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Redlegs ready for grand finals

Redlegs ready for grand finals

Three Bairnsdale teams will play in the Gippsland League grand finals in Morwell tomorrow.In the football, the under 18s clash with Traralgon, while the under 16s face Sale. On the netball court the Redlegs’ 15 and under team will go head-to-head with the Magpies.“Take the stairs not the lift.” That is the motto of the Bairnsdale’s under 16 footballers as they march into their match against...
Neophytou candidate

Neophytou candidate

George Neophytou (pictured) is standing as an Independent candidate for the seat of Gippsland East in the upcoming November State Election.A Paynesville lawyer, Mr Neophytou has a Bachelor of Laws degree with honours, Bachelor of Commerce degree (Economics and Marketing) and is a Fellow with the Australian Marketing Institute.He has been a board member of a number of organisations, including...
Homelessness a local problem

Homelessness a local problem

East Gippsland is ranked among the 10 worst electorates in Victoria in which many people, namely women, are homeless.New statistics released by the Council to Homeless Persons reveals East Gippsland ranks sixth in the state with 224 people homeless.The region has 38 people out of every 10,000 homeless, which is higher than the regional Victoria rate of 27 per 10,000.Most concerning is the...
Learning tender process

Learning tender process

More than 50 local contractors and business operators turned out for East Gippsland Shire Council’s first procurement and tendering workshop – ‘Tradies Forum - Winning Government Business’ – on Monday, September 10, at the Bairnsdale RSL.The forum, designed to assist local small businesses understand council’s procurement and tendering processes, was well received.Attendees heard from Daley...
Firefighters take on stair run for charity

Firefighters take on stair run for charity

Eight volunteer firefighters from Bairnsdale Fire Brigade joined 650 firefighters and emergency service personnel from all over Australasia to battle it out at the 5th Annual Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb on Saturday, September 1, 2018.This year these firefighters “Stepped up to fight Depression, PTSD and Suicide”, raising money to benefit the Black Dog Institute and Lifeline.“The climb...
Foreshore’s new lease on life

Foreshore’s new lease on life

A Liberal Nationals Government will breathe new life into Paynesville’s boat yard precinct, kickstarting a major redevelopment plan, if elected in November.Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Decentralisation, Peter Walsh, and The Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, announced last Thursday an elected Liberal Nationals Government would provide a $200,000 grant to Gippsland...

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