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1 Jun 2004 (Tuesday)

Greenfleet Trees Survive Torrid Conditions
Ninety percent of the three-thousand trees planted by local schoolchildren along Traralgon Creek near the Bert Thompson Reserve and Agnes Brereton Reserve, last winter have survived one of the region’s worst dry spells.

A budget to address community priorities
Wellington Shire Council is proposing a budget for the coming financial year 2004/05 that will enable it to directly address priorities for action identified by the local community

Run-Off Becomes Resource In Bid To Save Gippsland Lakes
Over 500 dairy farms across Gippsland have been surveyed over the past two years to reduce levels of animal waste flowing into the region’s waterways and lakes.

Churchill to benefit from Green Corps project
Churchill is set to benefit from a Green Corp project that will enhance the Eel Hole Creek area by restoring some of the native vegetation, and will encourage and increase use of the area by the wider community.

Seals Make A Comeback
Marlo Primary School student Nikia Allen has been coming to grips with the biology of our seals. Nikia has researched the 10 species of seals that occur around Australia.

Community Involvement In Forest Management
The area of State forest that borders the township of Rawson in the hills north of Traralgon is a popular area for walking, horse riding, motorbike riding, school walks and mountain bike riding.

New School Crossing
East Gippsland Shire Council has responded to the demand of increased community road safety in Swifts Creek by introducing a new school crossing.

Festival closes, but the region keeps innovating
The Gippsland and Latrobe Innovation Festival concluded on Sunday after nearly a month of celebration of Innovation across the region.

Wellington’s popularity reflected in rising property values
The results of Wellington Shire Council’s latest comprehensive valuation of properties are good news for many householders across the shire – highlighting significant increases in the capital value of their properties.

2 Jun 2004 (Wednesday)

Active Participation Grant applications sought
Wellington Shire Council is encouraging eligible community groups wishing to embark on initiatives which promote physical activity to apply for VicHealth Active Participation Grants.

Heyfield Skate Park receives welcome boost
Wellington Shire Council has won $50,000 State Government funding for the proposed Heyfield Multi-Purpose Skate/BMX Facility.

Ride on lawnmowers

Farm Chemical Information Service
To assist agricultural and horticultural industries to improve farm chemical use DPI provides a Chemical Information Service through its Chemical Standards Branch based at Knoxfield.

Victorian Governor to visit Wellington
Wellington Shire Council will be playing host to the Governor of Victoria John Landy, AC, MBE and Mrs Lynne Landy when they visit the Shire on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 June.

4 Jun 2004 (Friday)

Moe Underpass comes alive with light and colour
Residents of Moe celebrated the final touch to the Moe ‘Next Wave Youth’ project on Thursday, when Latrobe City Deputy Mayor, Councillor Lisa Price, officially flicked the switch to turn on the Wirraway Street Underpass’ new lighting.

Mark the calendar
John Landy AC, MBE, Governor of Victoria will be at Monash University Gippsland Campus on Wednesday, June 9 to celebrate the completion of the 13.5 metre ‘Climbing Tower’.

Funding to Increase Participation in Physical Activity
VicHealth have announced funding to increase participation in physical activity.

7 Jun 2004 (Monday)

Freedom of the City March – 18 June
Continuing a long-established military tradition, on Friday 18 June the RAAF Base East Sale will conduct a Freedom of the City march* through the centre of Sale involving some 200 personnel and a military band – all in full ceremonial uniform.

Rooster Hot Favourites
In the eyes of most, Roosters is the hottest team in the Melbourne Rugby League (MRL) competition at the moment.

Neighbourhood Watch News Letter Area LTB1 Bridle Estate June 2004 (NHW84)
Guest Speaker, Police Concert, Internet Crime, Home Security, Preventing Burglaries, Police Crime Report.

9 Jun 2004 (Wednesday)

Morwell Tenpins News

Water Quality And Herbicide Application
The possibly limited supplies of high quality water this season means that it is essential to be able to assess the quality of water that will be added to herbicides during spraying applications.

