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Telstra outages 6-10 December for up to 8 hours per day

Telstra outages 6-10 December for up to 8 hours per day

Telstra were contacted about the Telstra outage on Monday, November 22. Telstra Regional General Manager Jenny Gray said, “We are upgrading our mobile base station at Alexandra to deliver more capacity and faster data speeds to the town and other nearby communities. This will allow faster downloads as well as better streaming, video calls, gaming […]

What are your thoughts on the new Public Health and Wellbeing Bill?

What are your thoughts on the new Public Health and Wellbeing Bill?

THE Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) have expressed their concerns about the Public Health and Wellbeing (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 in a position paper released on November 10. They state that while they support the objectives of the bill, LIV “does not support the bill in its current form.” The bill is expected to be […]

Lake Eildon’s blue-green algae warning removed

Lake Eildon’s blue-green algae warning removed

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) has removed the blue-green algae warning for Lake Eildon following a significant decline in blue-green algae levels. GMW Water Quality co-ordinator Bianca Atley said the lake was a popular spot for visitors and the local community and it was great it would be safe for everyone to enjoy ahead of the Melbourne […]

Comparing Murrindindi’s vaccination data – as at October 10

Comparing Murrindindi’s vaccination data – as at October 10

MURRINDINDI has achieved above the state average for vaccinations, but how do we stack up against our neighbouring shires? It seems we could be doing better. The following data was supplied by the federal Department of Health and published on October 11. The data is as at October 10. It is based on the Medicare […]

Murrindindi vaccination rate needs to improve – 27 September data

Murrindindi vaccination rate needs to improve – 27 September data

THE Australian Department of Health has provided updated data regarding the vaccination rates by local government area. The data is based on the Medicare address of the vaccine recipient, and relates to the data as at September 27. The new data was released after the current edition of the newspaper went to print. The following […]

Yea Medical Centre closes as a precaution

Yea Medical Centre closes as a precaution

ON Sunday, September 26, it was announced that there was an active case of COVID-19 in postcode 3717. Postcode 3717 includes Yea, Flowerdale, Ghin Ghin, Glenburn, Homewood, Killingworth, Limestone and Murrindindi. As of Monday, September 27, no exposure sites had been listed in the area. In recent weeks, there have also been three cases in […]

Murrindindi’s vaccination rate

Murrindindi’s vaccination rate

THE Australian Department of Health has provided updated data regarding the vaccination rates by local government area. The data is based on the Medicare address of the vaccine recipient, and relates to the data as at September 13. The new data was released after the current edition of the newspaper went to print. The following […]

Murrindindi vaccination rates too low

Murrindindi vaccination rates too low

MURRINDINDI is falling behind in the vaccination race, likely due to limited availability in the early stages of the vaccine rollout. Compared to our neighbouring shires, Murrindindi has the third lowest percentage of first dose vaccinations. The Federal Health Department provided the following data, based on Medicare address. As at Sept 5: MURRINDINDI: First dose […]

Two doctors depart Alexandra District Health

Two doctors depart Alexandra District Health

TWO doctors have resigned from Alexandra District Health (ADH). ADH CEO Debbie Rogers was contacted about the departures, and asked about the reasons as well as the actions being undertaken to address any shortages. Alexandra District Health provided the following statement, “Alexandra District Health (ADH) wishes to advise the community that General Practitioners Dr Vohra […]

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