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Erin Patterson briefly fronts the Supreme Court

The case has been adjourned for three months

Erin Patterson briefly fronts the Supreme Court

The case has been adjourned for three months

02:07

23 May 24

Your power bills could be dropping from July 1

Victoria's default power offer's officially being lowered from the new Financial Year

Your power bills could be dropping from July 1

Victoria's default power offer's officially being lowered from the new Financial Year

02:08

22 May 24

Morwell's CFA busy recruiting this National Volunteer Week

5 new volunteers are joining their ranks

Morwell's CFA busy recruiting this National Volunteer Week

5 new volunteers are joining their ranks

02:07

22 May 24

Gippsland's officially home to the state's best Parma

A Korumburra Hotel's earned the top honour

Gippsland's officially home to the state's best Parma

A Korumburra Hotel's earned the top honour

02:08

21 May 24

The cost of building a new home on the rise in Regional Victoria

Reports it's risen around $25,000 this month alone thanks to new regulations

The cost of building a new home on the rise in Regional Victoria

Reports it's risen around $25,000 this month alone thanks to new regulations

02:07

21 May 24

A World-first Eczema trial underway in Gippsland

Latrobe Regional Health's partnered with The Alfred to deliver the new treatment

A World-first Eczema trial underway in Gippsland

Latrobe Regional Health's partnered with The Alfred to deliver the new treatment

02:07

20 May 24

No deal say Nurses as they mull a return to industrial action

They've rejected the State Government's latest pay offer

No deal say Nurses as they mull a return to industrial action

They've rejected the State Government's latest pay offer

02:07

20 May 24

Noojee to benefit from new State Government grant

Spring Street's chipping in to help them move away from timber harvesting

Noojee to benefit from new State Government grant

Spring Street's chipping in to help them move away from timber harvesting

02:07

20 May 24

The Premier mulling a social media age limit for Gippsland kids

It'd mean Victoria could follow some other states

The Premier mulling a social media age limit for Gippsland kids

It'd mean Victoria could follow some other states

02:07

19 May 24

Concerning new stats on Victoria's drink drivers

Victoria Police have analysed the figures from the last Financial Year

Concerning new stats on Victoria's drink drivers

Victoria Police have analysed the figures from the last Financial Year

02:08

19 May 24

Regional Victoria's nurses ramp up industrial action

The Union's pay dispute with the State Government continues

Regional Victoria's nurses ramp up industrial action

The Union's pay dispute with the State Government continues

02:08

16 May 24

Is Gippsland's Container Deposit Scheme in the doldrums?

One Gippsland MP seems to think so

Is Gippsland's Container Deposit Scheme in the doldrums?

One Gippsland MP seems to think so

02:08

16 May 24

Regional Victoria's Nurses could forge ahead with industrial action tomorrow

That's unless a deal is reached today

Regional Victoria's Nurses could forge ahead with industrial action tomorrow

That's unless a deal is reached today

02:08

16 May 24

Renee Heath speaks out over Wonthaggi assessment saga

She's raised the issue in Parliament this week

Renee Heath speaks out over Wonthaggi assessment saga

She's raised the issue in Parliament this week

02:07

15 May 24

Commonwealth Rent Assistance needs to be better targeted says CoreLogic

It follows an increase in Tuesday night's Federal Budget

Commonwealth Rent Assistance needs to be better targeted says CoreLogic

It follows an increase in Tuesday night's Federal Budget

02:08

15 May 24

A tricky budget for the region's Farmers says the NFF

Though President David Jochinke says it wasn't all bad

A tricky budget for the region's Farmers says the NFF

Though President David Jochinke says it wasn't all bad

02:08

15 May 24

Victoria's Business Chamber wonders what could've been after Budget handed down

Paul Guerra from the VCCI has had his say

Victoria's Business Chamber wonders what could've been after Budget handed down

Paul Guerra from the VCCI has had his say

02:07

14 May 24

What the Federal Budget means for Gippsland

The Treasurer's announced cost of living relief, while there's some tough news for some groups

What the Federal Budget means for Gippsland

The Treasurer's announced cost of living relief, while there's some tough news for some groups

02:07

14 May 24

The Timber Industry makes its Pre-Budget pitch

They claim they can help with Canberra's push to build thousands of new homes

The Timber Industry makes its Pre-Budget pitch

They claim they can help with Canberra's push to build thousands of new homes

02:07

13 May 24

Renewed concerns about the future of Victoria's Regional Hospitals

That's after a new memo surfaced from Health Minister Mary-Anne Thomas

Renewed concerns about the future of Victoria's Regional Hospitals

That's after a new memo surfaced from Health Minister Mary-Anne Thomas

02:08

13 May 24

Education Week underway across Victoria

Education Minister Ben Carroll says it's an exciting time

Education Week underway across Victoria

Education Minister Ben Carroll says it's an exciting time

02:08

12 May 24

Victoria's Paramedics could intensify their industrial action

They're expected to vote on new measures in the coming weeks

Victoria's Paramedics could intensify their industrial action

They're expected to vote on new measures in the coming weeks

02:08

12 May 24

Gregory Lynn's trial begins today

He's pleaded not guilty. 

