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12 Jan 2006 (Thursday)

Latrobe City launches the ‘Energy in Sport’ celebration
Latrobe City launched the summer carnival ‘Energy in Sport’ celebration at the Traralgon Tennis Complex on Thursday evening.

Young bands invited to battle it out at Live Site
Latrobe City is calling for expressions of interest from bands, to perform in the youth music night ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition, taking place on Thursday 16 March 2006.

Queen’s Baton Relay route announced
Latrobe City mayor, Cr Lisa Price, unveiled the street level route for the local sector of the Queen’s Baton Relay today.

New Year’S Eve Community Debrief
A New Year’s Eve Community Debrief has been scheduled for 7pm, Thursday 19 January at the Cowes Cultural Centre, Meeting Room 1.

Yallourn North Pool to reopen Thursday
The Yallourn North outdoor pool will reopen at noon tomorrow (Thursday 12 January) following a temporary closure forced by vandals last week.

Council concerned with road toll
Wellington Shire Council has expressed concern at the increase in road fatalities which occurred during 2005.

Exhibition of Sidney Nolan’s work showing at Gallery
An exhibition of selected works from Sidney Nolan’s 1982 ‘Illuminations’ series is currently showing at the Latrobe Regional Gallery.

Country Towns receive funding for Water and Sewerage infrastructure.
Gippsland Water has received funding under the $21 million statewide investment plan for the $42 million Country Towns Water Supply and Sewerage Program.

Driver Rest Stop
A Driver Rest Stop will operate at the Wellington Visitor Information Centre in Sale until the end of the school holidays.

Facial Eczema Season – Be Prepared.
Facial eczema is an important disease of cattle, sheep and goats, caused by a invisible fungus Pithomyces chartarum, that grows in dead grass litter that is always present in pasture.

‘Bob Whitford Cycling Track’ officially named
Latrobe City Councillor Tony Zimora officially declared the cycling track in Newborough the ‘Bob Whitford Cycling Track’, at a ceremony on Tuesday.

Artrageously exciting opportunity to let your hair down
In conjunction with the Morwell Valentine’s Celebration of Roses, Latrobe Regional Gallery will be hosting the ‘Artrageously Red Ball’ on Saturday 11 February 8pm until late.

16 Jan 2006 (Monday)

Draft Plans Will Guide Strategic Development For Coastal Towns
Draft Settlement Papers have been prepared for the townships of Mallacoota, Gipsy Point, Bemm River, Marlo, Lake Tyers Beach, Metung, Nungurner and Eagle Point.

Shire Investigating Low Cost Business Mentoring
East Gippsland Shire Council’s Economic Development unit is investigating the provision of low cost professional mentoring and is seeking the support of local business people for the plan.

Athletes take off on Sister Cities Sports Exchange
The first leg of the 2006 Sister Cities Sports Exchange kicked off on Sunday 15 January when a delegation of young Latrobe City athletes commenced their journey to Japan.

Beach Party
Enjoy one last party before school goes back- bring your towel and a pair of thongs to the Library’s 2006 Beach Party.

Shire Seizes Boat Trailers, Warns Owners And Businesses
East Gippsland Shire has seized abandoned boat trailers and warned owners and marine businesses in Paynesville not to clutter the large open public land area adjacent to the Squatters Row shoreline.

Time for elm leaf beetle eradication
Latrobe City is urging residents with elm trees on their own properties to bark-band their elm trees with Carbaryl to reduce infestations of elm leaf beetles.

News Bulletin
January News Bulletin

17 Jan 2006 (Tuesday)

Joey Scouts Needed
Boys and Girls aged 6 and 7 are needed to become Joey Scouts throughout Gippsland.

23 Jan 2006 (Monday)

Difficult Day Ahead For Firefighters
Communities across the Latrobe Valley woke to a haze of smoke this morning as the fire north of Moe continues to develop - currently it covers 4200 hectares.

