Monday, 27 May 2019
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Power out

Power out

AusNet Services customers from Bairnsdale to Mallacoota were affected by planned outages over the weekend as a large-scale maintenance program was conducted on power lines as part of its Summer Safety Program.The Summer Safety Program works with communities to reduce the risk of bushfire, the weekend’s work involving more than 200 workers across 300 sites conducting maintenance and replacing...
Come and dance with the flowers

Come and dance with the flowers

It is only one and a half weeks now until the St Andrew’s Uniting Church 99th Flower Show hits town once again, from October 26 and 27, so it is time to seriously organise any entries you would like to contribute. This year’s theme is ‘Dancing with Flowers’ and it is sure to produce a riot of colour.Local gardens are full of colour at this time of year, despite the lack of rain, so have a look...
Pillar project showcasing local talent

Pillar project showcasing local talent

A bridge over the Snowy River Walking Trail has been given a facelift thanks to the talents of local artists.Moogji Aboriginal Council youth worker, Teresa Free, successfully applied to the East Gippsland Shire for a grant in early December 2017 to undertake an art project on the trail, the grant leading to the commissioning of Gunai artist of 30 years, Ray Thomas, to help design and mentor...
Great ride a repeated success

Great ride a repeated success

The fifth Great East Rail Trail Ride, hosted by Snowy River Cycling, was once again a huge hit for the region as 123 riders visited East Gippsland taking away with them a sense of friendly warmth and a love for this stunning area.Snowy River Cycling’s Liz Mitchell said the three-day cycling tour along the East Gippsland Rail Trail was “fantastic”.“The weather was absolutely on our side with East...
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...

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