Gregory Lynn's trial begins today

He's pleaded not guilty. 

02:06

9 May 24

Farm value rising across Gippsland and the Goulburn Valley

Its jumped up 5.2% last year. 

Farm value rising across Gippsland and the Goulburn Valley

Its jumped up 5.2% last year. 

02:06

9 May 24

More natural disasters on the horizon for Gippsland and the Goulburn Valley

So says the Australian Actuaries Climate Index. 

More natural disasters on the horizon for Gippsland and the Goulburn Valley

So says the Australian Actuaries Climate Index. 

02:06

9 May 24

New housing data out for Gippsland and the Goulburn Valley

CoreLogic releasing it this week. 

New housing data out for Gippsland and the Goulburn Valley

CoreLogic releasing it this week. 

02:10

8 May 24

Free breakfast for all Victorian public school students

The premier announcing the latest addition to the budget today.

Free breakfast for all Victorian public school students

The premier announcing the latest addition to the budget today.

02:09

8 May 24

Fears for the future of regional Victoria's health service, following the budget

Forced amalgamations may be in play. 

Fears for the future of regional Victoria's health service, following the budget

Forced amalgamations may be in play. 

02:05

7 May 24

Regional businesses relieved they weren't hit with new taxes in state budget

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry would like to see lower taxes in the future. 

Regional businesses relieved they weren't hit with new taxes in state budget

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry would like to see lower taxes in the future. 

02:09

7 May 24

The premier hints at cost of living relief in today's state budget

We're being warned that tough decisions need to be made. 

The premier hints at cost of living relief in today's state budget

We're being warned that tough decisions need to be made. 

02:08

6 May 24

Cost of living relief flagged in tomorrow's state budget

Help should be on the way. 

Cost of living relief flagged in tomorrow's state budget

Help should be on the way. 

02:05

5 May 24

One in four Victorian teachers will leave the job early

Fresh data revealing its because of low salaries and high workloads.

One in four Victorian teachers will leave the job early

Fresh data revealing its because of low salaries and high workloads.

02:08

5 May 24

Victoria's Treasurer says there will be some tough calls in the Budget

It'll be handed down next Tuesday

Victoria's Treasurer says there will be some tough calls in the Budget

It'll be handed down next Tuesday

02:08

2 May 24

A Yarram man dies in hospital following April collision

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner

A Yarram man dies in hospital following April collision

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner

02:08

2 May 24

Premier reaffirms commitment to offshore wind - despite reports of delays

Jacinta Allan says wind energy off Gippsland's coast remains an important part of the renewable mix

Premier reaffirms commitment to offshore wind - despite reports of delays

Jacinta Allan says wind energy off Gippsland's coast remains an important part of the renewable mix

02:07

2 May 24

The FSU welcomes Westpac's call on Gippsland branch closures

Westpac yesterday announced no regional branches will close until at least 2027

The FSU welcomes Westpac's call on Gippsland branch closures

Westpac yesterday announced no regional branches will close until at least 2027

02:07

1 May 24

Phillip Island's tourism operators thrilled by successful Cruise Ship season

Thousands of passengers disembarking to explore the local area

Phillip Island's tourism operators thrilled by successful Cruise Ship season

Thousands of passengers disembarking to explore the local area

02:08

1 May 24

Feasability Study licenses issued for Offshore Wind Farms in Gippsland

Two studies will be held south-west of Wilson's Promontory 

Feasability Study licenses issued for Offshore Wind Farms in Gippsland

Two studies will be held south-west of Wilson's Promontory 

02:07

1 May 24

Interim report handed down over Commonwealth Games cancellation

Premier Jacinta Allan did not appear at the inquiry

Interim report handed down over Commonwealth Games cancellation

Premier Jacinta Allan did not appear at the inquiry

02:08

30 Apr 24

Police renew calls to help find missing Warragul man Mark

He caught the train to Melbourne in late March and hasn't returned

Police renew calls to help find missing Warragul man Mark

He caught the train to Melbourne in late March and hasn't returned

02:07

30 Apr 24

Victoria's Nurses and Midwives could be the latest group to take industrial action

