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1 Sep 2003 (Monday)

Ingram calls on Minister to guarantee timber money
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has again called on the State Government to look after those affected by reductions in timber harvesting.

2 Sep 2003 (Tuesday)

Chat On-line to Teachers during GippsTAFE Open Week
Prospective students can chat on-line to staff from all campuses on the GippsTAFE Virtual Open Week website on Saturday 6 September, providing an exciting way to explore study options for 2004.

30 Sign up for Growth and Development Opportunity
As part of its focus to provide exceptional customer service, Wellington Shire Council is offering internal traineeships to formally recognise the qualifications staff have received "on the job" over many years.

3 Sep 2003 (Wednesday)

Outdoor pools to seek seasonal staff for summer
Latrobe City Council is preparing for a bumper outdoor swimming season with extended opening hours, and has announced it will be seeking 30 to 35 staff to work at the municipality’s three outdoor pools over the summer period.

Senior Curator appointed at Latrobe Regional Gallery
Latrobe City has announced the appointment of Rodney Scherer as Senior Curator at the Latrobe Regional Gallery.

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter, September 2003, Area LTB1 Bridle Estate. (NHW76)
Meeting with Jenny Cummings (Berry Street), An Active NHW, NHW Blood Challenge, Telephone Reporting of Crime, Police Crime Report, Deadly Mushrooms.

European Nutrient Management
Graeme Ward from the South West dairy team has recently returned from a dairy study tour to Europe to see how they are improving nutrient management and improving sustainability.

Latrobe Regional Airport Board gears up for Gippsland Aeronautics expansion
The Latrobe Regional Airport Board is gearing up to facilitate the next stage of expansion of Gippsland Aeronautics, Australia’s only passenger aircraft manufacturer.

Airport Board says thank-you
150 people working at the Latrobe Regional Airport braved chilly winter winds last week to attend a barbecue and accept a sincere ‘thank-you’ from the Airport Board

Local invention cleans up on sales in the dairy industry
Forward thinking by a local company has again proven that leading edge innovation and initiative are ever present in Latrobe City.

4 Sep 2003 (Thursday)

Tips for the Spring Swooping Season
Spring has arrived and with it the need for extra caution in the great outdoors, as some of Australia’s bird species turn naturally nasty.

Book Launch: Walhalla, Valley of Gold by John Aldersea and Barbara Hood
Walhalla Publishing ® is pleased to announce the long anticipated release of "Walhalla: Valley of Gold" at 2.30pm, Sunday 26th October 2003 at the Mechanic Institute & Free Library, Main Road, Walhalla.

5 Sep 2003 (Friday)

Weekly Bulletin – Monday, September 8, 2003
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An evening of singing, dancing and playing Folk
An evening of singing, dancing and playing Folk is being presented by the Victoria Chorale at Kernot Hall, Morwell at 8pm on Saturday 13 September.

Family history session to be held at Traralgon Library
Traralgon Library is running a public information session for family historians on Sunday 28 September between 3pm and 4pm at the Kath Teychenne Centre Meeting Room in Breed Street.

8 Sep 2003 (Monday)

Ingram calls for National Parks infrastructure
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, today called on the State Government to get serious about infrastructure in National Parks.

10 Sep 2003 (Wednesday)

Land For Wildlife Properties Open To Visitors
Have you ever noticed a green diamond-shaped Land for Wildlife sign on a property gate and wondered what it meant? Here’s your chance to find out about Land for Wildlife and what it offers to landholders.

Living Safely And Confidently
Living safely and confidently in your own home – no longer is it a right we can take for granted. There are, however, measures we can take to reduce risks.

Summer Crew worker shows true value
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) is currently recruiting Project Firefighters or "Summer Crew" for the coming fire season.

Ingram calls for amendments to Child Employment Bill
The Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, has called on the State Government to amend the Child Employment Bill before it is debated in Parliament next week.

Ewe Genetics Workshop At Elmore
"What does the best ewe flock on your farm look like?" asks Tim Demeo, DPI Sheep and Pastures Officer based at Epsom.

11 Sep 2003 (Thursday)

Garden waste in stormwater pollutes our waterways
Latrobe City’s Stormwater Education Officer, Peter Collins, has called on residents to ensure garden refuse is not swept into stormwater drains.

Holiday Fun At Your Local Library
It’s school holiday time and that means plenty of fun activities at your local library.

Local Champions Off To State Finals
Local students Jade Dowsett and Ele Mason-Sakkas have won the Gippsland round of Australia’s largest creative writing competition for students "NESTLÉ Write Around Australia".

12 Sep 2003 (Friday)

Grants Available For Outdoor Sport Shade
Local sports club can receive up to $2500 to improve or develop shade areas.

Footy clinic a big hit with local youth
Around 35 young people braved the elements to attend a football clinic held at Gaskin Park, Churchill recently.

15 Sep 2003 (Monday)

Weekly Bulletin – Monday, September 15, 2003
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16 Sep 2003 (Tuesday)

Mobile Library One Week Off Road
The Mobile Library will be closed for essential annual maintenance and repairs next week, from Monday 22 September until Friday 26 September.

