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West rollicks to victory

West rollicks to victory

Sport and more specifically cricket made its welcome return to East Gippsland over the weekend, however the weather gods ensured minimal matches were completed.With some game cancellations due to the weather, COVID-19 adhering spectators were treated to an entertaining round one Bairnsdale Cricket Association “A” grade match at Nagle between St Marys Nagle and West Bairnsdale with a rampant West...
Passing the 70-year marriage test

Passing the 70-year marriage test

Today marks a special day for the Robertson family as their matriach and patriach celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.Geoff and Marilyn (nee Heath) Robertson readily admit reaching the milestone has not been without its ups and downs.“We are total opposites,” Mrs Robertson, 92, said thoughtfully.“I’d agree with that,” Mr Robertson, 93, said. “Which is both good and bad.”They also agree...
Faster network hits town

Faster network hits town

Paynesville, quickly followed by Bairnsdale, are two areas that have become some of the first regional Victorian towns to have access to Telstra’s 5G network.Telstra regional general manager, Loretta Willaton, visited Bairnsdale to make the announcement yesterday.“It’s really exciting Bairnsdale and Paynesville are the first places in Gippsland and indeed among the leading regional cities across...
COVID positive case self isolating

COVID positive case self isolating

East Gippsland returned another positive COVID-19 case – the eighth in total – on Tuesday.The individual is self-isolating and has done so since taking the test. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), through its contact tracers, will contact any close contacts and potential hot spots in the community that members of the general public may have been exposed to.The infected...
Walk of awareness

Walk of awareness

Linton Blackwell last Wednesday completed Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia’s ‘The Longest Run’ fundraiser, walking 100 kilometres while raising money for the foundation.Linton surpassed his goal of $1000, reaching more than $2500 as he crossed the finish line at the Bairnsdale Rotunda.Linton, who has battled prostate cancer, took part in the walk not only to raise funds, but raise...
COVID could delay results

COVID could delay results

The results of the East Gippsland Shire Council elections could be delayed because of COVID-19. East Gippsland, like many other shires, has conducted its local government elections through a postal voting system for many years. “East Gippsland has been postal elections since at least 2000,” the Victorian Electoral Commission’s East Gippsland manager, Sharon Wood, confirmed. “Voting is entirely...

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