Tuesday, 11 August 2020
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End the uncertainty

End the uncertainty

Fenning Timbers is calling on the State Government to end timber supply uncertainty and create sustainability and perpetuity for the industry.Fenning Timbers is among a group of six Victorian sawmillers that have released a bold plan to remove Victoria’s reliance on native forests by transitioning to plantation supply by 2040.Frustrated by State Government stalling and inaction, the six...
Enjoyment for umpire Jim

Enjoyment for umpire Jim

Despite never having played a game of football, umpire, Jim Walker, lives and breathes Australia’s most cherished game.Walker is in his third season as an East Gippsland umpire, which has been filled with many highlights.Passion for football has become a key part of his life.“The love of footy got me into umpiring and I’ve watched it ever since I was a kid,” he said.“One night I decided to go to...
Virtual harvest tool developed

Virtual harvest tool developed

A project to develop a virtual reality harvest training tool for the Victorian horticulture sector has been awarded $1.6 million in funding from the Department of Education and Training’s Workforce Training Innovation Fund.A collaboration between leading horticultural business, Costa Group, Melbourne Polytechnic and the not for profit East Gippsland Food Cluster, the project will utilize virtual...
Demons advance to grand final

Demons advance to grand final

Swifts Creek has booked itself a spot in the Omeo District senior football grand final following a 35-point win over Lindenow South in the preliminary final at Omeo on Saturday.Both teams ended the year with a 10-5 record, but it was the Swampies who earned themselves a double chance. Despite this they were bundled out in straights sets, losing to Bruthen by one goal in the second semi final and...
Matt to jump into ring with Bull

Matt to jump into ring with Bull

A sixth generation East Gippslander is throwing his hat in the ring to challenge Tim Bull at the forthcoming state election.As an aspiring Independent candidate for Gippsland East, Matt Stephenson is enthusiastic about taking on the big parties at the upcoming November 24 polls.Matt becomes the third candidate to publically announce their intention to stand, joining incumbent Tim Bull and the...
Tree Day on ‘The Knoll’

Tree Day on ‘The Knoll’

Eastwood Landcare Group took part in tree planting activities for National Tree Day on Sunday, July 29, on a public land site known by the group as ‘The Knoll’ .The group was joined by several members of the Ro- tary Club of Mitchell River and a small enthusiastic band of interested community members.With funding first provided in the 2016/17 year by the Victorian Government through the Regional...

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