Their current enterprise agreement ends today

Victoria's Nurses and Midwives could be the latest group to take industrial action

Their current enterprise agreement ends today

02:07

29 Apr 24

Staff to rally over planned job cuts at Federation Uni's Churchill Campus

Around 200 jobs could go under a plan being considered

Staff to rally over planned job cuts at Federation Uni's Churchill Campus

Around 200 jobs could go under a plan being considered

02:07

29 Apr 24

Victorians march against gender-based violence

Premier Jacinta Allan says there's plenty of work to be done 

Victorians march against gender-based violence

Premier Jacinta Allan says there's plenty of work to be done 

02:07

28 Apr 24

Concerns over our Hospital's Financial position

The Opposition concerned over reports of deficits 

Concerns over our Hospital's Financial position

The Opposition concerned over reports of deficits 

02:07

28 Apr 24

State and Federal Governments working to crack down further on domestic violence

It follows the deaths of a number of women in Regional Victoria this year

State and Federal Governments working to crack down further on domestic violence

It follows the deaths of a number of women in Regional Victoria this year

02:08

25 Apr 24

Promising jobs figures for Regional Victoria

Gippsland still has an unemployment rate of 6.8% however

Promising jobs figures for Regional Victoria

Gippsland still has an unemployment rate of 6.8% however

02:07

25 Apr 24

ANZAC Day services continue across Gippsland

Warragul's RSL President weighs in on what the day means to him 

ANZAC Day services continue across Gippsland

Warragul's RSL President weighs in on what the day means to him 

02:07

24 Apr 24

ANZAC Day commemorations underway around Gippsland

Commemorating those who've served and made the ultimate sacrifice

ANZAC Day commemorations underway around Gippsland

Commemorating those who've served and made the ultimate sacrifice

02:08

24 Apr 24

Police targeting bad behaviour on Regional Victorian roads

They'll be out in force this unofficial long weekend

Police targeting bad behaviour on Regional Victorian roads

They'll be out in force this unofficial long weekend

02:08

23 Apr 24

House prices still fluctuating around Regional Victoria

That's according to the latest data from Domain

House prices still fluctuating around Regional Victoria

That's according to the latest data from Domain

02:08

23 Apr 24

The State Government to receive recommendations on protecting infrastructure

Infrastructure Australia keen to see Victoria's infrastructure protected from extreme weather

The State Government to receive recommendations on protecting infrastructure

Infrastructure Australia keen to see Victoria's infrastructure protected from extreme weather

02:08

22 Apr 24

Erin Patterson back in court today

Gippsland's alleged mushroom cook expected to appear via video link for a committal mention

Erin Patterson back in court today

Gippsland's alleged mushroom cook expected to appear via video link for a committal mention

02:07

21 Apr 24

Worker morale reportedly drops over possible program cuts in State Budget

The Community and Public Sector Union is concerned

Worker morale reportedly drops over possible program cuts in State Budget

The Community and Public Sector Union is concerned

02:08

21 Apr 24

The State Government launching new push to tackle Domestic Violence

A new working group has been formed following the high-profile deaths of three women in Ballarat. 

The State Government launching new push to tackle Domestic Violence

A new working group has been formed following the high-profile deaths of three women in Ballarat. 

02:07

18 Apr 24

Police appealing for information over man last seen in Warragul

Mark was seen in Warragul at the end of March

Police appealing for information over man last seen in Warragul

Mark was seen in Warragul at the end of March

02:07

18 Apr 24

Victoria's TAFE Teachers commit to industrial action

That's as a pay and conditions dispute with the State Government and TAFE continues

Victoria's TAFE Teachers commit to industrial action

That's as a pay and conditions dispute with the State Government and TAFE continues

02:07

17 Apr 24

Victoria's Regional Building Industry in crisis we're being warned

The Regional Chamber Alliance calling for Government intervention

Victoria's Regional Building Industry in crisis we're being warned

The Regional Chamber Alliance calling for Government intervention

02:08

17 Apr 24

Latrobe City rates up 2.75% in latest Budget draft

They're now seeking feedback on their plans for the region

Latrobe City rates up 2.75% in latest Budget draft

They're now seeking feedback on their plans for the region

02:08

16 Apr 24

Victorian Duck Hunters Association hits back at protests

The Coalition Against Duck Shooting yesterday laid dead birds out at the Premier's office

Victorian Duck Hunters Association hits back at protests

The Coalition Against Duck Shooting yesterday laid dead birds out at the Premier's office

