Tuesday, 07 April 2020
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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...
High Country generosity shines

High Country generosity shines

Wool is a feature of the Omeo district and the pavilion didnʼt disappoint at this yearʼs 134th Omeo Show, where Benambra wool producers, Jackie and Kelvin Pendergast, of Pendarra Merino Stud, were awarded champion fleece.Generosity is also a feature of the district and the number of fleeces donated to the annual helimed auxiliary appeal hit a record 87.“It’s been a tough year for farmers but we...
Locals join firefight

Locals join firefight

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) has answered the call for more firefighting resources to assist with the ongoing New South Wales bushfire emergency, sending more than 300 CFA members interstate.Following a request for more personnel by the New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service (RFS), CFA sent 311 personnel from across the state to be positioned at the Hunter Region and Goulburn ahead of the...

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