Friday, 01 July 2022
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Rising vegetable prices take a toll

Rising vegetable prices take a toll

The cost of vegetables rising has taken local shoppers by surprise. While there’s no denying the cost of living has inflated the prices of many supermarket items, vegetable prices appear to be a point of angst for many shoppers. Bairnsdale resident, Judy Hollingsworth, told the Advertiser last week that she was buying tomatoes in a packet for $4.95, but they have since risen to $10. “That’s a...
Outstanding doctors

Outstanding doctors

Recently retired doctor, John Urie, has been recognised in the 2022 Victorian Rural Health Awards for his ‘Outstanding Contribution by a Rural Generalist’. Dr Urie is currently three weeks into retirement. He was holidaying with his wife, East Gippsland Shire councillor, Mendi Urie, in Alice Springs when the Advertiser spoke to him by phone last week. “It’s very nice, but why me?,” Dr Urie...
Proposed ferry charges anger Island residents

Proposed ferry charges anger Island residents

The Raymond Island Community Association says it’s been inundated with calls regarding the East Gippsland Shire’s proposal to implement additional charges for the ferry in its forthcoming budget. President of the association, Lesley Howard, says she’s received “significant feedback from stressed residents and ratepayers regarding the proposed imposition of a $300 ferry fee for the second car in...
Ready for Kokoda

Ready for Kokoda

Eight secondary students from year 11 and 12 across East Gippsland have been training together at Mt Taylor with Peter Bull and Nick Murray over the past seven weeks, ready to tackle the Kokoda Trail. Local MP, Tim Bull, has been a prime mover in the Kokoda walks for local youths as part of the Arthur Grassby Scholarship, completing the walk in his younger days, but being unable to train this...
Joanne the Queen of Sarsfield

Joanne the Queen of Sarsfield

Sarsfield resident, Joanne  Andrews, has been recognised for her  work in community recovery following the horrific Black  Summer bushfires. Ms Andrews is the secretary of the Sarsfield Community Association and the secretary of the Sarsfield Recreation Reserve Committee of Management. It was in those roles Ms Andrews suddenly found herself at the forefront of the unfolding...
Festival arrives

Festival arrives

The second East Gippsland  Winter Festival kicks off this weekend with the 'Beers, BBQ & Beats in Laneway3875' event this Saturday being dubbed as "a mid-winter celebration of art, music, good food and craft beer". Starting at 6pm, the family-friendly laneway party will feature spectacular lighting projections, DJs, hip-hop artists, live acoustic music, roving performers, mouth-watering...

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