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Community reaping financial rewards

Community reaping financial rewards

Nineteen local groups will share in $55,120.50 of funding to deliver community projects and events across East Gippsland Shire.The groups were granted funding under round one of council’s 2018/19 Community Project Grants at its October meeting on Tuesday night.Mayor, Cr Joe Rettino, said there is a community value-adding aspect of the program with all funding provided on a dollar-for-dollar...
Town’s stink a mystery

Town’s stink a mystery

The source of a foul odour that stank out Bairnsdale and surrounds on Tuesday remains a mystery.Described as a ‘blood and bone’ odour or dynamic lifter-fertiliser smell, it is possible a local farmer has fertilised a nearby paddock.East Gippsland Shire Council, East Gippsland Water, and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning denied responsibility for the stench.But when the...
Omeo hosts championships

Omeo hosts championships

Visitors will be hard pressed to find a park or a place to stay in Omeo this weekend, as offroad motorbike riders from across the nation descend on the hillside village for rounds 11 and 12 of the 2018 Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC).The official enduro championship of Motorcycling Australia, the AORC is both nationally and internationally recognised as producing top level off-road...
Land and sea hay convoy

Land and sea hay convoy

Thirty drought-stricken farmers and their families received 211 tonnes of hay, and hope, in Bairnsdale last Friday, coming across Bass Strait and delivered by the Rapid Relief Team (RRT).A barge laden with 470 hay bales traversed the strait from Bridport, Tasmania, before the feed was transferred onto a convoy of 13 semi-trailers and trucked to Bairnsdale.The donated bales of hay are part of the...
Social heat for brigade

Social heat for brigade

Bengworden Fire Brigade now has a cordon bleu barbecue among its equipment thanks to a donation from John and Melissa Gardiner.Melissa contacted the Bairnsdale CFA District office to ask if a barbecue would be needed at any of the local fire brigades, which led to the Bengworden brigade indicating a barbecue would be a valued resource and provide an opportunity to bring people together to...
Centenary tournament on the horizon

Centenary tournament on the horizon

One hundred years of golf at Bairnsdale Golf Club will be celebrated at the club’s centenary tournament, which kicks off on Monday, October 29, and concludes on Sunday, November 4.Entries close on Monday, October 22, or when fields are full, so hurry to book your spot.The tournament will be played on the club’s championship 18-hole course, overlooking the picturesque Lakes at Eagle...

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