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Cavemen dig deep to earn prelim berth

Cavemen dig deep to earn prelim berth

Buchan is headed to the Omeo District senior football prelim following a stirring 11-point victory over Swan Reach in the first semi final at Swan Reach on Saturday, however it certainly wasn’t easy.Favoured heading into the clash having beaten the Swans three times in the home and away season, the Cavemen had to fight back from a 37-point quarter time deficit and a late surge from the Swans to...
Students the priority

Students the priority

Supporting and protecting students and staff has been the number one priority for Bairnsdale Secondary College principal, Noel Creece, following recent negative media activity.The school was at the centre of a national television investigation recently, the program detailing teacher trauma and what they described as a toxic educational culture.The program labelled the school “one of the worst in...
A golden hen

A golden hen

Fernbank resident, Valerie Bragg, is celebrating after one of her chooks picked up two prizes at the Gippsland Riviera Poultry and Game Club Show at Maffra on the weekend.Mrs Bragg’s Australian game hen won Reserve Champion Bird of the Show and Champion Rare Breed of Show.The 18-month-old hen strutted its stuff rivaling 385 other birds who were entrants in the annual show.The judges, who had...
Crossing calamity

Crossing calamity

A local Bairnsdale resident has expressed concern over how long it is taking VicRoads to replace a railway crossing sign that warns people of the train line crossing over the Princes Highway as you enter the township.Zach Hibbins said he noticed the sign knocked over in the long grass on the side of the road on July 1.He notified VicRoads who initially told him that it was V/Line’s...
Never too old to learn

Never too old to learn

Ninety-year-old Mrs Prendergast enrolled in an Ageing course at the University of Melbourne and on Saturday received her Master’s degree.Her effort is made all the more remarkable by the fact that she completed her course online with- out having to leave Bairnsdale.With the assistance of staff at the university, Mrs Prendergast quickly rose to the occasion on mastering the technology and sailed...
Cuppa and conversation

Cuppa and conversation

Cups of tea and conversation are having a bigger impact on people than structured, formal approaches to starting or helping businesses.It’s hardly the hard-sell approach you’d expect from a dynamic guest speaker and civil engineer who at 25 managed engineering projects in Sydney’s CBD, who later moved onto and off a farm near Walgett in whoopwhoop-New South Wales, then studied at Stanford...

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