02:08

16 Apr 24

Protesters rally against Duck Hunting at the Premier's Office

They've reportedly left dead birds on her office doorstep

Protesters rally against Duck Hunting at the Premier's Office

They've reportedly left dead birds on her office doorstep

02:06

16 Apr 24

AFL Gippsland gets a new Region Council

They'll provide advice and recommendations in the region 

AFL Gippsland gets a new Region Council

They'll provide advice and recommendations in the region 

02:07

15 Apr 24

Trouble brewing in Victoria's Homelessness sector

Many frontline workers considering leaving the job

Trouble brewing in Victoria's Homelessness sector

Many frontline workers considering leaving the job

02:08

15 Apr 24

Gippsland Stars forced to push back their home debut

However they'll be returning to the region in Round 19

Gippsland Stars forced to push back their home debut

However they'll be returning to the region in Round 19

02:08

14 Apr 24

Police probe horror crash in Trafalgar

A driver and a child have both died

Police probe horror crash in Trafalgar

A driver and a child have both died

02:08

14 Apr 24

Police resources pulled from regional Vic for Melbourne protest

It's happening next week. 

Police resources pulled from regional Vic for Melbourne protest

It's happening next week. 

02:06

11 Apr 24

A woman and two horses killed in Taminick crash

Police believe the vehicle struck a branch. 

A woman and two horses killed in Taminick crash

Police believe the vehicle struck a branch. 

02:08

11 Apr 24

Rental prices continue to rise across Gippsland and the Goulburn Valley

Unit rents have also spiked. 

Rental prices continue to rise across Gippsland and the Goulburn Valley

Unit rents have also spiked. 

02:07

10 Apr 24

Gippsland and Goulburn Valley drivers risking hundreds of dollars with dangerous driving

New data has revealed the shocking details. 

Gippsland and Goulburn Valley drivers risking hundreds of dollars with dangerous driving

New data has revealed the shocking details. 

02:07

10 Apr 24

Overcrowding continues to plague V/Line services

There are calls for more frequent services. 

Overcrowding continues to plague V/Line services

There are calls for more frequent services. 

02:10

9 Apr 24

One year on since the regional fare cap was introduced

Spring street says regional Victorians have saved millions of dollars. 

One year on since the regional fare cap was introduced

Spring street says regional Victorians have saved millions of dollars. 

02:07

9 Apr 24

Local renters deal with dodgy landlords

VCOSS says more needs to be done. 

Local renters deal with dodgy landlords

VCOSS says more needs to be done. 

02:08

9 Apr 24

Victorian councils asked to assess playground mulch for asbestos

The ask comes from the EPA. 

Victorian councils asked to assess playground mulch for asbestos

The ask comes from the EPA. 

02:05

8 Apr 24

Rental pressure grows across Gippsland and the Goulburn Valley

Renters are feeling the squeeze. 

Rental pressure grows across Gippsland and the Goulburn Valley

Renters are feeling the squeeze. 

02:07

7 Apr 24

Housing approvals in Victoria not going to meet state and federal targets

Just over 51,000 have been approved over the last year

Housing approvals in Victoria not going to meet state and federal targets

Just over 51,000 have been approved over the last year

02:07

4 Apr 24

Gippsland's Health Services facing the funding knife

The Opposition's concerned merging local health services could impact rural communities

Gippsland's Health Services facing the funding knife

The Opposition's concerned merging local health services could impact rural communities

02:07

3 Apr 24

Gippsland House prices still yet to subside from their Pandemic boom

That's according to the latest PropTrack data

Gippsland House prices still yet to subside from their Pandemic boom

That's according to the latest PropTrack data

02:07

3 Apr 24

Police aren't too impressed with driver behaviour over Easter

Dozens of drivers were caught doing the wrong thing across the long weekend

Police aren't too impressed with driver behaviour over Easter

Dozens of drivers were caught doing the wrong thing across the long weekend

02:08

2 Apr 24

Will an Aviation Firefighter strike affect our region?

The Union fills us in

Will an Aviation Firefighter strike affect our region?

