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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...
Tigers take one-day crown

Tigers take one-day crown

Wy Yung has secured the first piece of silverware for the 2018/19 Bairnsdale Cricket Association season after defeating Lindenow South Glenaladale by 14 runs in a thrilling one-day grand final at Tigerland yesterday.Middle order batsman, David Wolfe, was named player of the match for an innings of 41 and the key breakthrough of Glen Swamps star, Haydn Erfurth.With the bat the Tigers looked good...
Relief refused

Relief refused

Premier Daniel Andrews has refused to commit to providing rate relief to East Gippsland farmers on the first parliamentary sitting day of 2019.The Premier was asked by Nationals Leader, Peter Walsh, if he would commit to providing rate relief to drought-stricken farmers in northern Victoria and Gippsland.This followed a written request by Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, to both the...
Mine motion rescinded

Mine motion rescinded

While not a direct backflip, East Gippsland Shire councillors on Tuesday night voted to rescind a motion that would represent the “community’ s opposition” to the proposed mineral sands mine at Glenaladale.Less than two months after Cr Jackson Roberts put forward a motion indicating support for “the wishes of its community”, which was passed at the December 11 meeting with a 4-3 vote (Crs Mark...

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