Fires In Gippsland
The highest priority on the major fire 10 kilometres north of Moe is asset protection, particularly as increasing temperatures and winds are likely to cause erratic fire behaviour.

Work commences on new maternal and child health centre
Work has commenced on Traralgon’s new maternal and child health centre, located in the Traralgon civic precinct.

Update On Other Gippsland Fires
Monday, 23 January 2006 0800hrs

Traralgon Sports Stadium – almost ready for the Games
State MP Brendan Jenkins, Latrobe City deputy mayor councillor Bruce Lougheed, and councillor David Wilson inspected the almost completed new basketball show court at the Traralgon Sports Stadium today.

Update on Gippsland Fires
Sunday, 22 January 2006 1900hrs

Rescuing Wildlife After The Fire
Not everyone who lives in the bush can make the decision whether to stay and defend their homes or leave for safer havens.

Fires In Gippsland
While DSE resources have been heavily committed to the fire near Erica, there were also ten other fires ignited by lightning in Gippsland on Friday afternoon.

Wind Change Pushes Fire East
A change in wind direction at Erica has pushed the fire in an easterly direction and it is now impacting on properties in the Moondarra area.

Update on Gippsland Fires
Sunday, 22 January 2006 1600hrs

24 Jan 2006 (Tuesday)

Emergency relief centre continues to operate
Decisions on the need to maintain the emergency relief centre in Newborough will be made on an ongoing needs basis during the Moondarra bushfire emergency.

Fire Efforts Praised By MP
The all round effort required to fight fires was demonstrated this week, with a high degree of success, according to Gippsland MP Peter Hall.

29 Jan 2006 (Sunday)

More Joey Scouts Needed
Boys and Girls born between July 1998 and May 2000 are needed to become Joey Scout throughout gippsland.

30 Jan 2006 (Monday)

Council Will Meet Monthly And Expand Community Consultation
At their meeting last night East Gippsland Shire Councillors voted to hold regular Council Meetings once a month and significantly expand the community consultation program.

Bob Jane back on track at Shannons Phillip Island Classic.
Multiple Australian motor racing Champion Bob Jane will make a rare return to the racetrack to commemorate the 45th anniversary of his victory in the Armstrong 500 at Victoria's Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on February 11 & 12.

Determined Handcyclist En Route To East Gippsland
A man who has completed 75 percent of an anticlockwise journey around Australia on a hand cycle will visit East Gippsland early next month.

Big Names And Big Bangers Star In Shannons Phillip Island Classic
Big names and big bangers will be the stars of the 2006 Shannons Phillip Island Classic from February 10-12.

Council To Sign MOU With Gippsland Ports
East Gippsland Shire Council will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Gippsland Ports to strengthen the informal alliance that exists between the two organisations.

Bass Coast News Bulletin
Bass Coast News Bulletin

2006 Bass Coast Australia Day Awards

Traralgon Pacing Cup returns at Warragul on February 19
The Traralgon Pacing Cup, an event held from 1976 to 1995, will return to the local sporting calendar at Warragul on Sunday evening, February 19.

Speeding Up Slow Good Milkers
When is a slow milking cow a good cow? When she has a good milk yield, the right temperament, fertility and you don’t need to milk her for too long!

Councillors Settle On Portfolio Responsibilities
Councillors unanimously accepted recommendations relating to portfolio responsibilities for the fourth East Gippsland Council at their meeting last night.

31 Jan 2006 (Tuesday)

Gippsland To Benefit From Tourism Appointment
The Gippsland Local Government Network, comprising Latrobe, Baw Baw, South Gippsland, East Gippsland, Wellington and Bass Coast Councils is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Chris Buckingham as the new General Manager, Gippsland Tourism.

Queen's Baton Relay - XVIII Commonwealth Games
The Queen's Baton Relay is a tradition of the Commonwealth Games and this year it is bigger than ever as it will travel 180,000km, to all 71 Commonwealth nations before arriving in Australia.

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