Saturday, 23 November 2019
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Business community’s muffin break

Business community’s muffin break

Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (BCCI) new committee is looking to engage with the business community and will kick things off with a morning get together this Thursday.BCCI vice president and retail coordinator for Bairnsdale business, Mark Hopley, is inviting all retailers to an early morning muffin break at The Stables Café at 8am as a first step to engaging with the newly...
Weather doesn’t halt show

Weather doesn’t halt show

The weather didn’t deter the community, nor send them away, from the Bairnsdale Show at the Bairnsdale Racing Club on Saturday with an entertaining day enjoyed by all who attended.Families flocked in droves to the racecourse and despite some minor hiccups, Bairnsdale Show president, Tarsha Dixon, was thrilled with how the event went.“Lots of people came through the gates, especially considering...
Council to consider farm rate relief

Council to consider farm rate relief

East Gippsland Shire councillors will consider allocating $1.51 million in rate relief to drought-affected farmers at its meeting in Orbost tomorrow.This follows the Victorian Government’s announcement last month of a Local Government Service Support Payment to council.Mayor, Cr John White, thanked the government for this support.“Without the support of the Victorian Government, being able to...
Westdale to double

Westdale to double

Westdale Kindergarten received a boost on Wednesday afternoon when the Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education, Sonya Kilkenny, paid a visit to announce a $500,000 grant for its planned extensions.Westdale committee member, Ash Dixon-Tong, said they were aiming to increase the kinder’s capacity by more than 20 places, and hoped to have everything in place before the government’s...
National Carnival success

National Carnival success

More than 530 competitors and their families spent the weekend in Bairnsdale for the shooting the Field and Game Australia National Carnival.The event was hosted for the second year running by Bairnsdale Field and Game, providing a significant injection into the local economy.For the first time the National Carnival extended to three days, with a 100-target preliminary event on the Friday, which...
Camera safety issue

Camera safety issue

Weather cameras are installed at hundreds of airports across Australia and are of great assistance to pilots if they wish to get a visual of the airport prior to landing.Local pilot, Martin Higgins, said the shire had been asked to install the cameras 12 to 18 months ago.“It’s such a simple thing to do,” Mr Higgins said.“Especially when there are so many CCTV cameras at the airport, installing...

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