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CFA incident controller, Stewart Kreltszheim, explains the fire at the emergency relief centre.

Threat escalates

OUT of control burn-offs in the North East last week have given firefighters and landholders an early taste of a potentially severe bushfire season this summer.

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Mansfield is a great place to live

THE proof is in the living – Mansfield Shire has significantly greater wellbeing than all other Victorian shires according to latest survey results.

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VicForests hit back at furore

AROUND 60 people made their way up to Parlours Coupe in the Strathbogie forest last Thursday in a show of protest against the timber harvesting operations in the area.
“VicForests go home, VicForests out!” was the chant ringing through the surrounding trees as the group made their way along the Lima East road toward the site.
As has been reported in the Gazette over the past few weeks, the group is currently locked in a heated dispute with both the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and VicForests over the logging, which they argue breaches the State Government’s responsibility to protect the threatened and endangered species that call the logged coupe home.

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If it ain’t broke don’t fix it

FORMER councillor and business owner Jason Reid is calling on Alpine Shire Council to reconsider plans to rejuvenate the centre of Bright.

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Relay will return to Myrtleford

THE Cancer Council’s Relay for Life will return to Myrtleford next year after smashing its fundraising goal at the weekend.

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