Thursday, 24 January 2019
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Businesses booming in December

Businesses booming in December

The Christmas / New Year summer holiday period is a busy time across Australia, and in our own backyard, which has grown as a tourist hot spot, business is trending positively.With this influx of people around Bairnsdale, many local businesses have seen a spike in shopper numbers across a variety of stores.Owner of Sportfirst Bairnsdale, Bernie Eastman, says it has been a busy time of year.“It...
Off to Oxley

Off to Oxley

The annual Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria (MCAV) Get Together festival is on this weekend, January 11-13.This year it will be hosted at the Oxley Recreation Reserve, near Wangaratta over in North East Victoria, but has still attracted plenty of entries from East Gippsland locals in the MCAV Cattlemen’s open, ladies and junior challenges.The 2017 ladies challenge winner, Carrie...
East Gippsland avoids blaze

East Gippsland avoids blaze

Gippsland did not escape Friday’s sweltering heart unscathed with a Rosedale bushfire threatening communities to the west of Bairnsdale.Bairnsdale Fire Brigade captain, Aaron Lee, speaking with the Advertiser yesterday morning said no District 11 fire crews have been committed to the Rosedale fire, which is now under control but continues to burn.On Friday and Saturday evening smoke was visible...
We can do great things

We can do great things

East Gippsland Shire Council’s new chief executive officer has a passion for local government because “it can do great things”.Anthony Basford comes to East Gippsland from Bega Valley Shire Council in New South Wales, where he was most recently the director community, environment and planning.“It was a great opportunity to move to an area that had some similarities to where I have just been...
Fireworks go off with a bang

Fireworks go off with a bang

At one stage it had looked as if the annual Paynesville New Year’s Eve fireworks would not be going ahead, however after the community rallied together it was able to host another fantastic display on Monday night.This year the fireworks event was hosted by the newly formed Paynesville Community Events and president, Simon Ellis, says he was rapt with how the night was received.“They were a huge...
Well-behaved for New Year

Well-behaved for New Year

Bairnsdale Police are reporting a well-behaved crowd on New Year’s Eve.Police were out in force in Bairnsdale and the Paynesville area, where a few thousand people enjoyed a band and watched the fire- works from the foreshore.Sergeant John Hodder, from Bairnsdale Police, said “it was an extremely quiet night, everyone was well behaved”.One female was arrested for being drunk early in the...

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