Thursday, 21 February 2019
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Life lessons through hiking, building and helping

Life lessons through hiking, building and helping

Life lessons are being dealt thick and fast for a group of Nagle College students over in Laos at the moment, part of a month-long adventure that includes two hikes and building a bear cage.The group of 18 students, aged 16 and 17, and three adults left Australia last Saturday, December 8, and won’t return until Saturday, January 6.Science teacher, Sue Whitbourne, is accompanying the group and...
Small win for anti miners

Small win for anti miners

East Gippsland Shire Council will present the wishes of members of the community opposing the Fingerboards Mineral Sands project at Glenaladale and writing to the Premier, state, federal and shadow ministers, prior to the completion of an Environmental Effects Statement (EES) and the decision by the Minister for Planning to approve, or not, the mine’s go-ahead.Tuesday night’s council meeting saw...
Support where you live

Support where you live

President of Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Karen Fleischer, is encouraging the community to “love where you live” and shop local this Christmas.Like farmers, many local businesses have been affected by the drought. This has a flow on affect to families who rely on local employment.Online sales, where the money leaves the region, has also been a factor in a reduction of the...
Kerry keeping the roadsides grazed

Kerry keeping the roadsides grazed

About 700 head of cattle are being grazed along the roadsides in the high country.Bombala drover, Kerry Girvan, has been tasked with managing the consortium of local cattle from Omeo and Benambra as they are herded along the road and down laneways.Farmers are thankful their stock are getting a feed, while the East Gippsland Shire is spared the cost of slashing roadsides.Benambra based...
Fire season arrives

Fire season arrives

Bushfire season has reared its ugly head already.Hot, humid and stormy conditions from Thursday through to Saturday evening has sparked a number of small blazes in the East Gippsland caused by lighting strikes, particularly in the far east.Yesterday a fire north of Deptford covering four hectares was brought under control by seven response vehicles, while a 2.5-hectare blaze closer to Deptford...
Parade brings the festive spirit

Parade brings the festive spirit

Year after year the Bairnsdale Christmas Parade provides a thrill for region’s youngsters and families and Saturday’s event, with the theme ‘A Musical Christmas’, no exception.With an increase in floats of a vast variety cruising through Bairnsdale’s Main Street, event organiser, Taylor Moorhouse, said “the parade was a great success”.“We had 55 floats in total so it was bigger than last year,”...

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