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2 Jun 2003 (Monday)

Wellington scores a major coup in its drive to attract leading arts events
Wellington Shire Council has helped score a major success in the area’s drive to be one of Victoria’s top tour venues for leading arts acts, as Sale is picked to host Le Bal Moderne as part of the 2003 Melbourne Festival.

Staff Conference Day Awards
Three major categories of awards were presented to GippsTAFE staff at this year’s conference, Service Awards, Staff Inspired Scholarships and Staff Excellence Awards.

GippsTAFE Enjoys "Well Being at Work"
GippsTAFE recently held its annual staff conference day, the theme for the conference was "Well Being at Work."

Still time to submit comments on proposed budget
There is still time to make a written submission on Wellington Shire Council’s proposed budget for 2003/2004.

Community invited to comment on Council Plan
Wellington Shire Council is keen to receive comments from the community about the content of its ‘draft’ Council Plan 2003-2006.

Ingram moves amendments to protect electricity consumers
Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, will this week move amendments to the Energy Legalisation (Consumer Protection and other Amendments) Act 2003 to extend the consumer safety net for country consumers.

4 Jun 2003 (Wednesday)

Where Does That Cow Come From
The National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS) is being progressively implemented by Victoria’s cattle industry in partnership with the Victorian Government.

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter June 2003 Nhw Area LTB1 Bridle Estate (NHW73)
Police Band Concert, Warning, Share Alert, Home Security, Setting a Good Example, Police Crime Report.

Loch Sport community meeting – have your say!
Loch Sport residents will have an opportunity to have their say on Council services and issues affecting them when Councillors and senior officers from Wellington Shire Council host their next community meeting in the township on Tuesday 10 June.

Rush down to Stadium 34 for a super cool Skate Party
Latrobe City Youth Action Centres and FReeZA are proud to present the Rush Underage Skate Party on Friday 13 June 2003 from 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm at Stadium 34 Indoor Sports Centre, 34 Bell Street, Moe.

Climate Change Impact Study Announced For The Coast
A detailed study will be undertaken on the impacts of predicted climate change on the Gippsland coast from Andersons Inlet in the west, to the New South Wales border.

5 Jun 2003 (Thursday)

Food for thought!
Wellington Shire Council has implemented new, more comprehensive Food Safety Standards covering the operation of 'temporary food premises' such as community event stalls, as part of an Australia-wide drive to reduce risks of food poisoning.

6 Jun 2003 (Friday)

Contract to market Latrobe announced
The Latrobe Valley Ministerial Taskforce Marketing Advisory Panel (MAP), in conjunction with Latrobe City Council, has awarded a marketing and communications contract to EnergyOne, a consortium led by Royce Pty Ltd.

Fight to continue for Monash engineering says Mayor
Latrobe City’s Mayor, Councillor Graeme Middlemiss has said representations will continue to be made over the retention of the School of Engineering and a range of mainstream Engineering Courses at the Monash Gippsland Campus.

Local business dives into Adelaide market
Local diving specialist, Nordical Diving Services, has just been awarded a contract to clean 19 water storages and reservoirs throughout Adelaide’s suburban area.

New Hospitality Training Restaurant at Leongatha Bowling Club
GippsTAFE’s Hospitality Department students will gain experience by working at "Jack’s Training Restaurant" located at the Leongatha Bowling Club, situated on Hughes Street.

10 Jun 2003 (Tuesday)

Weekly Bulletin – Monday, June 9, 2003
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Ingram seeks grant inquiry to assist rural councils
The ‘as of right’ entitlement in the Victoria Grants Commission Act has a disastrous impact on rural councils, Gippsland East MLA Craig Ingram told State Parliament last week.

Natural gas reticulation remains high priority
Gippsland East MP, Craig Ingram, said today that he is working with the State Government and East Gippsland Shire Council to ensure East Gippsland is connected to natural gas in the quickest time possible.

Kids invited to get rapt in reading this winter and win prizes along the way
Local schoolchildren have the chance to read some great books and win prizes along the way by joining the Winter Reading Club being run by the Wellington Shire Council library service again this year.

Former Mayor honoured with Order of Australia
Wellington Shire Council is delighted that former Mayor, the late Gordon Cameron, has been posthumously awarded the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Media Release
Basslink Concerned Citizens Coalition Predicts That The Victorian Electricity Consumers Will Now Be Called Upon To Bail Out The Tasmanians' Basslink Project.

11 Jun 2003 (Wednesday)

Digital media art exhibition stretches the imagination
A digital media art exhibition designed to rupture the expectation of digital art and to examine the synergy between analogue and digital media, is currently being presented at the Latrobe Regional Gallery.

The essentials of workplace relations explained
The essential features of workplace relations in Victoria were highlighted using a simple role play at the recent Latrobe City – Wellington Shire Streetlife Women in Business Network meeting.

Cutting Comments at Gallery
‘Cutting Comments: Contemporary Linocuts 1995 – 1998’ is a touring exhibition of innovative and unconventional linocut prints by Australian contemporary artists that opened at the Latrobe Regional Gallery on Friday.

Health Requirements For
Over the last few years the demand by certain countries for dairy heifers has been very strong and economically beneficial to many producers.

Helicopter Sows First Alpine Ash Seed In East Gippsland
Gippsland will soon reap the first results of a huge operation to regenerate Alpine Ash destroyed in the recent bushfires.

2003 Victorian Country Volleyball Championships
ABOUT 200 of country Victoria’s best volleyballers converged on Warrnambool for the 34th Victorian Country Volleyball Championships last weekend.

Free Computer Training for People Aged 45+
West Gippsland residents aged 45 and above are invited to take part in free computer training at GippsTAFE’s Warragul Campus.

