Thursday, 21 February 2019
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Road blitz

Road blitz

Police will be out in force over the Australia Day long weekend.Operation Amity will be conducted from today until midnight on Monday.The four-day operation will target speed, fatigue, impaired driving, distraction offences and seatbelt compliance.A statewide initiative, Operation Amity will be conducted throughout all operational police regions, including East Gippsland.Unit Commander for...
Hobbs honoured in stamps

Hobbs honoured in stamps

Leigh Hobbs has made a significant contribution to Australian children’s literature across many years.His love of art and the library at Bairnsdale Primary School, where he attended for four years as a young lad, has led to a fulfilling career in the literary world.Now his contributions are being honoured as he joins four other exceptional Australian storytellers for young people as part of...
Thirty years of finding jobs with Workways

Thirty years of finding jobs with Workways

On January 17, 1989, a new training and employment support service was founded in Bairnsdale.With an initial budget of $105,000 and four staff, Bairnsdale Training for Employment (trading as Skillshare) started its first training program for people seeking to join the workforce.It went on to become Workways Australia and has since helped tens of thousands of jobseekers and young people reach...
Waters attract

Waters attract

East Gippsland’s pristine waters are a major drawcard and in January attracted many of Melbourne’s top private schools.Last week the Mitchell River once again played host to Methodist Ladies’ College’s (MLC) senior rowing team with four eights and two quadruple sculls teams staying at Bairnsdale Riverside Holiday Park.The 44 year 11 and 12 girls spent most of their week-long trip, which...
Trevor’s a time keeping winner

Trevor’s a time keeping winner

Trevor Herbstreit has repaired, designed and made some extremely special timepieces over the years.The results are rewarding in themselves. But to be recognised internationally at one of the biggest time craft competitions in the world is a true honour and Trevor couldn’t be happier with his achievement.Owner operator of Bairnsdale Clocks, in Dalmahoy Street, Bairnsdale, Trevor has been...
Local rivers the perfect preparation

Local rivers the perfect preparation

East Gippsland’s pristine waters continue to be an attraction for Melbourne’s top private schools.This week the Mitchell River has once again played host to Methodist Ladies’ College’s senior rowing team, while at Nicholson and Johnsonville, Caulfield Grammar’s intermediates and senior girls and boys crews have been hard at work preparing for the upcoming city season.East Gippsland Shire mayor,...

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