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Rate increase gets backlash

Rate increase gets backlash

Local farmers are outraged farm rates will increase yet again next financial year according to the East Gippsland Shire Council (EGSC) draft budget released last week.On page 34 of the draft annual budget for 2019/2020, point 4.1.1(c) states the estimated total amount to be raised by farm land, compared with the previous financial year, will increase 12.09 per cent, or $547,000.Orbost dairy...
Water security, food security

Water security, food security

Concerned farmers, horticulturalist, John Hine, cattle and sheep farmers, Ken, Judi and John Alexander, grazier, Christa Treasure, and organic vegetable farmer, Kane Busch, gathered together last Friday to publicly oppose Kalbar’s planned open-cut mineral sands mine.The farmers believe the mine site is in an inappropriate area and poses a threat to the community on economic, environmental,...
Appealing for help

Appealing for help

Bairnsdale detectives have made a public appeal for information following the disappearance of Lakes Entrance man, Dale Pantic.Mr Pantic’s family has also made a desperate plea for his safe return.The 39-year-old was last seen at about 5pm on April 10 when he reportedly visited the brother of his partner, Malina Teohaere, in Bairnsdale.Mr Pantic was then due to travel to Sale and onto Melbourne...
Fourth Food Van Fiesta

Fourth Food Van Fiesta

Paynesville will come alive this Easter Saturday, April 20, as the fourth annual Food Van Fiesta takes over the foreshore.Organised by the Rotary Club of Mitchell River and supported by the East Gippsland Shire Council, the fiesta will have something for everyone.This year’s food vendors include Street Feast, Riviera Meats Catering, The Travelling Squid, The Pizza Truck, Lakes Soft Serve, Bites...
Geebung polo hits 30

Geebung polo hits 30

The thunder of hooves will ring across the High Country on Easter Sunday as eight polo players battle out the longest serving polo competition in Australia.The 30th annual Geebung polo match will again see the local Geebung team take on the Cuff and Collar team and much pride is at stake as the Cuff and Collar team has won for the past couple of years.Cobungra Station, known as Victoria’s...
A positive campaign

A positive campaign

Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, has welcomed last Thursday’s announcement of a May 18 election and says he’s taking nothing for granted.Mr Chester, who has represented Gippsland in Federal Parliament since 2008, said he would be running a positive campaign focussed on his record of delivering infrastructure and service improvements across the region.“It is a great honour and an...

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