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1 Oct 2005 (Saturday)

China's top scientist to address Agribusiness Conference
China's top agricultural economist speaking on Nov. 8. He is collaberating with the Australian Dairy Research and Development Corporation and ABARE that will have a major impact on the future of Australian Agribusiness in China.

4 Oct 2005 (Tuesday)

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

Shrubbery scrapping enhances safety and amenity
A line of ornamental pear trees has been planted by Council in a section of Commercial Road in Morwell, following the removal of some shrubbery harbouring years of accumulated rubbish.

Call to join Cobains Hall Committee
The Cobains Hall Committee is looking for some fresh faces from the local community to attend its Annual General Meeting on 12th October, and is hoping, in particular, to find someone to fill the secretary/treasurer role.

Local government goes to the dogs
The Bracks Government has failed to consider the financial and administrative burden its new domestic animal legislation will have on local government.

Young Driver Safety and Graduated Licensing Discussion Paper
Wellington Shire Council has welcomed the Victorian Government’s Discussion Paper-Young Driver Safety and Graduated Licensing, and is urging residents to read it and provide comments by 11 November 2005.

Neighbourhood Watch Must Be Retained
The Nationals have expressed concern at reports that the successful Neighbourhood Watch program may be axed.

School Children Rewarded For Safe Cycling

Exhibition explores beads in contemporary art

5 Oct 2005 (Wednesday)

Good news on push to attract skilled migrants

Forum for health and wellbeing agencies in Latrobe City

Positive ageing gets positive response
Bass Coast Shire Council’s Positive Ageing Policy was overwhelmingly supported at the most recent Council Meeting.

Former Premier drops in to ‘Our Future Our Place’ project
Former Premier of Victoria and current Chair of the Victorian Communities Ministerial Advisory Committee, the Hon Joan Kirner AM, visited Morwell last Friday, 30 September.

6 Oct 2005 (Thursday)

Council addresses housing affordability issues
Bass Coast Shire Council has adopted an Affordable Housing Strategy for the municipality - one of the first to be prepared within Australia.

Be part of Weedbuster Week and help save the environment

Silage: What causes a bad fermentation?
Was your last year’s silage on the nose? If it was, then your silage probably underwent a poor or "bad" fermentation. Any one of a number of silage making practices, if done incorrectly, can result in an undesirable fermentation.

New Rosedale project stops traffic
There were smiles and cheers all round today (Thursday, October 6) when long-time Rosedale resident Eric Mowat, 91, switched on the new traffic lights in the town.

Bass coast proactive with local laws
Bass Coast Shire Council has produced a new local law to assist in maintaining a safe, pleasing, peaceful and healthy environment for the whole community.

Council staff set healthy example
Wellington Shire Council staff are taking their new Healthy Lifestyle unit quite literally.

Public input invited for Traralgon Creek Plan
The local community is being invited to take part in a public workshop on Wednesday 26 October 2005 to discuss the Neighbourhood Environment Improvement Plan (NEIP) for the Traralgon Creek .

7 Oct 2005 (Friday)

Barry sheene rides again
The Barry Sheene Memorial Ride is happening again on Thursday 13 Octover

School children rewarded for safe cycling
As part of Safe Cyle Month, Victoria Police presented safety information and prizes for safe riding to children on the Newhaven Riding School Bus.

Opportunity To Recognise Coastal Work

Labor shifts dog responsibility to local councils
The Bracks Government’s new domestic animal legislation fails to address responsible pet ownership and will result in further cost-shifting to local government.

Council staff set healthy example
Wellington Shire Council staff are taking their new Healthy Lifestyle unit quite literally.

Maffra Youth create card for peers

Liberal push changes law to protect primary industry
Shadow Minister for Agriculture Philip Davis said today he was pleased the Liberal Party’s campaign to have legislation amended to protect businesses from economic loss by protesters has succeeded.

8 Oct 2005 (Saturday)

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter September 2005, AreaLTB1 Bridle Estate (NHW99)
Smoke Alarms, New Orleans, Drink Driving, Tip From The Bank, Police Crime Report.

