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Daniel the destroyer

Daniel the destroyer

Brad Daniel has destroyed Orbost as West Bairnsdale secured back-to-back Bairnsdale Cricket Association “A” grade one-day premierships at City Oval on Sunday.Orbost was bowled out for a dreadful 54 in 22.2 overs, the batting rot starting in the opening over when Daniel had Jayden Price bowled for a duck.Daniel was outstanding, picking up 7/30 from his eight overs, breaking the Blues’ back within...
Sergeant Wyllie surrenders his badge

Sergeant Wyllie surrenders his badge

After more than 40 years in the police force, Bairnsdale’s Brett Wyllie has decided to call it a day.The former sergeant decided to hand in his badge at the Bairnsdale Police Station after having worked in the Divisional Intelligence Unit since 2003.Relaxed and soaking up the sun last week when the Advertiser spoke to him, Mr Wyllie said while he enjoyed his career he “doesn’t miss policing”.“I...
Finals fight turned on its head

Finals fight turned on its head

Fourth spot is up for grabs heading into the final round of the Bairnsdale Cricket Association “A” grade season following a remarkable turn of events over the weekend.Some results went as expected, while others defied logic, as the top four was turned on its head.The biggest twist came at Nagle where St Mary’s Nagle, which was third heading into the round and could have locked in its finals...
Cattle duffing rife

Cattle duffing rife

An increase in livestock being stolen across Gippsland has devastated local farmers.In the latest incident, Ensay North farmer, Chris Commins, had 17 head of cattle swiped in a brazen theft from a property at Driffield in the Latrobe Valley over the weekend.The Angus and Black Baldy cows had been yarded on Friday in readiness for Mr Commins to pick up on Saturday morning.However, upon arriving...
Spring in their step

Spring in their step

The Metung Hot Springs project is set to move forward with construction expected to begin in the next couple of months following the awarding of $1.5 million to the group through the Local Economic Recovery Program.The grant is in addition to $1.5 million the Metung Hot Springs received in November last year through the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.Managing director of the Metung Hot Springs,...
Mine hearing delayed

Mine hearing delayed

The hearing into the proposed Fingerboards Mineral Sand Mine at Glenaladale has been adjourned to May 3 following a directions hearing yesterday.An Inquiry and Advisory Committee was due to commence hearing the matter on Monday but it was adjourned, due to procedural fairness, because of new information presented by Kalbar.In documents submitted by the mining proponent, Kalbar, into the...

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