Country Victorian Volleyball Championships come to town
Over three hundred people from throughout Victoria will travel to Latrobe City on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend to participate in the Yallourn Energy Victorian Country Volleyball Championships.

Yallourn Energy Victorian Country Volleyball Championships
A record thirty five teams have entered the Yallourn Energy Victorian Country Volleyball Championships to be held at the Moe Newborough Sports Centre over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, June 12, 13 and 14.

Political parties show double standards on corruption
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has today condemned the double standards of Victoria’s three main political parties and called on them to clean their own secret slush funds.

Latrobe volunteers thanked with a special performance
Latrobe City volunteers were treated to a special performance by Denise Drysdale at Kernot Hall on 1 June, to celebrate the hard work and dedication shown by Latrobe citizens who dedicate their time to the voluntary services offered in the local area

Sound of Music to entertain Wellington
Wellington Shire Council’s Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre will be the venue for a live performance of the Roger and Hammerstein classic, The Sound of Music.

Council assumes management responsibility for facilities
Latrobe City Council resolved to assume management responsibility for the Traralgon Sports Stadium at its Ordinary Council Meeting on Monday night.

Australian Boys Choir bring the colonial past to Latrobe
The Australian Boys Choir and the Vocal Consort will perform ‘Colonial Song’, a variety of works from Australia’s colonial past, at the Latrobe Regional Performing Arts Centre on Friday 12 June.

Blues Brothers in Concert
Wellington Shire Council’s Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre will be the venue for a live performance of Blues Brothers In Concert - an original adaptation of the classic cult film.

Free Course - Step Into Voluntary Work
Victoria to capitalise on volunteers through the Australian Multicultural Foundation’s program "Step into Voluntary Work" funded through the Victorian Government’s Community Support Fund.

Eisteddfod Champions come together in encore performance
Wellington Shire Council’s Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre will be the venue for the Champions of the Eisteddfod concert - the finale to this year’s City of Sale Eisteddfod.

11 Jun 2004 (Friday)

Ingram pushes for Omeo Highway upgrade
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has presented a petition to the Minister for Transport, Peter Batchelor, highlighting the need to upgrade the Omeo Highway, between Anglers Rest and Mitta Mitta.

Governor opens new aircraft production hangar at airport
The Governor of Victoria, John Landy, AC, MBE, officially opened the new production hangar for Gippsland Aeronautics on Thurs 10 June while visiting Latrobe Regional Airport, which was the final venue on the Vice-Regal tour of Latrobe City.

Shire to recognise local achievers
Mayor of the Baw Baw Shire, Cr Ruth McDonald, is urging the community to help support the Baw Baw Shire 2004 Achievement Awards.

Calendar profiles Indigenous Traineeships
A calendar highlighting the benefits of Indigenous Traineeships for Aboriginal people and employers was jointly launched at the Quality Inn (Latrobe Convention Centre) on Friday

Nicole A Cutting Edge Apprentice
Local hairdresser Nikki Miller is representing the Latrobe Valley on two fronts this month, at both State and National levels.

Farm Safe, Farm Safety Communications Program
The Department of Primary Industries is lending its support to the current Farm Safe, Farm Safety Communication Program.

Paul Nails National Title
Local apprentice Paul Moloney is the toast of his workplace and his course at GippsTAFE this week, after winning his section of the National Work Skills competition in Brisbane.

Super Speed I.T. Connection On Track
Students and staff at GippsTAFE and other partners in the Gippsland Education Precinct (GEP) will soon enjoy extremely fast IT connections, thanks to a project unique in Australia.

15 Jun 2004 (Tuesday)

Monash University Weekly Bulletin - 14 June 2004

16 Jun 2004 (Wednesday)

Dse Promotes Safe And Responsible Motorbike Riding In State Forests
Riding a motorbike through State forests is a popular pursuit and there are many areas of State forest where riders can enjoy Victoria’s great outdoors.

