Wednesday, 19 June 2019
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Jazz festival prep

Jazz festival prep

The Bairnsdale Secondary College Swing Band and newly formed band, No Lunch On Tuesdays, are looking forward to their next performance at the Nicholson Hotel as they fine-tune their repertoire to participate in the 39th Merimbula Jazz Festival held over the long weekend in June.There will be two performances in the festival and four other gigs during the weekend, keeping both groups busy.One of...
Transformation of TAFE

Transformation of TAFE

A two-year process to rebrand Federation Training, which was the culmination of the two Gippsland TAFEs some time ago, came to fruition last week with the launch of TAFE Gippsland.A large crowd attended a celebration of the launch in Bairnsdale on Tuesday at TAFE Gippsland’ s Oaktree Restaurant.TAFE Gippsland chief executive officer, Grant Radford, said the rebranding was the start of an...
Resealing the rail trail

Resealing the rail trail

Work will start as soon as possible on a $100,000 upgrade of the East Gippsland Rail Trail, following the re-election of Federal member for Gippsland, Darren Chester.Mr Chester said the project would reseal 12 kilometres of the trail from Bairnsdale to Nicholson.“More than $3 million has recently been announced to upgrade local recreational and sporting infrastructure to improve liveability and...
In full voice

In full voice

After 18 years the Nowa Nowa Men’s Choir is still hitting the right note.For a choir that started at a buck’s night in Nowa Nowa, the Nowa Nowa Men’s Choir has grown to one of the most wellknown choirs in the region, performing a number of gigs a year.Leading musician, Andrew Stuivenberg, has been a part of the choir for 10 years and says it is just a bunch of mates having a good time while they...
Sharing history with reconciliation

Sharing history with reconciliation

Bairnsdale West Primary School is inviting the community to come to its annual Reconciliation Day assembly on Friday, May 31, at Nova Hall from 10am.National Reconciliation Week (May 27 to June 3) is a chance for all Australians to learn the shared histories, cultures, and achievements and teacher, Paul West, encouraged everyone to go along and experience this first hand.“The assembly is part of...
Paint the town orange

Paint the town orange

This Wednesday is Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW) Day, a national day of thanks dedicated to the 5000 plus Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers who support their local communities during flood, storm, landslide, road rescue, search and rescue, and more.The East Region (Gippsland) has 517 active volunteers and last year they responded to 2370 requests for assistance.The majority of...

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