Sunday, 20 September 2020
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Better, faster care

Better, faster care

Patients from areas surrounding Swifts Creek and Buchan now have access to safe, higher-quality nursing care and medicines closer to home, with the State Government expanding the role of Victoria’s bush nursing centres.Minister for Health, Jenny Mikakos, last week announced the Swifts Creek and Buchan Bush Nursing Centres can now provide Rural Isolated Practice nursing care to their community in...
Bairnsdale comes away with a clean sweep

Bairnsdale comes away with a clean sweep

On Sunday, February 23, Bairnsdale’s women’s cricket team travelled to Sale to play in the Gippsland Cricket League T20 grand final against Sale Maffra, where it secured a thrilling six-wicket win with two balls to spare.Sale Maffra won the toss and elected to bat first.Beckie Stevens and Lillian Strong opened the bowling for Bairnsdale, although Sale Maffra came out strong from the start and...
It’s not fine

It’s not fine

An 89-year-old Buchan resident has expressed her dismay at being issued with a fine from the East Gippsland Shire over reportedly having long grass in her horse paddock.Leona Lavell has lived in Buchan her entire life and these days uses a walker to get around.Mrs Lavell received a fire prevention notice to cut grass, weeds and undergrowth on her block in early December.It instructed that all...
Hobbs and his characters on their way to Bairnsdale

Hobbs and his characters on their way to Bairnsdale

East Gippsland Art Gallery is thrilled to be exhibiting the artwork of renowned children’s author, Leigh Hobbs, in Mr Chicken goes to Bairnsdale.Born in Melbourne in 1953, Leigh Hobbs is an artist and author best known in Australia and overseas for the 23 children’s books he has written and illustrated featuring his characters Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Mr Chicken, Mr Badger, Fiona the Pig and...
A fitting farewell

A fitting farewell

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Defence Force was given a traditional farewell on Saturday as it prepares to leave East Gippsland this week.Members of the PNG Australia Association of Victoria travelled from Melbourne to Omeo to cook up a feast for the troops to say thanks for helping out with the bushfire recovery effort. For the past month, 98 PNG troops have been assisting the Australian Defence...
Blues, rock, jazz – you name it, the festival has it Paynesville Music Festival is back this weekend.

Blues, rock, jazz – you name it, the festival has it Paynesville Music Festival is back this weekend.

Organised by the Paynesville Business and Tourism Association, the festival has been a part of the local music scene and Paynesville for almost 20 years, starting out as the Paynesville Jazz Festival and morphing into the Paynesville Music Festival back in 2010.Many new musicians and bands, as well as some old favourites, will be part of the lineup at the three-day festival, which takes place...

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