Saturday, 14 December 2019
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Time off the farm

Time off the farm

Last Wednesday, the Orbost Country Women’s Association (CWA) held another drop in and have a cuppa session to allow farming families the opportunity to take time off the farm and connect with others.They also learned about the CWA grant, available for up to $3000 and funded with assistance from the State Government. Applications can be completed online and the process is quite simple.The session...
Mallacoota – it’s tinder dry

Mallacoota – it’s tinder dry

The fires in East Gippsland have Mallacoota on edge with fears that if the township were to be threatened by bushfire, the outcome would be disastrous.Lieutenant Les Carson is the CFA secretary in Mallacoota and also serves as the brigade’s health and safety coordinator.Lt Carson says the environment in and surrounding Mallacoota remains bone dry.“It’s very, very dry and for the third year in a...
Great choice for rural VCE

Great choice for rural VCE

Students from Orbost Secondary College, Cann River P-12 College, Mallacoota P-12 College, and Swifts Creek P-12 School will have greater choice in VCE subjects thanks to a $1.2 million dollar investment by the State Government.Minister for Education, James Merlino, last week announced the VCE Collaboration Fund round two partnerships for the four East Gippsland schools, along with 24 other rural...
True value of community input

True value of community input

This year, Orbost Regional Health (ORH) initiated a Community Advisory Committee, with volunteer members of the community meeting every second month.“It is important that we are always conscious of the impact our decisions will have on the people who are using our health service,” ORH chief executive officer, Vicki Farthing, said.“The role of the community representatives is to make sure the...
Self-drive adventures

Self-drive adventures

A new series of self-drive brochures has been produced by the Orbost Visitor Information Centre to help visitors enjoy the drive from Orbost to McKillops Bridge and return via Buchan.The aim of the self-guided brochures is to ensure none of the attractions along the way are missed.The main brochure covers the loop drive from Orbost to McKillops Bridge and return via Buchan and Nowa Nowa.There...
App support for Orbost doctors

App support for Orbost doctors

The Orbost community will continue to have ready access to general practitioners following an initiative by Orbost Regional Health (ORH) to ensure ongoing staffing.ORH has been recruiting permanent GPs for its medical clinic for a considerable time with limited success. It is currently reliant on locum GPs to provide medical consultations.At the end of this month, two of ORH GPs, Dr Jyothi...

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