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Stranded in snow

Stranded in snow

A young Benambra woman was forced to spend the night in her car after becoming stuck in snow on the Benambra-Corryong Road. Rhiannon O’Doherty had set out to head to her boyfriend’s place in Wodonga, unaware that heavy snow had been falling on the unsealed road last Sunday afternoon. After slipping and sliding in her Toyota RAV4 All-Wheel Drive (AWD), Ms O’Doherty became stuck in thick snow at...
Mike’s life as a ranger

Mike’s life as a ranger

Mike Irvine is a ranger with Parks Victoria in Orbost. He is also the ‘ranger team leader’ overseeing five other young rangers who work alongside him in the town. Mr Irvine started with Parks Victoria in 2002, but has worked in the conservation and park management space for 30 years, having started his career with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).Like many rangers...
Exploration shock

Exploration shock

Letters regarding proposed mineral sands exploration works in the Sarsfield, Nowa Nowa and Wairewa districts have recently been received by local residents.  The sender is international mineral sands company, Iluka Resources, its letter advising residents it applied to the Victorian State Government on July 21 to undertake mineral sands exploration works.  The three intended general...
Lockdown wears thin

Lockdown wears thin

The owner of the Metung Hotel, David Strange, didn’t waste time in opening the doors of the popular pub, with its glamorous views over Lake King, once COVID restrictions were lifted. Following Victoria’s fifth lockdown, Mr Strange has become familiar with the strategy in quickly reopening after each period of hibernation. Not that he likes it. Nor does the shutdown routine fit comfortably with...
Howitt Society fighting

Howitt Society fighting

The Howitt Society, the Gippsland group whose motto is ‘Healthy and Safe Landscapes’, has produced a new study that tackles critics who challenge fuel reduction burning (FRB) as a way to fight massive bushfires. Bushfire disasters should be treated in the same way as a disease pandemic such as COVID-19 –prevention is better than the cure, according to The Howitt Society, whose work is inspired...
Proposed Kmart site questioned

Proposed Kmart site questioned

Submissions to Victoria’s Minister for Planning, regarding a plan by Kmart to establish its new store at 598-610 Main Street Bairnsdale, will close later this week. Kmart has already had plans drawn up of what the new store would look like on the site of the current Bairnsdale Motor Inn. The planning documents are currently with the Minister and would require a change to the East Gippsland...

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