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Practical recovery

Practical recovery

A Lucas Mill has started the blade rolling for local bushfire-ravaged farmers as they turn burnt trees into timber for practical purposes. In Charlie Kennedy’s estimation, it took just eight minutes for the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires to annihilate everything in its path at his family farm. “We saved our house and our son’s house,” Charlie said. “We lost sheep, cattle, stockyards and two...
$1 million to upgrade Slip Road in Paynesville

$1 million to upgrade Slip Road in Paynesville

The Federal Government will provide $7 million supporting five East Gippsland community-based projects to boost the regional economy. Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, and Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, last week announced the first projects under the ‘Regional Recovery Partnership’ (RRP). “We recognise that East Gippsland has been one of the regions hardest hit by the...
Buchan good time

Buchan good time

A massive weekend in the mountains featuring two of the best bush rodeos around was had over Easter with Omeo on Saturday and Buchan on Sunday.The ticket allocation for Buchan’s 2000 seats sold out on Friday night and the crowd just kept streaming through the gates at lunchtime Sunday.The cowboys and cowgirls on the circuit travelled from Omeo to Buchan, with one cowboy competing at Omeo, then...
The calming sounds of music for dementia

The calming sounds of music for dementia

Headphones that play a resident’s choice of music are making a big difference to people with dementia and pain, calming them and taking them back to the good times they remember.At Maddocks Gardens in Bairnsdale, staff and residents welcomed the delivery of 15 more headphones on Monday from Bairnsdale Sunrise Rotary, which will allow more people to take part in the Music for Dementia program.For...
Pull on the boots

Pull on the boots

Football and netball returns to East Gippsland this weekend.After 12 months in the wilderness due to COVID-19, it’s back with action getting underway in the Omeo District Football Netball League on Saturday afternoon as well as Bairnsdale kicking off its Gippsland League campaign with a road trip to Warragul.The Redlegs, led by coach Darren Martin, showed vast improvement in 2019 and despite...
Plantation sham

Plantation sham

The State Government on Monday admitted its promise to transition the state’s native regrowth timber industry to solely plantation- based timber by 2030 is a sham.The Age revealed Victoria’s Agriculture Minister, Mary-Anne Thomas, has conceded the promised plantations won’t be ready by 2030.The following is an excerpt from The Age article: Minister Thomas said the government had been clear that...

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