Tuesday, 23 July 2019
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Nominees

Nominees

Five Bairnsdale region businesses have been nominated for Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards.U3A Bairnsdale and Bairnsdale and District Wood Craft Group are among the nominees for the Senior Achievement Award, The Doggie Den has been nominated for the Customer Service Award, Bulmer Farms will feature in the Agricultural Innovation Award and Black Rainbow Printing (Mount Taylor)...
Council supports upgrades

Council supports upgrades

East Gippsland Shire Council has awarded more than $108,000 in drought relief community facilities infrastructure grants to 22 community organisations.Mayor, Cr Natalie O’ Connell, said council has awarded grants to support drought-affected communities by improving facilities to help build resilience for future environmental events and provide ongoing benefit to community.“Projects receiving...
Where is the help?

Where is the help?

Leader of the Victorian Nationals, Peter Walsh, spoke to drought-affected East Gippsland farmers and members of the agriculture sector on Wednesday, gauging their situation and discussing the type of support they require in a time of need.While in town to meet with the Committee for Gippsland to discuss train services, a potential Traralgon by-pass and opportunities to capitalise on...
Jim needs help in fight for his life

Jim needs help in fight for his life

Andrew Dickson’s brother, Jim, is an East Gippsland local. He moved here a few years ago from northern Victoria with his wife, Jenni, and the couple is proud to call Metung home. Now Andrew says Jim needs everyone’s help.“Jim has worked numerous part-time jobs, at Patties in Bairnsdale, the Woolworths servo in Lakes Entrance and the Bairnsdale Dairy,” Andrew said.“Unfortunately, in October last...
Babies welcomed

Babies welcomed

Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative (GEGAC) in Bairnsdale kicked off its NAIDOC Week celebrations in style on Tuesday with a special ceremony to welcome babies to country.Under a bright blue East Gippsland sky, local Aboriginal Elders sat relaxed in the sunshine, wearing their distinguished possum skin pelts, as 83 babies were presented to them and formally welcomed to...
Paediatric workshop

Paediatric workshop

Gippsland Monash Rural Health medical students participated in a two-day paediatric surgery workshop, delivered in Bairnsdale by the Monash Children’s Hospital Paediatric Surgical team.Mr Chris Kimber, Associate Professor and consultant paediatric urologist, Mr Ram Nataraja, consultant paediatric surgeon, director of surgical simulation, Mr Maurizio Pacilli, consultant paediatric surgeon, Mr Bob...

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