Saturday, 22 February 2020
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Rapid Relief Team helping keep Buchan spirits alive

Rapid Relief Team got the urgent call to attend the relief centre at Bairnsdale City Oval on New Year’s Day to help provide meals to the many East Gippslanders who had no where else to go.The team quickly assembled on site and within three hours from call up it was feeding people with warm meals, coffee and cold drinks.This all changed last Tuesday afternoon when the team was requested to...
Horses take refuge

Horses take refuge

More than 150 horses have taken over the pens at the Bairnsdaleʼs East Gippsland Livestock Exchange, with ponies and Thoroughbreds, stockhorses taking refuge from the threat of fire.From 4pm on Sunday when council opened the relief centre at Bairnsdale City Oval, residents in watch and act zones began bringing in their animals, including sheep and goats.At Tambo Upper, resident Julie Hammond...
Police man roadblocks

Police man roadblocks

Local police are manning all roadblocks in the East Gippsland area to ensure tourists donʼt attempt to slip into the fire areas.The Great Alpine Road between Bruthen and Ensay remained closed on Monday after being cut by fires prior to Christmas.While residents are still able to access the area, police began manning the roadblock over the weekend after reports tourists were ignoring the road...
Extreme fire threat

Extreme fire threat

Fire officials have defended the text message they sent to out to people in East Gippsland on Sunday saying they were dealing with extreme fire conditions on Monday with soaring temperatures and strong winds.The message, which was sent out at about lunch time on Sunday, panicked many people who packed up and left the area.Tourists visiting East Gippsland and residents all received the message...
Lending a hand in Metung rainforest

Lending a hand in Metung rainforest

More than 30 local volunteers joined members of the East Gippsland Conservation Management Network (EGCMN), in a rainforest at Metung’s Chinamans Creek last weekend to ‘lend a hand and learn’ about this special place.EGCMN manager, Tom Crook, shared some of his knowledge about both the natural features and problems this habitat faces, helping the group look at the forest with fresh eyes and a...
Stage 2 water restrictions coming in early January

Stage 2 water restrictions coming in early January

East Gippsland Water will bring in Stage 2 water restrictions for all customers reliant on the Mitchell River supply system and Buchan River from Monday, January 13.The East Gippsland region is experiencing its driest three years on record and the Mitchell River’s water flow fell below 265 megalitres per day on December 11, which is some 80 per cent below average for this time of year,...

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