Sunday, 26 September 2021
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More dog deaths

More dog deaths

The Maffra Knackery has voluntarily recalled raw pet food as investigations continue into a cluster of dog deaths in Gippsland. Product labeled as ‘Backman’s Greyhound Supplies Chopped’ and ‘Maffra Knackery Chopped’ has been recalled by the knackery. Agriculture Victoria and PrimeSafe are continuing an investigation into the cause of severe liver disease which has resulted in the deaths of 14...
Bream classic lure

Bream classic lure

Recreational fishers have another reason to head to East Gippsland with the State Government this week tagging several black bream fish worth $5000 each for the annual Twin Rivers Bream Classic. The Classic will be held at the Gippsland Lakes and Tambo, Nicholson and Mitchell rivers this weekend, with the event already attracting hundreds of entries and providing another boost to the local...
Bike track in VCAT

Bike track in VCAT

Work on the Omeo Mountain Bike Track has stalled due to a disgruntled grazier lodging an application with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) objecting to the impact the project will have on his land. East Gippsland Shire Council, who is developing the track on behalf of the Omeo community, earlier this year approved the project’s planning permit and awarded a contract for the...
Home at last in Wairewa

Home at last in Wairewa

Roslyn and Rob Geddes have only this month moved into their new home on their small acreage at Wairewa. The couple was among the many victims in East Gippsland who lost their home in the Black Summer bushfires in the final days of December 2019. In the small community of Wairewa, located a few kilometres off the Princes Highway between Nowa Nowa and Orbost, their home was one of 11 to be...
Gunnai artist on a roll

Gunnai artist on a roll

Gunnai artist, Ray Thomas, was commissioned to paint his artwork on a Melbourne tram as part of the Art Tram project for 2021. Mr Thomas, who spent many years in East Gippsland, but now resides predominantly in Thornbury, was chosen to paint the third tram in the art series. The tram painted by Mr Thomas began operating on tram routes 70 and 75 in Melbourne last week just in time for NAIDOC...
Blitz on illegal hunting

Blitz on illegal hunting

A joint operation between East Gippsland police and the Game Management Authority (GMA) targeting illegal hunters in the High Country swung into action on Friday night. The combined effort concentrated on offences and breaches of the Firearms Act, Wildlife Act, Crimes and the Road Safety Act, including drug/drink driving and unroadworthy 4WDs. Police initially blocked the Great Alpine Road at...

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