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Taking a cultural trip

Taking a cultural trip

A cultural awareness workshop centred on Gunaikurnai stories and history was delivered in Bairnsdale to 37 attendees from across East Gippsland businesses and community groups recently.The ‘Cultural Journey’ workshop was designed to provide attendees not just with guidance on culturally appropriate behaviours; it provides a comprehensive history that helps attendees understand the impacts of...
New technology assistance

New technology assistance

Unauthorised drivers in East Gippsland will find it much harder to flout the law now that a local highway patrol car has been equipped with Victoria Police’s new automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system.The technology allows police to detect drivers who are unregistered, suspended, disqualified and unlicensed as well as those people driving a stolen motor car or one fitted with stolen...
Mental health funding

Mental health funding

Cattle bellowing in the background at the Bairnsdale saleyards’ prime sale yesterday made a good backdrop for visiting Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley, to announce a grant of $395,000 to fund mental health and wellbeing programs for East Gippsland and Wellington communities, known as the Outer Gippsland Area.Using the catchphrase “We know we can’t make it rain” repeatedly, Minister...
Bringing the fight back to his home town

Bringing the fight back to his home town

‘Wild’ Will Tomlinson – the Bairnsdale boxing prodigy who took on the world and won – was back where it all began this week attempting to lock in his third Wildfighter promotional date.Having turned his attention to the competitive boxing promotion market following a decorated career and short stint operating popular Melbourne gym, Tribute Boxing, Tomlinson will bring the squared circle to...
Communities care

Communities care

The East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (EGCMA) hosted members from the DELWP Our Catchments, Our Communities (OCOC) team recently when they visited the region to learn about the progress of two projects funded by the Victorian Government’s $222 million investment to improve the health of the state’s waterways and catchments.The EGCMA is working together with landholders, Gunaikurnai...
Making a splash

Making a splash

East Gippsland Shire Council officially opened its redevelopment of the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre (BARC) aquatics area on Saturday.Mayor, Cr Natalie O’ Connell, opened the new aquatics area, which includes a warm water pool, interactive children’ s water play area, an expanded aquatic area and upgraded all-accessible change facilities, and expanded reception and café areas.“The...

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