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Williamson takes the reins at GEGAC

Williamson takes the reins at GEGAC

Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative (GEGAC) has welcomed a new chief executive officer in Jamie Williamson.Mr Williamson has extensive experience in aboriginal affairs and was previously the Koori Liaison Officer based in Bairnsdale some years ago before leaving Gippsland to further his knowledge.Born on the South Coast of New South Wales at Milton Ulladula, Mr Williamson’s...
Buchan wins Senior Constable Moreland’s heart

Buchan wins Senior Constable Moreland’s heart

Ray Moreland isn’t necessarily your typical country cop.He readily admits, when he’s out of uniform, his heavily tattooed arms and solid appearance is just as likely to make little old ladies cross to the other side of the street.However, his smile and easy-going manner would allay any fears (if they haven’t already fled!).Since 2002, Leading Senior Constable Moreland has been stationed at...
Chloe spreads her wings with pilot licence

Chloe spreads her wings with pilot licence

Despite being only 15 years old, Chloe Higgins can already fly a plane.The year 10 student at Nagle College earned her pilot licence earlier this year after a lot of preparation, including numerous hours studying textbooks and flying a P92 Echo Super.Following a three-hour flight test, Chloe was granted her licence, enabling her to fly a plane by herself, remarkably before she is legally allowed...
Adventurethon arrives in March

Adventurethon arrives in March

Bairnsdale will be a hive of adventure activity come the end of March.The best of Australia’s adventure athletes will be converging on the town for the Adventurethon East Gippsland threestage race on March 30 and 31.Competitors from across Victoria and interstate will compete in the two-day unique, multi-discipline off-road event.Athletes aged from eight to 80 will enter across three amazing...
Hope sees first sod turned

Hope sees first sod turned

New rehabilitation services to break the cycle of addiction will soon be available in Gippsland, with the official sod turning of the Hope Restart Centre, East Bairnsdale, last Friday.Representations from across the many areas of support received by the drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre gathered on Friday to hear a brief on the journey so far and the expectations as builders prepare the...
Full on with fire

Full on with fire

Captain of the Buchan CFA, Peter White, hasn’t had a day off since January 16 when lightning started a fire in Timbarra.“It’s been full on,” he says, not showing a hint of exhaustion.The fire is burning in two sections and has twice threatened W-Tree.On January 25, it resulted in the evacuation of 15 residents from the SIBA Buddhist Retreat Centre on Gelantipy Road.Last Sunday, residents in...

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