Thursday, 18 April 2019
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Becoming a patchwork quilt

Becoming a patchwork quilt

A message to motorists travelling between Bairnsdale and Sale: Be careful.State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, this week raised new concerns around construction standards on the 68-kilometre Princes Highway roadwork stretch between the two East Gippsland towns.Mr Bull said having spoken to former and current roads workers, who all shared the same view, saying some now referring to the road...
Home of the fires

Home of the fires

Les Vearing lives in the Central Victorian town of Castlemaine, but lately has been calling East Gippsland home.It’ s Mr Vearing’ s fifth trip to the east since early February as personnel from all over Victoria and interstate have arrived in the region to help fight the bushfires.He has been based in Swifts Creek and Bairnsdale as an Incident Controller.Mr Vearing’s job is “to coordinate how...
Lobbying for irrigator support

Lobbying for irrigator support

Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, has thrown his support behind Mitchell River irrigators to help them withstand the impact of drought.Mr Chester has written to Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, to seek his support to help the irrigators undertake infrastructure projects to secure their water supply.Mr Chester said the...
Dead carp removed

Dead carp removed

The Mitchell River has been the scene of its very own fish kill with more than a tonne of dead carp removed last week.Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) chief executive officer, Travis Dowling, said his organisation was notified by East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority last Tuesday and the clean up began on Wednesday, continuing late in the week.“Our contractors removed 350 kilograms of...
Georgie the top dog

Georgie the top dog

After a tally of results for retrieving trials conducted during 2018, the 18th annual Dogs Victoria retrieving trial dog of the year has been decided and Bairnsdale’ s very own Trevor Stow and his four-year-old Labrador, RT Ch Adderslot Georgie Anna (Georgie), were crowned champions.The retrieving trial dog of the year is based on the cumulative placings gained in all retrieving trials conducted...
Kennedys among unsung heroes

Kennedys among unsung heroes

The owners of 50 Australian businesses share their stories of true grit and determination, long hours and lonely nights, in a new book titled 50 Unsung Business Heroes.Every story is inspiring and fascinating, including interviews with Garry and Cory Kennedy, of Bairnsdale’s Kennedy Trailers.Based in Bairnsdale, Kennedy Trailers have been manufacturing customised truck trailers, skels and log...

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