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Thirty years of finding jobs with Workways

Thirty years of finding jobs with Workways

On January 17, 1989, a new training and employment support service was founded in Bairnsdale.With an initial budget of $105,000 and four staff, Bairnsdale Training for Employment (trading as Skillshare) started its first training program for people seeking to join the workforce.It went on to become Workways Australia and has since helped tens of thousands of jobseekers and young people reach...
Waters attract

Waters attract

East Gippsland’s pristine waters are a major drawcard and in January attracted many of Melbourne’s top private schools.Last week the Mitchell River once again played host to Methodist Ladies’ College’s (MLC) senior rowing team with four eights and two quadruple sculls teams staying at Bairnsdale Riverside Holiday Park.The 44 year 11 and 12 girls spent most of their week-long trip, which...
Trevor’s a time keeping winner

Trevor’s a time keeping winner

Trevor Herbstreit has repaired, designed and made some extremely special timepieces over the years.The results are rewarding in themselves. But to be recognised internationally at one of the biggest time craft competitions in the world is a true honour and Trevor couldn’t be happier with his achievement.Owner operator of Bairnsdale Clocks, in Dalmahoy Street, Bairnsdale, Trevor has been...
Local rivers the perfect preparation

Local rivers the perfect preparation

East Gippsland’s pristine waters continue to be an attraction for Melbourne’s top private schools.This week the Mitchell River has once again played host to Methodist Ladies’ College’s senior rowing team, while at Nicholson and Johnsonville, Caulfield Grammar’s intermediates and senior girls and boys crews have been hard at work preparing for the upcoming city season.East Gippsland Shire mayor,...
Bush burns

Bush burns

A band of dry lightning moved across East Gippsland on Wednesday afternoon and sparked approximately 19 fires in remote, steep terrain, with fire fighting resources deployed from across the state to support the fire fighting effort.Incident management teams have been established at Heyfield, Bairnsdale and Orbost to manage the fires.With further lightning yesterday and more forecast across East...
Duck hunting season takes a hit

Duck hunting season takes a hit

East Gippsland duck hunters have to be content with a shorter season and a significantly reduced daily bag limit this year.The 2019 season has been modified from 12 to nine weeks starting on Saturday, March 16, and closing on Sunday, May 19.Hunters will be restricted to four game ducks per day on the opening weekend, with a five game duck per day bag limit for the remainder of the nine-week...

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