The Union fills us in

02:07

2 Apr 24

A Morwell man loses his life in Maryvale collision

He and his dog sadly perished in Friday night's collision

A Morwell man loses his life in Maryvale collision

He and his dog sadly perished in Friday night's collision

02:08

1 Apr 24

The Easter forecast locked in for Gippsland

The Bureau walks us through what to expect

The Easter forecast locked in for Gippsland

The Bureau walks us through what to expect

02:08

27 Mar 24

Police targeting Drugs & Alcohol this Long Weekend

They'll be out in force as part of Operation Nexus

Police targeting Drugs & Alcohol this Long Weekend

They'll be out in force as part of Operation Nexus

02:07

27 Mar 24

The Gippsland Jobs Expo gets underway today

Around 40 businesses are registered to attend

The Gippsland Jobs Expo gets underway today

Around 40 businesses are registered to attend

02:07

26 Mar 24

Erin Patterson to reportedly face court a week early

A special mention's been set for April 22 

Erin Patterson to reportedly face court a week early

A special mention's been set for April 22 

02:08

26 Mar 24

The Opposition hits out over Latrobe Regional Health allegations

Concerns have surfaced over allegedly preventable deaths

The Opposition hits out over Latrobe Regional Health allegations

Concerns have surfaced over allegedly preventable deaths

02:08

25 Mar 24

Calls for the State Government to fund RSV jabs

That's after Queensland and NSW announced they'd help provide free vaccinations for babies

Calls for the State Government to fund RSV jabs

That's after Queensland and NSW announced they'd help provide free vaccinations for babies

02:07

25 Mar 24

Grand Finalists crowned as the Cricket season comes to a close

Some big results in the weekend's local deciders

Grand Finalists crowned as the Cricket season comes to a close

Some big results in the weekend's local deciders

02:08

24 Mar 24

Investigations continue into fatal crash in Ripplebrook

A female driver sadly died on Friday night while her passenger was taken to hospital 

Investigations continue into fatal crash in Ripplebrook

A female driver sadly died on Friday night while her passenger was taken to hospital 

02:08

24 Mar 24

Leongatha lunch cook sent to an isolated unit for protection

There are fears for her safety. 

Leongatha lunch cook sent to an isolated unit for protection

There are fears for her safety. 

02:07

21 Mar 24

Regional Cities Victoria wants a quarter of the state's federal funding

Chair Shane Sali says its only fair. 

Regional Cities Victoria wants a quarter of the state's federal funding

Chair Shane Sali says its only fair. 

02:07

21 Mar 24

Commonwealth Games back in the spotlight amid accusations of cost exaggerations

The State Government's accused of exaggerating the cost of staging the 2026 event

Commonwealth Games back in the spotlight amid accusations of cost exaggerations

The State Government's accused of exaggerating the cost of staging the 2026 event

02:07

20 Mar 24

A Traralgon man facing aggravated burglary charges

He'll appear in court in May over Monday's alleged incidents

A Traralgon man facing aggravated burglary charges

He'll appear in court in May over Monday's alleged incidents

02:07

20 Mar 24

VCOSS says draft energy price drops don't go far enough

The Essential Services Commission announced yesterday residential customers could see 6% cut from their power bills

VCOSS says draft energy price drops don't go far enough

The Essential Services Commission announced yesterday residential customers could see 6% cut from their power bills

02:08

19 Mar 24

The latest round of V/Line strikes averted

The RTBU calling off its nine hour strike action planned for Friday

The latest round of V/Line strikes averted

The RTBU calling off its nine hour strike action planned for Friday

02:08

19 Mar 24

Victoria's Default Power Offer set to drop

The Essential Services Commission's looking to drop the residential default offer by 6%

Victoria's Default Power Offer set to drop

The Essential Services Commission's looking to drop the residential default offer by 6%

02:08

18 Mar 24

More Sports Infrastructure investment coming Gippsland's way

The Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium for example will see some major funding

More Sports Infrastructure investment coming Gippsland's way

The Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium for example will see some major funding

02:07

18 Mar 24

Police charge a 43-year-old man over Glengarry collision

A cyclist died after being taken to hospital following the incident

Police charge a 43-year-old man over Glengarry collision

A cyclist died after being taken to hospital following the incident

02:08

18 Mar 24

Gippsland's own Zane Duursma bags two goals in AFL debut

A big game for the Power product, despite North Melbourne going down to GWS

Gippsland's own Zane Duursma bags two goals in AFL debut

A big game for the Power product, despite North Melbourne going down to GWS

02:08

17 Mar 24

The CFA receives a much-needed technical boost

New radios will help their communications, particularly with other agencies during emergencies. 

The CFA receives a much-needed technical boost

New radios will help their communications, particularly with other agencies during emergencies. 

02:08

17 Mar 24

Confidence on the up among Gippsland Farmers

That's according to the latest Rabobank survey

Confidence on the up among Gippsland Farmers

That's according to the latest Rabobank survey

02:08

14 Mar 24

Rental Vacancy Rates in Gippsland remain stubbornly low

The latest PropTrack data showing it's nowhere near a healthy rate

Rental Vacancy Rates in Gippsland remain stubbornly low

The latest PropTrack data showing it's nowhere near a healthy rate

02:07

14 Mar 24

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