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Local jobs for bridge

Local jobs for bridge

The first of many local contractors has been awarded work to support the planning phase for the new rail bridge over the Avon River, which will allow the train to travel through Stratford at faster speeds.Local company, OnePlan Land Development Group, which has an office in Bairnsdale, has been appointed to begin cadastral surveying today and will complete the work over the next two weeks.The...
National clay shoot a local boon

National clay shoot a local boon

Field and Game Australia’s national carnival is headed to East Gippsland next month with more than 600 clay target shooters set to descend on Bairnsdale across the Melbourne Cup long weekend.Bairnsdale Field and Game will host the event on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday 4 with competitors from across the country vying for the coveted title of 2018 National Champion.The Bairnsdale club has...
Drive safely around schools

Drive safely around schools

School’s back for term four and East Gippsland Shire Council is reminding parents to be cautious when dropping off and collecting children from school.Council’s community laws coordinator, Bill Petersen, said most schools have drop off and pick up zones that allow parents to pull in, drop off or pick up children and then drive off.“These areas are designed to enable a large volume of cars to...
Our Bottino bags Bairnsdale Cup

Our Bottino bags Bairnsdale Cup

Our Bottino claimed Sunday’s Bairnsdale Cup for trainer Matthew Williams in fine conditions, holding on for a narrow win in an entertaining finish.Ridden by Damien Thornton, Our Bottino, paying $22.20, held a head margin over the fast-finishing Laughing Heir at the line with Smart As You Think half a length back in third spot.Leading fancies, Another Coldie and Holy Snow, finished fourth and...
Confidence in GEGAC

Confidence in GEGAC

Following the sacking of its executive team recently, a special general meeting of members of Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative, GEGAC, has passed a motion of confidence in the present board.The meeting, which was attended by about 50 of its more than 200 members on Monday, also voted against a motion to appoint an independent legal representative for members in relation to...
Rain welcome, but more needed

Rain welcome, but more needed

East Gippsland received welcome rainfall overnight on Tuesday, though it was only enough to bring a slight smile to farmers’ faces.While farmers welcomed the falls recorded across most of the region, they say more is desperately needed.Bairnsdale received the most rain, with the Bureau of Meteorology recording an average of 24 millimetres in the area.Elders livestock manager for Bairnsdale,...

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