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Dire need of upgrade

Dire need of upgrade

Member for East Gippsland, Tim Bull, accompanied Victorian Opposition Leader, Michael O’Brien, on a tour of East Gippsland last Thursday, which included two stops in Lakes Entrance.First stop was the Lakes Entrance Fishermen’s Co-Operative on Bullock Island where Mr Bull explained the dire need for the upgrade of the unloading facilities.Mr Bull pointed out the disrepair of the jetties,...
Secret dig in Buchan

Secret dig in Buchan

An archaeological dig to understand the history of fires across the landscape in East Gippsland is taking place at an Aboriginal cultural site, at a secret location, near the junction of the Buchan and Snowy rivers in Buchan.A joint project by the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation, GLaWAC, and the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre at Monash University, it’s hoped the research...
Beach netball this weekend

Beach netball this weekend

Beach Netball returns to Lakes Entrance’s Main Beach this weekend.Registrations have been strong despite COVID-19 restrictions, and organisers will ensure players remain safe and able to access sanitisation easily.“So far we have four under 17, five ladies and eight mixed teams registered,” Lakes Entrance netballAssociation’s Kylie Curnow, said. “We are looking forward to a great weekend after...
Tightening up in the top four

Tightening up in the top four

Bairnsdale Cricket Association’s “A” grade ladder significantly tightened after some upset results in round eight.The biggest upset came at Tigerland where the reigning premier and current ladder leader, Wy Yung, went down to Lakes Entrance.While the Tigers were understrength, the Seagulls flew back into top four calculations and kept their one-day finals dreams in tact.West Bairnsdale moved to...
Marlo bookings booming

Marlo bookings booming

Since taking over the Marlo Caravan Park and Motel in August, Ros and Colin Mitchell, haven’t been able to keep the smiles off their faces.“We’ve been smashed with bookings,” Mr Mitchell said when the Snowy River Mail dropped by the park last Tuesday.“We were heavily booked before Christmas and our January bookings are also very strong,” he said.“When the border to New South Wales closed, the...
Getting back to business

Getting back to business

A week after avoiding a COVID-19 scare swept across Lakes Entrance, the town is again buzzing with tourists who have surged back into town as the weather warms up.While numerous businesses had to undertake deep cleans and have staff tested, all are back on deck and open for business.Matthew O’Donnell, who owns Albert & Co, first heard his business had been visited by the pair through social...

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