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Logging is axed

Logging is axed

Yesterday’s state government announcement to immediately cease logging in remaining old growth forests and cease all logging in native forests across the state by 2030 comes as a blow to local communities reliant on the industry.Premier Daniel Andrews said as part of the plan, $120 million would be set aside to ensure the industry was fully supported, “backing long-term sustainable jobs and...
The Blues Brother on a mission

The Blues Brother on a mission

A downpour on Monday didn’ t dampen the spirits of patrons for Melbourne Cup Day at the Bairnsdale Racecourse on Tuesday with a great social day enjoyed by all who attended.More than 1700 punters flocked to the local racecourse where they enjoyed all the action from Vow And Declare’ s narrow Melbourne Cup triumph and a stacked six-race local card.“It was a fantastic day,” Bairnsdale Racing Club...
Goagility at the Show

Goagility at the Show

The program for the Bairnsdale Show Animal Education Centre activities this year will feature a new event.So new in fact, that this may be the first time it has been seen in Australia.Based on dog agility competitions, goat agility has become a popular sport in America.The Bairnsdale Christian Community School has a team of students who have been busy training the kid goats, which are part of...
Phone ban is coming

Phone ban is coming

Mobile phones will be banned for all students at Victorian state primary and secondary schools from term 1 2020, to help reduce distraction, tackle cyber bullying and improve learning outcomes for students.Minister for Education, James Merlino, said the reform at McKinnon Secondary College, had seen the benefits of its mobile phone ban on student learning and social behaviour.Teachers at the...
Tertiary credits

Tertiary credits

Federation University and TAFE Gippsland have signed a landmark agreement, which will advance higher education in the region.In a first for the Gippsland region, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance and support tertiary education will see TAFE Gippsland students of nursing, community services, business, education and conservation and land management graduate with guaranteed credits for...
No faith in hort report

No faith in hort report

A horticulture impact study, commissioned by mining company Kalbar, was presented on Tuesday night in front of a large, vocal crowd.A number of Lindenow vegetable farmers, as well as mixed-enterprise farmers from across the district were present, alongside orange-clad members of Mine Free Glenaladale.Kalbar, the company proposing to mine mineral sands at the Fingerboards area, west of Lindenow,...

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