Saturday, 23 March 2019
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Working to stop blaze

Working to stop blaze

The Timbarra bushfire continues to burn, however a change in weather has opened a window of opportunity for emergency services to build containment lines and start extinguishing the blaze.Horrendously hot and windy conditions on Friday saw the fire burn to more than 12,000 hectares and it is expected the blaze will continue to burn for some time.Swifts Creek incident control manager, Peter West,...
An Australia Day classic

An Australia Day classic

Despite doubt Bairnsdale would host an Australia Day service only a few weeks ago, Bairnsdale Classic Car Club held an exciting and patriotic Australia Day ceremony at the Rotunda.The biggest town in the region joined Lakes Entrance, Paynesville, Lindenow, Omeo, Bruthen, Orbost and Cann River in hosting breakfasts and award ceremonies on Saturday morning.The Bairnsdale celebrations included a...
High alert

High alert

A number of fires across East Gippsland resulted from dry lightning strikes on January 16 and one fire, 10 kilometres north of Buchan, is still burning out of control.The rugged, bushy and inaccessible terrain is a challenge for the hundreds of Forest Fire Management (FFM) firefighters charged with bringing the blaze under control, and today’s forecast of a top temperature in the mid-40s is only...
World’s largest pie baker

World’s largest pie baker

Patties Foods will become the world’s biggest savoury pie bakery very soon.The respected food brand and East Gippsland icon announced yesterday its acquisition of a Simplot building, land and equipment site in Pakenham with a target date of late March for operations to start at the additional site under the Patties Foods banner.Patties Foods also announced a $20 million dollar expansion at the...
Road blitz

Road blitz

Police will be out in force over the Australia Day long weekend.Operation Amity will be conducted from today until midnight on Monday.The four-day operation will target speed, fatigue, impaired driving, distraction offences and seatbelt compliance.A statewide initiative, Operation Amity will be conducted throughout all operational police regions, including East Gippsland.Unit Commander for...
Hobbs honoured in stamps

Hobbs honoured in stamps

Leigh Hobbs has made a significant contribution to Australian children’s literature across many years.His love of art and the library at Bairnsdale Primary School, where he attended for four years as a young lad, has led to a fulfilling career in the literary world.Now his contributions are being honoured as he joins four other exceptional Australian storytellers for young people as part of...

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