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Bringing colour back

Bringing colour back

Walk, skip, run, jump your way through an explosion of colour at the Colour Ya World 5km fun run on Saturday, April 11, that is suitable for any age group or fitness level.Following the success of the 2018 run, East Gippsland’s most colourful run is coming to Bairnsdale this Easter Saturday in support of Mount Taylor CFA.After a devastating start to 2020 with a nonexistent summer for adults and...
Sam’s living his best life

Sam’s living his best life

For 18-year-old Sam Shelton, life is looking pretty good at the moment.Sam is the son of Tim and Michelle Shelton, of Bairnsdale, who have five children.Earlier this year Sam left Gippsland Grammar to pursue his dream job of becoming a carpenter.He was lucky enough to score a job with a reputable boutique building company that focuses on constructing in an environmentally friendly way.The...
Bypassing planning permit

Bypassing planning permit

East Gippslanders who have lost their homes or businesses due to bushfires can now build temporary residential or commercial accommodation on their land without a planning permit, subject to safety requirements.On Wednesday, the State Government announced new statewide planning changes come into effect immediately.East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid chair, Pearl Findlay-James, who has advocated...
Time to recover

Time to recover

After a horrific three months with around 900,000 hectares directly impacted by bushfire, East Gippsland is in recovery mode with all fires now contained.Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Lisa Neville, was in East Gippsland last week with CFA chief officer, Steve Warrington, and Victoria’s first commissioner with Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV), Ken Block.With FRV officially coming into...
Blue works overtime for flag

Blue works overtime for flag

In the biggest game of the season Bairnsdale Blue defeated Lindenow (76-71) to claim the division one East Gippsland Bowls Division Saturday pennant flag at Bairnsdale Bowls Club on Saturday after more than five hours of gruelling play.In what was one of the closest grand finals in recent memory, play went overtime by two hours as both sides wouldn’t give an inch.In division two, Bairnsdale Blue...
10 years of community BBQ success

10 years of community BBQ success

Promoting men’s health and raising awareness of prostate cancer was the focus of Bairnsdale’s 10th East Gippsland’s Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch, which was held at Cremin Hall on Friday.Over 300 men from all over East Gippsland attended including the Mallacoota big boys led by Paul Preston.The event this year raised over $50,000 on the day according to East Gippsland’s Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch...

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