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2 Jan 2003 (Thursday)

Make a Career Out of Writing!
Enrolment week for Professional Writing and Editing

6 Jan 2003 (Monday)

GippsTAFE Virtual Open Week 2003
Take a virtual tour, collect your virtual showbag and chat to teachers through the web!

Municipal rates are due next month
Pay up to avoid interest penalties

VCE Programs for Mature Age Students
Students can now complete the VCE Certificate in one year

Search engines - how to find what you want
A simple explanation of common search engines, with tips for successful searching

Developing A Fire Plan
Planning can help minimise stock losses

Virtual Advice for Students!
Discuss study options at GippsTAFE online

Chat to Teachers at Virtual Open Week!
Explore study options online!

Omeo business centre upgrade continues
Current work halfway complete

Council joins Christmas card recycling effort
The cards and envelopes are pulped and recycled to make new products

7 Jan 2003 (Tuesday)

Heated Hay – What’s your stack temperature?
Look for steam condensation, mould growth and acrid fumes

Gippsland Coastal Board Launches Two Coastal Action Plans
An integrated and consistent approach for coastal planning for Gippsland

8 Jan 2003 (Wednesday)

Virtual Open Week at GippsTAFE!
Don’t forget to check out GippsTAFE’s Virtual Open Week

Grants available to sport and recreation projects
Apply for one-off VicHealth Active Participation Grants

The Two Towers
It must be said that The Two Towers is a masterpiece

9 Jan 2003 (Thursday)

Long live the CIO, but kiss the IT dept goodbye
Staff reductions when floundering economy prevails

13 Jan 2003 (Monday)

Still time to comment on community plan
The plan outlines the community’s vision for the future of the shire over the next ten years

Protect Your Pooch!
Micro-chip your pet for only $20

GippsTAFE launches its 2003 CD ROM!
Following the success of 2002's "GippsTAFE Plus" cd, this year will see a new cd rom

Key messages in road safety signs
As many as 30 per cent of all road fatalities and serious crashes are attributed to some extent to fatigue

14 Jan 2003 (Tuesday)

Gippsland Region Fires
Community Update – January 13 2003

Gippsland Region Fires
Community Update – January 14 2003

Update on Gippsland fires, 1100hrs 14/01/03
No communities are immediately threatened by this fire

Update on Gippsland fires, 1600 hrs
A number of fires have been brought under control in the Gippsland region

Rentals Available
Current property listings - 14/1/03

New Courses at GippsTAFE
GippsTAFE’s Leongatha Campus is offering new courses in 2003 to the South Gippsland community.

Denise to headline Baw Baw Shire Australia Day celebrations
Much loved and respected entertainer comes to Gippsland

15 Jan 2003 (Wednesday)

Pull My Finga!
A message from the band...

Catch me if you can
It is really just about keeping the audience entertained...

Facial eczema season – be prepared
Facial eczema is an important disease of cattle, sheep and goats

Warragul Cinema Times
This week's session times (Thurs 30th January - 5th February)

Leongatha Cinema Times
This week's session times (Thu 30th - Wed 5th January)

Update on Razorback fire, 7.00hrs, 15/01/03
We want to ensure minimum impact on the environment

16 Jan 2003 (Thursday)

International Success For Local Swimming Champ
Amanda Drennan goes from strength to strength

Gippsland Region Fires
Latest Community Update - January 16 2003

Gippsland Region Fires
Community Update - January 16 2003

Gippsland Region Fires
Community Update – January 15 2003

17 Jan 2003 (Friday)

Update On Razorback Fire - 16.30Hrs 16/01/03
Weather conditions have meant slow progress on backburning operations last night and today

Gippsland’S Native Forest Timber Industry Assists DSE With Fire Fighting Efforts
Bulldozers and skilled plant operators to assist with fire fighting operations

Update On Razorback Fire - 0700 Hrs 17/01/03
The Razorback fire has now burned nearly 11,000 ha

20 Jan 2003 (Monday)

Fire Restrictions In Force
Fire restrictions are in force. During the fire restriction period fires may only be lit after obtaining a permit from Bass Coast Shire Council.

