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Fourth Food Van Fiesta

Fourth Food Van Fiesta

Paynesville will come alive this Easter Saturday, April 20, as the fourth annual Food Van Fiesta takes over the foreshore.Organised by the Rotary Club of Mitchell River and supported by the East Gippsland Shire Council, the fiesta will have something for everyone.This year’s food vendors include Street Feast, Riviera Meats Catering, The Travelling Squid, The Pizza Truck, Lakes Soft Serve, Bites...
Geebung polo hits 30

Geebung polo hits 30

The thunder of hooves will ring across the High Country on Easter Sunday as eight polo players battle out the longest serving polo competition in Australia.The 30th annual Geebung polo match will again see the local Geebung team take on the Cuff and Collar team and much pride is at stake as the Cuff and Collar team has won for the past couple of years.Cobungra Station, known as Victoria’s...
A positive campaign

A positive campaign

Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, has welcomed last Thursday’s announcement of a May 18 election and says he’s taking nothing for granted.Mr Chester, who has represented Gippsland in Federal Parliament since 2008, said he would be running a positive campaign focussed on his record of delivering infrastructure and service improvements across the region.“It is a great honour and an...
Budget support for cancer patients

Budget support for cancer patients

A campaign to boost life saving radiation therapy in regional areas like East Gippsland has won a $45.5 million boost in last week’s Federal Budget.The funding was announced on Tuesday night by Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, and detailed in the budget papers.The Radiation Therapy Advisory Group (RTAG) has been campaigning for better radiation therapy access for regional patients for months....
Foskey contesting

Foskey contesting

The Greens candidate for the Federal seat of Gippsland, Deb Foskey, says her campaign will focus on climate change and the potential for rewarding jobs in a well-managed environment.“Gippsland is one of Victoria’s food bowls. This summer brought ruin to some reliable crops – corn and other vegetables – and it was a wake-up call to farmers,” Dr Foskey said.“The reality of climate change was...
Annie’s Cottage receives lodge award

Annie’s Cottage receives lodge award

Through the sponsorship of the Bairnsdale Daylight Lodge, the Freemasons Foundation of Victoria has just awarded a $5000 grant to local charity, Annie’s Cottage, to pay for needed renovations and replacements.Twenty-eight years ago, Peter and Judith Robbins, farmers at Lindenow South, conceived the idea of giving a free holiday to families enduring the extreme stress of caring for a child...

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