Saturday, 16 October 2021
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Plantation sham

Plantation sham

The State Government on Monday admitted its promise to transition the state’s native regrowth timber industry to solely plantation- based timber by 2030 is a sham.The Age revealed Victoria’s Agriculture Minister, Mary-Anne Thomas, has conceded the promised plantations won’t be ready by 2030.The following is an excerpt from The Age article: Minister Thomas said the government had been clear that...
Make good this Friday

Make good this Friday

The Lakes Entrance CFA will once again be involved with the Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children’s Hospital, with some differences due to COVID restrictions.It is not back to the days when the fire truck did the rounds of the town, but the public can still donate and buy a raffle ticket.“There will be four raffle points around town where you can purchase a ticket and donation tins will be...
Capitalising on increased visitation

Capitalising on increased visitation

Emile Theodore is the president of Dargo Business and Tourism Association, formed in recent times, off the back of the bushfires and coronavirus pandemic.Mr Theodore is pleased that since both crises are now behind the township, visitors are returning to the High Country in large numbers.In recent weeks visitation to Dargo has been steady with accommodation and eateries reporting unprecedented...
New chief officer visits

New chief officer visits

The new Chief Officer of the CFA, Jason Heffernan, made a visit to the Lakes Entrance CFA last Wednesday.Mr Heffernan was appointed to the position in November and has been progressively visiting country brigades.He was invited by the Lakes Entrance brigade to familiarise himself with the local area, inspect the infrastructure and meet members of the brigade. From the local CFA’s point of view...
Community the winner

Community the winner

In a game best described as “of varying quality” that included many interesting plays, Sarsfield defeated Clifton Creek by just one point (under a unique scoring system) on Sunday, winning the glory and the Sandhill Ashes urn.The bushfire recovery, community engaging event was so important that even ‘Swervin Mervyn’ Merv Hughes was there, coaching the juniors earlier in the day then joining...
Optus opens

Optus opens

Retired Australian swimmer, Ian Thorpe, who has won more Olympic medals than any Australian, brought Service Street in Bairnsdale to a standstill on Monday when he officially opened the new Optus service centre.Ian, in his quiet and humble manner, cut the ribbon after East Gippsland Shire mayor, Cr Mendy Urie, welcomed Optus and the famous Olympic swimmer to town.Prior to Thorpe cutting the...

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