Thursday, 18 July 2019
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Sharing history with reconciliation

Sharing history with reconciliation

Bairnsdale West Primary School is inviting the community to come to its annual Reconciliation Day assembly on Friday, May 31, at Nova Hall from 10am.National Reconciliation Week (May 27 to June 3) is a chance for all Australians to learn the shared histories, cultures, and achievements and teacher, Paul West, encouraged everyone to go along and experience this first hand.“The assembly is part of...
Paint the town orange

Paint the town orange

This Wednesday is Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW) Day, a national day of thanks dedicated to the 5000 plus Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers who support their local communities during flood, storm, landslide, road rescue, search and rescue, and more.The East Region (Gippsland) has 517 active volunteers and last year they responded to 2370 requests for assistance.The majority of...
Chester seated comfortably

Chester seated comfortably

Incumbent Darren Chester, of the Nationals, has been retained as the Member for Gippsland following a comfortable Federal Election win on Saturday, however, somewhat surprisingly, he will remain the sitting member of the region with his party in power.Mr Chester’s victory in Gippsland was not unexpected. The Lakes Entrance politician collected 54.85 per cent of the first preference vote after...
TAFE is back

TAFE is back

Students in East Gippsland will now be learning at an institute with instant recognition and connection to the local community, with Federation Training yesterday unveiling its new name.Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing, announced that Federation Training will now be known as TAFE Gippsland.The new name and identity is the result of extensive community and stakeholder feedback that...
Candidates make final pitch

Candidates make final pitch

Candidates battling it out for the Federal seat of Gippsland at tomorrow’s election had a chance to win over voters at a public forum at Bairnsdale Sporting and Convention Centre on Tuesday night, with the vast majority of public questioning revolving around climate change.In what is considered a safe Nationals seat, occupied by Darren Chester since 2008, those competing against the sitting...
No mending at mine meeting

No mending at mine meeting

The controversy surrounding the Fingerboards Mineral Sands mine at Glenaladale continued at Kalbar Resources’ information night on Wednesday at the Lindenow Hall.A large crowd attended the session with Carolyn Balint, of Coffey, a specialist in geotechnical and environmental project management services, and Dr Rob Loch, of Landloch, a group of soil and environmental scientists and engineeers,...

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