Monday, 17 February 2020
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Rate relief welcome

Rate relief welcome

East Gippsland farmers have welcomed the East Gippsland Shire’s decision to offer rate relief to those affected by the drought.The Victorian Government’s $1.51 million Local Government Service Support Payment will be passed on to farmers in full, effective from December 31, 2019.Chris Nixon, who farms at Bete Bolong on the Snowy River, has welcomed the decision.Mr Nixon, who sits on the East...
Gearing up for State Cup

Gearing up for State Cup

This weekend the Bairnsdale Kart Club will host the 2019 Victorian State Cup (black plate) event.Drivers will be coming from all over the state and interstate to compete in the event, all wanting to take home the black plate for their respective class to display on their karts for the next 12 months.Racing is on all weekend and free for the public to come and watch, there will be a great display...
Fires burning

Fires burning

Many of the fires in the area north of Bairnsdale, Bruthen and Nowa Nowa, remain uncontained and the recent rain has done little to reduce the risk of bushfires.At a community meeting on Tuesday night in Bruthen, attendees were reminded that if they haven’t already done so, to prepare themselves for this fire season.“The rain was very welcome and helped provide water to households, however, with...
A fish education

A fish education

If you want to know anything about the Australian bass you’d do well to ask young Jack Batty and Zane Kilpatrick.“Bass start spawning at six years of age and they’re fully grown at about 25 years,” Swifts Creek year seven student, Jack Batty, said.“They can produce 500,000 eggs a year, and their average life span is about 40 years but they can live up to 45.“They also spawn in the saltwater...
Bushfires hit region

Bushfires hit region

Following the significant weather event experienced across the state last Thursday, a band of lightning ignited a substantial number of fires across East Gippsland.The lightning moved slowly across the region into Far East Gippsland overnight into Friday providing fire fighters with challenging conditions.Gippsland regional controller, Ben Rankin, said although the weather is cooler and the wind...
Cyber attack update

Cyber attack update

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS) is close to regaining its full technological function following a ransomware attack that impacted 23 hospitals across Victoria on September 30.Almost all online systems have been restored, although internet access is still not available at some staff workstations across the hospital.BRHS staff recently regained the ability to send and receive emails to...

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