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Catwalk fundraiser

Catwalk fundraiser

The Twin Rivers Girl’s Night In at Johnsonville Hall last Friday was attended by 80 local ladies.Served an extensive supper donated by local cafés, restaurants, wineries and supporters of the event, the homemade cakes were well received as well.The fashion parade was supported by three local clothing businesses. Five ladies modelled outfits ranging from casual beach wear through to glamorous...
Bringing unity to council

Bringing unity to council

Unity – despite not being a prominent word – was the clear message for East Gippsland Shire’s new mayor, Cr John White.Cr White on Tuesday was sworn in as the region’s local government leader, winning the role ahead of Cr Colin Toohey on a 5-4 vote, the mayor gaining the support of Crs Ben Buckley, Dick Ellis, Marianne Pelz and Jackson Roberts.Cr Buckley will serve as Cr White’s deputy after...
Grants to boost groups

Grants to boost groups

Bruthen Lions Club’s project to create and install picnic tables at the Bruthen Skate Park ($3437.50) is among 19 local community groups and events to share in $59,622.36 in funding to deliver community projects and events, announced by East Gippsland Shire Council this month.Successful round one 2019/20 community project grants program recipients are: Paynesville Business and Tourism...
Shooting into Bairnsdale

Shooting into Bairnsdale

In less than a week, 500 to 600 shooting competitors will arrive in East Gippsland eager to break targets.Bairnsdale Field and Game has started to set up for the Australian Simulated Field clay target event which will see competitors shoot 250 clay targets over three days from this Friday to Sunday.This is the second year running that the club will host the event a rare honour bestowed as a...
Strengthening relationships

Strengthening relationships

East Gippsland Shire Council is moving to strengthen its engagement with, and support for, the business community.Council will strengthen its direct engagement with industry, including the various chambers of commerce and business and tourism associations across the region. This ensures more of council’s investment in economic development is directed to business support and programs that...
Water restrictions looming

Water restrictions looming

Water restrictions are looming for East Gippsland Water customers supplied by the Mitchell River supply system and may be required as early as December.“We recently surveyed our customers about their attitude to water restrictions and an overwhelming 90 per cent of respondents supported restrictions to conserve water and wanted to take action early. We are taking on board their clear feedback to...

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