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Joey rescued from rising floodwaters in Pearsondale

DOZENS of heart-warming tales of rescue, heroism and acts of kindness have come out of last week's floods, including a touching story of an...

Budget money for works around Wellington Shire

WELLINGTON Shire Council adopted its 2021-22 budget on Tuesday night. As reported in Tuesday's Gippsland Times, written and verbal submissions resulted in minimal changes to...

Local entertainment industry is hurting badly because of restrictions

THE local entertainment industry is still in a state of upheaval and uncertainty, despite the state government easing social distancing restrictions. Crippled by four lockdowns...

Sightseers are adding to stress of animals

A LOCAL wildlife carer is urging motorists to obey 'road closed' signs, saying motorists are adding to the stress of animals forced from their...

Our Wellington rental crisis

RENTING a home in Wellington Shire has never been harder, with rent rises and property shortages creating a ripple of despair for renters. As revealed...

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund launches appeal for flood victims

GIPPSLAND Emergency Relief Fund has launched an appeal for financial donations to provide flood-affected residents with immediate support. GERF spokesperson Barry Whitehead announced the new...

Wellington Food Pantry busier than ever

AS the state is plunged into a fourth lockdown — this time without the support of JobKeeper or JobSeeker payments — Wellington Food Pantry...

We’re celebrating the birth of Sale

THE month celebrates the 170th anniversary of the gazetting of the village of Sale at Flooding Creek on June 26, 1851. The then tiny village,...

Funding to look at lakes health and bushfires

THE effects of bushfires on Victoria's Gippsland Lakes Ramsar site will be investigated by scientists in an effort to build resilience and protect them...

Sale bakery raises $13,700 for breast cancer support

TOGETHER with an army of loyal Sale residents, Bakers Delight Sale has raised $13,762 for Breast Cancer Network Australia — one of the highest...

Winter has officially arrived: flooding and weather warnings expected

GIPPSLAND will begin its forecasted warmer than average winter with an Antarctic blast this week, which brings the potential for flooding locally. A strong cold...

Resolution to 90 Mile Beach blocks saga creeps closer

ANOTHER step will be taken to resolve the seven-decade- old saga concerning undevelopable land along the 90 Mile Beach. Wellington Shire Council will write to Environment...

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‘Play on’ for local sport

THE easing of COVID restrictions has paved the way for senior sport to resume this weekend. The ban on movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional...