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Opening night is on
An exhibition by
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Rodgers St Yarram
Phone: (03) 5182 6553
Tarra king: Jeff Amos was the 2017 King of Tarra Festival. Who will be the
Tarra festival king for 2018?
Easter festival set to soar
THINGS with Wings is the theme
for this year’s Easter Tarra Festi-
val and it could not be more ap-
propriate as preparations are fly-
ing along with lots of new and
exciting events on the agenda.
Good Friday is shaping up as a full
on sports day. This year will see not one
but two big football netball block buster’s
with Yarram taking on Churchill at Yar-
ram and Woodside taking on Rosedale at
Woodside. Parkour specialist will make a
return visit and hold sessions in Memo-
rial Park throughout the day plus some Tai
Chi and yoga sessions as well by trained
instructors. At Yarram Country Club there
will be bowls and a tennis tournament.
Tarra Festival president David Dick-
son said the action does not stop there
with a fun run in the pipe line.
“Saturday will see the normal program
of pre-parade entertainment then the cen-
tre piece of the whole festival the street
parade,” Mr Dickson said. “This year will
see the variety market held in Yarram
Street behind the Rotary Club stand,” he
“Sunday is all about Port Albert with
lots happening in Rutter Park during the
day and a fireworks display at night as
well as the very popular Beers by the Bay
at the Port Albert Hall.”
Port Albert’s Gippsland Maritime Mu-
seum will be hosting an exhibition, “Es-
cape from Antarctica”.
“We are really excited about this exhi-
bition, it is a big achievement for the mu-
seum to be hosting it,” Mr Dickson said.
The monster market at the Yarram
Recreation Reserve on Easter Monday
is always a big draw card and this year
should be a big one once again.
Yarram Rotary Club will hold its an-
nual Art Show on the Easter weekend at
the Regent Theatre. This art show attracts
entries from far and wide and is always
one of the main attractions of the festival.
College (YSC) wel-
comed four new en-
thusiastic staff mem-
bers last week.
Former 2017 student
Jess Banik will complete
a Certificate three in Sport
and Recreation whilst as-
sisting in physical educa-
tion classes at YSC.
Marty Pourdanial is
teaching maths methods,
physics, science technology
engineering and mathemat-
ics (STEM) and science.
Mr Pourdanial has
come from the Australian
Catholic University in Mel-
graduate Olmo Salvatore is
teaching English and soci-
ety and environment.
Nik Salter is the new di-
rector of music at YSC.
The college is hosting a
parent information evening
on Thursday, February 8
and Friday, February 9 at
“The information eve-
ning is for parents to meet
and greet their children’s
teachers and for them to
New faces: from left, new Yarram Secondary College teachers Olmo Salva-
tore, Marty Pourdanial and Jess Banik enjoyed their first week of teaching.
Open evening: pictured from left, Yarram Secondary College students Kirra Walker, Lauren Tschugguel,
Ben Mattern, Madison Roberts, Anna Rodaughan, Hayden Collins and Ty Price-Handley with principal
Brett Oedlow and assistant principal Lyn Kerrison (front). Yarram Secondary College is hosting a parent
information evening this Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm.
Exciting year for college
have a greater understand-
ing and knowledge of what
their child will be learning
throughout the year,” as-
sistant principal Lyn Ker-
“If parents are more en-
gaged with their children’s
education it can greater the
outcome of the students
A free barbecue will
be available from 6pm to
7.30pm to take the edge
off your hunger as you
travel around to sessions.
The aim of the eve-
ning is to keep the parents
informed and up to date
about all the opportunities
available to the students in
the next 12 months.
In other news, YSC
conduct a work experience
program for Year 10 stu-
dents each year.
Three Year 10 students
were offered employment
at the end of last year after
completing the programs.
Dylan Jacobson is do-
ing an apprenticeship at
a timber mill in Yarram,
Daimon Vicino, an ap-
prenticeship at an engi-
neering business in Sale
and his brother Kydon is
doing the same at a busi-
ness in Yarram.
“We’ve had quite a few
students pick up part time,
after school jobs at local
businesses after complet-
ing the work experience
program which is great,”
careers coordinator Jo
“The students find it
very helpful in deciding
what they do and don’t
like in the workforce.”
MURRAY Goulburn has been ad-
vised by the Australian Competition
and Consumer Commission the out-
come of the watchdog’s review into
Saputo’s purchase of its assets has
been deferred by two weeks.
