Thursday, 18 April 2019
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Specialist school leaders elected

Specialist school leaders elected

East Gippsland Specialist School captains and house leaders for the 2019 school year were presented with their badges with a leadership assembly at the school last Thursday.Education Department senior education improvement leader for the local area, Tony Roberts, was special guest and said he is always loves visiting the East Gippsland Specialist School.“I love all the students and the positive...
Relief request

Relief request

East Gippsland Shire Council will request assistance from the State Government for rate relief for the region’s farmers struggling with the drought following its meeting held in Mallacoota on Tuesday.Raised as urgent business by Cr Joe Rettino, the motion was put that mayor, Cr Natalie O’Connell, write to the Victorian Minister for Agriculture, Jaclyn Symes, and Premier Daniel Andrews, seeking...
Dob in a Dealer launched

Dob in a Dealer launched

Residents of East Gippsland region are being asked to help Crime Stoppers Victoria and the Victoria Police Service to disrupt the manufacture and supply of drugs in the area by reporting anything they know about drug-dealing offences.The Dob in a Dealer campaign, a nation-wide program funded by the Federal Government to stop Australia’ s supply chain of illicit drugs including methylamphetamine...
Bairnsdale takes out division one title

Bairnsdale takes out division one title

Bairnsdale defeated Paynesville Gold (87 to 63) to claim the division one East Gippsland Bowls Division Saturday Pennant flag at Lakes Entrance Bowls Club at the weekend.Despite speculation play would be called off due to the heat policy, all four divisions got under way on the official starting time.Before start of play both Bairnsdale and Paynesville Gold had won a game a piece against one and...
Blokes show support

Blokes show support

More than 350 blokes (and a few women) helped raise huge funds for prostate cancer research, cramming into Cremin Hall for the ninth annual Biggest Ever Big Blokes BBQ Lunch on Friday.The yearly fundraiser was deemed a huge success by committee chairman, Bob Yeates, who thanked the blokes, sponsors and supporters of the event for continuing to raise awareness and much needed money for the...
Fires threatening

Fires threatening

Dry lightning strikes across Gippsland over the past five days have played a role in sparking and reigniting 21 bushfires, including two threatening East Gippsland communities near Dargo, Buchan and Omeo.The Hibernia Black Snake fire, 7km north west of Dargo, has been issued with a Watch and Act alert for nearby residents with firefighters undertaking asset protection works in Dargo.As of...

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