Friday, 01 March 2024
65 Macleod Street, Bairnsdale, VIC 3875 - P: (03) 5150 2300

A country music star

Bairnsdale is home to a former singing star. Denise Morrison, who is the recipient of three Golden Guitar Awards and a prestigious MO Award, has been residing quietly in East Gippsland for the past few years. However, her dulcet tones can still be heard on local community radio station - REGFM - where she works as a presenter, production manager and community service co-ordinator. To...

NADIOC Week 2021

Uncle Alan Coe is the chair of Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-Operative (GEGAC). A proud Wiradjuri, Eora and Yorta Yora man, Uncle Alan says NAIDOC Week is about strengthening culture that enhances the lives of Aboriginal people. "NAIDOC for me is memories of growing up and how our families watched over and cared for each other, which is part of being Aboriginal,” said Uncle Alan.

Time flies in Omeo

PODCAST - Leonie Pendergast is a shining example that you are never too old to work. At 86 years young she has decided to reopen her Omeo business after closing it down two years ago and then realizing retirement wasn't all it was cracked up to be. The Cuckoo Clock shop, specializing in handcrafted German clocks, has now reopened in Omeo's main street and Mrs Pendergast couldn’t be happier.

Omeo Health's new CEO

PODCAST - Omeo District Health’s new chief executive officer, Associate Professor Arish Naresh, says community is the key to good health. A fourth generation Fijian Indian, Dr Naresh brings a wealth of experience to his new role in Omeo, with an extensive background in health and leadership. He sat down for this wide ranging interview with the Bairnsdale Advertiser at the beginning of June (2021).

Ocean Fishing

Lakes Entrance based fisherman, Chris Newman, comes from a family with a long history in fishing.  Mr Newman is a fourth generation ocean fisherman and his fishing boats ply the high seas each week to bring in supplies for both local consumption and city markets.

East Gippsland Field Days sheep dog trial

The Victorian Yard Utility Farm Dog Association sheep dog trial action at the East Gippsland Field Days was excellent for spectators, with many people enjoying the skills of the dogs and handlers on display.  One competitor was Andrew Whelan, Whelan’s Run Kelpies, Tambo Upper who had four dogs competing, Banjo having his last hurrah at trialling while another, Bessie, 18 months, was at her...

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