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Pyjamas for farmers

Pyjamas for farmers

It was a sea of colour at St Mary’s Primary School in Bairnsdale last Friday for their Pyjamas for Farmers Day.The staff and students got into the spirit of the day wearing their favourite pyjamas to school.The Pyjamas for Farmers Day was an initiative that originated from a letter Michelle Garbutt, principal of St Mary’s Primary School, sent out to the St Mary’s Primary School community.The...
Prostate cancer concern

Prostate cancer concern

Following the success of the ninth East Gippsland’s Biggest Ever BBQ Lunch, which was held on March 1 and was bigger and better than any before, how the around $50,000 raised will be spent locally in support of a local prostate specialist nurse is the concern of local blokes diagnosed with the disease.“The Big Blokes Barbecue was once again a great event,” Bairnsdale Prostrate Cancer Support...
Becoming tomorrow’s leaders

Becoming tomorrow’s leaders

A group of four young graduates from the inaugural Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative (GEGAC) Academy have been congratulated on their commitment to training and starting their journey to become the next generation of community leaders.Janaya Hood, Corinna Harrison, Shanika Hood and Rhiannon Hayes graduated from the GEGAC Academy in mid-March after completing training, job...
Urgent support required

Urgent support required

All three levels of government need to do more to support drought-affected Gippsland farmers, according to local MP Darren Chester.Mr Chester said the ongoing dry conditions, coupled with high winds, had turned a bad situation into a crisis in parts of Gippsland.“If this was a cyclone, fire or flood the response from all three levels of government would be very different,” Mr Chester said.“The...
Paynesville Gold Cup creates thrills and spills

Paynesville Gold Cup creates thrills and spills

It was a weekend of highlights, big crowds and great weather at the largest powerboat race held in Victoria for several years the Paynesville Gold Cup.The iconic event on the powerboat racing circuit has a rich history steeped in tradition going back more than 40 years and the competitors came from all across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia to take up the challenge.The 2019 race...
All in a day’s work for Paynesville Coastguard

All in a day’s work for Paynesville Coastguard

A man living on a houseboat moored in McMillan Straits was lucky not to have drowned after he swam after his small paddle boat which had drifted away last Saturday afternoon.He was found by chance by the Paynesville Coastguard clinging exhausted to a buoy at Point Montague, the western most tip of Raymond Island.“He was floundering, it was just pure luck we spotted him,” Michael Doyle, the...

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