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Risky poplars to be removed

Risky poplars to be removed

East Gippsland Shire Council will close part of the Mitchell River Walk as part of a vegetation management plan to ensure public safety, with poplar trees along the stretch deemed unsafe, while considering the grey headed flying fox colony within the area.At Tuesday’s ordinary council meeting, councillors voted to close part of the Mitchell River Walk, with an alternative route to be created...
NBN remains on hold

NBN remains on hold

It’s been more than two weeks since an NBN tower toppled over in Bairnsdale and one frustrated resident is still without her internet connection.Lee Anderson lives not far from the tower site in Lanes Road and despite repeated calls to Telstra has not been able to get any clear response about when her internet service will be reconnected.A frustrated Mrs Anderson told the Advertiser: “I can’t...
Young start to auctioneer career

Young start to auctioneer career

At Pakenham this Monday, Mick O’Callaghan will compete in his first Australian Livestock and Property Association’s (ALPA) Victorian Young Auctioneer competition.The 25-year-old has worked for Sharp Fullgrabe and Co in Bairnsdale for the past three years and will be up against nine fellow agents from across the state.In June the top 10 of 23 contenders were selected at the ALPA Victorian...
Minister acknowledges drought

Minister acknowledges drought

Fodder subsidies like those announced for New South Wales are not on the Victorian Minister for Agriculture’s agenda for this drought.“We’re not mad for fodder and freight subsidies because of the adverse effect on costs,” Minister Jaala Pulford said to a group of local farmers last Tuesday.“We don’t want to push fodder prices higher.”Minister Pulford visited farms in Bengworden and Goon Nure at...
Swans storm into grand final

Swans storm into grand final

Stratford is the raging East Gippsland football premiership favourite after dismantling Lakes Entrance by 68 points at Bairnsdale City Oval on Saturday.The Seagulls have got a lot of hard work to do in the space of seven days if they want redemption with the Swans and with sore bodies it will be a tough challenge.Saturday’s loss was a reality check for Lakes. Stratford was brutal.It is not all...
GEGAC executive shown the door

GEGAC executive shown the door

The executive team at Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative (GEGAC) has been dismissed.Those stood down, include, chief executive officer, Bradley Brown.Adrian Morgan, who chaired the board of GEGAC, was appointed by the GEGAC board in the role of interim CEO and reportedly carried out the dismissals.The Advertiser understands Mr Morgan operated in both roles as CEO and GEGAC...

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