17 Sep 2003 (Wednesday)

Monthly Market Showcases Wellington
A mini "Harvest Festival" is being launched by Wellington Shire Council to showcase its fine food and wine produce monthly.

Holiday program for young people
Latrobe City Youth Services are running a school holiday program for young people aged 12-18 years at the Traralgon, Moe and Churchill Youth Action Centres.

Latrobe City aquaculture attracts international attention
Aquaculture in Latrobe City came under the international spotlight recently when five officials from the Ocean and Fisheries Bureau of Jiangsu Province in China visited.

Milking Sheep: Industry With A Future
A report released several months ago by the Rural Industry Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) describes a promising outlook for the local sheep milk industry, provided world's best practice in production is adopted.

18 Sep 2003 (Thursday)

GippsTAFE GardenWise Offers Free Advice
Problems with your plants? Fed up with them dying?

Victorians Asked To Help Secure Our Water Future
The Minister for Water, John Thwaites, has asked all Victorians to join in a discussion on the State’s water resources, inviting them to attend a series of public meetings on the Government’s Green Paper - Securing Our Water Future.

19 Sep 2003 (Friday)

Events calendar to highlight accessibility
The ‘Experience the Power of Events in Latrobe’ calendar will soon provide information about the accessibility of local events for people with a disability.

Public warned against handling dog traps
A number of wild dog traps have disappeared from remote areas in Gippsland and the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) have warned that in untrained hands these devices have the potential to cause harm.

Local guitarist to perform at Morwell Library
Talented local guitarist Christopher Wood will perform a recital at Morwell Library on Thursday 2 October as part of the ‘Live @ your Library’ program.

Orchestra Victoria to perform in Latrobe City
Orchestra Victoria in association with Latrobe City Council will present free concerts in Moe and Morwell during October.

Wellington Entertainment Centre
Welington’s new $5.9 million regional entertainment complex has been completed in time for a "sneak preview" function this weekend.

22 Sep 2003 (Monday)

Monthly Market Showcases Wellington
A mini "Harvest Festival" is being launched by Wellington Shire Council to showcase its fine food and wine produce monthly.

We’re Excited About Power Too!
TXU’s excited about power…… and so too is Wellington Shire Council.

Winery Wander
There’s a sweet treat on the horizon for wine palates across Gippsland

24 Sep 2003 (Wednesday)

Successful Sponsorship and Fundraising Forum held
Approximately 90 community group representatives attended a Sponsorship and Fundraising Ideas Community Groups Information Forum held in Morwell recently.

MP queries Freight Australia donations
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, is seeking information from the Australian Electoral Commission concerning donations from Freight Australia to any political parties.

Taizhou delegation hones in on health care and education
A follow up visit to Latrobe City, honing in on tertiary education and health care provision and exploring options for exchanges, was the focus of a Chinese delegation visit last week from Latrobe City’s sister-city, the City of Taizhou.

Weedbuster Week – 12-19 October 2003
Weedbuster Week is a national weed awareness program. The program commenced in 1997 with the co-operation of all State and Territory Governments.

Sister City teachers trade experiences
Fabian Rutherford has replaced Simone Fenech as Latrobe’s Assistant English Teacher (AET) to Takasago for the 2003-2004 Japanese school year.

Trade Expo to celebrate company milestone
Long established Morwell industrial, engineering and safety goods supplier, Blackwoods, will hold a trade expo in October as part of the company’s 125 year birthday anniversary celebrations being conducted throughout Australia.

Ingram seeks meeting on day care centre cuts
Independent Member for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, will meet with Bairnsdale Regional Health Service following concerns that it will cut day care centres in several small towns.

26 Sep 2003 (Friday)

New disability service for the region of GIPPSLAND!
deaf access VICTORIA - Gippsland Region Building Inclusive Rural Communities

Community Safety Month activities
For residents of Latrobe City, activities are an important measure to try and reduce the incidence of injury, damage and death.

Reprieve For Criterion Hotel Verandah
After two years of negotiations, the Criterion Hotel verandah is to be repaired to its original condition.

Take the proactive approach to safety
Along with Hume City, Latrobe has celebrated a community safety week or month since 1996, when both communities became accredited demonstration sites for the World Health Organisation ‘safe community’ global network.

Campaign highlights disability awareness in Latrobe City
A series of advertisements currently airing on television, and a video about to be released, are helping to promote the contribution people with a disability are making to their local community.

Community Safety Month
Community Safety Month is held every October.

Weekly Bulletin – Monday, September 29, 2003
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Traralgon outdoor pool to receive major upgrade
A major upgrade to the Traralgon Outdoor Pool is being undertaken prior to the summer swimming season

29 Sep 2003 (Monday)

Healthy Land Profitable Sheep East Gippsland Survey Report
The Healthy Land Profitable Sheep project is part of a pilot program to look at improving extension methods and creating more flexible services that address the different needs and learning styles of producers.

Free Help For Local Businesses
Free and confidential business assistance is available to small businesses in the Wellington Shire.

$1.5 Million Bridge Works Complete
New bridges worth $1.5 million will be officially opened in Wellington Shire this week.

Victorian Tourism Spotlight On Gippsland
A joint marketing initiative of three Gippsland Shires has been nominated for the prestigious Melbourne Airport 2003 Victorian Tourism Awards.

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