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A SOUTH-WEST fatality has sparked concerns from the Victorian Ambulance Union (VAU), which has called for more support towards staff and for overtime travel allowance to be reinstated.

Allanah Sciberras - January 8, 2021

HAWKESDALE-MACARTHUR has pulled off the first coaching coup of 2021, signing former Hamilton Kangaroos and North Warrnambool Eagles netball coach, Jody Roth.

Adam Hill - January 8, 2021

HARD-WORKING Narrawong author Maya Linnell is looking forward to another exciting year ahead of the release of her third novel and preparations for two more. Last year she locked in a contract with publishers Allen and Unwin to publish two more books. The first is a novel about a fourth McIntyre sister, Diana, which will […]

Angela McFeeters - January 8, 2021

PLACES are still available for swimming lessons, and parents are being encouraged to sign their children up after drowning rates remained stubbornly high last year. Swimming skills are as important as ever, Portland Leisure and Aquatic Centre (PLACE) manager Kerri Jennings said. “While there was a 23% reduction in drowning deaths compared to the 10-year […]

Angela McFeeters - January 8, 2021

WORK to rebrand the Hamilton Target Country store into a Kmart will begin on January 25.

Chris Doheny - January 7, 2021

ONE year has passed since crews contained the 6000-hectare fire that impacted the Budj Bim cultural landscape.

Allanah Sciberras - January 7, 2021

WORKERS relying on JobKeeper have had their payments slashed by up to $200 per fortnight this week.

Ash Bolt - January 7, 2021

MONDAY’S annual weaner sales saw 3464 angus steers sold through the Hamilton Regional Livestock Exchange (HRLX) with record prices recorded.

Blair Burns - January 7, 2021

PORTLAND wind tower manufacturer Keppel Prince has called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to ensure a key energy supplier to the Snowy Hydro 2.0 scheme is powered by Australian-made components. The Ryan Corner wind farm planned for near Port Fairy is owned by the multinational Global Power Generation, which has sold 70 per cent of […]

Chalpat Sonti - January 6, 2021

BEING in the isolated great outdoors is one of the safest places to be during this pandemic, it appears. A local group of walking fans are set to take advantage of this with the return of monthly recreational walks from this Saturday. The Friends of the Great South West Walk committee organise volunteers to lead […]

Angela McFeeters - January 6, 2021