10 Oct 2005 (Monday)

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

DPI Appoints New Dairy Extension Program Manager
Dairy extension services are growing and developing in Victoria and some new program arrangements are being implemented to ensure continued high impact.

Council to ‘door knock’ in search for unregistered animals
East Gippsland Shire’s Community Laws Officers are set to begin a door knock campaign to track down unregistered dogs and cats.

Latrobe City sponsoring Japanese team in Herald Sun Tour
Latrobe City is sponsoring the Japanese national team in the 2005 Herald Sun Tour, continuing its long-standing relationship with Australia's oldest and greatest road cycling race.

Weedbuster week
Weedbuster Week provides an opportunity for the community to learn about and control environmental and agricultural weeds.

Improved safety at ventnor beach road and berrys beach road intersection around the corner
The Intersection of Ventnor Beach Road and Berrys Beach Road has been earmarked for the construction of a roundabout.

Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards to cross live to Wellington Shire
Wellington Shire will host a live link between Sale Library and Melbourne, as part of this year’s Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Presentation Dinner at Zinc, Federation Square on Monday, 17 October.

Local linen service up for award
Gippsland Water would like to congratulate the Warragul Linen Service for being named as a finalist in the 2005 savewater! awards® - Victoria’s leading water sustainability awards.

Emergency services super changes not on: hall
Plans to change the current superannuation system for emergency service personnel should be dropped, according to Gippsland MP Peter Hall.

12 Oct 2005 (Wednesday)

Plans for a healthier bass coast
The Bass Coast Shire Municipal Public Health Plan (MPHP) has been adopted by Council.

Intergenerational Hub meeting generates positive response
More than fifty people attended a workshop at the Churchill Hall last week as part of the ongoing consultation process and development of the Churchill Intergenerational Community Hub.

Fellowships "chance of lifetime" says mp
The Churchill Trust is offering 100 people the chance of a lifetime to travel, live and study abroad says The Nationals Member for Gippsland Province, Peter Hall.

Bogong high plains road sealing welcomed
The Federal Government’s announcement that it will spend $2 million to seal the Bogong High Plains road between Falls Creek and the Omeo Highway was "most welcome news," East Gippsland Shire CEO Steve Kozlowski said today.

Gallery offers resin jewellery workshop
Gain new skills and inspiration working alongside designers gina & bron during the Latrobe Regional Gallery’s resin jewellery workshop to be held on the first Sunday of November.

NAB makes commitment to Gippsland Innovation Festival
The National Australia Bank’s Regional Executive for Gippsland, Kelvin McDermott, today announced a three-year sponsorship deal from the National Australia Bank (NAB) for the Gippsland Innovation Festival.

13 Oct 2005 (Thursday)

Dairy effluent to remain on farm

Storming into the future

14 Oct 2005 (Friday)

Coastal Action Plan For Gippsland Estuaries
Gippsland estuaries continue to be under the spotlight with the release of a discussion paper for the Gippsland Estuaries Coastal Action Plan.

India bound

17 Oct 2005 (Monday)

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

Tidy corinella is outstanding
Corinella's Ratepayers and REsidents Association are celebrating a win in the Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy town Awards.

New guinea pig starts preschool at Murray Road

800+ On The Barry Sheene Bike Ride

18 Oct 2005 (Tuesday)

Colourful community welcome for bikes
Bike riders participating in the Barry Sheene Memorial Bike Ride on Thursday 13 October and the Grand Prix Run from Cranbourne on 15 October were welcomed to Bass Coast by a colourful variety of banners from local community groups.

19 Oct 2005 (Wednesday)

Restoring Community War Memorials Grants Open
The Nationals Member for Gippsland Province, Peter Hall has advised that grants of up to $7000 are now available in the second round of the Restoring Community War Memorials Grants Program.

Nominations sought for City’s Australia Day Awards

Are you ready for a bushfire?
The Gippsland region is one of the most fire-prone areas in the world and we have days of extreme fire danger every summer. With the threat of climate change, those days could well increase in frequency in the future.

