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Caves reopen

Caves reopen

The Royal Cave at the Buchan Caves Reserve has reopened.Parks Victoria will recommence guided tours from today with additional hygiene and safety measures in place.While the Fairy Cave will stay closed for the time being, Caves House, the campground and the main visitor area of Buchan Caves Reserve will be open for the public’s pleasure.Parks Victoria staff have been busily preparing for...
Buchan residents show resiliency amid delays

Buchan residents show resiliency amid delays

It was this time last year that bushfires were impacting communities around Buchan.It would be two more weeks before the fire eventually broke containment lines and forced its way into the township.Many homes and structures were lost and tragically one resident lost his life after his home was engulfed in the fireball that rolled into Buchan that fateful day.The Buchan football oval resembled a...
Author visits town of hope

Author visits town of hope

Renowned author, Tom Valenta OAM, who penned A Time of Hope, the story about how a group of local champions won hearts and minds to create a vital facility for the Gippsland region, and how the community embraced the construction of an alcohol and other drugs (AOD) residential rehabilitation facility at Lucknow, visited Bairnsdale last week to tour the Hope Centre and attend a number of book...
Still living rough on the  eve of bushfire season

Still living rough on the eve of bushfire season

Buchan residents, Bronwyn and Donald Graham, don’t fear the forthcoming fire season. The couple lived through the horrific bushfires of last summer, watching as their historic house, perched high up in the Buchan hills, with splendiferous views over the Snowy River, went up in flames. From their hilltop view in Buchan East, the Grahams had been watching the fire for six weeks burn through...
Celebrating 30 years of food, family and community

Celebrating 30 years of food, family and community

The Tham Dynasty restaurant in Paynesville is celebrating 30 years of delicious food this week.How did this famous restaurant came to be? It’s quite the story.Owners of Tham Dynasty, Teresa and Jeffery Tham, were born in Dili, East Timor.They went to high school together and fled East Timor following the Indonesian invasion in the 1970s.Teresa migrated to Australia when she was 18 with her...
They helped save my life

They helped save my life

 Watching Rory Smith meet some of the medical team for the first time since they helped save his life at the Bairnsdale Hospital, it was interesting to observe the reactions.“I went for a run the other day,” Rory told them.“But I’m not pushing myself too hard.”The amazement on the health professionals’ faces was unmistakable. It clearly wasn’t something they expected from someone who had...

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