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4 Feb 2010 (Thursday)

AG News: 28/01/2010
Includes: Mixing and Matching feed systems and Farming Diary

Windstorms, Fire, Heatwaves?
Emergencies over the past year have got many of us thinking, what will climate change mean for me?

2010 Bass Coast Australia Day Awards
Award ceremonies were held in Cowes and Wonthaggi as part of Australia Day celebrations across the Shire.

Bass Coast Cleans Up Its Act
Bass Coast Shire Council is calling on the community to support campaigns aimed at reducing litter in the community.

Support For Tenants
Representatives from the Tenants’ Union of Victoria will be visiting Wonthaggi to meet with any resident who is unsure of their tenancy rights or feels they have been unfairly treated in their rental situation.

Ingram Welcomes Australian Bass Restocking In Gippsland
The Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has assisted Fisheries Victoria in releasing 20,000 Australian Bass fingerlings into Lake Glenmaggie.

Sustainability Made Easy For Phillip Island And San Remo Homes And Businesses
Bass Coast householders and businesses could dent their energy bills and help safeguard the planet’s future under a scheme which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Come To A Party – A Garden Party
Between 1950 and the early 1970s, the Wonthaggi Hospital Garden Party was a highlight of the local social calendar.

No Charge Weekend To Celebrate Upgrade At Latrobe Leisure Churchill
To celebrate the reopening of the pool and the new gym space at Latrobe Leisure Churchill, Latrobe City Council is hosting an open weekend at the facility on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February 2010.

Reduce Weeds With Clean Machine Hygiene
Weedstop training focusing on the importance of fodder machinery hygiene and clean-down practices will be held on February 18 in Warragul.

5 Feb 2010 (Friday)

Government no to Thomson water plea
The State Labor Government has rejected pleas to stop siphoning environmental flows from the Thomson River for Melbourne.

Healing, Magical And Restful Place Features At Gallery
For three months three Gunnai/Kurnai women artists from Gippsland, Eileen Harrison, Frances Harrison and Jenny Mullett collaborated with internationally renowned projection artist Ian de Gruchy to create a slide projection installation.

China timber contract at risk
Timber company Fenning Bairnsdale’s long-term export contract with China is in jeopardy because VicForests has failed to guarantee enough wood supply to meet the contract.

Free Money Advice Available
Help is available for people who find it difficult to make ends meet, Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has said.

Anglers Views Invited For Gippsland Fishery Management
Recreational anglers are still being encouraged to have a say in the development of the East Gippsland Fishery Management Plan.

Northe Encourages A Month Without Booze To Help Youth In Need
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging all Gippsland residents to grab a mate and take a break from the booze this February to support the reduction of alcohol and other drug related harms in Young Australians.

2008 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award
The 2008 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, or JADA, currently on show at the Latrobe Regional Gallery, features a who’s who of Australian Artists representing every state in Australia

Be Aware Of Snakes
Recent snake sightings have prompted Bass Coast Shire Council to warn residents and visitors to be aware of snakes – especially on beach access tracks.

Join The Parade!
All of Bass Coast will celebrate Wonthaggi’s 100th birthday on 20 March 2010, with a gala Street Parade and Garden Party, recreating the event held in the 1950s and 60s.

Northe Supports Proposed Hoon Laws To Keep Residents Safe
Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe has given his support for the Coalition's proposed new anti-hoon laws to reduce the damage to regional families caused by reckless driving and anti-social behaviour.

10 Feb 2010 (Wednesday)

Positive response on biomass generation
The Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, says recent changes to federal and state government policy have cleared the way for energy generation using forest waste in East Gippsland.

12 Feb 2010 (Friday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter for Area LTB1 February 2010
Playing With Fire, Mobile Phones, Police Crime Report.

Govt farm buy-up under question
The Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, has questioned a State Government plan to buy farms in East Gippsland as a means of offsetting native vegetation cleared to make way for Government construction projects in Melbourne.

16 Feb 2010 (Tuesday)

Myki tickets - a mystery for Gippsland
The Member for Eastern Victoria, Philip Davis, has questioned how the State Government’s $1.3 billion myki electronic ticketing system will work for country rail travelers, including those using Gippsland line services.

22 Feb 2010 (Monday)

Rock Eisteddfod Petitions Are Now Available
Petitions to support the continuation of the Victorian Rock Eisteddfod Challenge are available for distribution and signing.

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