Labor Lax On Food Labelling
The Bracks Government has had five years to get its act together and enforce Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) in Victoria but it has done nothing, Shadow Minister for Agriculture Philip Davis said today.

Gippsland Community Leaders Sought
Nominations for the 11th Gippsland Community Leadership Program (GCLP) close on 1 November 2005.

So you want to be a writer...
Are you looking for some encouragement to help you with your writing? Would you like to join a local writing group? How do you get published and where can you get advice?

Dairy Reminders For October 2005

Port of Sale Wins Prestigious Commendation
The stunning first stage of the Port of Sale development has been awarded a High Commendation in the 2005 Victorian Engineering Excellence Awards of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

Thistles less of a prickly problem if sprayed now
Latrobe City’s Weeds Management Officer, Peter Steller, has urged rural and rural residential property owners to take advantage of Spring to tackle infestations of thistles and Ragwort on their properties.

20 Oct 2005 (Thursday)

Business networking will bring customers
Useful advice on effective business networking will be provided at a seminar to be conducted by Latrobe City on Thursday 27 October.

Forum to discuss more accessible housing design
When Richmond footballer Nathan Brown broke his leg he couldn’t go home because of issues with access to his apartment and had to find alternative accommodation while he recovered.

Peter Hall presents taxi petition
The Nationals Member for Gippsland Province PETER HALL presented a petition this week in Parliament on behalf of taxi users and taxi companies in the Gippsland electorate.

AURAZ is opening in Briagalong
Briagalong is about to be "inspired" by AURAZ, offering inspirational giftware, art and handcrafts. Forbes Street.

Local Engineering wins Award

Get to know ‘The Band Who Knew Too Much’ at Morwell
The Band Who Knew Too Much will wind up the program for the 2005 Café Concert Series with their high energy, sometimes tongue in cheek, sometimes in your face, fun concert at The Chapel, Morwell on Sunday 6 November.

Lifejacket changes are more "nanny state" regulation: Ingram

21 Oct 2005 (Friday)

Free lupin crop surveys
Grains staff from the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are again preparing to undertake surveys of Victorian lupin crops during spring.

Clock ticking down to natural gas deadline
Today marks 400 days until the State Election and the Bracks Government’s deadline to provide natural gas to country Victoria.

‘At Risk’ Education Centre Needs Assistance: Hall
Gippsland MP Peter Hall is calling for the development of a special funding model for the Blackwood Centre for Adolescent Development, which works with "at risk" students.

Call for nominations for Latrobe’s Sports Hall of Fame
As part the Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006 ‘Getting Involved Program’, Latrobe City is presenting a celebration of local sporting history and heroes, in the form of a travelling Latrobe City Sports Hall of Fame.

24 Oct 2005 (Monday)

Monash University Weekly Bulletin

Wellington Zeroes in on Waste Week
The Gippsland Regional Waste Management Group and Wellington Shire Council are supporting ‘Zero Waste Week 2005’ from 23-29 October.

Historic agreement wins fire awareness award
An historic agreement outlining indigenous protocols for fire in East Gippsland has won a prestigious award at the Fire Awareness Community Service Awards in Melbourne last week.

25 Oct 2005 (Tuesday)

Mosquito control program gets underway
Wellington Shire Council has just kicked off its annual mosquito control program which will see Mosquito Monitors patrolling the shire and targeting known mosquito breeding areas between now and April.

Last days for Refugee Week exhibition

27 Oct 2005 (Thursday)

McGauran must address country of origin labelling: Ingram
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has called on both the State and Federal Agriculture Ministers to guarantee real outcomes in country-of-origin labelling at their meeting on Friday.

Significant Vegetation Being Protected
Significant Roadside Vegetation signage has recently been installed across the Bass Coast Shire.

28 Oct 2005 (Friday)

Life FM Gippsland celebrates 2 years on air!
Gippsland's Christian Community Radio Station - Life FM is celebrating 2 years on air on Saturday 29th October - Join Deb Bye on air for lots of giveaways

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