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Pulford announces $5m support

Pulford announces $5m support

Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, visited East Gippsland on Wednesday to announce drought funding, just a fortnight after visiting farms near Bairnsdale.Minister Pulford said $5 million of assistance was available for farmers and irrigation communities to ease the financial burden for those experiencing drought conditions.“There has been a shift in drought policy since the millennial...
Minister returning

Minister returning

Both the Minister and Shadow Minister for Agriculture will be back in East Gippsland this week on drought-related visits, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, has said.“Minister Jaala Pulford will be here on Wednesday as a follow-up to the on-farm visits and community forum we attended together a fortnight ago and then Shadow Minister Peter Walsh will be here on Thursday and Friday,” Mr Bull...
Seagulls soar into grand final

Seagulls soar into grand final

Stratford and Lakes Entrance will clash in the East Gippsland senior football grand final this Saturday, the Seagulls booking their place in the decider with a comfortable 28-point victory over Wy Yung on Saturday at City Oval.Two weeks ago the Swans booked a grand final spot with a dominant display against the Seagulls, but the latter regrouped and sent the Tigers packing in the preliminary...
Developing Treaty framework

Developing Treaty framework

Jill Gallagher attended 19 different primary schools in Gippsland while growing up and knows the area well.Her connection to the area is strong and as Victoria’s newly appointed Treaty Advancement Commissioner, Ms Gallagher, returned to Gippsland last week to hear what Aboriginal people want.She says one of her earliest memories is attending the Cabbage Tree Primary School.“I think I was the...
Risky poplars to be removed

Risky poplars to be removed

East Gippsland Shire Council will close part of the Mitchell River Walk as part of a vegetation management plan to ensure public safety, with poplar trees along the stretch deemed unsafe, while considering the grey headed flying fox colony within the area.At Tuesday’s ordinary council meeting, councillors voted to close part of the Mitchell River Walk, with an alternative route to be created...
NBN remains on hold

NBN remains on hold

It’s been more than two weeks since an NBN tower toppled over in Bairnsdale and one frustrated resident is still without her internet connection.Lee Anderson lives not far from the tower site in Lanes Road and despite repeated calls to Telstra has not been able to get any clear response about when her internet service will be reconnected.A frustrated Mrs Anderson told the Advertiser: “I can’t...

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