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3 Mar 2003 (Monday)

Two Uncontained Sections of Fire Remaining
Thunderstorms moved south on Saturday with heavy showers and light snow in Alpine areas

4 Mar 2003 (Tuesday)

Millinery Courses at GippsTAFE!
GippsTAFE’s Fashion Department is offering its millinery courses again this year

6 Mar 2003 (Thursday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter Area LTB1 Bridle Estate (NHW70)
Crime on Bridle Estate, Did You Know, Mark It In March,Operation Identification, Police Crime Report.

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter Area LTB1 Bridle Estate (NHW70)
Crime on Bridle Estate, Did You Know, Mark It In March,Operation Identification, Police Crime Report.

11 Mar 2003 (Tuesday)

Helping your Kids to Learn
Everyday interactions with your children can be the most effective way of helping them to learn.

12 Mar 2003 (Wednesday)

Music in the Park * Folk Roots & Rhythms
February/March in Australia has become a wonderful time of the year for people to see some of the musical greats of the world perform.

13 Mar 2003 (Thursday)

Local Trail Riding Clubs Enjoy Long Weekend Ride
The long Labour Day weekend provided a great opportunity for three Gippsland Trail Riding clubs to get together and enjoy some beautiful riding in the country around Hiawatha, south of Yarram.

Folk fans to flock to Flook
Flook (pronounced Fluke), a sensational live act and stunning contemporary Celtic group, will perform at Tyers Hall on Sunday 16 March 2003.

Expressions of Interest on the Marketing Advisory Panel
Expressions of Interest are being sought from members of the community and business fraternity for membership on the Latrobe Valley Ministerial Taskforce Marketing Advisory Panel during the implementation phase.

Businesses need effective credit policies
The structure of an effective credit policy was the central theme at a recent seminar held for the Latrobe Micro and Home Based Business Network.

Caring For Pregnant Cows And Ewes
Landholders with spring calving or spring lambing stock will know the pregnancy status of the group now.

State-of-the-art Gallery opens in Latrobe City
After undergoing a $4 million refurbishment and expansion program the Latrobe Regional Gallery in Morwell re-opened to the public on Wednesday

Serrated Tussock Discovered In Yarram Area – All Farmers Asked To Be Vigilant
DPI Catchment Management Officer, Ian Brown and local farmers have discovered a new high priority emerging noxious weed in the Yarram Yarram Catchment areas: Serrated Tussock.

Soapmaker bubbles with enthusiasm for his trade
Making soap was once upon a time a domestic chore carried out by the housewife as an addition to the usual housekeeping tasks.

Fire Recovery Information Sessions
More than 60 farmers from across East Gippsland attended recent information sessions to discuss farm recovery after the fires.

Regeneration Burning Commences In Gippsland
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) is currently preparing to commence the annual regeneration burning program in State forests across Gippsland.

14 Mar 2003 (Friday)

Seminar to help small business use technology better
Small to medium businesses from Latrobe City will be able to learn how to effectively use technology to improve profitability at a seminar to be held this Wednesday.

Community Engagement Reference Group seeks membership
Citizens keen on benefiting Latrobe City are invited to apply for membership of a Community Engagement Reference Group that will help to develop a community engagement policy and strategy for Latrobe City.

20 Mar 2003 (Thursday)

How Much Is Enough?
As the pasture feed shortage continues, particularly on dry country in some areas of Gippsland, some cattle are losing body condition.

Temporary closure for Gallery
The Latrobe Regional Gallery has been temporally closed following problems with the gallery’s climate control system and delays with some of the final building work.

Senior Citizen of the Year awarded
A Latrobe citizen who has devoted most of his life to providing solutions for people with a disability, was presented with Latrobe City’s ‘Senior Citizen of the Year’ award.

Buyer Beware
Avoid buying a replacement cow with a mastitis history.

Dairy Waste Management
Effluent ponds in irrigation districts are designed to be emptied towards the end of the irrigation season.

25 Mar 2003 (Tuesday)

Easter trading should not be restricted: Ingram
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, is proposing an amendment to the Public Holidays and Shop Trading Reform Act.

