Warrnambool mayor Toni McCormack received gifts from Japan on behalf of the city. The gifts came from the Japanese province of Shinminto.
Warrnambool motor mechanic mark Dean was presented with the RACV award for its apprentice of the year.
The Witches of Eastwick, starring Jack Nicholson and Cher, was screening at the Capitol Cinema in Warrnambool.
Locomotion by Kylie Minogue was number one on the singles charts with Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Seger at number two.
The number one album in the south-west was FLM by Mel and Kim.
Warrnambool, coached by Grant Thomas, won the Hampden league grand final. The Blues defeated Camperdown for the second year in a row.
Warrnambool City Council was considering the idea of an all-day off-street carpark off Koroit Street between Liebig and Cust streets.