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3 Feb 2003 (Monday)

2003 Bass Coast Young Citizen Of The Year
A member of the 2002 World Champion gold medal winning Australian Underwater Hockey Team wins the 2003 Bass Coast Young Citizen of the Year Award

Community Update – 1300 Hrs 2/02/03
Incident Control Centres are operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Bairnsdale for the Bogong South Complex

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
Firefighters continue to work hard to take advantage of kinder weather conditions

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
Stronger winds than forecast have created problems on the eastern side of the Bogong South fire in the Dellicknora, Tubbut, Cabanandra and Bonang areas

Community Update – 1300 hrs 1/02/03
Incident Control Centres are operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Bairnsdale for the Bogong South Complex

Gippsland Fires Update
It’s been a busy day for fire authorities in Gippsland despite the cooler weather that followed yesterday’s extreme fire conditions

2003 Bass Coast Sportsperson Of The Year
Mark Rowe from Almurta was today presented with the 2003 Bass Coast Sports Person of the Year Award

Inverloch Boat Ramp Remains Open
Boat ramp users in Inverloch have been able to use the boat ramp throughout summer thanks to initiatives trialled by a steering committee of stakeholders

Active Participation Grants Are Now Available
Local community groups are invited to apply for Active Participation Grants from VicHealth

Cooler, Calmer Conditions Will Assist Backburns
The southern sector of the Bogong complex of fires spread further south and east in the extreme weather conditions experienced over the past two days

Bushfires: Are You Prepared?
A guide to preparing for and enduring a bushfire

2003 Bass Coast Community Event Of The Year
The Kilcunda Lobster Festival was today presented with the 2003 Bass Coast Community Event of the Year Award

Mosquito Program Proving Successful
A cooperative effort to treat mosquito larvae sites on Phillip Island is proving very successful

Draft Inverloch Framework On Display
The draft Inverloch Design Framework will be on exhibition from Monday 10 February until Friday 14 March 2003

Transmitter Work To Put Boolarra In The Picture
Boolarra’s notorious television black spot will soon be a thing of the past

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
The Bogong South Complex fire managed by Swifts Creek, Bairnsdale and Orbost Incident Management Teams, is now about 380000 hectares, with 1700 kms of edge

Community Update – 1300 hrs 3/02/03
Incident Control Centres are operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Bairnsdale for the Bogong South Complex.

Slow Down And Save Lives
Bass Coast SafeRoads Working Group would like to remind all road users to take care on local roads and be aware of children going to school

Nutrient Workshops In Glengarry Or Yallourn North
The information and tools are now available to easily calculate nutrient movement on, off and around the farm

Rhyll Community Forum
Bass Coast Shire Council will hold a community forum on Wednesday 12 February from 7pm at the Rhyll Hall

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
Fire crews are today being deployed based on the forecast of strengthening winds

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
The massive Bogong Complex fire has now burned through over 400,000 hectares of country in the Gippsland region.

Clean Up Australia Day Volunteers Needed!
Bass Coast Shire Council is encouraging members of the community to take part in this year’s ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ on Sunday 2 March

Timely Business Advice Being Delivered
A growing sense of needing to know more about the serious issues in managing a successful small business was the driving force behind a successful small business

Community Update – 1300 hrs 3/02/03
Incident Control Centres are operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Bairnsdale for the Bogong South Complex

Community Update – 1300 hrs 4/02/03
Incident Control Centres are operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Dargo for the Bogong South Complex

Wulgulmerang Suffers In Fire Fury
Residents of the remote country town of Wulgulmerang in the north east of the Gippsland region have been devastated by the south eastern flank of the Bogong fire

2003 Bass Coast Citizen Of The Year
Anwyn Martin from Corinella was today presented with the 2003 Bass Coast Citizen of the Year Award

Community Relations Best Value Review Approved By Council
Bass Coast Shire Council last night considered the recommendations of the community relations best value review

Slow Down On Ullathornes Road, Inverloch
Motorists along Ullathornes Road, Inverloch, will soon be taking things a bit more slowly

4 Feb 2003 (Tuesday)

New School Crossing Supervisor
Helping our kids get to school safely

Gippsland Musician Seeks Local Students For Contributions To New CD
New cd and television documentary requires student input

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
Today has seen some successful backburns undertaken, particularly in the Snowy River National Park and north east of Swifts Creek

Learn & Play Will Run Again This Term
Popular programme returns following the success of last years educational sessions

How To Beat The Bushfires
People are asking, is it possible to protect ourselves against the destruction of a bushfire?

