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Regenerative grazing shows benefits

Regenerative grazing shows benefits

After three years of very tight seasons, you could be forgiven for taking a second, or even third glance, at the tall stands of feed at Lou and Rose Maher’s property near Perry Bridge.“We’re just gobsmacked, the growth has been phenomenal after the last rains,” Rose said.For an experiment Rose started in 2012, based on regenerative grazing and holistic management techniques, with sheep and five...
Do the right thing or cop a fine

Do the right thing or cop a fine

East Gippsland police will play a role in ensuring people donʼt congregate on the streets because of COVID-19.To date, police report there have been no outstanding incidents to speak of.Acting Superintendent Mark Edwards who oversees both the East Gippsland and Wellington Shire areas, said police would be patrolling the streets to ensure compliance and provide reassurance to people.“We’re all in...
Range of events cancelled and postponed

Range of events cancelled and postponed

With social restrictions becoming stricter, event organisers, and the communities big and small that rely on them for tourist dollars and fundraising, are devastated as events are cancelled or postponed.The proposed Centenary House Breakfast, which was to be held tomorrow, April 1, has been cancelled in the hope that it will be able to be held at a later date.Earlier this month Wild Harvest...
School’s out… but for how long?

School’s out… but for how long?

Bairnsdale school students finished classes on Monday and began their holidays early as a result of the unfolding coronavirus pandemic.At Bairnsdale West Primary School, normally frequented by 310 students, student attendance was at just 90 on Monday as parents slowly began withdrawing their kids from school out of concern about the coronavirus.“For the last week, about a third of kids had been...
“Take this seriously”: Premier

“Take this seriously”: Premier

“If people donʼt take this seriously, if people act selfishly, people will die.”That is the message from Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, who is urging Victorians to abide by the tough new rules laid down by the Federal and State Government to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.“The National Cabinet took some unprecedented steps, huge steps to keep Victorians and indeed, Australians...
Frantic business adjustments being made

Frantic business adjustments being made

Bairnsdale businesses were carrying on as best they could on Monday morning following Premier Daniel Andrewʼs announcement that nonessential business would need to close at midday.Many businesses, such as cafes, which had been ordered to close, had made modifications, such as removing tables and chairs, and were operating as takeaway outlets only.Under the new coronavirus laws, cafes and...

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