Thursday, 23 September 2021
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Youth Foyer for Bairnsdale?

Youth worker and East Gippsland Shire Councillor, Kirsten Van Diggele, is part of a working group determined to have a youth accommodation foyer established in Bairnsdale. The move comes amid concerns that there are an increasing number of young people who are homeless in East Gippsland. Cr Van Diggele said many are sleeping rough, couch surfing and staying in their vehicles. If established, a...

Homelessness increasing

Have you ever stopped to think about how homeless people cope with the cold as they scramble to find shelter on a wet winter's night? Next month you will have an opportunity to experience homelessness, if you choose, when the Salvation Army conducts a sleepout at its church facility located at 62 Goold Street in Bairnsdale on the night of August 6 during National Homelessness Week. Captain Jones...

A country music star

Bairnsdale is home to a former singing star. Denise Morrison, who is the recipient of three Golden Guitar Awards and a prestigious MO Award, has been residing quietly in East Gippsland for the past few years. However, her dulcet tones can still be heard on local community radio station - REGFM - where she works as a presenter, production manager and community service...

NADIOC Week 2021

Uncle Alan Coe is the chair of Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-Operative (GEGAC). A proud Wiradjuri, Eora and Yorta Yora man, Uncle Alan says NAIDOC Week is about strengthening culture that enhances the lives of Aboriginal people. "NAIDOC for me is memories of growing up and how our families watched over and cared for each other, which is part of being Aboriginal,” said Uncle Alan.

Time flies in Omeo

PODCAST - Leonie Pendergast is a shining example that you are never too old to work. At 86 years young she has decided to reopen her Omeo business after closing it down two years ago and then realizing retirement wasn't all it was cracked up to be. The Cuckoo Clock shop, specializing in handcrafted German clocks, has now reopened in Omeo's main street and Mrs Pendergast couldn’t be happier.

Omeo Health's new CEO

PODCAST - Omeo District Health’s new chief executive officer, Associate Professor Arish Naresh, says community is the key to good health. A fourth generation Fijian Indian, Dr Naresh brings a wealth of experience to his new role in Omeo, with an extensive background in health and leadership. He sat down for this wide ranging interview with the Bairnsdale Advertiser at the beginning of June (2021).

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