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$47 million to support youth mental health

$47 million to support youth mental health

Young people in East Gippsland will benefit from a $47 million Federal Government funding boost for youth mental health.Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, last Thursday welcomed the additional funding for headspace to build services and deliver a new youth mental health project to support the wellbeing of young Gippslanders.“Sadly, one in four young people aged 16 to 24 experience...
Local success at Cattlemen’s

Local success at Cattlemen’s

Scorching heat at the Mountain Cattlemen’s annual Get Together, held at Oxley in the state’s north east at the weekend, didn’t stop East Gippsland competitors coming home with prizes.Flaggy Creek’s Katie Faithfull, 16, had the race of her life and led the field to take out both the race section and the overall junior Cattlemen’s Cup.It was Katie’s third time in the juniors and she is...
Chopping away at cancer

Chopping away at cancer

East Gippslanders will have a rare chance to see world champion woodchopper, Laurence O’Toole, in Bruthen on Friday night.Mr O’Toole, who has won numerous world titles, comes from woodchopping royalty.His father and grandfather were also champion axemen in their own right.An eight-time title holder, Mr O’Toole Jnr is heading to Bruthen to conduct an exhibition woodchop for a local fundraiser.He...
2019 bringing Hope Centre to life

2019 bringing Hope Centre to life

Brooker Builders have been awarded the contract to construct the Hope Restart Centre at Lucknow.The Bairnsdale based building company won from a competitive field of Gippsland builders following a call for expressions of interest.Board chairman, Peter Down, said he was “delighted” that a locally-based builder had won the $7.4 million contract.“I’m glad it went to a local builder whose...
Recycle bins change from lime green to bright yellow

Recycle bins change from lime green to bright yellow

Yellow is the new green... at least when it comes to bin lids.East Gippsland Shire Council is embarking on a program to gradually replace kerbside recycling bin lids with new yellow lids, bringing the shire in line with Australian Standards.Manager waste and resource recovery, Kartik Venkatraman, said council would undertake the lid replacement program over the next few years, with the initial...
Remain vigilant as bushfire season is sparked

Remain vigilant as bushfire season is sparked

East Gippslanders have been urged to be vigilant after the worst bushfire this summer destroyed plantations and threatened properties between Rosedale and Sale.Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, has encouraged locals to remain fire aware over the summer months.“There’s a long, hot summer ahead of us and drought conditions across parts of Gippsland have left us exposed to an increased risk of...

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