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New Maffra carparks widened after unimpressed reaction

NEW car parks installed in front of Maffra’s post office have been repainted, after proving far too snug for local residents. The car parks, marked...

Autumn break recorded in Gippsland

GIPPSLAND had a wetter than average autumn, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s autumn summary — more than welcome after years of consecutive drought in...

Reconciliation Week: sharing the past, and celebrating progress

GUNAI-Gunditjmara man Stephen Thorpe is the first person to admit he was no angel as a young person. He spent years consumed by addictions, questioning...

Sion closes, but school traffic zones remain

TWO school zones, a school crossing and a permanent 40kmh zone remain around the former Catholic College Sale Sion campus, despite the campus closing...

New book on the Macalister River

STORIES from across generations and backgrounds about one of the region’s most major waterways have been collected in a new book. Stories of Wirn Wirndook...

Airshow to celebrate RAAF history

WELLINGTON Shire Council is seeking to hold an airshow in 2022, to showcase the aviation capability and heritage in Wellington and celebrate the region's...

Maffra family pulls on PJs for charity

AN event in Maffra at the weekend raised more than $3500 for children's charity, Very Special Kids. Jogging in Jammies for Liv simply encouraged people...

Sale pump track works

BMXers, skateboarders and scooter riders will soon be able to put their ability and skills to the test, with construction set to begin on...

Council, uni and TAFE sign education and jobs commitment

  A COMMITMENT to provide more opportunities for education and training to fill local skill shortages has been signed off by Wellington Shire Council, Federation...

New vaccine centre open in Sale

Sarah Luke WELLINGTON Shire's residents now have access to Pfizer, after Sale's COVID-19 vaccine community clinic opened at the Gippsland Regional Sports Complex in Cobains...

Millions lost on pokies

THE Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation's most recent data shows pokies losses across Gippsland have continued to increase since the venues reopened...

Numerous interests and a full and active life lived

William Gilbert (Bill) Astill OAM, 11/11/1925-2/5/2021 WELL-known Sale resident William (Bill) Astill died on May 2, 2021, aged 95. He connected with numerous people over those...

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‘Play on’ for local sport

THE easing of COVID restrictions has paved the way for senior sport to resume this weekend. The ban on movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional...