Thursday, 24 January 2019
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Redlegs underway

Redlegs underway

Pre-season kicks off next Monday for Bairnsdale Football Netball Club and with second year senior coach, Darren Martin, at the helm, the future looks bright.Despite an inconsistent 2018 Gippsland League season where the Redlegs were often in games but would fall away for a quarter, resulting in a seventh place finish and a 6-11 record, Martin was happy to report that nearly the entire list had...
Dive into deliciousness at Sardine

Dive into deliciousness at Sardine

Sardine Eatery + Bar in Paynesville recently celebrated a year in business.And what a year it’s been for owners of the popular restaurant – Mark and Victoria Briggs.The couple’s restaurant was awarded a chef’s hat by the Good Food Guide earlier this year and last weekend featured at number 23 in the Sunday Herald Sun’s Delicious 100 magazine.In August, the pair, originally from the United...
Make your vote count tomorrow

Make your vote count tomorrow

Residents of East Gippsland will have their say for the future of the region in tomorrow’s Victorian State Election.There are 46 polling booths to allow for ease of voting, which open at 8am and close at 6pm.While a record number of people have taken advantage of early polling and cast their vote in the past couple of weeks at a Bairnsdale polling station specificially established for those who...
Libraries changing and enriching lives

Libraries changing and enriching lives

The Libraries Change Lives initiative was launched at the Bairnsdale Library on Tuesday, November 12, to highlight the economic and social benefits public libraries bring to East Gippsland and the state.Mayor, Cr Natalie O’Connell, was joined by library ambassadors Barry Heard and Keith Ridout, Friends of the Library volunteers from Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance, council’s library staff,...
Shearers step it up at Omeo

Shearers step it up at Omeo

The 133rd Omeo Show the highest show in Victoria – “went terrifically” on Saturday according to show secretary, Leigh Fulton.It was the fourth consecutive year of the charity wool bale, where wool-growers who enter fleeces for judging at the show donate them to aid the Latrobe Valley Base Helimed1 Auxiliary, and was “bigger and better than ever.”“Last year we had 60-odd fleece donated, this year...
Braveheart Belinda breaks in to save life

Braveheart Belinda breaks in to save life

Bairnsdale local Belinda Gallasch is a lifesaver, literally.She was on her way back from Melbourne on Friday, November 2, when she noticed a missing piece of guard rail and headlights pointing into the sky at an odd angle along the Princes Highway in Tynong, near Gumbuya World.Belinda found 25-year-old, James Giertz, in his ute, which was lying on its side down an embankment next to the road, on...

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