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Fireweed on the agenda

Fireweed on the agenda

The impact of fireweed on the district around Bega inspired local farmer, Ian Brownrigg, to convene a meeting of other interested people to consider what might be done to prevent a similar situation developing in East Gippsland.The economic and social impacts are best understood by looking at the web site of the Bega Valley Fireweed Association. The seriousness of these impacts prompted a...
Indentifying top priorities

Indentifying top priorities

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, and Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, have challenged local leaders to identify spending priorities along the Princes Highway corridor.East Gippsland Shire mayor, Cr Natalie O’Connell, Wellington Shire mayor, Cr Alan Hall, and mayor, Cr Graeme Middlemiss, of Latrobe City,...
Bairnsdale domination

Bairnsdale domination

Bairnsdale’s Judy Kool and Cam White dominated the competition at the Geelong Classic Racquetball Championships last weekend, winning the women’s and men’s open titles respectively.At the Leisuretime Centre in Norlane, the pair were simply unstoppable and didn’ t drop a game on their way to the another piece of silverware.A 17-time Australian Open champion, White breezed past Tom Kelson 21-18...
Red tape ties up gym

Red tape ties up gym

Local gym instructor, Jack Graham, has run into red tape after deciding to relocate the Primal gym from Macleod Street Bairnsdale to Dalmahoy Street.For two years, Mr Graham operated his gym from 92 Macleod Street, building up a loyal clientele of about 50 regular customers.They would attend early morning, mid-morning, afternoon and some night sessions to keep fit.However, Mr Graham recognised...
Campaign taken to parliament

Campaign taken to parliament

Mine-free Glenaladale took its #StopKalbar fight to Melbourne’s Parliament House on Wednesday, more than 100 people opposed to the mine putting forward their case to the State Government and Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, as to why the Fingerboards project should not see the light of day.Parliament steps were covered in bright orange as a petition with 4500 signatures was tabled by Greens...
Showing sporting support

Showing sporting support

Federal member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, was busy last Wednesday in Bairnsdale, meeting with local sporting groups, Bairnsdale Netball Association (BNA) and East Gippsland Gymnastics, in an attempt to secure funding.Mr Chester met with BNA at the Bairnsdale Netball World Centre with the association needing help to secure $1.6 million to finish off stage one of the centre’s $2.1...

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