Friday, 15 November 2019
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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...
Buy a poppy

Buy a poppy

Bairnsdale RSL Sub-Branch calls on local residents to purchase a Poppy this November.The 2019 Poppy Appeal has begun, and the Bairnsdale Sub-Branch needs your help to raise much-needed funds to support our veterans.Bairnsdale Sub-Branch president, Allan Pappin, is calling on the local community to support this year’s Poppy Appeal.“From November 1, our volunteers will be selling the much-loved...
Watchful eye over Cup weekend

Watchful eye over Cup weekend

A state-wide police operation will be conducted over the Melbourne Cup long weekend, including in East Gippsland.Operation Furlong will see police out in force for traffic operations which will run from Friday, November 1, to Tuesday, November 5.Over the five days all available personnel from local road policing units, general duties and other regional resources will be actively involved in the...

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