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Forest Park upgrade

Forest Park upgrade

Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, has secured $1.3 million for a much-needed upgrade of Forest Park. Mr Chester said the Forest Park upgrade would revitalise and modernise Orbost’s recreation area, visitor rest-stop and gateway to the East Gippsland Rail Trail. “Improving the adjoining park network along the banks of the Snowy River will deliver social and economic benefits to...
Walk receives funding

Walk receives funding

The proposed Krautungalung Walk in Lakes Entrance was one of the winners in the Regional Recovery Partnerships (RRP) funding announced by the Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, and Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, last Friday. $2.2 million has been allocated to see the first stage of the indigenous themed boardwalk and shared pathway, which will provide a circuit around the...
Buchan good time

Buchan good time

A massive weekend in the mountains featuring two of the best bush rodeos around was had over Easter with Omeo on Saturday and Buchan on Sunday.The ticket allocation for Buchan’s 2000 seats sold out on Friday night and the crowd just kept streaming through the gates at lunchtime Sunday.The cowboys and cowgirls on the circuit travelled from Omeo to Buchan, with one cowboy competing at Omeo, then...
The calming sounds of music for dementia

The calming sounds of music for dementia

Headphones that play a resident’s choice of music are making a big difference to people with dementia and pain, calming them and taking them back to the good times they remember.At Maddocks Gardens in Bairnsdale, staff and residents welcomed the delivery of 15 more headphones on Monday from Bairnsdale Sunrise Rotary, which will allow more people to take part in the Music for Dementia program.For...
Pull on the boots

Pull on the boots

Football and netball returns to East Gippsland this weekend.After 12 months in the wilderness due to COVID-19, it’s back with action getting underway in the Omeo District Football Netball League on Saturday afternoon as well as Bairnsdale kicking off its Gippsland League campaign with a road trip to Warragul.The Redlegs, led by coach Darren Martin, showed vast improvement in 2019 and despite...
Natural beauty

Natural beauty

Last Friday evening the Nowa Nowa and Wairewa communities came together to view a promotional video highlighting the natural beauty and physical activities available in the township.The event was held in perfect weather at the Gippsland Lakes Complete Health (GLCH) centre and was well attended by the surrounding communities.A barbecue dinner was enjoyed with live music supplied by Ravon and the...

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