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Solar for cellar

Solar for cellar

With an aim to help prevent global warming, Nicholson River Winery has installed solar panels to its cellar roof. After 40 years of being in business the winery has taken a modern twist to help cut costs and the environment. Owner Ken Eckersley said it is important people start to look after the environment. “There is 44kw of power on the roof which will help cut the cost of electricity,” he...
Funding to showcase

Funding to showcase

East Gippsland Shire Council has underpinned two new events that will showcase the region’s natural landscape and beauty, with funding for the next three years. Under its Regional And District Events Sponsorship (RADES) program, council has granted Thought Sports $7000 annually to run the Mitchell River Trail Run and $5000 annually for the Mitchell River Extreme multisport event. The Mitchell...
GLCH’s award for excellence

GLCH’s award for excellence

Gippsland Lakes Community Health (GLCH) received the Victorian Public Healthcare Award for Excellence in Community Engagement for its Love EAST Project last week at a ceremony at The Pullman Hotel in Melbourne.Nominated alongside some of Victoria’s leading public health services such as Melbourne Health, St Vincent’s Hospital and The Royal Children’s Hospital, staff in attendance said they felt...
Latest police technology

Latest police technology

East Gippsland police vehicles are being fitted out with the latest digital radio technology, replacing the outdated analogue system.The police vehicles were being lined up this week for the changeover to digital technology.The move is part of an upgrade to RMR (regional mobile radio), which will see every police vehicle fitted with a new digital radio and a base station in readiness for the...
Local autism support forum

Local autism support forum

Bairnsdale’s autistic community, families and carers, will receive a significant boost in support through a free one-day forum designed to improve access to education, employment and NDIS support in the Bairnsdale area.Amaze, Victoria’s peak body for autistic people and their families, has received funding from the State Government to run a series of information forums in six regional...
A helping hand

A helping hand

There are not many places around the world Bernie Farquhar has not been.He hitchhiked through Africa in 1988 and spent most of his life helping others around the community.Over the past three years Bernie has devoted most of his time as an adult support person at Youth Insearch.Youth Insearch was founded in 1985 and is a program devoted to rebuilding young lives.“I was born in bred in...

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