Sunday, 15 September 2019
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Continuing push to buy local

Continuing push to buy local

Around 50 Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce members and friends were guests of Charlotte King, principal of Schoolworks, last Wednesday evening at the chamber’s networking evening.Chamber president, Karen Fleischer, welcomed all to the evening and said it was important to encourage local people to buy locally.She went on to note the upcoming chamber events, including the Comedy Festival on Friday,...
Golden music and more

Golden music and more

It was certainly a golden event when Gippsland Operaʼs 50th concert was held last Sunday at St Maryʼs Church in Bairnsdale.Singers of world-class caliber entertained those gathered. Coloratura soprano, Georgia Wilkinson, left no one in any doubt that she is a star, with a voice that is stunning, soaring notes so clear and pure, expression, warmth of tone, that leaves listeners always wanting...
Road blitz hits three figure offences

Road blitz hits three figure offences

A four-day road policing operation conducted in East Gippsland has resulted in 103 offenders being nabbed for various offences.Police Operation Argus, which began last Thursday and ended at midnight on Sunday, saw drivers charged with a range of traffic related offences, including excessive speed, restraint and distraction issues.During the operation, 560 people were drug and alcohol tested with...
School maintenance blitz

School maintenance blitz

Bairnsdale Secondary College is set to benefit from a $335,627 maintenance grant announced by the Victorian Government.The money will allow the school to carry out significant works to improve the college environment.Acting principal, Noel Creece, says he’s “a fan of the government responding to needs that put our kids in better facilities”.“You build the space, you build the mind,” he said.Mr...
Prepare for a swooping

Prepare for a swooping

Spring has arrived, meaning breeding season for native birds will soon be underway and swooping of unsuspecting humans and pets will start.Magpies warbling is one of the most familiar and endearing sounds of Australian wildlife, yet the whirring and whooshing sounds of a swooping magpie approaching fills most with dread.“Bird swooping is part of life in Australia, as we share our environment...
Property preparation could save your life

Property preparation could save your life

East Gippsland fire prevention agencies are urging property owners to take bushfire preparations into their own hands and not rely solely on local fire agencies this summer.Residents who live near dense or open bush, grassland or the coast need to prepare their property for bushfires.CFA operations manager district 11, Daryl Hunter, said that now – not later – was the time to start doing some...

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