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Bush nurse keeping Swifts Creek alive

Bush nurse keeping Swifts Creek alive

Swifts Creeks Bush Nurse Manager, Sue Carroll, is a finalist in the HESTA Impact Awards. The awards recognise health and community service professionals going above and beyond to have a positive impact on society, the economy and the planet. Ms Carroll is recognised for her leadership and excelling herself to deliver the best health outcomes in regional Victoria during the pandemic and bushfires...
AUSTRALIA DAY - What does it mean?

AUSTRALIA DAY - What does it mean?

Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day, a public holiday for a barbecue with mates, whatever you want to call it, January 26 evokes a lot of mixed emotions, views and opinions. It is meant to be a national public holiday to celebrate Australia and all the great things we have. For some, it brings feelings of relief and new beginnings with an opportunity to celebrate, while for our First...
Crane topples

Crane topples

A crane driver was lucky to escape serious injury after his machine left Forge Creek Road in Bairnsdale and ploughed down an embankment on Tuesday morning. The local man, in his 30s, was driving the articulated crane truck toward Paynesville, just after 7.30, when it has apparently swerved to the opposite side of the road and then back across the bitumen before plunging down the embankment....
Old homestead burns

Old homestead burns

Four people were lucky to escape with their lives following a fire at an isolated farmhouse in Bruthen last Friday morning. The century-old weatherboard erupted in flames at about 8am and by the time the fire brigade arrived, it was well alight. A man in his early 60s and his teenage son, along with a teenage girl and a man in his 50s, all managed to stumble out of the burning house. It’s...
Kalbar review underway

Kalbar review underway

An Australian Government department is undertaking a formal review of the mineral sands mine project that Kalbar Resources proposed for East Gippsland, but was knocked back by the Victorian Government last year. A spokesperson for the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment told the Advertiser that it had received the Victorian Minister for Planning’s assessment of the proposed...
Red meat in Gippsland all go

Red meat in Gippsland all go

It may have been a while in the making, but the date for the Gippsland Red Meat Conference is now just around the corner.  The conference program is full of uplifting and inspiring presenters and topics with a general theme of recovery and resilience, set for Tuesday, February 15. GRMC event organiser, Craig Bush, of the Gippsland Agricultural Group, said with a “ripping growing season”...

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