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Reducing the stigma

Reducing the stigma

Beyond Blue ambassador, David Corduff, will visit Bairnsdale on Tuesday, February 26, as the keynote speaker for East Gippsland Shire Council’s Grow your Business forum.David is a passionate advocate for reducing the stigma of mental illness, both personally and professionally, and as someone who has experienced two bouts of major depression, he is well placed to talk about how mental illness...
Brokers hit by Royal Commission

Brokers hit by Royal Commission

Twenty-seven-thousand mortgage brokers are still reeling from a Royal Commission that was called to look into bank misconduct that ended up letting the major banks off the hook and instead targeted their competitor.That’s the opinion of Robert Trewin, managing director of Trewin Mortgage Broking, based in Bairnsdale, who believes mortgage brokers are now central to the Australian financial...
Meetings go on the road

Meetings go on the road

East Gippsland Shire Council is taking four council meetings on the road in 2019, after successfully trialling the idea last year.In fact, the next ordinary council meeting in March will be held outside the Council Chambers. Mallacoota will play host to this meeting on Tuesday, March 5, at 1pm, in what will be the first meeting of East Gippsland Shire Council in Mallacoota in the council’s...
Build Aware program gives the heads up

Build Aware program gives the heads up

A ‘heads up’ tradies’ breakfast last Friday, hosted by Dahlsens, aimed to give local building businesses fair warning about next week’s upcoming site inspections under the Build Aware campaign.Teams from five key Victorian agencies that regulate the building sector – Consumer Affairs Victoria, Energy Safe Victoria (ESV), Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA), the Victorian Building...
Heralding a new era under new pastors

Heralding a new era under new pastors

New Riviera Christian Centre pastors, Shannon and Bec Riley, want people to know church has stepped into a new era and that thereʼs a place for everyone, no matter what your background, nationality, history or belief.Arriving from Newcastle in mid January, Shannon, Bec, and their two-year-old daughter, Maya, are settling into life as the senior ministers at the centre.Shannon grew up in...
Storm takes power away

Storm takes power away

An electrical storm on Sunday that swept through much of East Gippsland during the afternoon and into the evening resulted in the loss of power to many residences.While the rain was a welcome relief from the sweltering heat, the electrical storm that followed proved to be inconvenient for many customers.Worst affected were those who reside near Hillside, just west of Bairnsdale.More than 80...

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