Identification Of Pigs
All pigs consigned for sale or slaughter must be identified with either an official tattoo brand or ear tag. This identification system is an essential part of disease control and chemical residue minimisation programs.

Sister City relationship helps make dreams come true
After an inspiring trip to China and Japan with the Latrobe City Youth Band, Kaleena DeVries has returned to China to teach conversational English.

Bonnie Marion Martin brings Scotland to Latrobe
Scotland’s greatest export, Marion Martin, will perform ‘Flower of Scotland’, a variety of ballads and songs from her homeland, at Kernot Hall on Tuesday 22 June.

Council takes legal action against dog owner
A man from Rosedale is due to appear in court later this month on 16 charges relating to two dogs previously declared dangerous by Wellington Shire Council.

17 Jun 2004 (Thursday)

Register of roads
Wellington Shire Council has compiled a Register of Public Roads clarifying which roads it is responsible for and this will be available for the public to view from 1 July.

Latrobe City Draft Budget out for public consultation
At its Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, 15 June 2004 Latrobe City Council recommended that the 2004/05 draft budget be released for public consultation.

18 Jun 2004 (Friday)

Mark the calendar

Ryan at odds with election watchdog
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has condemned the head of the Victorian National Party, Peter Ryan for his constant defence of the current inadequate probity and accountability checks for associated entities.

Farmer’s Market gets new venue
The Port of Sale is to be the new venue for the popular monthly Wellington Farmers’ Market, starting with this weekend’s event.

Entertainment centre scoops prestigious awards
Wellington Shire Council’s Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre has Just scooped two highly prestigious awards for building excellence from the Master Builders Association of Victoria (MBAV).

21 Jun 2004 (Monday)

FReeZA regional training to be held in Sale
Wellington Shire Council is encouraging local FReeZA committee members and interested youth to attend the FReeZA regional training sessions to be held at the Wellington Youth Space in Sale on 28 and 29 June

Local Bowlers Tackle Albury Lanes
On the Queen’s Birthday long weekend 15 local tenpin bowlers competed in the Adult Country Tenpin Championships in Albury

Lawry Wins Kevin Sheedy
14 local junior tenpin bowlers competed in the Kevin Sheedy Junior Tournament on Sunday 20th June at Morwell Tenpins.

Local bands called to battle
Wellington Shire Council is urging local bands to enter the regional heat of this year’s Push Battle of the Bands competition to be held on 16 July at the Sale Memorial Hall.

22 Jun 2004 (Tuesday)

Higher And Higher Education In Gippsland
Independent candidate for McMillan Howard Emanuel today called on the Federal Government to review current funding levels to universities.

School holiday fun at your library
Wellington Shire Council is inviting all children to get along to their local library during the coming school holidays and join in the fun of the activity programs on offer.

Quantock to captivate with comedy
Wellington Shire Council’s Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre will be the venue for a night of razor sharp wit when renowned Australian comedian Rod Quantock delivers an energetic performance.

23 Jun 2004 (Wednesday)

Comment sought on Governance Protocols
Latrobe City Council has invited public comment on draft governance protocols that have been prepared as part of an overall good governance program for the City.

Dse Launches Gippsland Forest Management Plan
The future of Gippsland’s forests became clearer today with the release of a new management plan that provides more certainty for all forest users.

Ingram welcomes extra water for Snowy River
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has welcomed the State Government’s announcement of a major water saving project for the Snowy River in the Water White Paper, released today.

New litter traps ready for the rain
The Baw Baw Shire has introduced a new initiative to tackle stormwater pollution. Six "Gross Pollutant Traps" have been installed in Drouin and Warragul to capture litter and sediment washed through gutters and stormwater drains.

Morwell trivia buff answers Latrobe libraries’ Big Ask
Gloria McDougall from Morwell was presented with a Classic Trivial Pursuit Genus V boardgame last week for winning the Latrobe City Library Service’s ‘The Big Ask’ competition.

