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Weekend drivers praised

Weekend drivers praised

East Gippsland road traffic police have praised driver behavior over the long weekend.More than 1150 preliminary breath tests were undertaken by police in the East Gippsland and Wellington shires which constitutes Eastern Division 6 for road policing requirements. Of those, nine were detected with drug or alcohol in their system.Infringement notices were issued for 112 other driving offences,...
Football volunteers receive awards

Football volunteers receive awards

Seven of Gippslandʼs finest coaches and standout volunteers have been recognised for their contribution to local football.AFL Gippsland and the Gippsland branch of the Australian Football Coaches Association presented their awards during the footy festival at Traralgon’s Victory Park last Friday as part of the build up to Saturday’s AFL Grand Final.Inaugural Boisdale-Briagolong open women’s team...
Ralphie at home with local cops

Ralphie at home with local cops

A baby wallaby has become the police mascot at Bairnsdale Police Station after it was found sitting beside its dead mother.Local police officers, Senior Sergeant Dwayne Morrison and Leading Senior Constable Roni Forai, found the helpless joey while out walking their dogs on a dirt road at Forge Creek in May.It was unable to move having been thrown from its mother’s pouch after she was ...
39 years on the foreshore

39 years on the foreshore

Braving the chilly weather on Saturday, September 15, members of the Paynesville Community Craft Centre (PCCC) came together for an afternoon tea celebrating the 39th year of operation with plenty of memories, laughter and food shared.PCCC members anticipate the centre will remain a focal point on the foreshore – with support from the wider community and loyal customers – when the new...
Locals shine at triathlon at world championships

Locals shine at triathlon at world championships

More than 5000 triathletes descended on Queenslandʼs sunny Gold Coast from September 12 to 16 for the International Triathlon Unionʼs (ITU) 2018 Triathlon World Championships.Bairnsdale was well represented, with professional triathlete, Charlotte McShane, placing 19th in the elite womenʼs category and amateur, Alexandra Keith, placing sixth in the 30-34 year female standard distance...
Have you seen Penny and Jet?

Have you seen Penny and Jet?

Two German shepherd accredited therapy dogs, Penny and Jet, have been missing since Tuesday, September 18, and their owner, Trish Taylor, of Eagle Point, is desperate to get them back.Trish says Penny (black and tan fur with a long coat) and Jet (black) are both well known in the East Gippsland area as they undertake many community roles.Penny and Jet attend an aged care facility with Trish...

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