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Buchan good time

Buchan good time

A massive weekend in the mountains featuring two of the best bush rodeos around was had over Easter with Omeo on Saturday and Buchan on Sunday.The ticket allocation for Buchan’s 2000 seats sold out on Friday night and the crowd just kept streaming through the gates at lunchtime Sunday.The cowboys and cowgirls on the circuit travelled from Omeo to Buchan, with one cowboy competing at Omeo, then...
The calming sounds of music for dementia

The calming sounds of music for dementia

Headphones that play a resident’s choice of music are making a big difference to people with dementia and pain, calming them and taking them back to the good times they remember.At Maddocks Gardens in Bairnsdale, staff and residents welcomed the delivery of 15 more headphones on Monday from Bairnsdale Sunrise Rotary, which will allow more people to take part in the Music for Dementia program.For...
Pull on the boots

Pull on the boots

Football and netball returns to East Gippsland this weekend.After 12 months in the wilderness due to COVID-19, it’s back with action getting underway in the Omeo District Football Netball League on Saturday afternoon as well as Bairnsdale kicking off its Gippsland League campaign with a road trip to Warragul.The Redlegs, led by coach Darren Martin, showed vast improvement in 2019 and despite...
Plantation sham

Plantation sham

The State Government on Monday admitted its promise to transition the state’s native regrowth timber industry to solely plantation- based timber by 2030 is a sham.The Age revealed Victoria’s Agriculture Minister, Mary-Anne Thomas, has conceded the promised plantations won’t be ready by 2030.The following is an excerpt from The Age article: Minister Thomas said the government had been clear that...
Capitalising on increased visitation

Capitalising on increased visitation

Emile Theodore is the president of Dargo Business and Tourism Association, formed in recent times, off the back of the bushfires and coronavirus pandemic.Mr Theodore is pleased that since both crises are now behind the township, visitors are returning to the High Country in large numbers.In recent weeks visitation to Dargo has been steady with accommodation and eateries reporting unprecedented...
Community the winner

Community the winner

In a game best described as “of varying quality” that included many interesting plays, Sarsfield defeated Clifton Creek by just one point (under a unique scoring system) on Sunday, winning the glory and the Sandhill Ashes urn.The bushfire recovery, community engaging event was so important that even ‘Swervin Mervyn’ Merv Hughes was there, coaching the juniors earlier in the day then joining...

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