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Ambulance rammed in Lindenow

Ambulance rammed in Lindenow

Police are investigating after a car allegedly rammed an ambulance in Lindenow last Wednesday, September 26, the accused driver set to face court in Bairnsdale this week. Emergency services were transporting a woman to hospital and had reason to stop on the side of the road near the intersection of Bairnsdale-Dargo Road and Windmill Lane about 1.30pm.Shortly after that time, the ambulance was...
Vision impairment no barrier

Vision impairment no barrier

Brenda Murray is not your typical 88-year-old.Brenda has three sons, six grandchildren and eight grandchildren and was the first mayor of the East Gippsland Shire Council when the City of Bairnsdale, Shire of Bairnsdale, Shire of Omeo, Shire of Orbost and Shire of Tambo amalgamated in 1994. She was born in England and moved to Orbost where she spent most of her adult life.While contending with...
Get your card game on and splash a bit of cash on the lake

Get your card game on and splash a bit of cash on the lake

Yachts, cruisers, ski boats, tinnies, runabouts and jet skis will grace the Gippsland Lakes on November 3 to participate in a poker run, raising funds for Gippsland Farmer Relief.The inaugural poker run is the brainchild of Paynesville Classic Boat Rally president, Peter Medling, and is aimed at helping struggling local farmers.Gippsland Lakes Poker run committee member, James Blandford, said...
Connor challenges for motocross crown

Connor challenges for motocross crown

It takes nerves of steel, concentration and stamina to race a motorbike against other competitors, but to do it at just eight years old also takes something very special.Lakes Entrance’s Connor Guillot and his family will cross the Tasman Sea to compete in the Australian Junior Motocross Championship in Penguin, Tasmania, next week.Connor’s father, Adam, says that he is looking forward to what...
Boost for rural roads

Boost for rural roads

Local council roads will get a massive boost with the State Government unveiling earlier this week a $100 million Fixing Country Roads Program as part of a record $941 million regional roads investment.Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, launched the program, which comes with strict requirements to ensure money is actually spent on local roads, on Tuesday.Projects funded under...
Wildlife issue not yet resolved

Wildlife issue not yet resolved

Having failed to expedite the Authority to Control Wildlife permits process to provide relief for drought-stricken East Gippsland farmers, the Nationals have raised the matter again in State Parliament question time last week.Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said the question, asked directly to the Premier, was to simply ask – given Labor’s Minister had not resolved the issue – would he...

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