Thursday, 21 November 2019
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Chamber on song

Chamber on song

Like it or not Christmas is rapidly approaching and local retailers are banding together to encourage people to shop locally.The Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) met yesterday after calling for interested retailers to discuss ways to help each other, just a week after the new BCCI committee was instated at its annual general meeting.The group has hit the ground running with one...
More volunteers needed

More volunteers needed

The Alpine Rally of East Gippsland is fast approaching and is need of volunteers to help ensure one of the oldest surviving motor sport events in the world runs smoothly.Organised by the Historic Rally Association, the rally takes competitors through stages around East Gippsland from November 28 to December 3.Car rallies rely on large numbers of volunteers to assist with the event running....
Samuel’s crusade to vanquish cancer

Samuel’s crusade to vanquish cancer

Spreading the word about personalised treatment for all patients, of all kinds of cancer, Love Your Sister’s (LYS) Samuel Johnson and LYS crewmembers were in East Gippsland last week, rallying an army of supporters to take the cause to the Federal Government next year.Samuel is seeking to establish a coordinated national approach to the collection, usage and storage of metastatic tissues for...
Business community’s muffin break

Business community’s muffin break

Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (BCCI) new committee is looking to engage with the business community and will kick things off with a morning get together this Thursday.BCCI vice president and retail coordinator for Bairnsdale business, Mark Hopley, is inviting all retailers to an early morning muffin break at The Stables Café at 8am as a first step to engaging with the newly...
Weather doesn’t halt show

Weather doesn’t halt show

The weather didn’t deter the community, nor send them away, from the Bairnsdale Show at the Bairnsdale Racing Club on Saturday with an entertaining day enjoyed by all who attended.Families flocked in droves to the racecourse and despite some minor hiccups, Bairnsdale Show president, Tarsha Dixon, was thrilled with how the event went.“Lots of people came through the gates, especially considering...
Council to consider farm rate relief

Council to consider farm rate relief

East Gippsland Shire councillors will consider allocating $1.51 million in rate relief to drought-affected farmers at its meeting in Orbost tomorrow.This follows the Victorian Government’s announcement last month of a Local Government Service Support Payment to council.Mayor, Cr John White, thanked the government for this support.“Without the support of the Victorian Government, being able to...

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