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Sisters reach the podium

Sisters reach the podium

Sharp shooting sisters, Aislin and Renae Jones, of Lakes Entrance, returned from the ISSF Oceania Regional Championships in Sydney having both claimed places on the podium.The crucial event for Australia to gain quota places for the Tokyo Olympics was conducted last week at the Sydney International Shooting Centre, which was the venue for shooting events at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.Over the...
Transition to what?

Transition to what?

In response to the State Government’s decision last Thursday to cease logging in remaining old growth forests and cease all logging in native forests in the east of the state, East Gippsland Shire Council voted on Tuesday to write to Premier Daniel Andrews for an explanation.“Many people in the forestry industries and in small communities will be doing it very tough on hearing of the...
Farm rate relief approved

Farm rate relief approved

East Gippsland Shire Council will deliver, in full, the Victorian Government’s $1.51 million Local Government Service Support Payment as rate relief for all farm properties.Council voted to pass on the $1.51m payment – approximately 32 per cent rate relief – at its meeting in Orbost on Tuesday.Mayor, Cr John White, said council’s decision was the fairest way to deliver the support.“Council...
Chamber on song

Chamber on song

Like it or not Christmas is rapidly approaching and local retailers are banding together to encourage people to shop locally.The Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) met yesterday after calling for interested retailers to discuss ways to help each other, just a week after the new BCCI committee was instated at its annual general meeting.The group has hit the ground running with one...
More volunteers needed

More volunteers needed

The Alpine Rally of East Gippsland is fast approaching and is need of volunteers to help ensure one of the oldest surviving motor sport events in the world runs smoothly.Organised by the Historic Rally Association, the rally takes competitors through stages around East Gippsland from November 28 to December 3.Car rallies rely on large numbers of volunteers to assist with the event running....
Samuel’s crusade to vanquish cancer

Samuel’s crusade to vanquish cancer

Spreading the word about personalised treatment for all patients, of all kinds of cancer, Love Your Sister’s (LYS) Samuel Johnson and LYS crewmembers were in East Gippsland last week, rallying an army of supporters to take the cause to the Federal Government next year.Samuel is seeking to establish a coordinated national approach to the collection, usage and storage of metastatic tissues for...

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