Wednesday, 22 May 2019
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Happy on the scene

Happy on the scene

Omeo Police Station was the scene of a shooting when an escaped murderer seeking revenge returned to the township and fired a bullet into a policeman while he was on the toilet.The fictional story, which was shot almost entirely around Omeo’s High Country, was made into a movie titled Red Hill, and released almost a decade ago.In reality, Omeo’s police station is manned by Senior Constable Gavin...
Brilliant Blues fly the flag

Brilliant Blues fly the flag

Orbost defeated minor premier, Wy Yung, by five wickets on Sunday at Lucknow’s Hudson-Alvin Oval to secure its first “A” grade Bairnsdale Cricket Association two-day premiership since 2011/12 – and it did so emphatically.The Blues were simply all over the Tigers for the vast majority of the contest, handing them their first loss of a remarkable season on the biggest occasion, meaning Wy Yung’s...
Safer skies

Safer skies

Making local skies safer will be the focus of a free aviation seminar next week in Bairnsdale.All local pilots are invited to take part in the safety event being run by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.The Bairnsdale seminar will emphasise the importance of defensive flying skills to avoid accidents.Pilots will discuss threat and error management, communication requirements and situational...
Becoming a patchwork quilt

Becoming a patchwork quilt

A message to motorists travelling between Bairnsdale and Sale: Be careful.State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, this week raised new concerns around construction standards on the 68-kilometre Princes Highway roadwork stretch between the two East Gippsland towns.Mr Bull said having spoken to former and current roads workers, who all shared the same view, saying some now referring to the road...
Home of the fires

Home of the fires

Les Vearing lives in the Central Victorian town of Castlemaine, but lately has been calling East Gippsland home.It’ s Mr Vearing’ s fifth trip to the east since early February as personnel from all over Victoria and interstate have arrived in the region to help fight the bushfires.He has been based in Swifts Creek and Bairnsdale as an Incident Controller.Mr Vearing’s job is “to coordinate how...
Lobbying for irrigator support

Lobbying for irrigator support

Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, has thrown his support behind Mitchell River irrigators to help them withstand the impact of drought.Mr Chester has written to Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, to seek his support to help the irrigators undertake infrastructure projects to secure their water supply.Mr Chester said the...

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