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Local perpetrators are offending less, but being charged more

Wellington Shire's latest crime statistics showed fewer victims and criminal incidents, and more offences — indicating that local perpetrators are offending less, but being...

‘Alarming spike’ in local motor vehicle theft

LOCAL police are reporting an "alarming spike" in the theft of motor vehicles by the use of their own keys. Police say this is usually...

COVID case confirmed in Wellington Shire

UPDATED TESTING has been ramped up in Wellington Shire following a confirmed COVID-19 case in the municipality and the revelation that there are numerous primary...

Eateries in despair

THURSDAY'S announcement of a snap lockdown across the state has cost local eateries tens of thousands of dollars in food wastage, and has resulted...

Flood clean-up money for Wellington Shire

WELLINGTON Shire will be among Victorian municipalities to receive state government funding for flood and storm clean-up. To bolster recovery efforts being undertaken by local...

Planning underway for $100m Fulham solar farm

GIPPSLAND'S role in the nation's transition to renewable energy continues to gather momentum, with planning underway for a $100 million solar farm in Hopkins...

Local entertainment industry is hurting badly because of restrictions

THE local entertainment industry is still in a state of upheaval and uncertainty, despite the state government easing social distancing restrictions. Crippled by four lockdowns...

Our Wellington rental crisis

RENTING a home in Wellington Shire has never been harder, with rent rises and property shortages creating a ripple of despair for renters. As revealed...

Wellington Food Pantry busier than ever

AS the state is plunged into a fourth lockdown — this time without the support of JobKeeper or JobSeeker payments — Wellington Food Pantry...

Wellington Shire Council responds to rural ratepayers: ‘Rates process is fair’

WELLINGTON Shire Council claims its current rating system is the fairest method to spread the burden across ratepayers. As required by the state government, council...

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