Monday, 20 September 2021
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When it rains, it floods

When it rains, it floods

David and Narelle Macalister, who farm on the eastern outskirts of Orbost, wonder what they’ll have to endure next. They narrowly avoided the eye of the firestorm during the Black Summer Bushfires. The fires passed just by their property, off the Princes Highway, but Mrs Macalister admits to being “very frightened”.Earlier this year Mr Macalister broke his leg, after the earth gave way beneath...
Welcome back

Welcome back

Orbost Secondary College welcomed back its year 12 cohort last Friday. The senior students, who across the state have faced more challenges that any other group in many decades, broke free of COVID restrictions in a week where mental health was highlighted. College nurse, Lizzie Barnes, the Wellbeing team, Hollie Fuhrmann and fellow teachers last Thursday took to Facebook and shared an important...
Laura steps up

Laura steps up

Orbost Fire Brigade firefighter, Laura Tidey, is putting her best foot forward and stepping up to the task of climbing 3046 steps this September in the name of fighting depression, PTSI and suicide. On Saturday, September 11, 2021, 600 firefighters and other emergency service personnel would have stepped up to fight depression, PTSI and suicide by climbing the 28 floors of Crown Metropol Hotel...
COVID free

COVID free

Two cases of COVID in East Gippsland reported over the weekend as 'low positives' have this morning been reclassified as negatives.
Celebration of 30 years for Orbost Probus

Celebration of 30 years for Orbost Probus

Thirty years ago in August 1991 the Orbost Rotary Club instigated the formation of a Probus Club in Orbost following the successful formation of these clubs elsewhere in Australia.  First begun in England in 1977 a Rotary member saw the need for a club for older or retired men in his city and a club called Cosmos was born.  A Rotary member from another city saw this need and it was...
Sixty years of marriage: A rare diamond

Sixty years of marriage: A rare diamond

About five per cent of all marriages worldwide make it to 60 years so for Orbost’s Christopher (Chris) and Joy Hodge, it certainly is a monumental occasion.  The couple will tomorrow celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss, however there will be no large celebration with their loved ones due to the ongoing global pandemic. Instead, it will be a somber affair with just one another due to the...

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