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Ready for Kokoda

Ready for Kokoda

Eight secondary students from year 11 and 12 across East Gippsland have been training together at Mt Taylor with Peter Bull and Nick Murray over the past seven weeks, ready to tackle the Kokoda Trail. Local MP, Tim Bull, has been a prime mover in the Kokoda walks for local youths as part of the Arthur Grassby Scholarship, completing the walk in his younger days, but being unable to train this...
Joanne the Queen of Sarsfield

Joanne the Queen of Sarsfield

Sarsfield resident, Joanne  Andrews, has been recognised for her  work in community recovery following the horrific Black  Summer bushfires. Ms Andrews is the secretary of the Sarsfield Community Association and the secretary of the Sarsfield Recreation Reserve Committee of Management. It was in those roles Ms Andrews suddenly found herself at the forefront of the unfolding...
Festival arrives

Festival arrives

The second East Gippsland  Winter Festival kicks off this weekend with the 'Beers, BBQ & Beats in Laneway3875' event this Saturday being dubbed as "a mid-winter celebration of art, music, good food and craft beer". Starting at 6pm, the family-friendly laneway party will feature spectacular lighting projections, DJs, hip-hop artists, live acoustic music, roving performers, mouth-watering...
Commercial rate cut proposed

Commercial rate cut proposed

A proposed decrease in the commercial/industrial rate for East Gippsland businesses has given them an early Christmas present. While farmers are angry about a proposed rate hike of 13.98 per cent in this year’s East Gippsland Shire rate notices, commercial and industrial businesses are poised to receive a 14.32 per cent cut to to their rates. Melissa and Mark Hopley who own the Potted Pear on...
Lock-up your guns

Lock-up your guns

Gun owners will be required to lock-up their firearms in a purpose built, commercially manufactured gun safe in the coming weeks. From August 30, several changes to firearm storage laws will come into effect. Guns must be stored in a lockable purposed-built steel storage container. The steel must be at least 1.6 millimetres thick to comply with Australian/New Zealand standards. If the container...
Horrific plan for brumbies

Horrific plan for brumbies

The Victorian Government has confirmed it plans to eradicate the brumby population, according to Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull. Mr Bull is strongly opposed to the government’s plan and has labelled it “a disgrace”. “The clear feedback I have had from my community is that while brumby numbers need to be controlled, the government’s estimate of numbers is inflated and shooting these wild horses is...

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