Local engineer helping to play a major role in fight against coronavirus

Darnum engineer Jason Vandyk (centre) working with colleagues at the Foodmach factory at Echuca to quickly manufacture extra machines to make face masks that help curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

A Darnum-based engineer has been co-opted to play a major role in Australia’s fight against the coronavirus. Forty-four-year-old specialist engineer Jason Vandyk was tapped on the shoulder in March after the Chief Medical Officer highlighted the urgent need for more

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Jury still out on 2009 Nilma-Darnum flag

Nilma-Darnum broke a 50 year premiership drought when they defeated Cora Lynn in 2009.

The Gippsland football equivalent of the 1992 United States Olympic basketball ‘Dream Team’ all found themselves playing in the somewhat unusual location of Nilma-Darnum for the 2009 Ellinbank and District season. With the injection of three time Brisbane Lions premiership

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Hallyburton takes victory in first Joustra 100 Handicap

Placegetters in the inaugural Joustra 100 Handicap were Daniel Bishop (left), Graeme Parker, Brenton Jones (fastest time) Jake Hallyburton (winner), Glenn Marriott and Rob Monk.

La Trobe Valley hardman Chris Joustra usually complains at the end of Warragul Cycling club races that they are too short. “Real bike races are at least 100 kilometres long,” he says. The cycling club grew tired of his objections

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Stop sign plea

Baw Baw Shire will investigate replacing give way signs with stop signs at an intersection near Darnum in response to resident Sharon Bursa urging action to reduce the number of nasty accidents taking place.

A resident has urged Baw Baw Shire to place “stop” signs at a dangerous intersection near Darnum. Currently, “give way” signs stand where Darnum-Allambee Rd intersects with Parkers Rd and Bona Vista Rd. In response to Gazette enquiries, Baw Baw

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Multi million Fonterra deal

Fonterra’s Darnum staff including Daniel Espie, Gavin Radcliffe and Daniel Meale welcome news last week of a new deal to expand its baby nutritional powder range.

Fonterra’s Darnum plant is set to benefit from a five year, multi-million dollar deal to manufacture a range of organic baby nutritional powders. While the deal is expected to increase production levels, no additional staff will be required in the

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