Tuesday, 07 April 2020
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Fending For Themselves

Fending For Themselves

Incredible stories of survival keep coming out of the horrendous bushfire disaster, but spare a thought for those living in more isolated communities who have had to defend their houses and farms on their own.Recently, Tarryn Henderson travelled to Gelantipy where her parents-in-law, Bill and Annemarie Henderson, live, and on to Wulgulmerang where her parents, Dick and Marg Rogers, live at Black...
BlazeAid fencing assistance

BlazeAid fencing assistance

A meeting tonight in Bruthen between BlazeAid volunteers and bushfire-affected farmers will be held at the Bruthen Mechanics Hall at 6pm.BlazeAid’s John Anderson said a camp was planned to set up on January 18 with operations to start the following week.Mr Anderson, from Bunyip, spent five months working with BlazeAid after the fires in his area.“Those Bunyip fires were not nearly as big and we...
Get Together cancelled

Get Together cancelled

The Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria (MCAV) Get Together has been called off days out from the event due to extreme weather.Initially scheduled to kick off this Friday, the group made this difficult decision out of respect for those currently battling fires and after the Mansfield Shire was included in the Premier’s declaration of a State of Disaster.“This is not a decision we have...
Ongoing burn

Ongoing burn

The bushfires in East Gippsland have so far burnt out around one million hectares of land and fire officials warn that the fires will continue to burn for some time to come.Extremely dry conditions have fuelled the fires through the region’s national parks and across public and private land.Thick undergrowth in the forests has resulted in the fires burning wildly, creating an uncontrollable...

Rapid Relief Team helping keep Buchan spirits alive

Rapid Relief Team got the urgent call to attend the relief centre at Bairnsdale City Oval on New Year’s Day to help provide meals to the many East Gippslanders who had no where else to go.The team quickly assembled on site and within three hours from call up it was feeding people with warm meals, coffee and cold drinks.This all changed last Tuesday afternoon when the team was requested to...
Horses take refuge

Horses take refuge

More than 150 horses have taken over the pens at the Bairnsdaleʼs East Gippsland Livestock Exchange, with ponies and Thoroughbreds, stockhorses taking refuge from the threat of fire.From 4pm on Sunday when council opened the relief centre at Bairnsdale City Oval, residents in watch and act zones began bringing in their animals, including sheep and goats.At Tambo Upper, resident Julie Hammond...

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