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Caroline is Swifts Creek’s sixth family Dux

Caroline is Swifts Creek’s sixth family Dux

Just imagine completing your entire 13 years of schooling without being able to hear or speak directly to any of your teachers or classmates.All instruction delivered via an interpreter and exams undertaken in your second language.Such has been the experience of Caroline Firus, who in 2020 not only completed her VCE studies, but achieved the honour of Dux at Swifts Creek P-12 School, with an...
Pink Stumps Day

Pink Stumps Day

Bairnsdale Cricket Association’s season restarts this Saturday with “A” grade returning to the field for a vitally important round.The top five teams have separated themselves from the bottom three at the halfway point, however with seven rounds remaining there is still time for change.Reigning premier, Wy Yung, stormed into the Christmas break and now sits six points clear of West Bairnsdale,...
Delays cause angst

Delays cause angst

Wiseleigh residents, Jane and Mark Oakley, are upset that their plans to rebuild on their 10-acre plot following the bushfires, have been stymied.The couple has lived in Howards Road for 28 years without any problems, until fate intervened in the form of the 2019 bushfires.“The fire went through here, burnt down the gully and took out my workshop, my business and everything, and then went across...
Blooming from the ashes

Blooming from the ashes

For Sarsfield residents, Milusa and Kevin Giles, the past 12 months have been the most horrendous they’ve ever had to endure.The bushfires, 12 months ago yesterday, not only wiped out their home, but completely obliterated their flower farm business, which they’d spent years establishing.Yet, they feel lucky to have celebrated Christmas with family in their newly built home, completed just in...
Tree trashing

Tree trashing

“Disappointing” was a polite was of describing the vandalism on Sunday night that trashed the Christmas Tree in the Main Street, along with decorations on trees.The tree was set up in the first week of December by members of the Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry, near the rotunda to beautify the town and create some positive Christmas spirit.Potted Pear’s Mark Hopley, who helped clean...
Satellites to help in disasters

Satellites to help in disasters

The importance of technology in helping people to stay in contact and informed during a natural disaster proved paramount last summer.Fortunately for Gippsland, 10 local towns are among the first in the state to receive a new nbn Disaster Satellite Service.“We have all seen how crucial access to information is during a natural disaster and through the recovery period afterwards,” Mr Chester...

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