Tuesday, 18 February 2020
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Timber workers disregarded

Timber workers disregarded

The timber industry has been hung out to dry within days of finishing work that started with fire protection and ended with clearing bushfire-impacted roads.That’s the opinion of local MP, Tim Bull, who said many timber contractors were now nervously assessing their livelihoods due to a range of factors.“Those factors include: environmental groups obtaining injunctions preventing logging in...
Simmons and 76ers show their support

Simmons and 76ers show their support

Iconic East Gippsland brand, Four’N Twenty, was back and bigger than ever for NBA franchise, the Philadelphia 76ers, on Monday, with an incredibly successful Australian Heritage Night.The game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Chicago Bulls was the third time the 76ers held Australian Heritage Night, this year raising funds for bushfire-affected people and communities.With star 76er and...
Fire fight concert live site

Fire fight concert live site

Sarsfield Recreation Reserve will be a live broadcast site for Sunday’s Fire Fight Australia fundraising concert in Sydney.The Sarsfield community is one of many across East Gippsland to be affected by the bushfires and was this week chosen by Network Seven as a live site to broadcast the concert, which will feature huge acts such as Queen and Adam Lambert, Michael Buble, KD Lang, Alice Cooper,...
Delivering the goods to fire-affected regions

Delivering the goods to fire-affected regions

A convoy of more than 45 vehicles made up of members from the Bairnsdale 4WD Club, Victorian Police 4X4 Club and members of other Victorian 4X4 clubs delivered donated goods to East Gippslanders in the Orbost, Omeo, Buchan, Gelantipy and Bruthen areas last weekend.The goods were loaded from the Bairnsdale donated goods supply centre at Dahlsens on Saturday morning.Dahlsens’ Mick Mann said over...
East Gippsland needs you

East Gippsland needs you

East Gippsland is open for business.That’s the message – sent loud and clear by local leaders, tourism operators and businesses who have had their summer money-making period decimated by the bushfires and their ongoing threat.This week has seen more than 190 major organisations commit to visiting and supporting the region while campaigns from the Herald Sun and network Seven’s Sunrise program...
Study Hub program launched for 2020

Study Hub program launched for 2020

The Gippsland East Higher Education Study Hub is open for 2020.This will be the first full year of operation after receiving a grant in 2019 to complete refurbishment works.Free for students from any tertiary institution – whether TAFE or University – the Study Hub gives students access to campus-like facilities without having to move away from home.“Gippsland has one of the lowest university...

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