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Celebrating 30 years of food, family and community

Celebrating 30 years of food, family and community

The Tham Dynasty restaurant in Paynesville is celebrating 30 years of delicious food this week.How did this famous restaurant came to be? It’s quite the story.Owners of Tham Dynasty, Teresa and Jeffery Tham, were born in Dili, East Timor.They went to high school together and fled East Timor following the Indonesian invasion in the 1970s.Teresa migrated to Australia when she was 18 with her...
They helped save my life

They helped save my life

 Watching Rory Smith meet some of the medical team for the first time since they helped save his life at the Bairnsdale Hospital, it was interesting to observe the reactions.“I went for a run the other day,” Rory told them.“But I’m not pushing myself too hard.”The amazement on the health professionals’ faces was unmistakable. It clearly wasn’t something they expected from someone who had...
In the record books

In the record books

Due to a documentation error, Bernie Ryan’s attempt to enter the Guinness World Record Book earlier this year for the world’s longest bicycle, which had to travel 100 metres unassisted, was deemed invalid. However, recently the attempt again took place at Paynesville with Bernie’s wife, Ruth, steering the bike while son, Ryan, pedalled at the rear. This time documentation was completed...
Formal opposition to mineral sands project

Formal opposition to mineral sands project

East Gippsland Shire councillors unanimously opposed the proposal for the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project at their first ordinary council meeting last Tuesday.The decision has been met with mixed reactions with Mine Free Glenaladale members “elated”, while the proponent’s chief executive officer, Jozsef Patarica, of Kalbar Operations, said the company was “disappointed with council’s...
Variety still delivers help

Variety still delivers help

A variety of characters roamed the streets of Eagle Point and Bruthen last Friday driving brightly painted cars and bringing smiles all round.Variety’ s main motoring event, the famous Variety Bash, has been put on hold for the first time in 30 years, so entrants from the event decided to celebrate the state reopening in the way they know best, hitting the road and bringing support and...
COVID face mask relief

COVID face mask relief

One of the few people in East Gippsland who had to battle COVID-19 infection says she is relieved restrictions are easing.“I agree with masks even though I hate them,” she said.“I can’t breathe properly when wearing one, it makes me feel claustrophobic, but I’m happy to wear them for a bit longer, just to be sure we’re all safe.”The rules changed Sunday night so that people do not have to wear...

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