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Legislation ends netting

Legislation ends netting

More than 100 years of Gippsland Lakes fishing industry history will end by April 1, 2021.The State Government on Wednesday passed legislation that it says will boost tourism, create jobs and protect the lake system, however, for 10 commercial netting licence holders and their families, they will be without work.The Marine and Fisheries Legislation Amendment Act 2019 will phase out the 10...
New MCAV president

New MCAV president

The Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria (MCAV) welcomed a new president recently, with Merrijig farmer, Bruce McCormack, stepping into the chair at the group’s annual general meeting.Mr McCormack’s family has an association with the High Country that stretches back longer than the MCAV itself, with five generations of McCormacks before him having run cattle into the hills around...
Fulfilling Zac’s wish

Fulfilling Zac’s wish

Nearly three years ago, 10-year-old Zac Chapman, of Perry Bridge, and his family were dealt the news that he had leukaemia.He is currently in remission, but it has been a harrowing time for the family, so a special holiday to the Gold Coast this month will help to recalibrate and have a bit of fun after all the treatment.Zac, his sister Annie (11), and mum, Kylie Chalmers, will jet off with his...
Wildfighter a wild success

Wildfighter a wild success

Bairnsdale boxing is alive.The sellout event saw 1500 people fill the venue while a further 1000 tuned into the Aus Boxing Facebook live stream, all witnessing a Bairnsdale domination with all local fighters victorious, aside from Bayden Ashwood, who had to settle for a draw in his bout with Brodie Zara.Headliner, Jason “Warrior” Whateley, ended the show with a stunning second round knockout of...
Seeking buy-out support

Seeking buy-out support

East Gippsland Shire Councillors have thrown their support behind Gippsland Lakes commercial fishing licence holders.Cr Joe Rettino moved a motion to write to Minister for Fishing and Boating, Jaala Pulford, and Parliamentary Secretary for Jobs, Jane Garrett, seeking an economic stim- ulus and support package for the 10 licence holders who will be affected by the State Government’ s buy-out.It...
Recycling polystyrene

Recycling polystyrene

A processing machine to enable more recycling of polystyrene is operating at East Gippsland Shire Council's Bairnsdale landfill.Mayor, Cr Natalie O'Connell said to divert expanded polystyrene (EPS) from landfill, council’ s waste minimisation and sustainability team has invested in an EPS processing machine which compresses the polystyrene using heat. The product obtained during this process is...

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