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Locals to rock Boolarra Folk Festival

By KATRINA BRANDON and BEN MCARTHUR   THE Boolarra Folk Festival starts this Friday. This free event, which goes until Saturday, March 2, and will feature artists...

From mine fire to new future

By ZAIDA GLIBANOVIC   MORE than 1000 people came to commemorate 10 years since the Hazelwood Mine Fire. The team at Life After Coal hosted a Morwell...

From Moe to the world stage in Orlando

By KATRINA BRANDON   IT'S not all glitz and style with international pageantry, according to Australian winners and Moe residents Sheridan and Alaska Larkman, who took...

A whole lot more than fighting fire

By KATRINA BRANDON   TRARALGON Fire Brigade recently held a recruitment event to help bring in more volunteers and workers. The night displayed different ways that newcomers...

Young pioneer in the wildlife game

By KATRINA BRANDON   AUSTRALIA is known for its abundance of wildlife, but what do we do when they’re injured? On February 2, wildlife crusader Libby Fisher,...

Gippy Pride connects LGBTQ+ community

By KATRINA BRANDON   GIPPSLAND Pride Initiative (GPI) held an open pool event for those within and connected to the LGBTQ+ community recently. About 30 people attended...

StrEATcars and Food Trucks raise thousands

By KATRINA BRANDON   FOR more than 20 years, StrEATcars and Food Trucks have ran in Traralgon. This year’s event was held on Saturday, February 3 and...

Blokes, bites, bevs and mental health

STAFF WRITERS   GIPPSLAND communities will soon have the chance to access mental wellbeing information tailored to the needs of country-based men, at Rabobank-hosted events in...

Groundbreaking youth theatre continues

STAFF WRITERS   GIPPSLAND Youth Drama Workshop (GYDW) is set to begin its first production group for 2024, writing and rehearsing for a June show. Young performers...

How one farmer found relief in art

By ZAIDA GLIBANOVIC   FROM the rolling hills of spud country comes the intergenerational farmer and painter, Graeme Myrteza. Originating from the region’s most fertile farming land,...

102 candles for Mary Harrison

By KATRINA BRANDON   A CUP of coffee brandy a day keeps the age away, according to 102-year-old resident at Latrobe Valley Village (LVV), Mary Harrison. On...

No stopping Heyfield Timber Fest

By ERIKA ALLEN   COMMUNITY is at the heart of this year's Heyfield Timber Festival. In the face of recent challenges posed by the state government's logging...

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Turning over a new leaf at Mirboo North

FOOTBALL MID GIPPSLAND By TOM HAYES   THE Mirboo North Football-Netball Club has turned over a new leaf, with the announcement of a new president and senior football...