Monday, 21 September 2020
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Turkey travesty

Turkey travesty

A batch of 800 turkeys, allegedly brought to Leadoux Turkeys from the restricted area at Lethbridge, north-west of Geelong on August 5, has contaminated the existing turkey farm at Ellaswood, resulting in the destruction of its entire flock of 4000.   The new strain of avian influenza, the low pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, was identified on August 10 at the Ellaswood...
Skating all over the world

Skating all over the world

Ben Hermans grew up in Clifton Creek and was a regular skater at the Bairnsdale skate park. Little did he know his passion for skating would take him on a whirlwind tour around the world helping build skate parks in developing countries with a group of volunteers.  After finishing his schooling at Bairnsdale Secondary College, Ben headed to Melbourne for university, but dropped out to go...
Metung’s land of broken dreams

Metung’s land of broken dreams

Like many people from the Mornington Peninsula, Jim Ford chanced upon Metung and decided it might be a nice place to retire.Taken by the relaxed lifestyle and its en- chanting village atmosphere, Mr Ford bought his parcel of land at The Beaches in Kings Cove in 2019.Overlooking the lakes, near the new marina, it’s a tranquil setting with breathtaking views across the water.With an endorsed...
True recovery at Clifton Creek

True recovery at Clifton Creek

‘Bushfire recovery’ is a term bandied about these days in reference to the hard slog of days and months since the catastrophic fires. Out at Clifton Creek, where the fires hit hard, the community is showing spirit, connectedness and a collective effort that is nothing short of inspiring. The community has formed the Clifton Creek Community Recovery Team (CCRT), charged with “acting in the best...
Planning frustration

Planning frustration

The Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce (BCCI) has raised concerns over the lengthy delays in planning permit applications being processed by the East Gippsland Shire. The chamber is concerned the hold ups could impact economic development in East Gippsland. President of the chamber, Jaime Savory, told the Advertiser she had been approached by local businesses in Bairnsdale regarding delays with...
Stuck in a flood

Stuck in a flood

An attempt to cross a flooded ford between the Great Alpine Road and Swifts Creek East road on Tuesday afternoon turned to mud for this young man. After driving his ute into what he thought was just a little bit of water, resulted in a journey along the Tambo River after strong currents carried the utility and its driver about 70 metres downstream. Swifts Creek CFA Captain, Steven O’Brien, said...

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