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Blooming from the ashes

Blooming from the ashes

For Sarsfield residents, Milusa and Kevin Giles, the past 12 months have been the most horrendous they’ve ever had to endure.The bushfires, 12 months ago yesterday, not only wiped out their home, but completely obliterated their flower farm business, which they’d spent years establishing.Yet, they feel lucky to have celebrated Christmas with family in their newly built home, completed just in...
An air of optimism: Governor General

An air of optimism: Governor General

It’s hard to believe that next week will mark the first anniversary of the bushfires that chewed their way through the Mallacoota district destroying more than 120 homes.Over 200 properties were impacted by the devastating fires which cut Mallacoota off from the rest of East Gippsland after roads leading in were impacted by unstable roads and fallen trees.The township of Mallacoota is home to...
Peel’s 100th birthday

Peel’s 100th birthday

There is a wealth of history behind Peels Cruises in Lakes Entrance, but Barrie, Cheryl and James Peel have had to put celebrations on hold for their 100th birthday, which was on December 14.These have been uncertain times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly with tourism, and it has been an extremely tough 12 months for the Peels.Even now the boats are operating with only 50 per cent...
Tree trashing

Tree trashing

“Disappointing” was a polite was of describing the vandalism on Sunday night that trashed the Christmas Tree in the Main Street, along with decorations on trees.The tree was set up in the first week of December by members of the Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry, near the rotunda to beautify the town and create some positive Christmas spirit.Potted Pear’s Mark Hopley, who helped clean...
Rebuilding after firestorm

Rebuilding after firestorm

Brian Mitchell and his wife, Karen, were completely burnt out in the Mallacoota fires.The Mitchells have lived in the coastal town for 27 years.The couple spent 20 years in their beautiful home before it was engulfed in flames during the Black Summer bushfires that raged through East Gippsland for many weeks.The couple considers themselves lucky in that they were offered to rent a three-bedroom...
The Gippsland Eye

The Gippsland Eye

They are calling it the Gippsland Eye, it is huge and it is in Lakes Entrance for the summer.Chant’s Carnival has introduced its brand new ferris wheel, which has the latest technology and will give the best view over the Lakes and town.“It is 40 metres high as opposed to the old one which was about 20 metres,” Les Chant said.The wheel was constructed in Holland and Les Chant went there and was...

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