Thursday, 18 July 2019
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Redlegs dig deep

Redlegs dig deep

Hardly a player was left standing at the final siren as Bairnsdale secured its fourth Gippsland League home win of the season in yet another City Oval nail-biter on Saturday, defeating Warragul by four points.It was the third City Oval encounter this season that has been decided by single figures following previous wins against Moe and Traralgon and Saturday’s victory arguably showed the most...
Major barrier changes

Major barrier changes

In a major win for motorists traveling the Princes Highway between Bairnsdale and Stratford, Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) has agreed to a number of changes to the road safety barrier project currently taking place.The stretch of highway has been subject to significant backlash following the installation of centre line and roadside barriers for months now.The changes include: No roadside...
Setting up for growth

Setting up for growth

New Federal Agriculture Minister, Senator Bridget McKenzie, says she wants to understand the challenges Australia’s agricultural sector is facing “at a regional level”.After only three days in the job, Senator McKenzie arrived in East Gippsland with Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, who proudly showed her around part of his vast electorate on Monday.Mr Chester said the Minister’s...
Early seasonal road closures

Early seasonal road closures

Due to the impacts of the early winter storms and snow, some roads and tracks in Parks across East Gippsland and the High Country were temporarily closed from yesterday.Seasonal road closures occur annually across the track networks in National Parks and State Forests, as part of an annual driver safety and road damage prevention program, with most closures occurring later in June.However, the...
Bairnsdale West ‘Grounded in truth’ as it walks with courage

Bairnsdale West ‘Grounded in truth’ as it walks with courage

National Reconciliation Week (NRW), which is recognised between May 27 and June 3 each year, was once again the focus of a community Reconciliation Day assembly with the national theme of ‘Grounded in truth: Walk together with courage’ hosted by Bairnsdale West Primary School (BWPS) in its packed Nova Hall on Friday, May 31.NRW is a week of learning about our shared histories, cultures and...
Grateful for rural support

Grateful for rural support

‘Brave’ isn’t often a word associated with farming but possibly it should be.For a young couple at Tambo Crossing, it’s taken a fair amount of bravery to manage their way through the current drought.But they say it couldn’t have been done without the support they have received from their family, community and government.“One of the positive things is community awareness – even just someone...

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