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Joy and tears during first days in Germany

THE very first thing I’ve learnt since I disembarked from flight EK 049 at Munich International Airport — I cannot speak German nearly as well as I’d thought. 

I don’t want a smart meter either

 I write in support of Mrs Allitt's letter last week headed "We don't want or need smart meters" (Gippsland Times 21/8). We are told that we have no choice. Well, we do have a choice.

Fracking halted

OPPONENTS of fracking have received a reprieve, with the State Government announcing the practice will be banned in Victoria for coal seam gas exploration at least until next year.

Copping a top bravery award

A YARRAM policeman is one of only two people in Australia this year awarded the Star of Courage bravery award.

Coal seam gas moratorium for Gippsland

THE State Government has announced tough new reforms to further safeguard the interests of communities, the environment and food production in the exploration for coal seam gas.

Students rapt with Bug Blitz

SALE College students participated in a Bug Blitz biodiversity field day at Sale Common on Wednesday.

Yet more train pain 

THE Gippsland line between Moe and Traralgon will be closed for up to four weeks, with local commuters forced to use road coach services for the entire journey until the section of track is repaired.

Princes Highway fatality

A CRASH claimed the life of a man on the Princes Highway east of  Traralgon this morning.

CSG debate ramps up

COAL seam gas exploration has the potential to pollute aquifers, cause health problems, divide communities and cause property values to plummet, one of the organisers of a coal seam gas meeting in Sale next month has told the Gippsland Times.

Car impounded

A 23-YEAR-old Valencia Creek man has had his car impounded after driving without a license — his second such offence in the past year.

160kmh on the wrong side

A DRIVER who was allegedly travelling about 160kmh on the wrong side of the road faced Sale Magistrates Court today.

Stolen tanker pursuit heads to court

A MELBOURNE Magistrates Court has been told a Maffra man, who allegedly led police on a two-hour pursuit driving a stolen milk tanker, has an intellectual disability.

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Students stoked to return to class

THE have been celebrations in schools across Wellington Shire as school students went back to class on Wednesday, following the end of two weeks...