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
The current mild weather conditions are providing more opportunities to build and consolidate lines around spotfires

One Hour Photo
Check Out The Shudder Speed

Increased Orchestra Victoria Activity Welcomed
Latrobe rings with the sounds of music

Employment Programs Provide Skills & Training
Over sixty percent of the participants (have) gained employment

5 Feb 2003 (Wednesday)

The Gippsland Fire Front
An insight into the current extent of the bushfires in Gippsland

Warragul Cinema Times
This week's session times (6th - 12th February)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter for February Area LTB1 Bridle Estate (NHW69)
Tool Theft, Home Security, November December January Crime Statistics.

6 Feb 2003 (Thursday)

Australian Foal Alarm Breakthrough
A LATROBE Valley family business has launched a cutting edge foal alarm that can dial out to mobile or other telephones when a mare is about to deliver

Community Update – 1300 hrs 6/02/03
Incident Control Centres are operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Dargo for the Bogong South Complex

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
Further consolidation and asset protection has been the order of the day, with 58kms of containment line north of Buchan between the Timbarra River and Gelantipy almost completed

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
Breakouts in the Benambra-Hinnomunjie and Bindi areas burned through a total of 800 hectares of pasture last night

Get a Job With GippsTAFE!
The best TAFE courses for getting a job in Gippsland are in Health and Community Services, Building and Construction and Retail

7 Feb 2003 (Friday)

Community Update – 1230 hrs 7/02/03
Incident Control Centres are operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Dargo for the Bogong South Complex

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
A new fire was started by lightning strike at One Tree Hill, 6kms north of Valencia Creek today

Monash University Weekly Bulletin
Weekly Bulletin – Monday, February 10, 2003

Community Announcement – Week Commencing Monday 10 Feb 2003
Good Beginnings Latrobe operates free facilitated Playgroup activities for families with young children and babies in the Latrobe Valley area

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
Firefighters battling sections of the Bogong South Complex fires have spent the night strengthening control lines and conducting more backburns

10 Feb 2003 (Monday)

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
Firefighters tackling the Gippsland fires will be spending today identifying the latest outbreaks

American Specialists Take On Leadership Roles At Dargo Fires
American firefighters have begun taking control of many operational aspects of the battle against bushfires near the historic township of Dargo

Community Update – 1230 hrs 8/02/03
Incident Control Centres are operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Dargo for the Bogong South Complex

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
Two new outbreaks have been identified in East Gippsland today, both of which are believed to have been caused by lightning in recent days

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
Of the four new fires reported yesterday, two are still going and two have been contained

Community Update – 1300 hrs 9/02/03
Incident Control Centres are operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Dargo for the Bogong South Complex

Update On Bogong Complex (South) Fires
The fire burning north and south of the WB Line in the Coopacambra National Park north of Cann River is currently 380 hectares in size

Firefighters’ Sincere Thanks For Local Help
It is not just flames that can overwhelm small towns like Dargo while the bushfires rage in the high country of East Gippsland

Community Update – 1300 hrs 10/02/03
Incident Control Centres are operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Dargo for the Bogong South Complex

Update On Bogong (South) Complex Fire
The expected cool and calm conditions did not eventuate today for firefighters tackling parts of the Gippsland fires, with new outbreaks at several locations

11 Feb 2003 (Tuesday)

About Schmidt
The award winning film about a man who forgot to live

The Devil You Know
Drink spiking statistics reveal victims are likely to know their attackers

Gippsland Fires: Reinforcing The Control Line
Consolidation is the name of the game

Gippsland fire update for the Bogong complex
Strategic planning plays an important role

Fire activity quiet on the Bogong front
No new fires have been reported following the storm

Firefighters still hard at work on Bogong fires
There have been no major changes in fire activity overnight

13 Feb 2003 (Thursday)

Esso and BHP Billiton Confirm Major Sponsorship of New Wellington Entertainment Centre
The centre was formaly named Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre at a ceremony at the Gippsland Gallery Sale were a cheque for $350,000 was presented to the Mayor Cr Malcolm Hole.

