Wednesday, 22 May 2019
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Dead carp removed

Dead carp removed

The Mitchell River has been the scene of its very own fish kill with more than a tonne of dead carp removed last week.Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) chief executive officer, Travis Dowling, said his organisation was notified by East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority last Tuesday and the clean up began on Wednesday, continuing late in the week.“Our contractors removed 350 kilograms of...
Georgie the top dog

Georgie the top dog

After a tally of results for retrieving trials conducted during 2018, the 18th annual Dogs Victoria retrieving trial dog of the year has been decided and Bairnsdale’ s very own Trevor Stow and his four-year-old Labrador, RT Ch Adderslot Georgie Anna (Georgie), were crowned champions.The retrieving trial dog of the year is based on the cumulative placings gained in all retrieving trials conducted...
Kennedys among unsung heroes

Kennedys among unsung heroes

The owners of 50 Australian businesses share their stories of true grit and determination, long hours and lonely nights, in a new book titled 50 Unsung Business Heroes.Every story is inspiring and fascinating, including interviews with Garry and Cory Kennedy, of Bairnsdale’s Kennedy Trailers.Based in Bairnsdale, Kennedy Trailers have been manufacturing customised truck trailers, skels and log...
Carpark removal proceeding

Carpark removal proceeding

A petition objecting to the removal of 18 carparks in Bairnsdale’s central business district was considered by East Gippsland Shire Council at its meeting, held in Mallacoota last Tuesday, was knocked on the head.More than 900 residents signed the petition objecting to the carpark’s removal, which is part of council’s capital works project being undertaken to upgrade the section of Nicholson...
Duck hunting season begins

Duck hunting season begins

Local duck hunters will take their first shot tomorrow at 9am with the two-month season getting underway under modified restrictions.The daily bag limit has dropped to four ducks per day over the opening weekend and five ducks per day for the remainder of the season, which concludes on May 19. The 2018 bag limit was 10.Hunting times remain half an hour before sunrise until half an hour after...
Working together for timber and trail

Working together for timber and trail

Appreciating the importance of the timber industry to the East Gippsland economy, and with the potential for ecotourism via the proposed Sea to Summit walking track between Errinundra and Cape Conran National Park, East Gippsland Shire Council will seek assurance from the State Government that hardwood timber supplies will not be affected by the construction of the trail.“The timber industry is...

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