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Local athletes take on desert challenge

Local athletes take on desert challenge

John Morton, Stuart Derham and Frank Strini, set off on the challenge of a lifetime on September 25 - the annual Simpson Desert Bike Challenge.The Simpson Desert Bike Challenge, now in its 32nd year, challenges riders both mentally and physically and drives them to push well beyond the normal barriers of endurance sports, with its constant corrugations, pounding heat and endless dunes. Ridders...
Great variety for Seniors Festival

Great variety for Seniors Festival

This year’s East Gippsland Shire Council’s Seniors Festival has something to suit all interests, with events running throughout October.A festival program includes events from across the region with most events being free or run at a minimal cost to keep them accessible.This year includes come and try sessions, information sessions, exhibitions, classes, reminiscing afternoon teas, a film...
Train car collision

Train car collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a train and car in Bairnsdale last Friday night. The incident occurred at a Ligar Street crossing at around 6.30pm.The two occupants in the car, both from Bairnsdale, were trapped for some time before being cut free by emergency services.Both the 19-year-old female driver and the 17-year-old male passenger were airlifted to...
Passion, vitality and inspiration

Passion, vitality and inspiration

Before his retirement last month, Nick Murray had spent 16 per cent of his colourful life as chief executive officer of Gippsland Ports, according to current Gippsland Ports chair, Geoff Hocking.Geoff was speaking at the Paynesville Wine Bar last week to a large gathering of family, friends, business and public service organisation representatives who were all there to recognise and congratulate...
Community reaping financial rewards

Community reaping financial rewards

Nineteen local groups will share in $55,120.50 of funding to deliver community projects and events across East Gippsland Shire.The groups were granted funding under round one of council’s 2018/19 Community Project Grants at its October meeting on Tuesday night.Mayor, Cr Joe Rettino, said there is a community value-adding aspect of the program with all funding provided on a dollar-for-dollar...
Town’s stink a mystery

Town’s stink a mystery

The source of a foul odour that stank out Bairnsdale and surrounds on Tuesday remains a mystery.Described as a ‘blood and bone’ odour or dynamic lifter-fertiliser smell, it is possible a local farmer has fertilised a nearby paddock.East Gippsland Shire Council, East Gippsland Water, and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning denied responsibility for the stench.But when the...

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