Sunday, 29 March 2020
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Far From Over

Far From Over

Complete and utter devastation.Words simply do not describe the pain and anguish suffered by numerous families who lost properties earlier this week in the biggest bushfire crisis to hit East Gippsland in more than a century.The worst part: More destruction looms tomorrow with the forecast of hot temperatures and high winds.People in remote areas are being told to leave for a safer place. Metung...
Outstanding contributions

Outstanding contributions

More than 50 years of service is a huge contribution for only three people to make to their community.That’s the amount of time spent as members of the East Gippsland Rail Trail committee of management by Andrew Sharpe (19 years), John Nelson (19 years) and Michael Oxer (16 years).They were presented with certificates of recognition by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning...
Bruthen businesses affected by bushfires

Bruthen businesses affected by bushfires

The closure of the Great Alpine Road between Bruthen and Ensay has affected business in both Bruthen and Omeo.The road serves as a major connector between the two East Gippsland townships and is especially popular during the holiday period.Since the bushfires roared through the Great Alpine Road in the early hours of December 21, the scenic route has been closed.The popular Bruthen Bakery...
Burnt pelican returns to the Lakes

Burnt pelican returns to the Lakes

A pelican with suspected chemical burns has been released back into the Gippsland Lakes after a community effort to save its life.BirdLife Australia’s project manager, Deb Sullivan, said the injured pelican was first spotted toward the end of November near a fish cleaning station.“She looked like she had been through a bushfire,” Ms Sullivan said.“But on closer inspection she was covered with an...
From roadside to paddock, waste to good feed

From roadside to paddock, waste to good feed

The dust kicked up at the Bairnsdale Aerodrome last Thursday as 14 trucks loaded with 520 hay bales arrived in convoy, their loads destined for East Gippsland farms to feed hungry stock.The source of the fodder was grass cut from roadsides in more western parts of Gippsland where grass is growing more readily than in the drought affected regions of East Gippsland.“This is a fantastic initiative...
Salvos keep giving

Salvos keep giving

The Salvation Army is ubiquitous at Christmas when it comes to helping families out.This year is no different and the Bairnsdale branch of the Salvation Army has conducted its usual charitable drive to make sure no family is without presents to give their children during the festive season.Generous locals have opened their hearts to ensure families who are in need don’t go without. All toys are...

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