Tuesday, 27 July 2021
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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...
Conservationists standing together

Conservationists standing together

Members of one of Dargo’s oldest cattle grazing families have joined forces with East Gippsland conservationists to oppose logging on the High Plains.The Treasure family has grazed cattle around Dargo for 140 years and is shocked at plans to log mature trees in the area.The Advertiser has been told one section has already been logged in the headwaters of the Little Dargo River.Fourth generation...
Tiger triumph, at last

Tiger triumph, at last

Wy Yung has broken its three decade Bairnsdale Cricket Association “A” grade premiership drought, and didn’t the Tigers earn it.They won an absolute thriller at the Lakeside Oval against West Bairnsdale, taking 3/5 in the final half an hour, winning by four runs with just five overs remaining in the epic decider.It was a case of pure ecstasy and agony - the final wicket coming a tick over 5.30pm...

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