Tuesday, 16 August 2022
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Police foot patrols

Police foot patrols

Bairnsdale Police is conducting night foot patrols as part of a new community policing effort. While night patrols are done regularly in vehicles, the idea behind the new initiative is to get boots on the ground around the neighbourhood. Station Commander, Senior Sergeant James Wearne, says “gathering intelligence as to whose out during those night time hours and being present, where and when we...
Rotary Centenary House celebrates its 18th birthday

Rotary Centenary House celebrates its 18th birthday

For the past 18 years the local community has come together for a fundraising breakfast to support Rotary Centenary House and, and it?s on today at the Howitt Park Bowls Club. With breakfast being served from 7am until 10.30am, this event gives the local community an opportunity to support this tremendous community asset. The fundraising breakfast began some 16 years ago at the home of local...
Steers shot

Steers shot

Police are investigating after three steers were found shot dead on a property at Cabbage Tree, near Orbost, recently. The Angus cattle had been dead for three days in their paddock, which backs onto state forest, when discovered by the property owners. Neighbours reported hearing gun shots during the night. The owners of the property say the shootings were “deliberate” with the steers likely...
Not enough classrooms

Not enough classrooms

Student growth at the popular Eagle Point Primary School has meant kids are utilising the library for classes because of a lack of classrooms. The school currently has 169 kids enrolled with 28 teachers and administrative staff attending to their needs. “There’s broader issues overall regarding the lack of infrastructure at the school,” said School Council committee president, Jamie Williamson....
Dargo dismay

Dargo dismay

Dargo residents are seething over the continued random shooting of animals in the remote area. Last month a cow was found shot dead on the side of the road about four kilometres from the township. Owner, Shaun Dyer, said his family was devastated by the loss of the 14-month cow they called Milo. Many locals residents are advocating for extra police resources around Dargo to conduct vehicle...
Reparations for those 'stolen'

Reparations for those 'stolen'

The State Government's announcement that it will provide reparations to recognize the suffering caused by the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families has been welcomed in East Gippsland. Gippsland Greens Party candidate, Marjorie Thorpe, said a national inquiry into the 'Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children' 16 years ago had identified the Lakes Tyers...

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