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Get your card game on and splash a bit of cash on the lake

Get your card game on and splash a bit of cash on the lake

Yachts, cruisers, ski boats, tinnies, runabouts and jet skis will grace the Gippsland Lakes on November 3 to participate in a poker run, raising funds for Gippsland Farmer Relief.The inaugural poker run is the brainchild of Paynesville Classic Boat Rally president, Peter Medling, and is aimed at helping struggling local farmers.Gippsland Lakes Poker run committee member, James Blandford, said...
Connor challenges for motocross crown

Connor challenges for motocross crown

It takes nerves of steel, concentration and stamina to race a motorbike against other competitors, but to do it at just eight years old also takes something very special.Lakes Entrance’s Connor Guillot and his family will cross the Tasman Sea to compete in the Australian Junior Motocross Championship in Penguin, Tasmania, next week.Connor’s father, Adam, says that he is looking forward to what...
Boost for rural roads

Boost for rural roads

Local council roads will get a massive boost with the State Government unveiling earlier this week a $100 million Fixing Country Roads Program as part of a record $941 million regional roads investment.Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, launched the program, which comes with strict requirements to ensure money is actually spent on local roads, on Tuesday.Projects funded under...
Wildlife issue not yet resolved

Wildlife issue not yet resolved

Having failed to expedite the Authority to Control Wildlife permits process to provide relief for drought-stricken East Gippsland farmers, the Nationals have raised the matter again in State Parliament question time last week.Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said the question, asked directly to the Premier, was to simply ask – given Labor’s Minister had not resolved the issue – would he...
Building a forestry hub

Building a forestry hub

Gippsland will be a key forestry hub, with farmers playing a big role in planting trees, under the Federal Government’s national forestry plan.The $20 million, four-year plan aims to plant an additional 400,000 hectares of forests – a billion new trees – over the next decade.It was announced earlier this month by the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Richard...
Redlegs secure U16 premiership

Redlegs secure U16 premiership

Bairnsdale has won the Gippsland League under 16 grand final, defeating Sale by 27 points in a mouth-watering match of football at Morwell Recreation Reserve on Saturday.On a day where Leongatha claimed its first back-to-back senior Gippsland League flags with victory over Maffra, the under 16 Redlegs were on fire early and withstood a third quarter charge from the Magpies before claiming the...

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