Mel Pollard’s new single marks a turning point that promises much

Just a girl with a story to tell, some instruments, an iPad and some eyeliner.  Sometimes things only need to be that simple. But as we all know, they’re not right now and that’s why it’s striking that Traralgon-born singer/songwriter Mel Pollard has decided this is the perfect time to boldly push through all the barriers that have held her back and finally get her music out … Continue reading Mel Pollard’s new single marks a turning point that promises much

British Supersport season begins for Gippsland’s Ben Currie

Gippsland’s Ben Currie didn’t have the best start to the new season in the British Supersport Championships. Racing at Donington Park, the 25 year old from Glengarry didn’t finish the first race due to mechanical issues.   Ben then placed seventh in the second race with two time penalties after starting from the back of the grid with more technical problems.  He said his bike … Continue reading British Supersport season begins for Gippsland’s Ben Currie

A chance at life for a 3 year old with a rare condition

By Greg Allen-PrettyPhotos contributed by Bess and David Ong Three year old Jerry is a happy child, described by his mother as having “a really beautiful and sweet nature.” That’s pretty special when you consider that the young fella from Sale also has a condition called SPG50. “It’s a type of hereditary spastic paraplegia,” according to Jerry’s mother Bess, speaking in an interview for Gippsland Goodness, … Continue reading A chance at life for a 3 year old with a rare condition

Joh’s VRI vision led to hundreds of changed lives

By Greg Allen-Pretty We often don’t realise how much we achieved or the level of impact we have had on people’s lives until we walk away from something and look back. Joh Lyons has just finished six years at the helm of The VRI, a run-down disused hall in Traralgon that was fixed up and turned into a life-changer for many people. What was once … Continue reading Joh’s VRI vision led to hundreds of changed lives

A model of accuracy: Walhalla pair recreates the UK’s Woody Bay station

By Greg Allen-Pretty A hobby being pursued during the Covid-19 lockdown is gaining national and international attention by model railway enthusiasts. Proprietors of Walhalla’s Star Hotel and Greyhorse Cafe, Russell Wright and Michael Leaney, have been quite creative by building a very accurate re-creation of the Lynton & Barnstaple narrow gauge railway and the Woody Bay station. The project actually began when Russell bought two … Continue reading A model of accuracy: Walhalla pair recreates the UK’s Woody Bay station

3TR and the music of 1967

By Greg Allen-Pretty Gippsland has a colourful radio history, beginning with 3TR*, 3GI, then 3UL. Since the 1930s, the stations have changed greatly in sound and technology, which we briefly covered in the story Gippsland’s 90 years of radio. Four of the 1240 Music Men at 3TR in 1967 were George “Groover” Wayne, Sam Galea, Keith Wells and Laurie Miller (later Joe Miller), all of whom went on … Continue reading 3TR and the music of 1967