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Local business community welcomes easing of restrictions, but it’s still tough for many

LOCAL business people have welcomed the easing of restrictions, but concede it is still tough for many. Stobies Mensland, Maffra, proprietor Marcus Stobie described the...

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,...

Gippsland dance schools are frustrated by the latest COVID restrictions

FRUSTRATED local dance studios are demanding answers from the state government, after again being shut down with little explanation as to their level of...

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...

Local duo charged with drug trafficking offences

TWO local residents have been arrested and charged with drug trafficking offences, following a police raid on a Sale property on Monday. Local police executed...

More local sport to return

MOST senior sport will return next week following the state government's easing of COVID restrictions across regional Victoria. Acting Premier James Merlino on Wednesday announced...

Concerns flooding could block the Princes Highway between Sale and Stratford

THE State Emergency Service's chief officer of operations has concerns flooding expected locally could block the Princes Highway at Sale and Stratford. In a press...

Restrictions to ease further on Friday

RESTRICTIONS will ease across Victoria from midnight tomorrow (Thursday) night. In regional Victoria, people can have up to two visitors (plus their dependants) per day,...

Low pressure system could bring strong winds, heavy rain and flash flooding

AUTHORITIES are asking people to stay well-informed about weather and emergency service warnings, with wild weather expected to lash Gippsland during the next 24...

Gippsland on flood alert

THE state's eyes are on Gippsland, as authorities predict flooding in the state's east similar to the devastating 2012 and 2007 floods. An east coast...

Gippsland house prices surge

FINDING a home in Gippsland is slipping out of the reach of many local residents, as tree changers put pressure on the rental market...

Wellington Shire Council seeks feedback on mayoral and councillor pay

WELLINGTON Shire Council is seeking community feedback for the allowances it provides the mayor and councillors. Under state government guidelines, Wellington Shire Council, as a...

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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...