Thursday, 21 February 2019
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Head to Head Walk

Head to Head Walk

Chief Commissioner of Police, Graham Ashton, has walked across East Gippsland in the past week and a half. He left Mallacoota last Monday morning headed for Wangaratta where he will arrive on October 23 and meet up with fellow walker, Police Association of Victoria secretary (TPAV), Wayne Gatt, who set off at the same time from Mildura.It is all part of the Head to Head Walk, which aims to raise...
Fifty years fighting fires

Fifty years fighting fires

Newmerella Volunteer Fire Brigade celebrates 50 years this year, and it does so as it prepares for a record early fire season.The township of Newmerella started life on the west bank of the Snowy River and seems to have been completely relocated to its present position on the hill by 1930.In the days of limited travel and communication it was much more self-contained than today - it fielded its...
Hair free for MND

Hair free for MND

Six months ago a group of mates were sitting around a table when Mark Glenister told Tony ‘Broomie’ Broome if he could grow facial hair until grand final day he’d give him $1000 for the charity of his choice.Not being a lover of facial hair, it was a challenge for Broomie, but he did it, and last Sunday Mark handed over $1000. All up though, Broomie’s hair raised $4000, and he was glad to be rid...
Head to Head for police mental health

Head to Head for police mental health

Chief Commissioner of Police, Graham Ashton, and Police Association of Victoria Secretary (TPAV), Wayne Gatt, each set off on walks on Monday and their aim was simple - to support police mental health.With Commissioner Ashton setting off with his team from Mallacoota and Mr Gatt leading his team from Mildura, the two will come together from opposite sides of the state in the Head to Head...
Equipment for Bemm CFA

Equipment for Bemm CFA

Bemm River Rural Fire Brigade has recently acquired new safety equipment thanks to RACV Community Grants.The brigade has been able to purchase safety red and blue flashing eFlare beacons for use at motor vehicle accidents, and anywhere else the public needs to be made aware of safety hazards, as well as at the new helipad at Bemm River when required.“We have three kits with four eFlares and...
Pearl Point Road is ‘adequate’

Pearl Point Road is ‘adequate’

Calls from the Bemm River community for Parks Victoria to act on poor conditions of Pearl Point Road appear to be falling on deaf ears. And the community is not happy.Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, questioned Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, in parliament on September 6, seeking action. Her response on September 20 stated the road is “adequate and...

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