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Mamma mania as records tumble

Mamma mania as records tumble

It’s official: audiences have set new attendance records for any theatre production in East Gippsland’s history, as Bairnsdale Production Line Theatre Company celebrates the runaway success of Mamma Mia! the musical during May. The cheerful jukebox musical more than lived up to expectations, with attendance figures for the first night, first week and the entire 10-show season overwhelming all...
Road halt

Road halt

Frustration is growing over the regular interruptions to traffic on the Great Alpine Road between Bruthen and Ensay as work continues to stabilise the steep cliff face from landslides.  Last week the road was closed for several hours at Tambo Crossing after a landslip sent rocks and earth spilling onto the road overnight on Monday. It was about 5am when the alarm was raised and about three...
GMA under fire

GMA under fire

Gunshots heard from 8am this morning signalled the opening of the 2021 duck hunting season. But this year’s season has been slashed, including cuts to hours, bag numbers and days, and needless to say hunters aren’t happy. Hunters believe the Game Management Authority (GMA), responsible for the regulation of game hunting in Victoria, is on a political course to restrict duck hunting, regardless...
Don’t tolerate family violence

Don’t tolerate family violence

East Gippsland has moved from holding the number one spot for family violence in the Gippsland region to third placing. Crime dashboard statistics the Advertiser has seen, collated from 79 local government areas across Victoria, now places Wellington at the top of the list. Wellington recorded 3283 family violence incidents until the end of December 2020, followed by Latrobe with 3245 and East...
Brumby debate continues

Brumby debate continues

A special East Gippsland Shire Council meeting to change the wording of a motion about the shooting of feral horses in the Alpine National Party has been lost. The hastily arranged special meeting was called after three councillors, Cr Tom Crook, Cr Jane Greacen and Deputy Mayor, Cr Mark Reeves, exercised their right with a notice to alter a motion that was passed at the council meeting in...
Laneway lights up

Laneway lights up

The laneway behind Woolworths in Bairnsdale has been undergoing a transformation over a series of months.  The Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) who is behind the project, is thrilled to announce the launch of ‘Laneway 3875’. The project has been a work in progress for the committee of the BCCI and the wider community for the past 17 months. BCCI president, Jaime Savory,...

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