12 Jun 2003 (Thursday)

Insurance lifeline relief for local community groups
Wellington Shire Council welcomes as great news the Municipal Association of Victoria’s (MAV) decision to continue offering not-for-profit community groups and events the safety net of affordable public liability insurance cover.

16 Jun 2003 (Monday)

Natural Weed Control For Bridal Creeper Menace
Natural control agents to combat the weed Bridal Creeper will be released at selected Parks Victoria sites across the Bairnsdale region on Wednesday June 25.

Excellence In Irrigation
Funding provided by the Victorian Government’s Gippsland Lakes Rescue Package is providing significant benefits to the farmers of the Macalister Irrigation District (MID) and improving water quality in the Gippsland Lakes.

Gippsland Rugby League
Gippsland Wildcats has suffered a major setback in its bid to remain in the top four today after it was soundly beaten by Ballarat Highlanders 40 – 8 at Ballarat yesterday.

Weekly Bulletin – Monday, June 16, 2003
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Insurance lifeline relief for local community groups
Wellington Shire Council welcomes as great news the Municipal Association of Victoria’s (MAV) decision to continue offering not-for-profit community groups and events the safety net of affordable public liability insurance cover.

Children’s author to visit Morwell Library
Rachel Flynn, the widely-regarded children’s writer, will be visiting Morwell Library on Tuesday 17 June at 12 noon to promote her latest book called ‘On the Team’.

18 Jun 2003 (Wednesday)

Disposal Of Dead Stock
This service benefits the entire community and should be utilised by stock owners if at all possible.

Council’s immunisation service rates highly
Latrobe City Council’s Health Services team recently conducted a survey on its immunisation program which showed a high level of parent satisfaction.

Community Access Centre Gets Together with GippsTAFE CEO
GippsTAFE students studying Community Access courses all over the Latrobe Valley recently attended a morning tea at GippsTAFE’s Community Access Centre in Morwell.

Business Studies Enrolment Day
Join the Information Highway by taking up a Business Studies and Information Technology course at GippsTAFE!

19 Jun 2003 (Thursday)

New faces on Wellington’s DANs
Seven new members have been elected onto Wellington Shire Council’s District Advisory Networks (DANs)

20 Jun 2003 (Friday)

Youth Speak 2003
Latrobe City Youth Services will be holding a Youth Forum on Wednesday 25 June at the Moe Town Hall.

Skate party a huge success
The Rush Underage Skate Party, held on Friday 13 June at Stadium 34 Indoor Sports Centre in Moe proved to be a huge hit.

Shell Oil Warning About Mobile Phones
Note A middle aged man with a north American accent who works at Monash Uni was observed and strongly (graphically) told by IGA staff not to use his mobile phone whilst filling his car.

First olive harvest brings hope
When Gaye and Paul Nijenhuis planted their olive grove nearly five years ago, they were curious to see what might eventuate.

Churchill Youth Action Centre signed up for fun-packed activities
The Churchill Youth Action Centre has finally been put on the map with the new Youth Action Centre sign being displayed on the building for all to see.

23 Jun 2003 (Monday)

Weekly Bulletin – Monday, June 23, 2003
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Costs are all on the record says Mayor
Latrobe City Mayor, Cr Graeme Middlemiss has maintained that the budgeted construction costs of the new Corporate Headquarters are in line with the budget projections given over the past two years.

24 Jun 2003 (Tuesday)

Entry fees to help maintain future success of renowned art gallery
The Gippsland Art Gallery•Sale, which is supported by Wellington Shire Council, is re-introducing a nominal entry fee for visitors from 1 July, to help maintain the facility’s enviable reputation as one of regional Victoria’s leading art galleries.

Gippsland Rugby League
Gippsland Wildcats most versatile player Jared Hiriaki set for another stint on the injured list as Wildcat’s hot and cold season continued today following a 32-26 loss to the top seeded Altona Roosters at Langshaw Park on Sunday.

25 Jun 2003 (Wednesday)

Leongatha Cinema Times
This weeks session times (3rd July - 10th July)

Good attendance at trusts and grants forum
Approximately 140 community group representatives attended a Charitable Trusts and Government Grants Information Forum held in Morwell recently.

Farmbis Helps Small Landholders With Natural Resource Management
Over the past decade, there has been significant ‘urban push’ with individuals, couples and families choosing to live a rural lifestyle.

Bairnsdale Cinema Times
This week's session times (3rd July - 9th July)

Own A Pit Bull Terrier?
Wellington Shire Council is reminding owners and prospective buyers of pit bull terriers that they need to declare their pet’s breed when registering it with the Council and require a dog permit with special conditions attached.

26 Jun 2003 (Thursday)

South Gippsland Shire Council

30 Jun 2003 (Monday)

Gippsland Rugby League Media Release – 29-06-03
The bye scheduled this weekend for Gippsland Wildcats was short lived when Victorian Rugby League called upon Wildcats to play curtain raiser to Melbourne Storm last Saturday against the Melbourne Storm Development squad.

Wellington receives community satisfaction boost
Wellington Shire Council is making encouraging improvements in key areas of service delivery according to its latest Community Satisfaction Survey conducted with local residents and ratepayers.

Stratford prepares for return of locos with competition winners
The joint winners of a competition to help mark the return of passenger trains to Stratford have been busy working on their winning murals, which will take centre stage at celebrations marking the official return.

Weekly Bulletin – Monday, June 30, 2003
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Smes Can Access Free Ict Assistance Through New Network
The Minister for Science, Peter McGauran, today launched the Technology Diffusion Gateway Network Project.

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