Monday, 17 February 2020
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Homelessness inquiry

Homelessness inquiry

An inquiry into the growing issue of homelessness across Victoria began in Bairnsdale on Monday.It was the first in a series of regional forums.The Legislative Council’s Legal and Social Issues Committee has identified family violence as the number one reason women become homeless.Gippsland has some of the highest incidents of family violence in the state.Rurality is also a risk factor for women...
Future leader at Kennedys

Future leader at Kennedys

Kennedy Trailers’ Ryan Camera has been awarded the Peter Langworthy Future Leader Award at the Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) gala awards.The HVIA awards, held in Brisbane in mid-November, acknowledge and celebrate the Australian heavy vehicle industry’s capacity to “provide innovative solutions for the road transport task with a suite of leadership and innovation awards”.The award Ryan...
The tradition continues

The tradition continues

In a 1970 Mazda RX2, 2017 Australian Rally champion, Nathan Quinn, triumphed over a classy field during a bushfire and rain-shortened Alpine Rally of East Gippsland over the weekend.Quinn and his navigator, Ray Winwood-Smith, finished the rally in a time of one hour, 54 minutes and 37 seconds, adding a prestigious piece of silverware.“I built the car, pretty well from the ground up 10 years...
Fires burning

Fires burning

Bushfires continue to burn in East Gippsland more than a week after a band of lightning swept through the region and ignited a substantial number of blazes.The bushfire nine kilometres east of Bruthen is not yet under control, but in the cooler conditions fire activity has reduced and there are no threat to communities on Sunday afternoon at time of going to press.Activity on this fire may...
Changing mindsets in strides

Changing mindsets in strides

A sea of orange t-shirts flooded Bairnsdale’s Main Street on Wednesday for the second instalment of Gippsland Lakes Community Health’s (GLCH) ‘Walk to Change the Story’.‘Walk to Change the Story’ highlights the need to end violence against women and children.The walk kicked off at 11am when more than 1000 men, women, children and even some furry friends marched from Bairnsdale Primary School,...
Police legacy honour

Police legacy honour

Former and current Victoria Police members enjoyed a meal and catch-up at the regional Victoria Police Legacy lunch at the Nicholson Hotel on Tuesday where a special presentation was made.Guests travelled from near and far, as they do every time the luncheon is conducted, including Shepparton, 180 kilometres north of Melbourne, and Bateman’ s Bay, more than a fiveand-a-half hour drive away up...

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