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Buchan kids saddened by pool closure

Buchan kids saddened by pool closure

The closure of the Buchan pool by Parks Victoria has left locals, particularly children, devastated.Parents are shocked by the decision, arguing the swimming pool provides an important social outlet for children over summer in a township that doesn’t have many other facilities to keep them entertained.Parks Victoria addressed kids at the Buchan Primary School on Tuesday as to why the pool had to...
VCE golden ticket more than a number

VCE golden ticket more than a number

East Gippsland Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) students, who sat their final exams last month after 13 years or more of primary and secondary schooling, received their official ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) scores last Thursday.Students can put a great deal of unnecessary pressure on themselves to get the ATAR scores, but essentially it is ‘just a number’. It may change the...
Whateley crowned Aussie champion

Whateley crowned Aussie champion

Jason Whateley is the Australian cruiserweight boxing champion.The Bairnsdale product claimed a statement win in his short professional career, destroying now former champion, Daniel Russell, inside 71 seconds at Wildfighter Rnd 4 on Saturday night at Melbourne’s timber yard.Whateley dropped Taylor with a huge straight right hand within the opening 15 seconds of the bout before again flooring...
Christmas parade magic

Christmas parade magic

Everyone likes a parade, and the Bairnsdale Christmas Parade down Main Street on Saturday morning was again an outstanding success for the community and all those involved in it.Event organiser, Taylor Moorhouse, of East Gippsland Newspapers, said the annual event this year attracted 52 floats from businesses, schools and community groups.“This year’s weather was kind to the parade walkers and...
Timber industry opinions differ

Timber industry opinions differ

The Andrews Labor Government’s planned closure of Victoria’s native forestry industry by 2030 is opposed by the Federal Labor Party and has been condemned by Australia’s forestry experts.Federal Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Resources, Joel Fitzgibbon, has strongly backed Victoria’s native forest industries as sustainable, while the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) said the...
New name, new logo

New name, new logo

Since 1975 Gippsland Lakes Community Health has been providing the local community with health services and support to help residents live well.On Tuesday, this iconic organisation unveiled a new name and a new logo when it officially opened the doors of its new building in Bairnsdale, GLCH now known as Gippsland Lakes Complete Health.“We wanted our new name to reflect the fact that we provide...

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