Tuesday, 23 July 2019
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Red Sunday to make its Melbourne debut

Red Sunday to make its Melbourne debut

The team behind local documentary film, Red Sunday: Healing Through Narrative Therapy, which tells the story of the 2014 fires around Bonang, are excited to have the film included in this year’s Melbourne Documentary Film Festival.The fires of early 2014 were devastating for the Far East Gippsland communities and lasted nearly 70 long, unpredictable, and traumatic days, and the production of the...
Preparing for Pumpkin Fest 2020

Preparing for Pumpkin Fest 2020

Following the success of the Orbost Pumpkin Festival Art Exhibition 2019 it is now time to think about the festival for 2020.This will be bigger than the Easter exhibition this year and will require input from more members of the community.Do you have some ideas to make the 2020 festival better, bigger, encompass more, be more fun? All ideas, criticisms, innovations are welcome to encourage the...
Young leaders off to China

Young leaders off to China

The School for Student Leadership has conducted another Victorian Young Leaders to China preparation program at the Snowy River Campus, Marlo over the school vacation.Forty-seven students from across Victoria attended the four-day retreat to prepare them for their six-week immersion in southern China in August and September this year.Students in this cohort come from Swifts Creek, Orbost, Koo...
Medical centre open for business

Medical centre open for business

Mallacoota’s new $721,000 medical centre has opened its doors to patients for the first time this week.Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, visited the new medical centre in Maurice Street as work neared completion.“I’m proud to have worked with the community to secure a $300,000 Federal Government grant to help fund the construction of the medical centre,” Mr Chester said.“Mallacoota...
Orbost Outdoor Pool wins a state award

Orbost Outdoor Pool wins a state award

The Orbost Outdoor Pool has won the Facility Management Award – Seasonal at the 2019 Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Awards.The 50-metre solar heated pool, an East Gippsland Shire Council facility, is open from December to April each year.The pool team won the award partly for their effort to support farmers during the drought by donating pool water for stock watering in October last...
Sometimes it’s best to let them be

Sometimes it’s best to let them be

With what appeared to be an unwell seal found on the beach at Cape Conran last week, it is a timely reminder that such animals should be left alone.Seals often lie on beaches or other areas to rest or moult, which is normal, and they can look injured when they are not. For example, seals secrete a watery substance from their eyes that is often mistaken for crying or an injury, but it is a...

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