Saturday, 22 February 2020
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Tragedy as crews make progress

Tragedy as crews make progress

A 69-year-old East Gippsland man has died while working on the fires at Gelantipy on Saturday.Police said the man, who was a contractor with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), was killed after the 4WD vehicle he was driving rolled down an embankment at about 5.15pm. Police said the man, a Bairnsdale district local, was working as a bulldozer spotter on private...
Hunting app maps

Hunting app maps

A new mobile phone app for Victorian hunters can help them find out where they can legally hunt across the state.The state government’s new electronic hunting maps were launched by Minister for Agriculture, Jaclyn Symes, on the More To Explore phone app, currently used by more than 20,000 people to navigate 3.9 million hectares of public land. The app is Victoria’s first comprehensive electronic...
United voice for farmers

United voice for farmers

Gippsland farmers have set up an organisation to give the regionʼs farmers a united voice and enable them to better communicate.Farmers Voice aims to help East Gippsland farmers better express their views and to raise and solve problems – within and beyond the group – by improving communication between farmers, so they can work together on the issues they all face.Farmers Voice is supported by a...
Watch and wait

Watch and wait

Rain brought welcome relief to firefighters battling three out of control fires in East Gippsland yesterday.Until the rain, fire crews were having a hard time attempting to get the upper hand on unpredictable fires burning near Bruthen, Ensay and W Tree.All were started by dry lightning late last week.The largest bushfire 10 kilometres east of W Tree closed the Gelantipy Road and arrived at the...
Firies update

Firies update

More than 100 south-east Victorian volunteer firefighters have so far helped to ease the fire threat in New South Wales and Queensland as part of a huge mobilisation of support.Along with volunteers from across Victoria, about 150 from the south-east have joined the interstate campaign, another example of the strength of the state’s volunteer CFA system.Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV)...
Registration nightmare

Registration nightmare

A Gippsland man has had a rude awakening after discovering his fleet of vehicles were all unregistered.Owen Budge was shocked to discover his Holden sedan, a Toyota Landcruiser, a boat, two trailers, a small caravan and a motorcycle were all unregistered.The only car that showed up as being registered was a 1973 Holden Monaro that has Club plates.Mr Budge said the unnerving discovery was made by...

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