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Eights rate for eighth regatta

Eights rate for eighth regatta

Bairnsdale Rowing Club’s eighth annual Head of the Mitchell River Irish League Regatta boasts a record number of entries of 16 eights drawn for tomorrow’s race.There are more than 200 rowers entered to compete for the second year in a row in a field of all boat classes ranging from your traditional eights, fours, quads, doubles and singles.The main staging area, based on the riverbank at Howitt...
Locals voice rates issues

Locals voice rates issues

East Gippslanders shared their views on council rates and charges as part of an independent review into Victoria’s current Local government rating system.A community consultation session was held in Bairnsdale at the council chambers last Thursday with feedback forming the basis of the Local Government Rating System Review, an independent three-person panel which is reviewing the current...
On-ground assessments

On-ground assessments

There will be heightened activity in Omeo from today with the design team responsible for planning the much-anticipated Omeo Mountain Bike Trails (MTB) conducting important cultural heritage and ecological assessments.Over the past three weeks trail design company, World Trail, has completed the ground truthing of the trails, which requires walking the proposed alignments and fine tuning the...
Place your Treaty vote

Place your Treaty vote

Polling booths have opened in the historic First Peoples’ Assembly and to celebrate, free community events are being held across East Gippsland.The First Peoples’ Assembly will be the voice of Aboriginal people in Victoria in the next step of the Treaty process.It will be made up of Traditional Owners, elected by Aboriginal people in Victoria and Victorian Traditional Owners living outside the...
Reserve Street wins Bairnsdale Cup

Reserve Street wins Bairnsdale Cup

Jye McNeil on Reserve Street, who rode his first group one winner in Melbourne yesterday, was crowned winner of the annual Bairnsdale Cup yesterday afternoon after a blistering run at the Bairnsdale Racing Club.Over 1600 metres and in a time of 1:37.90, Reserve Street, trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, held the outside line for majority of the race and looked comfortable sitting in...
Wins in Wurreker Award

Wins in Wurreker Award

Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative (GEGAC) claimed the coveted Dr Mary Atkinson – Koorie Organisation Award and TAFE Gippsland has taken out a major award for Koorie studies at the 2019 Wurreker Awards.TAFE Gippsland claimed the Innovative Koorie Pathways TAFE Award recognising the contribution of TAFE Gippsland in providing opportunities and outstanding results in VET for...

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