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Drones: the new digital literacy

Drones: the new digital literacy

Exciting opportunities are possible for anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of working with drones.Through the successful Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board’s Capacity and Innovation grant, Learn Local organisations, Buchan Neighbourhood House and Warragul Community House, have partnered to develop a course in pre-accredited training using drones for the purpose of...
Call for help

Call for help

The Victorian Government is under pressure to sign up to a $50 million Federal Government water infrastructure rebate scheme to help drought-affected farmers in Gippsland.Farmers from New South Wales can now access the rebates after an agreement was struck between the Federal Government and the Berejiklian Government.Three Gippsland MPs Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, and his state...
Mitchell reaches Stage 9 restrictions

Mitchell reaches Stage 9 restrictions

The Mitchell River, the major tributary that meanders from the mountains, through the rich vegetable growing country of the Lindenow Flats, has been placed on Stage 9 water restrictions.A Southern Rural Water (SRW) spokesperson said the first of the 10 stages of restriction had been put into effect on January 12, and moved to Stage 9 on January 27.“The restrictions followed high demand and low...
Streetscape works restart

Streetscape works restart

East Gippsland Shire Council’ s project to upgrade part of Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, restarted last Friday after works paused over the Christmas trading period.Work started at the Service Street intersection before progressing along Nicholson Street to the mall.Car parking in this area of Nicholson Street will be reduced, with a work site established over some centre-of-road parking...
Fruit stewed on the trees

Fruit stewed on the trees

The extreme heat that scorched East Gippsland last Friday has had a devastating affect on produce grown at The Fruitfarm in Johnsonville.Elaine and Graeme Jenkins, who own the farm, said as the temperature climbed into the 40s, fruit on their trees “literally boiled”.“It was 47.6 degrees here and what it’s done to our fruit and the trees is just monstrous,” Mrs Jenkins told the Advertiser.The...
Paynesville Road backflip welcomed

Paynesville Road backflip welcomed

The State Government has back-flipped on its plans to install centre-of-the-road barriers on Paynesville Road, a decision welcomed by many in the East Gippsland community, including local MP, Tim Bull, who has strongly opposed the barriers for a long period time.“My thanks to all those who signed the petition asking for more common sense in these decisions and better public consultation, rather...

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