Getting Into Business Workshops
Shire facilitates workshops for first time business people

DPI Agricultural Recovery Centre
The Department of Primary Industries have deployed teams of staff to assist private landholders who have suffered losses of stock, pasture and infrastructure

Gippsland Fires: Elvis The Aircrane Returns
A fresh strike team is sent into the area as part of the ongoing battle against fire in the Park

Gippsland’s Premier Industry Leads The Way Again
The Gippsland Dairy Industry has been the recipient of the Victorian Agribusiness Network grant of $45,000 to coordinate the initial stages of a plan for the industry’s development over the next 10 years

Good Beginnings Latrobe - Community Announcement
Community Announcement – week commencing 17/02/03

Gippsland Fires: Focus On Sarah Track
Resources are still being deployed on back burning around townships in the area

Gippsland Fire: Push To Contain Snowy Fire
Current efforts boosted by the arrival of a strike team

14 Feb 2003 (Friday)

New Location For Wonthaggi SES
New headquarters officially opened last Friday

Wonthaggi Town Hall Workshop
Members of the community are invited to attend a public workshop

‘Speaking In Tongues’ Comes To Moe
See the highly acclaimed play that inspired the award-winning film ‘Lantana’

Workshops At Inverloch
Local residents and visitors are invited to attend

Special Events Funding Announced
Community groups share in more than $34,850 worth of cash grants

Meningococcal C Immunisation Demand Leads To Additional Sessions
Latrobe City Council will conduct more immunisations throughout February

Cowes Kindergarten Is Accessible For All
Children of all abilities can now enjoy the facilities

Work Starts On The San Remo Pre-School And Community Centre
T&S Construction will build the new Pre-School and Community Centre

Help Clean Up Latrobe On Clean Up Australia Day
Latrobe City Council is calling for Community Groups and individuals to come forward and help clean up Latrobe

Gippsland Fires: Backburning A Priority
Backburning is underway in the area in preparation for the weekend

17 Feb 2003 (Monday)

Travelling Public Advised To Take Note Of Road Closures
Police have requested that travellers wishing to use Gippsland’s Alpine roads familiarise themselves with road closures, speed restrictions and condition of the roads before leaving home

Gippsland Fires: Little Fire Activity Allows For Consolidation
A good night for firefighters in the Dargo area has seen more consolidation of containment lines

Monash University Weekly Bulletin
Weekly Bulletin – Monday, February 17, 2003

Successful Submission Writing Workshop
Community workshop a great success

Gippsland Fires: Spotover Prompts Fall Back
Patrolling, blacking out and deepening the backburn is underway

Gippsland Fires: Weather Critical For Bogong
Fire planners are keeping a close watch on wind speed

Gippsland Fires: Calm Night on the Front
Crews consolidate containment lines and continue backburning

18 Feb 2003 (Tuesday)

Grant to Provide Free Business Advice
Small business owners to be provided with free advice and assistance

Gippsland Fires: Overnight Shift Improves Outlook
Firefighters score wins overnight with the consolidation of the southern containment line

Eft: Competitive Boost For Small Business
Big business will lose 80 million in EFT benefits under ABA reform.

English Course For Migrants
"English as a Second Language" courses available through GippsTAFE

Starvation Not An Option For Bobby Calves
Each year in Victoria thousands of "bobby"calves, less than a week old are transported from dairy farms for slaughter at abattoirs

Gippsland Fires: Razor Track Fires Causing Difficulties
Fires on the Bogong North Complex fire in the Razor Track area are currently causing difficulties

Gippsland Fires: Containment Line Draws Near Completion
Incident Control Centres operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Dargo

Growing Heifers During Drought
The management of replacement heifers is of great importance for all farmers

Budget On-Target In Latrobe City
Latrobe City’s mid-year budget review has identified that the municipality is on-target

Federation Health Gippsland Business Awards Nominations Close Soon
Just a week for nominations to get in!

