacharach to wow Latrobe

Latrobe to play key role in Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay
Latrobe City will stage a host of welcome activities to celebrate the Melbourne 2006 Queen’s Baton Relay, when it travels through the Latrobe Valley on Tuesday 28 February and Wednesday 1 March 2006.

Speed humps installed to curb traffic speed in Moe
Two speed humps have recently been installed in Service Road South, Moe in an attempt to get speeding motorists to slow down.

30 Apr 2005 (Saturday)

Gippsland municipalities join forces on Innovation Festival
The whole of Gippsland will be participating in the Australian Innovation Festival in May 2005, with the support of Latrobe City and the Gippsland Local Government Network.

South Gippsland joins forces with the Gippsland Innovation Festival
Gippsland will be participating in the Australian Innovation Festival in May 2005, with the support of South Gippsland Shire Council and the Gippsland Local Government Network.

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