Nlis Workshop
To explain the National Livestock Identification Scheme and its on farm benefit to cattle owners, the Department of Primary Industries is running a series of workshops across the state.

Local musicians return to perform in Latrobe
Moe Town Hall will host ‘Earth’, a clarinet and dance performance by talented music and dance ensemble The Phonos Project on Sunday 4 July.

24 Jun 2004 (Thursday)

Additional parking limits for Yarram to help shoppers and traders
Wellington Shire Council is introducing a two-hour parking time limit along a short stretch of Yarram Street in Yarram, in response to requests from local traders and shoppers.

Entertainment centre makes it a hat-trick of awards
Wellington Shire Council is delighted that its Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre has now scored a hat-trick of awards – scooping yet another honour - this time for architectural excellence.

25 Jun 2004 (Friday)

Gippstafe Tackles Army Training
A comprehensive training course for members of the Army Reserve 39th Construction Squadron at GippsTAFE’s Yallourn campus has proved successful – and saved a trip to Sydney.

Bovine Johne’S Disease
When purchasing dairy cattle, have you considered the current Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) status of the vendor’s and your herds, and calf-rearing procedures on both properties?

Monash University Weekly Bulletin
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Ingram encourages interest in ADSL broadband register
The member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has today encouraged all Gippslanders who desire ADSL broadband to log on to the Telstra site and express their interest on the ADSL demand register.

28 Jun 2004 (Monday)

Smooth changeover for Meals on Wheels predicted
Latrobe City Council is anticipating a smooth changeover between contractors for the supply of the meals delivered by volunteers through the Meals on Wheels service.

New recycling and waste service trucks roll into town
The first of eleven trucks for Latrobe City’s new waste and recycling service rolled into Latrobe City on Tuesday.

Gippsland Rugby League Media Release
A spectular performance by Storm against new entrants Cerberus Bulldogs last Sunday at home was a vast improvement from previous matches.

Gallery - temporary closure for terrazzo
Latrobe Regional Gallery will be temporarily closed to the public for one week from Tuesday 28 June.

Have Your Say On Next Season'S Burning Operations
As this year's prescribed burning season draws to a close, the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) is looking ahead to fire plans for next year.

Greening Latrobe steering committee to form

30 Jun 2004 (Wednesday)

Bass Coast Shire Council News
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Latrobe Transit Cities Masterplan Project Reference Group
Latrobe City Council is calling for community representative nominations for the Latrobe Transit Cities Masterplan Project Reference Group.

GIPPSLAND.COM ensuring Gippsland is well represented.
Following a release of the ACCC warning to on-line traders yesterday, regarding website requirements to meet the Trade Practices Act 1974, has joined the call for local traders to ensure their sites meet the legislative requirements.

Pine plantation ruling gives community hope
Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has welcomed the result of the recent VCAT hearing, which ruled against a proposal to establish a 456ha pine plantation in the Dellicknora Valley, as a resounding victory for the remote community.

A.C.C.C. Issues Warning to On-Line Traders: 'Shape-Up' Sites
Australian businesses using the Internet as a sales point have been told to review their sites following disturbing findings of an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission survey.

Nominate Your Favourite Wellington Place
Wellington Shire Council is encouraging residents to nominate their favourite Wellington place as part of the Building Commission of Victoria’s special Year of the Built Environment 2004 competition.

Ingram Welcomes Lakes Entrance Bar Recommendations
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has welcomed a report commissioned by Gippsland Ports for managing the Lakes Entrance bar.

Council Welcomes Mammoth Funding Boost For Rosedale Community Centre
Wellington Shire Council is delighted with the Federal Government’s announcement to provide a further $528,000 to help towards the construction of the much-needed new multi-purpose community centre for Rosedale.

Tafe Moves Step Closer To Sale Relocation

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