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Drive safely around schools

Drive safely around schools

School’s back for term four and East Gippsland Shire Council is reminding parents to be cautious when dropping off and collecting children from school.Council’s community laws coordinator, Bill Petersen, said most schools have drop off and pick up zones that allow parents to pull in, drop off or pick up children and then drive off.“These areas are designed to enable a large volume of cars to...
Our Bottino bags Bairnsdale Cup

Our Bottino bags Bairnsdale Cup

Our Bottino claimed Sunday’s Bairnsdale Cup for trainer Matthew Williams in fine conditions, holding on for a narrow win in an entertaining finish.Ridden by Damien Thornton, Our Bottino, paying $22.20, held a head margin over the fast-finishing Laughing Heir at the line with Smart As You Think half a length back in third spot.Leading fancies, Another Coldie and Holy Snow, finished fourth and...
Confidence in GEGAC

Confidence in GEGAC

Following the sacking of its executive team recently, a special general meeting of members of Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative, GEGAC, has passed a motion of confidence in the present board.The meeting, which was attended by about 50 of its more than 200 members on Monday, also voted against a motion to appoint an independent legal representative for members in relation to...
Rain welcome, but more needed

Rain welcome, but more needed

East Gippsland received welcome rainfall overnight on Tuesday, though it was only enough to bring a slight smile to farmers’ faces.While farmers welcomed the falls recorded across most of the region, they say more is desperately needed.Bairnsdale received the most rain, with the Bureau of Meteorology recording an average of 24 millimetres in the area.Elders livestock manager for Bairnsdale,...
Off leash area tick of approval

Off leash area tick of approval

A proposed dog off leash area at the Bairnsdale Bosworth Road former landfill site was given the tick of approval by East Gippsland Shire Council at its monthly ordinary meeting on October 2.The Bairnsdale Bosworth Road former landfill site was identified as a potential site in the 2014 waste facilities and disposal strategy, which was approved by council at its December 16, 2014, meeting.The...
Wish granted for an energetic James

Wish granted for an energetic James

Nothing holds 11-year-old James Lewendon back. He’s a happy, extremely active young lad. But major burns from a rogue campfire ember on the family farm in Buchan when he was just two-years-old has meant a great deal of pain and frustration over the years. Enter Make-A-Wish East Gippslanders who granted him and his family an amazing adventure.James and his family returned last month from an...

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