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Twice as lucky in beating the odds

TWINS Ava and Lucie Piper may have been born on Friday, 13 May last year, but their Toongabbie mother Donna knows they are exceptionally lucky.

Investment into new tourism

NEW tourism assets at two of West Gippsland's popular parks - Tarra Bulga and Morwell National Parks - have been opened.

Support to build skills

LOCAL employers have an opportunity to build the foundation skills of their workers and improve productivity with a new free training program being offered across Gippsland.

Futures on display

AN exhibition of work produced by students of the Global Studio's Print the Future program will be on display at the Baw Baw Arts Alliance Arts Hub in Yarragon from tomorrow.

Making a difference

THE Latrobe Valley community has raised more than half a million dollars over the past decade to fund cancer research, prevention and support services, with participants in last weekend's Relay for Life raising $97,000.

Vinnies appeal for furniture donations

LATROBE Valley residents looking to donate unwanted furniture have been urged to heed the call of St Vincent de Paul Society in the face of declining donations.

Roaring procession

THE thundering sound of about 500 motorcycle engines rumbled through the Morwell central business district on Thursday, as the annual Barry Sheene memorial ride proceeded to the Phillip Island motorcycle grand prix. 

UGLY bartenders doing their bit

Latrobe Valley bartenders are getting UGLY in a bid to be crowned bartender of the year, and raise money for a good cause.

Final fright night

This could be Gippsland's last chance to get its fill of scares and thrills at David Kupisiewicz's 'haunted house' this Halloween, with his plans to return to the United States next year.

Getting youth on track

AFTER years of striving for creature comforts and success in his career, Morwell's Glenn Veysey was surprised to find his life was not as fulfilling as he imagined it would be.

Shared stories of support

IN recognising the challenges faced by families who have children with autism, a Latrobe Valley group has published a book of personal accounts from parents to strong community support.

Focused on inspiring youth

Moe resident Colin Thomas has come to terms with his deteriorating eyesight, but it has not stopped him from continuing his education.

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