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Highest fundraising optometrists

Highest fundraising optometrists

Now in its 12th year, Dyson and Long Optometrists have been participating in the World Sight Day Challenge since its inception in 2006 and in that time have raised more than $20,000. This makes them the highest fundraising optometrists in the country for the World Giving Sight charity. Dyson and Long Optometrists donated their exam fees on the day (Thursday, October 11) and provided a lolly jar...
Bringing your health together

Bringing your health together

With all Australians set to have an online summary of their key health information in a My Health Record by November 15, an open forum was held last Thursday to assist in educating the public about the system. Invited by Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s Community Advisory Committee to clarify some of the uncertainties about the new system, Gippsland Primary Health Network community...
Pine tree memories

Pine tree memories

The Nicholson community will remember a small piece of history and recognise the significance of the magnificent Norfolk Island Pine tree on a local property this November. On Sunday, November 18, at 11am, a plaque will be unveiled to remember the service of Albert Leslie (Les) McFarlane during World War I. He was a Gallipoli veteran and was wounded during the Battle of Lone Pine. To remember...
Win-win for tourism board

Win-win for tourism board

Business and Tourism East Gippsland (BTEG) held its annual general meeting on Wednesday, October 24, and has attracted some new and talented members as well as retaining some long-standing board members. Ian Harrison, who was returned as chair, said the group is very pleased that Martin Richardson has joined the board of BTEG. “He comes with a wealth of experience and will bring fresh ideas...
Where thereʼs a will, thereʼs Hope

Where thereʼs a will, thereʼs Hope

Earthworks are now underway for the $7.4 million residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre to be built at Lucknow, east of Bairnsdale. Heavy machinery has been working at the site of the Hope Restart Centre, preparing an access road, storm water retention dam and consolidating the area for the main building. Fencing has been erected and the slab has been poured so construction of a...
Coastcare grants open

Coastcare grants open

The 2019 Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program supports community efforts to protect Victoriaʼs 2000 kilometres of coastline. Community groups are encouraged to apply for funding that will assist in the restoration, rehabilitation and conservation of coastal and marine environments across the state. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Coastcare coordinator, Bec Cross...

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