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Mountain bike buzz

Mountain bike buzz

Mountain bikes from across Victoria will converge on Omeo this weekend for the inaugural Cattlemen 100 MTB.As of yesterday there were 105 registered riders ready to compete in a grueling test at an elevation of 12,000 feet, or 3650 metres.The race spans 12 hours and is a total of 105 miles, or 175 kilometres. Event manager, Elise Pendergast,said it was great to be able to bring people to the...
Slap in the face: Bulmer

Slap in the face: Bulmer

Water ownership in a river system will be made available to Traditional Owners in East Gippsland for the first time in the state’s history.In a step towards recognising Traditional Owners’ deep connection to water, the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) will receive two gigalitres of unallocated water in the Mitchell River.Minister for Water, Lisa Neville, confirmed...
Shane keeps the power running

Shane keeps the power running

The week before Christmas last year, as the bushfires were continuing to burn through bush and farmland, powerlines were burnt out causing the whole of Omeo to lose its power supply.Ausnet Services put generators in place to provide the critical power source to the district. As the New Year arrived, the fires intensified and on Saturday, January 4, as the sky turned an eerie red in Omeo, people...
Reinforcing the police ranks

Reinforcing the police ranks

Bairnsdale Police Station has recently appointed two new sergeants to the ranks.Sergeants Scott Gray and Clayton White are from some of the toughest crime beats in Melbourne but have chosen to relocate to East Gippsland to experience life in regional Victoria.While the move is an opportunity for career advancement, both men told the Advertiser they recently purchased houses in the area and are...
Hub study free for students

Hub study free for students

Learning from home this past year highlighted many things for students, things like the importance of a reliable internet connection and the necessity of a peaceful place to concentrate. As restrictions ease and exams occur, the perfect place to study in Bairnsdale has finally been officially opened. The Gippsland East Higher Education Study Hub, the first of its kind in Victoria, had the...
Council’s new dawn

Council’s new dawn

The new East Gippsland Shire Council has been confirmed with only two councillors from the previous mob making it across the line in immediate past mayor, John White and longtime councillor, Mark Reeves. The other seven councillors who made the cut are Kirsten Van Diggele, Sonia Buckley, Mendy Urie, Arthur Allen, Trevor Stow, Jane Greacen and Tom Crook. Mendy Urie was a previous East Gippsland...

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