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Lindenow makes bowls history

Lindenow makes bowls history

For the first time in the club’s 50-year history, Lindenow Bowls Club has three teams competing in the East Gippsland Bowls Division Saturday pennant grand finals to be held at Bairnsdale Bowls Club tomorrow.This is also the first time that a Lindenow division one team has made it past the semi finals.In division one, Lindenow will take on Bairnsdale Blue while Lakes Entrance will fight it out...
Do funds fall short?

Do funds fall short?

The Buchan Caves Reserve will receive $2 million as part of a $10 million announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews and Emergency Services Minister, Lisa Neville, at the iconic Buchan Caves yesterday.The $10m is divided between the North East and East Gippsland, with $8.5 million released from the new Bushfire Tourism and Business Fund.Premier Andrews said the $2 million was to “repair, rebuild but...
Duck cuts cause angst

Duck cuts cause angst

The Victorian duck hunting season has been met with outcry.Waiting for longer than anticipated to make the announcement, just weeks from what is the typical start of the season in midMarch, the State Government has come under fire from local hunters and businesses after shortening the season to just five weeks (May 2 to June 8) and limiting bag numbers to three ducks per day.In 2019 hunters took...
Lending a hand for longer

Lending a hand for longer

Foreign backpackers and others on working holiday visas will be able to help bushfire-affected communities get back on their feet.Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alan Tudge, on Monday said new rules for working holiday visas would be welcome news to farmers and regional businesses.“These hard-working Australians have been hit by the...
We must be heard

We must be heard

What would you ask the Labor Party MPs if you had the opportunity?Burning the bush, duck hunting season opening, the Gippsland Lakes licence buyout, regional economic recovery and the distribution of bushfire assistance funds were just some of the issues raised by members of the community upon hearing the Victorian Labor Party will be in Lakes Entrance at its caucus conference on Thursday.The...
Wonderful West

Wonderful West

West Bairnsdale has secured its first “A” grade one-day premiership, smashing Meerlieu by eight wickets at Bairnsdale City Oval yesterday.West chased down the Tussocks’ 7/130 in the 34th over, Brodie Anderson leading the way with 41 at the top of the order and Liam Giove securing the premiership with a flick over mid wicket.It was a much improved one-day effort for West having a day earlier been...

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