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Finals fight turned on its head

Finals fight turned on its head

Fourth spot is up for grabs heading into the final round of the Bairnsdale Cricket Association “A” grade season following a remarkable turn of events over the weekend.Some results went as expected, while others defied logic, as the top four was turned on its head.The biggest twist came at Nagle where St Mary’s Nagle, which was third heading into the round and could have locked in its finals...
Cattle duffing rife

Cattle duffing rife

An increase in livestock being stolen across Gippsland has devastated local farmers.In the latest incident, Ensay North farmer, Chris Commins, had 17 head of cattle swiped in a brazen theft from a property at Driffield in the Latrobe Valley over the weekend.The Angus and Black Baldy cows had been yarded on Friday in readiness for Mr Commins to pick up on Saturday morning.However, upon arriving...
Spring in their step

Spring in their step

The Metung Hot Springs project is set to move forward with construction expected to begin in the next couple of months following the awarding of $1.5 million to the group through the Local Economic Recovery Program.The grant is in addition to $1.5 million the Metung Hot Springs received in November last year through the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.Managing director of the Metung Hot Springs,...
Mine hearing delayed

Mine hearing delayed

The hearing into the proposed Fingerboards Mineral Sand Mine at Glenaladale has been adjourned to May 3 following a directions hearing yesterday.An Inquiry and Advisory Committee was due to commence hearing the matter on Monday but it was adjourned, due to procedural fairness, because of new information presented by Kalbar.In documents submitted by the mining proponent, Kalbar, into the...
Being prepared in the forest

Being prepared in the forest

When the Black Summer bushfires swept through Clifton Creek toward the end of 2019, the Hermans were probably the most prepared for the onslaught.Robyn and John Hermans with their son, Ben, their daughter, Jill, and her partner, Gabe, who reside on 90 acres beside the Nicholson River, never thought for one moment of evacuating.The family started building their idyllic sanctuary deep in the bush...
Rail trail funding setback

Rail trail funding setback

The East Gippsland Rail Trail Committee of Management has expressed dismay that its application for a grant to fund major upgrades to the trail surface was rejected.The Rail Trail committee had applied for $5 million under the Local Economic Recovery Program, which was set up to fund projects in areas affected by the bushfires.While it is jointly funded by the State and Federal governments, the...

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