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Labour day weekend lives up to its name

Labour day weekend lives up to its name

Australia’s Biggest Working Bee, a community effort to help the Sarsfield fire recovery made sure Labour Day long weekend lived up to its name.The weekend was about making the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time.Organised by  the combined teams at Fencing for Fires  founder, Jaime Wolf, Tradies for Fire-Affected Communities (TFFAC) founders, Piers Smart and Jackson Taylor,...
Fire feedback sought

Fire feedback sought

As East Gippsland moves from the bushfire disaster to the farreaching effects of COVID-19, a series of meetings are being held for locals to give feedback on Victoria’s fire preparedness and response.The independent inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian fire season, announced by the State Government on January 14, held a meeting in Bairnsdale on Tuesday night.Despite more than 40 registrations,...
Dargo encourages visitors

Dargo encourages visitors

The small community of Dargo is encouraging visitors to the High Plains town.While Dargo wasn’t directly impacted by the bushfires, it was indirectly affected with the main road being closed to keep tourists out at the height of the fire inferno, which was racing through nearby bushland.“Dargo looks beautiful at the moment, it’s so green and lush,” Kerry Leemon, from the Dargo General Store,...
Hope Centre almost ready

Hope Centre almost ready

It’s been four and a half years in the making but the official opening of the Hope Centre is only about a month away.Hope Centre board members are excited to host a ‘walk-around’ the premises on Sunday, March 22, to view the outside and the infrastructure.Hope Centre board chair, Peter Down, said as far as he was aware, it’s the only purpose-built rehabilitation centre in Australia, with others...
Ditching double drop-offs at Lucknow

Ditching double drop-offs at Lucknow

The State Government is helping build and expand kindergarten facilities across the state as it gets on with rolling out three-year-old kindergarten, starting in Bairnsdale.Minister for Education, James Merlino, visited Lucknow Primary School last Thursday to announce a new kindergarten would be built at the school, helping families ditch the dreaded double drop-off.The government will fund a...
Community barbecue for wildlife carers

Community barbecue for wildlife carers

Jodie-Anne and Mick from season 10 of My Kitchen Rules, and now Champagne Food on a Beer Budget, will be hosting a community barbecue in Bruthen this Thursday from 11.30am.In a call to arms reaction to the horrendous bushfires that ravaged Eastern Victoria, thousands of people from Australia and around the world kindly donated animal food, animal supplements, bandages and medical supplies,...

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