Murray Goulburn said the provisional
date for the announcement of the review
had been put back from February 15 to
The dairy co-operative said the delay
was due to the ACCC requiring more time
to consider data and other information.
“Murray Goulburn will continue to
work with the ACCC to assist in its re-
view,” the company said.
Murray Goulburn was expected to call
a meeting of its voting shareholders after
the outcome of the ACCC inquiry into
competition issues associated with Sapu-
to’s acquisition of Murray Goulburn’s
business was known.
The ACCC is expect to pay particular
attention to Murray Goulburn’s Koroit
factory and whether Saputo would be re-
quired to divest it if the takeover of the
Victorian co-operative’s business is ap-
proved by shareholders.
Saputo’s Allansford dairy plant is in
relatively close proximity to the Koroit
Saputo purchase deferred
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He believes it seemed a most
poorly conceived location, dupli-
cating the marine precinct already
available at the eastern end of the
After so many years of cam-
paigning, Mr Harvey holds the view
the Long Jetty should be allowed to
“tell its own story” and form a pas-
sive recreation area, free from the
“ugliness” and “disturbance” a ma-
rina and car park brings.
At the public meeting held on
Thursday, January 11, Mr Harvey’s
thoughts centred on the Port Welsh-
“The ugly material deposited
there by Gippsland Ports following
a dredging exercise is now most
visible,” he said.
“The sand has been eroded such
that the drop from the seawall is
now quite marked, presenting a
“I know the beach is artificial in
the sense that the area used to be
mangroves, but I really don’t see
the relevance of this.”
Mr Harvey said a sandy beach
is a beautiful place for people to
enjoy passive recreation whatever
“From the time my family first
started visiting in the early 2000’s
the beach has been eroded and ru-
“To my mind the simplest and
best value improvement to the
town is to reinstate and maintain
Given the beach area is Crown
Land in the control of the State
Government and Mr Harvey was
moved to write to Gippsland South
MLA Danny O’Brien, setting out
some of his ideas.
Within the letter, the stand out,
non-contestable idea was to rein-
state the beach.
“It be could assisted by beach
groynes to resist erosion,” he said.
“It would provide a wonder-
ful complement to the Long Jetty
when it is reopened, and surely, it
can’t be that hard to do.
“A revamped beach would be
a great attraction and also comple-
ment the Long Jetty.
“I hope the petition will demon-
strate local community and visitor
YARRAM’S Uniting Church will
hold its annual Pancake Day at the Unit-
ing Church Hall this Tuesday, February
13 from 11am till 1.30pm.
GOOD Times Motoring Club will
welcome the Bairnsdale Car Club this
weekend for a fun weekend exploring
the local area. A dinner will be held at
the Ship Inn on Saturday night, fol-
lowed by rocket car racing on Sunday.
Watch out for some classic cars around
the district as there are sure to be some
WELLINGTON Shire Council will
celebrate Parks Week in March with a
number of activities in its local parks.
Yarram will host a number of fitness
sessions in the Memorial Park during
Jess Byrne will hold two sessions per
day on Monday, March 5, Wednesday,
March 7, Friday, March 9 and Monday,
March 12. The first session of each of
the days will be 6.30 am till 7.30 pm and
then again at 5.15pm till 6.15 pm. Rutter
Park Port Albert will hold a seaside festi-
val on March 11 from 10am – 4pm. Join
the Historic Port Albert Boat Club for the
2018 Seaside Festival. The festival will
include the Blessing of the Fleet, Golden
Paddle Canoe and Kayak Races and The
Wooden Boat Classic. Entry fees apply
for non members.
Save our beach
Roo swim: this picture was sent into the Yarram Standard. It shows
a kangaroo enjoying a swim in a local dam. The dam owners’ dogs
decided to follow the kangaroo into the dam. The owners said the
kangaroo grabbed the dog with both paws and tried to drown the dog.
Fortunately for the dog his owners were nearby and threw a stone in
the direction of the
kangaroo to distract
him and allow their
dog to escape. All
ended well for the
dog but it could have
been a very different
story if the owners
CORRECTION to The Standrad’s Bits and Piec-
es article regarding the Yarram Post office. The per-
son who wrote the letter received the $5000 not the
post office. The original information was delivered
to Yarram Standard office. Yarram Post Office has
corrected this information.
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