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Morwell CCTV boost

Seven sites have been earmarked for new CCTV cameras in Morwell's central business district after the federal government announced on Friday it would fund the project.Four sites on Church Street and three along Commercial Road have been identified as pri

Friday, 14:23 in Regional
 

Moe netball gets $800,000 boost

Federal funding for new netball facilities at Monash reserve will ensure netball continues in Moe for the next 20 years, Moe and District Netball Association president Tara Kennedy said.Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent today announced $800,0

Thursday, 17:38 in Regional
 

Contractor's job fear

A former maintenance and planning contractor at Loy Yang A for more than a decade believes he is out of a job because government incentives made it more attractive to replace him with a former Hazelwood worker.Worker Tony Moretti finished at the Loy Yang

Thursday, 13:51 in Regional
 

McCarthy's 100km record

The records of the old State Electricity Commission effectively stretched about 100 kilometres, and Gavan McCarthy well remembers how he won the job to save them.Some were almost thrown out by the cleaners. It was the mid-1990s and the Kennett privatisat

Thursday, 13:51 in Regional
 

Study targets cancer rates

Researchers will base further study on the long-term health effects of the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire on the understanding men and women of the Latrobe Valley have higher rates of certain cancers than expected for people in rural and regional areas across

Thursday, 13:51 in Regional
 

Council wants booze harm feedback

A three-year action plan to reduce alcohol-related harm will be released by Latrobe City Council for community feedback for eight weeks.Speaking to council meeting last Monday, councillor Dan Clancey said excessive alcohol consumption was "a...

Thursday, 13:51 in Regional
 

Hazelwood heritage protection bid

Heritage Victoria will assess the cultural heritage value of Hazelwood Power Station after Moe resident Cheryl Wragg applied for the site to be listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.Ms Wragg has applied for the for partial conservation of the plant,

Thursday, 13:51 in Regional
 

Traralgon men charged

Two men have been arrested following two unrelated incidents at Traralgon on Tuesday. Police were first called to an address on Blair Athol Drive about 11am following reports of a man inside a house allegedly making threats to harm. The occupants of the

Thursday, 13:51 in Regional
 

Masons choose Elkington

Latrobe Valley identity Richard Elkington has been named the deputy grand master of Freemasons Victoria. Mr Elkington, who is the chair of Regional Development Gippsland, will commence his two-year term as deputy in April 2018 and is expected to transcen

Thursday, 13:51 in Regional
 

Amnesty hits target

More than 80 firearms have been handed into police and licensed firearms dealers across Gippsland since a national gun amnesty was launched earlier this year.Pistols, shotguns and several self-loading rifles have been surrendered across the division, whi

Thursday, 13:51 in Regional
 

Classic cars go on show for worthy cause

Some of Australia's most unique and fascinating muscle cars will be on show this weekend at Traralgon in a collection that's rarely been seen by the public. Vehicles including a Leyland Force 7, a HJ and HT Monaro and a four-speed V8 Charger are just som

Thursday, 13:51 in Regional
 

Decades in the making

It was a day Traralgon and Morwell Pedallers Incorporated president Vance Marcollo thought would not happen.But after more than 20 years of lobbying for a shared pathway between the two towns the long wait was finally over. Latrobe City Council on Monday

Thursday, 13:51 in Regional
 

CATS women ready to hit the pitch

CRICKETThe Callignee and Traralgon South Cricket Club is calling on women to pad-up and join in the fun as part of the inaugural CATS women's cricket team. CATS president Peter Duncan was thrilled to launch the 2017 women's side and said it would help pa

Thursday, 12:37 in Sport
 

Marathon a family matter

The Metlikovec family are not elite athletes by any stretch of the imagination. The six siblings grew up in Churchill and played various junior sports but remained most competitive with each other. Aged between 21 and 35, Laura, Kate, Sarah, Paul, Dave a

Thursday, 12:37 in Sport
 

All eyes on rematch

FOOTBALLGIPPSLAND LEAGUE Maffra will look to go back-to-back this weekend in the Gippsland League grand final after it ended the premiership dreams of Traralgon in the preliminary final at the weekend. Standing in its way is minor premier Leongatha. The

Thursday, 12:37 in Sport
 
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