Update On Bogong Complex Fires
Mount Hotham, Omeo, Benambra under threat

Residents In Alpine Areas Advised To Enact Bushfire Plans
CFA and DSE advise residents in Falls Creek

103 Pets Micro-Chipped
More than 100 pets were micro-chipped on the weekend at the Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show.

Good Beginnings Latrobe operates free facilitated Playgroup activities

Community Parents providing Encouragement to Latrobe Valley Families
Many families with young children and babies do not always have people around to offer support and encouragement.

Want To Visit Government House?
Bass Coast Shire Council is calling for nominations from older residents interested in attending a reception at Government House on Friday 14 March 2003.

Firefighting Specialists Arrive From New Zealand
Specialist firefighters from New Zealand have arrived in Gippsland

Bass Coast Shire Council Elections
An information session for prospective candidates for Bass Coast Shire Council elections will be held at 7:30pm on Monday 3 February at the Bass Coast Shire Council Chambers, Civic Centre, 76 McBride Avenue, (entry off Baillieu Street), Wonthaggi

Update On Bogong Complex Fires 1600 Hrs 19/01/03
The mass of fires burning in the Alpine country of north east Victoria, now known as the ‘Bogong Complex’, continues to expand under the influence of southerly winds.

Update On Razorback-Bogong Fire 0700 Hrs 19/01/03
The complex of fires burning in Victoria’s Alpine country continued to expand overnight under the influence of southerly winds.

Meningococcal Vaccine Now Available
Supplies of meningococcal vaccine are now available in Bass Coast Shire.

Update On Razorback Fire 1600 Hrs 17/01/03
In a worsening fire weather situation several fires in north east Victoria this afternoon broke away from their intended control lines.

Update On Razorback Fire 0700 Hrs 18/01/03
Firefighters continued to battle blazes in the high country north of Benambra overnight

Update On Razorback Fire 1600 Hrs 18/01/03
Fires continue to blaze erratically in Victoria’s Alpine country, presenting firefighters with a difficult task as they consolidate resources and endeavour to protect assets and communities in the areas most seriously affected.

21 Jan 2003 (Tuesday)

Praise for firefighters and volunteers
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has praised the efforts of firefighters, emergency services personnel and volunteer community members involved in battling fires in the electorate’s north-east and Alpine regions.

Storm League
Gippsland Rugby League are seeking expression of interest to form two "Media" teams to play ‘Storm League’ at Falcons Park (formerly Mobil Park), Morwell on Saturday, 1st March at the Storm Vs Canberra match.

Update On Bogong Complex Fires
Smoke from Bogong fires affecting Melbourne

22 Jan 2003 (Wednesday)

Increased patronage on air service being targeted
An intensive marketing campaign to increase patronage for Rex

Victorian Ski Titles cancelled as Pondage level falls
The temporary restrictions for boating enthusiasts over the Australia Day weekend now no longer apply

New Morwell Citizen Service Centre opens Tuesday
Morwell Citizen Service Centre to begin operations

The Boolarra Folk Festival
A family festival in the beautiful Centenary and Rail Trail Parks

Australia Day to be celebrated throughout Latrobe
News of Latrobe City’s celebrations for Australia Day 2003

Twenty Thousand Left Out in the Cold!
More than 20 000 VTAC applicants have been left without an offer as round one closes for the 2003 admissions.

GippsTAFE Enrolment Days
GippsTAFE invites prospective students to enrol on campus

Livestock Transportation
A number of issues need to be considered when transporting livestock.

Beach Volleyball Competition
Players are invited to register for this fun event to be held at the surf beach in Inverloch

23 Jan 2003 (Thursday)

GippsTAFE Displays Courses for Adults
Certificates in General Education can help you to improve your reading or writing

Weekly Bulletin – Friday, January 24, 2002
Weekly Bulletin

Community Update – 1100 hrs Thursday January 23/1/03
Informing the local community and visitors to Gippsland and the control measures being used in Gippsland

24 Jan 2003 (Friday)

Community Update – 1130 hrs Friday January 24/1/03
Incident Control Centres in full operation

Final works completed on Morwell River Road Bridge
Final rehabilitation works have been completed on the Morwell River Road Bridge near Radburns Road, south of Boolarra.

