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‘Great initiative’ on its way

EFFORTS to combat the Latrobe Valley's high obesity levels have been boosted by news that Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food program will include this region.

Fundraising for a future

TWENTY-three years was a long time to be away from his country of birth, but when Reverend Abraham Maluk returned to Sudan in 2010, instead of filling with joy, his heart sank at the sight of emaciated children battling for survival.

Vital funds to help the vulnerable

ANGLICARE Gippsland's campaign to tackle the increased demand for its Child Family Information Referral and Support Team service for vulnerable children and their families has received a State Government injection of several million dollars.

A fulfilling life for dear Alice

FROM horse and buggy to motorcross side cars, Traralgon's Alice Rodwell has experienced life to its fullest.

Gippsland building industry fallout

THE Gippsland building industry remains in a state of shock, following news respected local company Kirway Constructions had gone into voluntary administration last week.

Major makeover for Churchill Scouts

AN unsafe mezzanine area, broken windows and walls defaced with graffiti will soon be a thing of the past for the First Churchill Scout Group, following the announcement of a $25,000 grant to upgrade its facilities.

Powering ahead for the community

THE launch of a new automotive building has signalled "a higher profile" for the Gippsland region according to Valley Motor Group owner David Gittins.

Braving the conditions

On a day of unseasonally heavy rain, the Boolarra Folk Festival delighted music lovers and locals, with around 2000 people turning out despite the weather.

Demo plant impresses Ferguson

IF Latrobe Resources' new Loy Yang A-based briquette demonstration plant achieves its objectives then serious job opportunities should emerge, a Federal Minister said this week.

Funds needed to secure aero project

AN ambitious Gippsland project could play into the hands of foreign investors if funding is not secured to guarantee its establishment in the region.

Life-saving blood now in the air

In a life-saving world first, Latrobe Valley's ambulance helicopter unit Helimed One will have transfusion-ready blood on board for the region's serious trauma injuries.

Industries fail next generation

A skills and training crisis in the Latrobe Valley is on the verge of escalating, as the region's older skilled workforce fails to mentor younger generations, an inquiry into insecure work conditions has heard.

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