21 Feb 2003 (Friday)

Show Pride In Your Community On Clean Up Australia Day
Latrobe City Council is calling on all citizens to show support for their local environment by taking part in Clean Up Australia Day

Call 1300 367 700 If You Have Trouble Contacting Council
Council offices direct line telephone numbers have changed in the past week

Fires Dying Down
Incident Control Centres are operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Dargo for the Bogong South Complex

Youth Band Concert To Feature At Kernot Hall
Latrobe City Youth Band concert at Morwell’s Kernot Hall to raise money for their trip to Japan and China

Green Light From VCAT On New Offices
Latrobe City Council has been given the green light to go ahead with its new corporate headquarters

Fires Nearly Out
The rain is slowly making its way across Gippsland from the north west

24 Feb 2003 (Monday)

Thank God For The Rain
The rain has provided the light at the end of a fiery tunnel

Thanks To The People Of Dargo
Letter to the editor – Gippsland Times, Bairnsdale Advertiser & Gippsland Farmer

Monash University Weekly Bulletin
Weekly Bulletin – Monday, February 24, 2003

Information Sessions On Managing Stock, Pastures And Fencing After The Fires
Specialists in livestock nutrition and pasture recovery after fire will be features at field days

Gippsland Fire Recovery Wild Dog Meetings
The Department of Sustainability and Environment is addressing the issue of increased wild dog activity as a result of the bushfires

Playgroups at Good Beginnings Latrobe – Road Safety
Good Beginnings Latrobe operates free facilitated Playgroup activities for families with young children and babies in the Latrobe Valley area

25 Feb 2003 (Tuesday)

Overnight Operations Shut Down
Incident Control Centres are operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Heyfield for the Bogong South Complex

Waratah Restaurant Re-opens for 2003!
Waratah Restaurant opens on Friday March 14 for lunch and dinner; everyone is invited to come along for a dining experience like no other!

26 Feb 2003 (Wednesday)

Warragul Cinema Times
This week's session times (27th Febuary - 5th March)

Gippsland Fires: Fire Activity Significantly Reduced
Infra-red checks are being undertaken to locate any remaining hotspots

New Traralgon company offers cultrual exchange opportunities
Opportunities for 17 - 30 Year olds as Nannys, AuPairs and Hospitality workers overseas

Leongatha Cinema Times
This week's session times (27th Febuary - 5th March)

Midvalley 8 Cinema Times
This week's session times (27th Febuary - 5th March)

Wanted: "Living English" tutors
We urgently need to fill 2 vacancies for young ladies to work 6 month contracts as "Living English" Tutors in highly reputable Private homes in SOUTH KOREA

Bairnsdale Cinema Times
This week's session times (27th Febuary - 5th March)

Facial Eczema Warning
Farmers are warned that recent warm nights have been suitable for the growth of the fungal toxin that causes facial eczema

28 Feb 2003 (Friday)

Bass Coast Wins Innovation Award
Bass Coast Shire Council was recently presented with an Award for Excellence from the Local Government Professionals (LGPro) organisation

Cowes Micro-Chipping Day
Pet owners can get their pets microchipped for only $20 from 10.00am-3.00pm on Saturday 29 March at the Cowes Cultural Centre

New Year’s Eve Survey For Phillip Island And San Remo Residents
Residents of Phillip Island and San Remo will receive a survey in their letterbox over the next couple of weeks

Parties Are Not Serious About Democracy: Ingram
Craig Ingram, says the major political parties have failed to support basic parliamentary democracy during the first sitting week of the 55th Parliament

Young Achiever At Bass Coast
Derek Hibbert, Environmental/Coastal Officer with Bass Coast Shire Council, was one of five finalists in the Local Government Professionals Young Achiever of the Year Award

The Age To Be
Older residents in the Shire are invited to celebrate Senior Citizens Week at "The Age to Be" activities on Wednesday 12 March 2003 at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre

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