Joshua Farrell

This is a portfolio demonstrating my work at the Gippsland Times, other pages show my work completed at university across multiple platforms

Baden Davis Crane Connection the perfect option for DPW’s new crane

It can be hard sometimes to plan ahead when setting up a business, but the decision by DPW Plant Hire to have a strong focus on the rail industry and work closely with the rail sector were two good ideas. Servicing both Victoria and New South Wales, DPW Plant Hire has been providing service to Rail projects in both states since 2005, and is now looking forward to its new venture in DPW Cranes and Rigging. Since its inception in 2005, DPW Plant Hire has staked a claim as being a leading railway

Hungry Jacks, former Caltex site: Several York St projects underway

Nothing gets the local rumour mill churning more than building works happening in town, particularly when they are on a main road. York St has been a hive of activity recently, with footpath improvement works at the Macalister St end and businesses for lease, the under-grounding of power lines and centre median lighting. But it’s the former Caltex site catching everyone’s eye, after much of the concrete was recently turned over. The Gippsland Times can confirm Ampol is preparing to vacate the

A new era for Seaspray's much-loved 'front shop'

The Seaspray General Store threw open its doors yesterday to once again serve the Seaspray community. The general store has enjoyed a much-deserved facelift, but still holds the history and memories of years gone by. Fiona Lawrence took over the property on October 4, and in just three weeks has renovated and revamped the site — with helping hands from many generous people in the community. “My family in Melbourne was supposed to come down and help with the renovations,” Fiona said. “The

Rental shortages continue in Wellington Shire

Wellington Shire continues to see a shortage of rentals, as the exodus from Melbourne and rising house prices team up to cause more difficulty for people struggling to find homes. The Commonwealth Bank and the Regional Australia Institute’s Regional Movers Index showed the number of people that made the move from capital cities to the regions in the June 2021 quarter is 11 per cent higher than the June 2020 quarter. Capital cities such as Sydney and Melbourne experienced a net loss of 11,800 p

Abuse from city visitors doing the wrong thing

While many local business are back trading, they are now facing the fresh challenges of tight restrictions, including having to turn away Melburnians who attempt to enter stores. Jack Ryan’s Irish Bar, Sale, manager Will Brady said turning away Melburnians had become a part of the job. “Last time when we opened up I reckon we were getting probably close to two groups of people every day trying to come in,” he said. “It wasn’t just workers, but it was families.” He said often when staff turne

Maffra Golf Club tees up Pro-Am

IN an impressive coup for the region, Maffra Golf Club will host its first ever Pro-Am on Tuesday, January 25. The event will be an opportunity for the region’s avid golf fans to rub shoulders with some of the best golfers in the country. The tournament is a culmination of work for the club’s sub-committee, which was approached by PGA Australia in November with the idea for the event. The Maffra Golf Club Pro-Am will join a suite of events across Gippsland, including in Warragul, Yarram and T

The Times' SMCA team of the year

As the first part of the Sale-Maffra Cricket Association season, comes to an end, it is an opportunity to take stock of the season. The Gippsland Times has decided to pick its team of the year so far. It is a challenge to pick a balanced team that is balanced and spinners have dominated the first part of the season — thus, there is a number of spinners picked and seam bowling all rounders in the middle order. Stratford, Maffra and Bundalaguah began the season strongly, and will feature promin

Sale too strong in tennis

Sale began its Wellington Gippsland Tennis Association section one seniors campaign strongly, with Sale Dahlsens and Sale Findex scoring wins over Maffra CSC and Maffra Weirs at the weekend. The threat of rain did nothing to dampen Sale’s performance, easily accounting for Maffra in both matches. It was a strong all-round performance for Sale Dahlsens, led by individual efforts from Sam McGregor and Mark Elliman, with neither player dropping a set. McGregor and Elliman began their day with

Big wins highlight the start of SMCA season

THE Sale-Maffra Cricket Association season got underway on Saturday, with some impressive results across the board. Stratford began its title defence by flexing its muscles with an impressive win over Maffra, defeating the Eagles by 96 runs. Collegians put together a comprehensive batting performance to defeat Boisdale-Briagolong by seven wickets after the Saints made 196 batting first. Bundalaguah got its season off to a strong start, accounting for Sale by 77 runs after amassing an impre

Understanding the conundrum that is the Australian selectors

No matter how settled the Australian Test team is at the beginning of any summer, pundits everywhere will have some form of criticism on the makeup of the team. Whether it’s “this bowler is underperforming” or “he hasn’t made a century in his last six games”, the list is usually endless, but this summer had a different feel about it. The chorus is rarely so unanimous for an incumbent to not be picked, and Joe Burns looked woefully out of form in the lead into a series against one of the best b

Never fear, Beth Mooney is here

While Beth Mooney lacks the flare of the likes of Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry, she is arguably the most vital member of the Australian women’s cricket team. The general consensus after Ellyse Perry’s injury was that Australia’s hopes of winning the T20 World Cup had taken a serious dent. Mooney is a noted big-game player. In the 2019 WBBL final, Mooney made a well compiled 56 not out and was named the player of the match. She scored 65 not out in the season before under serious duress, comi

Why the Eagles are the team to beat

The Eagles are quietly building towards a dynasty as one of the competition’s top teams with a possibility of multiple premierships. The West Coast Eagles last season participated in one of the great grand finals of all time, with Dom Sheed kicking the famous matchwinning goal. This season has meandered along a similar path, with the Eagles still as dominant as last season. The slight slip-up came at the beginning of the season with a 44-point loss to the Brisbane Lions, who have turned into o