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East Gippsland needs you

East Gippsland needs you

East Gippsland is open for business.That’s the message – sent loud and clear by local leaders, tourism operators and businesses who have had their summer money-making period decimated by the bushfires and their ongoing threat.This week has seen more than 190 major organisations commit to visiting and supporting the region while campaigns from the Herald Sun and network Seven’s Sunrise program...
Study Hub program launched for 2020

Study Hub program launched for 2020

The Gippsland East Higher Education Study Hub is open for 2020.This will be the first full year of operation after receiving a grant in 2019 to complete refurbishment works.Free for students from any tertiary institution – whether TAFE or University – the Study Hub gives students access to campus-like facilities without having to move away from home.“Gippsland has one of the lowest university...
Doors wide open

Doors wide open

More than 150 major organisations will hold multi-day stays in bushfire affected areas with East Gippsland a high priority.Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula, released details of the `Business & Sport for Bushfire Recovery’ program last week, which has won enthusiastic backing from business chiefs who have pledged to hold meetings, events...
Immediate financial aid

Immediate financial aid

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund (GERF) has given immediate support to those severely affected by the bushfires.While major organisations such as the Red Cross, St Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army have come under scrutiny for the drip feed in support payments, GERF late last week had already allocated a whopping $2,179,500 of the $3,993, 395 at its disposal.Almost 1000 referrals had been...
Boosting morale after bushfires

Boosting morale after bushfires

A free concert on February 7 has been organised to give the people of East Gippsland a bit of relief, socialisation and entertainment.Organiser, Carlee Knight, has booked the Bairnsdale Racecourse and organised sponsor for Tom Curtain’s ‘We’re Still Here’ tour.“It’s a social gathering, I’d like to people to know that while we’ll have donation tins around, it’s more important for people to have a...
Wildlife left starving

Wildlife left starving

Suzi Pulis, who runs the Raymond Island Koala and Wildlife Shelter at Waterholes, is only just starting to bring back koalas and joeys that were relocated from the property during the bushfire crisis.Ms Pulis only recently purchased the historic Waterholes Guest House and its adjoining 45 acres as a sanctuary for injured wildlife.Having outgrown the Raymond Island site, the team of wildlife...

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