Tuesday, 14 July 2020
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Bong Fire

Bong Fire

A house in Cameron Crescent in East Bairnsdale went up in flames on Easter Sunday.The sole occupant of the house, a man in his early 30s, managed to escape unharmed as five fire units battled to bring the fire under control.The fire started at about 11.30am and quickly spread through the fibro cement house, although firemen were able to save the two front bedrooms.Police said the fire is non...
Service noticed

Service noticed

Ian and Gwen Strobridge, both in their 80s, recently lost their Buchan home in the bushfires, and along with it, all their prized possessions.For Ian, one of his most treasured possessions was a certificate which detailed his 40 years of service with the Shire of Tambo.Upon finding out about Ian’s lost certificate, Grow Carer project officer, Jo Aquila, contacted East Gippsland Shire to see if...
Stay home for them

Stay home for them

Health officials are warning East Gippslanders they must maintain their commitment to staying home and practising social distancing in order to combat the spread of coronavirus.East Gippsland health providers are hoping that people follow the direction of state authorities and that there is a complete absence of traveller and holiday makers.Victoria Police and the state’s Chief Health Officer...
A legacy of love

A legacy of love

Peter Robbins OAM was very much a ‘backstage man’, happy to be out of the limelight, but toiling nonetheless with his wife Judith, to make other people happy.Sadly, Mr Robbins lost his battle to cancer at the age of 83 on March 21, after being diagnosed in November.Judith spent the last two days and nights at Peter’s bedside holding his hand in the palliative care wing of the Bairnsdale...
Keep out this Easter

Keep out this Easter

Blockading people out of East Gippsland this Easter is one option being talked about in the district with traffic already increasing despite calls for people to stay home.Bairnsdale local, Max Curtis, believes a simple solution to keeping the region virus free would be to block the shire off at its border.“Why not stop people coming into East Gippsland? It’s no different to isolating in our own...
School upgrade bonanza

School upgrade bonanza

The State Government has announced its upgrading school facilities at five schools in East Gippsland.Clifton Creek Primary School, Mallacoota P-12 College, Cann River P-12 College, Metung Primary and Buchan Primary will share in$1.3 million dollars to improve their respective schools.Mallacoota P-12 College will receive the biggest slice of the pie with a  $904,000 grant to upgrade its...

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