South Gippsland shire councillor Maxine Kiel quit amid allegations of "bullying, intimidation and harassment" from other councillors but still encouraged more women to stand for local council.
For most young people getting a job and a place of their own are achievements to be proud of.
A Mirboo North farm manager was one of 13 young farmers from across the state to be awarded a $10,000 Young Farmer Scholarship to cover agricultural training and study.
Mirboo North is being targeted in a community campaign to recognise the early signs and prevent gambling harm, as part of a Community Champions Go Gambling Free project.
Latrobe City Council officers have recommended councillors approve a proposed asbestos storage cell at the site of the former Morwell Power Station.
Member for Morwell Russell Northe has called on the state government to provide funding to seal a pair of regional roads, warning of potential safety risks and dust pollution for residents.
Youth Space Latrobe is making its presence felt in the area through a series of skate clinics that will be held during the school holidays.
PATRICIA Dennis was the only member of her family who chose to look back and relive past memories.
Moe Art Society president Ken Downs remembers the first time he exhibited his work, 23 years ago.
Member for Morwell Russell Northe used Parliament's final sitting day this year to call for a commitment to double government funding for suicide prevention in Gippsland.
Latrobe Valley community, sporting and cultural groups have emerged as the major beneficiaries from $2.7 million in state government grants announced last week by member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing.
While receiving back-to-back awards at the Caravan Trade and Industries Association of Victoria may seem like a personal victory, Traralgon business Ian Grant's Caravans owner Ian Grant is convinced it is a win for the Latrobe Valley.