Fire Threat Reduced At Tubbut
The Bowens Track fire has burned through 1700ha of bush

Fire Crews Prepare For Extreme Fire Weather
Extreme fire behaviour overnight in the Bogong

Update On Bogong Complex Fires, 1700 Hrs 23/01/03
Fire plans underway, in preperation for the development of the fire situation

Micro and home based businesses playing key role in local economy
Micro and home based businesses are just as important for the long term viability of our local economy as the larger ones, according to Latrobe City Council’s economic development team, Invest Latrobe.

27 Jan 2003 (Monday)

Gippsland Business Awards Update
Nominations are now open

Rentals Available
Current property listings - 21/1/03

Community Update – 1130 hrs Wednesday 1/29/03
Informing the local community and visitors about fires and their control measures

Using Certified Seed Is The Only Option
Obtain the most suitable pasture or grain cultivar for your area

Join research for report on Welfare Reform
Your support and help is required for us to make this successful

East Gippsland Communities On High Fire Alert
Gippslanders feel the influence of the Bogong Complex fire

28 Jan 2003 (Tuesday)

Community Update – 1100 hrs Saturday January 25/1/03
Informing the local community and visitors about going fires and the control measures

Spotovers Causing Concern At Hotham
Fire crews fighting hard to protect private property

New Fire Information Line For Gippsland Residents
A new Gippsland Community Fire Information Unit has been established

Community Update – 1130 hrs Tuesday January 28 2003
Latest news from the Gippsland Incident Coordination Centre at Traralgon

Local information session for Regional Arts Grants
Regional Arts Victoria is holding three information session in Gippsland Yarram 4th, Moe 5th, and Orbost 6th of Feburary 2003 to assist artists, art organisations and community groups in applying to the Regional Arts Fund.

Firebreaks and Asset Protection are Priorities
Window of opportunity afforded by the milder conditions

Bogong Complex (South) Fire Update
Mild weather conditions gave fire fighters the opportunity to work harder

New information on the Jaidyn Leskie case
The tragic story of Jaidyn Leskie's death is brought to life with potential new information

29 Jan 2003 (Wednesday)

Latrobe Road Toll Skyrockets in 2002
The Latrobe Valley has recorded its highest road fatality toll in years

30 Jan 2003 (Thursday)

February Arts Calendar
Calendar Of Art Exhibitions

Tambo Valley Communities Bracing For Fire
Tambo Valley will be tested today by gusty northerlies driving the Bogong fire in their direction.

Community Update – 1130 hrs 30/01/03
Incident Control Centres are operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Bairnsdale for the Bogong South Complex.

High Winds Increase Fire Risk
Fire crews have managed to prevent any serious new outbreaks in the Bogong Complex fire despite today’s extreme fire conditions.

31 Jan 2003 (Friday)

New Schoolkids – New School Crossing Supervisor
One of Latrobe City Council’s school-crossing supervisors embarked on her first day

Monash University Weekly Bulletin
The news for the week of Monday, February 3, 2003

Community Service Announcement
Good Beginnings Latrobe operates free facilitated Playgroup activities

Gippsland Fires Update
Today will be a day of assessment and consolidation for firefighters and residents tackling the Gippsland fires.

Gippsland Fires Update
Firefighters and residents in Gippsland have endured another tough day

Learn And Play Will Run Again This Term
Parentzone’s Learn and Play program returns in 2003 following the success of last years educational sessions

Increased Orchestra Victoria Activity Welcomed
Latrobe City’s churches, community centres and theatres will be ringing with the sounds of music in 2003

Community Update – 1300 hrs 31/01/03
Incident Control Centres are operating at Swifts Creek, Orbost and Bairnsdale for the Bogong South Complex

City’s Employment Programs Provide Skills And Training
Latrobe citizens have participated in employment and other work experience programs

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