Monday, 18 November 2019
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Locals join firefight

Locals join firefight

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) has answered the call for more firefighting resources to assist with the ongoing New South Wales bushfire emergency, sending more than 300 CFA members interstate.Following a request for more personnel by the New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service (RFS), CFA sent 311 personnel from across the state to be positioned at the Hunter Region and Goulburn ahead of the...
Nicholson upgrade works

Nicholson upgrade works

On-site work is scheduled to commence tomorrow to upgrade and replace parts of the main water supply pipeline in Nicholson.The main supply connection points at Murrumbung Drive and Stephenson Road are being upgraded with new valves, in addition to relocating the Binghams Road Reserve main pipeline.East Gippsland Water has commissioned local contractor Rivex for the project – designed to help...
We remember

We remember

Under sunny skies, Remembrance Day services were held across East Gippsland on Monday to mark the end of World War I.At precisely 11am on November 11, 1918, the war ended and every year since people have paid their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.In Metung, the sun warmed the Village Green as a large crowd gathered for the commemorations and mark the hour’s...
Tess paves the way in trades

Tess paves the way in trades

Tess Coverdale, 19, from Bairnsdale, is among a growing number of women choosing a trade as a career.Tess, who attended Nagle College in Bairnsdale, is undertaking an apprenticeship as a refrigeration mechanic with East Gippsland Refrigeration and Airconditioning.She wasn’t drawn to traditional jobs women in the bush tend to gravitate to, such as a nurse, receptionist or a clerical assistant,...
Stage for community use

Stage for community use

New management responsibilities will be put in place for the mobile stage and audio equipment leased to East Gippsland Shire Council by John Dahlsen.The stage is available for community and commercial events groups and council has managed bookings for the first year.An opportunity has been identified to pass the responsibility to a business that specialises in equipment hire.Council will...
$60,000 raised in eye opening ride

$60,000 raised in eye opening ride

Fifty riders who pedalled more than 350 kilometres in East Gippsland earlier this year have raised $60,000 to support the Centre for Eye Research Australiaʼs (CERA) sight-saving work.Over 26 years, 1300 riders have collectively pedalled more than 40,000 kilometres within the 201V3 Lions District to raise more than $1.2 million to support research to find new treatments to save sight and prevent...

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