Monday, 17 February 2020
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ADF comes to the rescue

ADF comes to the rescue

A State of Disaster was last Thursday declared in East Gippsland and the High Country and that is certainly the case.While fire activity didn’t reach the heights of last Monday night and Tuesday in East Gippsland, High Country towns such as Omeo, Swifts Creek, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham were at the centre of extreme threat as the areas affected closes in on one million hectares.Scorching...
Community spirit shines

Community spirit shines

Human generosity is shining at Lucknow Hall where volunteers are busy putting together packages of food, clothing, water and toiletries for those affected by the bushfires.Matt Whelan, of Johnsonville, was at the hall yesterday, helping other volunteers load his ute and trailer for a second trip to the Buchan Football Club where hundreds of locals are congregating.“The first run I did on...
Fires Spark Military-style Operation

Fires Spark Military-style Operation

Victoria’s Premier, Daniel Andrews, flew into fire ravaged East Gippsland on New Year’s Day to inspect the damage.In conjunction with the Federal Government, Premier Andrews instigated a military style operation to help those isolated by the fires with fears tomorrow’s expected extreme temperatures could inspire worsening fire conditions.The Australian Defence Force will move naval assets...
Far From Over

Far From Over

Complete and utter devastation.Words simply do not describe the pain and anguish suffered by numerous families who lost properties earlier this week in the biggest bushfire crisis to hit East Gippsland in more than a century.The worst part: More destruction looms tomorrow with the forecast of hot temperatures and high winds.People in remote areas are being told to leave for a safer place. Metung...
Outstanding contributions

Outstanding contributions

More than 50 years of service is a huge contribution for only three people to make to their community.That’s the amount of time spent as members of the East Gippsland Rail Trail committee of management by Andrew Sharpe (19 years), John Nelson (19 years) and Michael Oxer (16 years).They were presented with certificates of recognition by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning...
Bruthen businesses affected by bushfires

Bruthen businesses affected by bushfires

The closure of the Great Alpine Road between Bruthen and Ensay has affected business in both Bruthen and Omeo.The road serves as a major connector between the two East Gippsland townships and is especially popular during the holiday period.Since the bushfires roared through the Great Alpine Road in the early hours of December 21, the scenic route has been closed.The popular Bruthen Bakery...

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