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Mosquitoes causing a problem

Mosquitoes causing a problem

While East Gippsland residents have embraced the recent return of warmer weather, the welcome hasn’t been as kind for the menacing mosquitoes.Residents throughout the East Gippsland Shire have reported an increase in the numbers they are continuing to swat.President of the Bairnsdale Golf Club, Stephen Mann, told the Advertiser “I think they’ve been pretty bad for quite a few months”.“They’re...
Firey figurines honour Mallacoota heroes

Firey figurines honour Mallacoota heroes

Young students from Mallacoota P-12 College have thanked the CFA firefighters who saved their school from the devastating bushfires last season by crafting creative firefighter figurines.Local students and teachers felt indebted following the destructive fires and set out to craft a bright, colourful mural and firey figurines to show their gratitude for the important work the CFA does to...
Chasing bee swarms after the fires

Chasing bee swarms after the fires

Clive Hammet has been a bee keeper since 1968 and is passionate about his bees.He is looking for any swarms that people may encounter at their homes or properties.“I just collected a swarm from a residence in Lakes Entrance last week and they are going well,” he said.Clive is situated at Swan Reach, but unfortunately during the bushfires had many of his bees out at Wairewa.“I had just put them...
Shutting the doors at Kmart

Shutting the doors at Kmart

Kmart will stand down about 100 staff and close its store in Bairnsdale towards the end of this month.The shock announcement took many by surprise, including it seems, Kmart themselves.The organisation received notification last Thursday that the lease for the building would not be renewed and it had 30 days to vacate the site.Staff were informed on Friday with one telling the Advertiser they...
Showcasing the island

Showcasing the island

The current East Gippsland Shire Council-led project to enhance the visitor experience on Bullock Island is the culmination of years of delays, planning and community consultation, according to Lakes Entrance Action and Development Association (LEADA).Since its formation, LEADA has been a driving force in bringing the years of discussion and planning to fruition.Since assuming management of...
Bushfire clean up completed

Bushfire clean up completed

The massive, statewide clean up effort following last summer’s Victorian bushfires has finished on schedule, with 736 properties across East Gippsland and north east Victoria cleared of destroyed and damaged buildings.East Gippsland Shire mayor, Cr John White, said the completion of the bushfire clean-up program was a very important milestone and just one aspect of recovery where council is...

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