Thursday, 21 November 2019
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Westdale to double

Westdale to double

Westdale Kindergarten received a boost on Wednesday afternoon when the Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education, Sonya Kilkenny, paid a visit to announce a $500,000 grant for its planned extensions.Westdale committee member, Ash Dixon-Tong, said they were aiming to increase the kinder’s capacity by more than 20 places, and hoped to have everything in place before the government’s...
National Carnival success

National Carnival success

More than 530 competitors and their families spent the weekend in Bairnsdale for the shooting the Field and Game Australia National Carnival.The event was hosted for the second year running by Bairnsdale Field and Game, providing a significant injection into the local economy.For the first time the National Carnival extended to three days, with a 100-target preliminary event on the Friday, which...
Camera safety issue

Camera safety issue

Weather cameras are installed at hundreds of airports across Australia and are of great assistance to pilots if they wish to get a visual of the airport prior to landing.Local pilot, Martin Higgins, said the shire had been asked to install the cameras 12 to 18 months ago.“It’s such a simple thing to do,” Mr Higgins said.“Especially when there are so many CCTV cameras at the airport, installing...
Logging is axed

Logging is axed

Yesterday’s state government announcement to immediately cease logging in remaining old growth forests and cease all logging in native forests across the state by 2030 comes as a blow to local communities reliant on the industry.Premier Daniel Andrews said as part of the plan, $120 million would be set aside to ensure the industry was fully supported, “backing long-term sustainable jobs and...
The Blues Brother on a mission

The Blues Brother on a mission

A downpour on Monday didn’ t dampen the spirits of patrons for Melbourne Cup Day at the Bairnsdale Racecourse on Tuesday with a great social day enjoyed by all who attended.More than 1700 punters flocked to the local racecourse where they enjoyed all the action from Vow And Declare’ s narrow Melbourne Cup triumph and a stacked six-race local card.“It was a fantastic day,” Bairnsdale Racing Club...
Goagility at the Show

Goagility at the Show

The program for the Bairnsdale Show Animal Education Centre activities this year will feature a new event.So new in fact, that this may be the first time it has been seen in Australia.Based on dog agility competitions, goat agility has become a popular sport in America.The Bairnsdale Christian Community School has a team of students who have been busy training the kid goats, which are part of...

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