Tuesday, 16 August 2022
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Brazen motorbike theft

Brazen motorbike theft

An audacious thief has smashed the front window of a Bairnsdale shop and made off with a motorbike on Tuesday morning. CCTV footage recorded the thief making several attempts to smash the window of the Yamaha Doyle and Shields bike shop in  Macleod Street after 5am. Dressed in grey tracksuit pants and a hoodie, the man cases the scene before throwing a brick at the window. It doesn’t smash...
Time to stand up

Time to stand up

This week marks NAIDOC Week - a time to recognise and observe the world’s oldest living culture. The acronym NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday. In Bairnsdale, the Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative (GEGAC) acknowledged the week...
Home schooling not just a trend

Home schooling not just a trend

Interest in home schooling has grown since the coronavirus pandemic. Across Victoria, about 1500 families reportedly joined home schooling networks as COVID restrictions plagued the country. In East Gippsland, the trend toward the alternative schooling method spiked in popularity in the wake of regular school disruptions. Locally, in Bairnsdale and surrounding areas, there are now two main home...
Rising vegetable prices take a toll

Rising vegetable prices take a toll

The cost of vegetables rising has taken local shoppers by surprise. While there’s no denying the cost of living has inflated the prices of many supermarket items, vegetable prices appear to be a point of angst for many shoppers. Bairnsdale resident, Judy Hollingsworth, told the Advertiser last week that she was buying tomatoes in a packet for $4.95, but they have since risen to $10. “That’s a...
Outstanding doctors

Outstanding doctors

Recently retired doctor, John Urie, has been recognised in the 2022 Victorian Rural Health Awards for his ‘Outstanding Contribution by a Rural Generalist’. Dr Urie is currently three weeks into retirement. He was holidaying with his wife, East Gippsland Shire councillor, Mendi Urie, in Alice Springs when the Advertiser spoke to him by phone last week. “It’s very nice, but why me?,” Dr Urie...
Proposed ferry charges anger Island residents

Proposed ferry charges anger Island residents

The Raymond Island Community Association says it’s been inundated with calls regarding the East Gippsland Shire’s proposal to implement additional charges for the ferry in its forthcoming budget. President of the association, Lesley Howard, says she’s received “significant feedback from stressed residents and ratepayers regarding the proposed imposition of a $300 ferry fee for the second car in...

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