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Full on with fire

Full on with fire

Captain of the Buchan CFA, Peter White, hasn’t had a day off since January 16 when lightning started a fire in Timbarra.“It’s been full on,” he says, not showing a hint of exhaustion.The fire is burning in two sections and has twice threatened W-Tree.On January 25, it resulted in the evacuation of 15 residents from the SIBA Buddhist Retreat Centre on Gelantipy Road.Last Sunday, residents in...
Tigers take one-day crown

Tigers take one-day crown

Wy Yung has secured the first piece of silverware for the 2018/19 Bairnsdale Cricket Association season after defeating Lindenow South Glenaladale by 14 runs in a thrilling one-day grand final at Tigerland yesterday.Middle order batsman, David Wolfe, was named player of the match for an innings of 41 and the key breakthrough of Glen Swamps star, Haydn Erfurth.With the bat the Tigers looked good...
Relief refused

Relief refused

Premier Daniel Andrews has refused to commit to providing rate relief to East Gippsland farmers on the first parliamentary sitting day of 2019.The Premier was asked by Nationals Leader, Peter Walsh, if he would commit to providing rate relief to drought-stricken farmers in northern Victoria and Gippsland.This followed a written request by Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, to both the...
Mine motion rescinded

Mine motion rescinded

While not a direct backflip, East Gippsland Shire councillors on Tuesday night voted to rescind a motion that would represent the “community’ s opposition” to the proposed mineral sands mine at Glenaladale.Less than two months after Cr Jackson Roberts put forward a motion indicating support for “the wishes of its community”, which was passed at the December 11 meeting with a 4-3 vote (Crs Mark...
Drones: the new digital literacy

Drones: the new digital literacy

Exciting opportunities are possible for anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of working with drones.Through the successful Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board’s Capacity and Innovation grant, Learn Local organisations, Buchan Neighbourhood House and Warragul Community House, have partnered to develop a course in pre-accredited training using drones for the purpose of...
Call for help

Call for help

The Victorian Government is under pressure to sign up to a $50 million Federal Government water infrastructure rebate scheme to help drought-affected farmers in Gippsland.Farmers from New South Wales can now access the rebates after an agreement was struck between the Federal Government and the Berejiklian Government.Three Gippsland MPs Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, and his state...

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