26 Mar 2003 (Wednesday)

International Students at GippsTAFE
The number of international students studying at GippsTAFE have increased to seven this year, with more expected to arrive in the second semester and beyond.

Cr Geoff Davey back for third term as Mayor
The Baw Baw Shire Council last night chose Cr Geoff Davey as Mayor for 2003/2004.

Group Activities Directory for Families with
Good Beginnings Latrobe is compiling the details of organisations both small and large that provide activities for families with young children and babies in the Latrobe Valley area.

Offsets Protect Native Vegetation
Remnants of threatened vegetation communities will be protected in coming months as offsets to the works being carried out along the Princes Highway by VicRoads

Free Computer Training at GippsTAFE
GippsTAFE is offering free computer training to persons aged 45 and over in the Warragul, Leongatha and Latrobe Valley areas.

Rosedale and Sale play host to Gippsland’s first hot air balloon fiesta
Weather permitting, there will be a lot of hot air over Rosedale and Sale next weekend (29-30 March) as up to 12 large air balloons take to the skies for Gippsland’s first hot air balloon fiesta and promise a night show to remember

Dpi Recovery Teams At Work On Fire Affected Properties
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Agricultural Recovery Teams have begun inspecting properties that have registered for debris removal, wild dog exclusion fencing assistance and establishment of stock containment areas.

Guide to Healthy Fun
"Get Involved in Healthy Activity" is the message being given to East Gippslanders with the introduction of a Health and Leisure Activity Guide.

Latrobe Valley Tenpin Juniors win again
For the second year in a row Latrobe Valley Junior Tenpin Bowlers have won the prestigious "Junior Country Cup "

Parent and Baby Group at Good Beginnings Latrobe
Good Beginnings Latrobe operates free facilitated group activities for families with young children and babies in the Latrobe Valley area.

International Student at GippsTAFE
For the first time ever, GippsTAFE’s Warragul Campus has an international student.

27 Mar 2003 (Thursday)

GippsTAFE Graduation
South Gippsland’s most outstanding TAFE students were recognised with a series of special awards at the recent GippsTAFE Graduation Ceremony held in Leongatha.

Temporary closure for Gallery
The Latrobe Regional Gallery has been temporally closed following problems with the gallery’s climate control system and delays with some of the final building work

Innovative Workplace Project a Success at GippsTAFE!
GippsTAFE’s Library staff were recently presented with their Certificate I in Information Technology qualification after completing an innovative work based learning project.

Senior Citizen of the Year awarded
A Latrobe citizen who has devoted most of his life to providing solutions for people with a disability, was presented with Latrobe City’s ‘Senior Citizen of the Year’ award.

Buyer Beware
Avoid buying a replacement cow with a mastitis history. One of the most common ways to introduce cow-associated mastitis bacteria into a herd is in the udders of newly purchased cattle.

Local Resident Guest Speaker at GippsTAFE!
Local identity, Kaye Nesbitt, was Guest Speaker at GippsTAFE’s recent awards night in Leongatha, giving an inspirational speech on the value of life and vocational education and training.

28 Mar 2003 (Friday)

Marketing Advisory Panel welcomes support for
The Latrobe Valley Ministerial Taskforce Marketing Advisory Panel has welcomed the latest report by the University Council appointed review panel, into the future of the Monash University School of Engineering.

Easter trading unaffected in Gippsland East electorate
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has received confirmation that East Gippsland and Wellington Shires will be exempt from trading restrictions over the Easter holiday period.

31 Mar 2003 (Monday)

Celebration Of Communications And Community Information
Representatives of the Gippsland teams involved in Community Information, Media and Communications during the Bogong Fire celebrated their achievements at a dinner in Sale on Wednesday March 26.

Latrobe Innovation Festival to showcase the region’s best
The inaugural ‘Latrobe Innovation Festival’ in conjunction with the Australian Innovation Festival, will be conducted in the first two weeks of May.

Significant trees being assessed for heritage value
Latrobe City Council is undertaking a study of significant trees throughout the municipality to introduce a degree of protection through the planning scheme against unnecessary removal or destruction.

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