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Virtual harvest tool developed

Virtual harvest tool developed

A project to develop a virtual reality harvest training tool for the Victorian horticulture sector has been awarded $1.6 million in funding from the Department of Education and Training’s Workforce Training Innovation Fund.A collaboration between leading horticultural business, Costa Group, Melbourne Polytechnic and the not for profit East Gippsland Food Cluster, the project will utilize virtual...
Demons advance to grand final

Demons advance to grand final

Swifts Creek has booked itself a spot in the Omeo District senior football grand final following a 35-point win over Lindenow South in the preliminary final at Omeo on Saturday.Both teams ended the year with a 10-5 record, but it was the Swampies who earned themselves a double chance. Despite this they were bundled out in straights sets, losing to Bruthen by one goal in the second semi final and...
Matt to jump into ring with Bull

Matt to jump into ring with Bull

A sixth generation East Gippslander is throwing his hat in the ring to challenge Tim Bull at the forthcoming state election.As an aspiring Independent candidate for Gippsland East, Matt Stephenson is enthusiastic about taking on the big parties at the upcoming November 24 polls.Matt becomes the third candidate to publically announce their intention to stand, joining incumbent Tim Bull and the...
Tree Day on ‘The Knoll’

Tree Day on ‘The Knoll’

Eastwood Landcare Group took part in tree planting activities for National Tree Day on Sunday, July 29, on a public land site known by the group as ‘The Knoll’ .The group was joined by several members of the Ro- tary Club of Mitchell River and a small enthusiastic band of interested community members.With funding first provided in the 2016/17 year by the Victorian Government through the Regional...
Triumphant images

Triumphant images

East Gippsland Photographic Society (EGPS) was triumphant recently when it came equal first with the Southern Suburbs Club in the Victorian Photographic Societies (VAPS) annual photographic ‘Print’ competition in Warrnambool.The Southern Suburbs Club was formed in 1952. The East Gippsland club is much younger, at just 10 years, and it is the second time it has been among the winners in its...
She appeared as a ghost ship...

She appeared as a ghost ship...

On the back of his successful tour of Flack, Michael Veitch has put together another one- man show, based this time on one of the most dramatic, yet now-forgotten chapters of Australia’s early maritime history, which will be performed at Forge Theatre on Thursday, August 30, at 7.30pm.In 1852, the emigrant vessel Ticonderoga limped into Port Phillip Bay after a nightmare voyage from England in...

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