Saturday, 17 April 2021
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Poker Run a success

Poker Run a success

The Orbost Poker Run attracted 139 motorcyclists on Saturday with good riding conditions for another successful charity run.Now in its 11th year, the annual event brought in riders from New South Wales and across Victoria for the event.Some riders had pillion passengers onboard resulting in 175 registrations for the poker hands.Funds raised from the ride reached $24,440 yesterday, all to be...
Feasting while fundraising

Feasting while fundraising

Orbost North Primary School junior school council held its first fundraiser for the year, a Mexican Day, last Thursday, to raise money for the little known disease: A-T (Ataxia Telangiectasia).This is a rare and incurable blood disease at present which affects only 40 children in Australia, one in which local resident, Jarrah Beveridge, who is also the school principal, Jo Dacy-Broome’s, cheeky...
Neil’s exceptional steel craftsmanship

Neil’s exceptional steel craftsmanship

Neil Findley has been in the metal engineering business for more than 30 years and runs his own business in Orbost.On a day-to-day basis, Neil is fixing heavy earth moving equipment and farm machinery.Neil has always been a creator and enjoys making bespoke pieces commissioned by locals.Inspired by the beautiful surroundings of the East Gippsland landscape, the abundance of Australian Animals in...
All set for the show

All set for the show

The Orbost Agricultural Show is still being planned to go ahead on Monday, March 8, at the Newmerella Recreation Reserve, pending COVID-19 restrictions.Although the schedule will look quite different due to the pandemic, it is still set to be the wonderful community event that it is, made safe by the introduction of hand sanitiser stations placed around the site in accordance with the organising...
Meetings Postponed

Meetings Postponed

The Inspector-General for Emergency Management this week postponed six Fire Season Inquiry community meetings scheduled for the Far East from Monday through to today in accordance with COVID-19 lockdowns.Victoria’s Inspector-General for Emergency Management, Tony Pearce, is leading the independent Inquiry into the 2019/20 Victorian Fire Season, which is now focusing on the relief and recovery...
Remembering the devastating February 1970 summer floods

Remembering the devastating February 1970 summer floods

This week marks 50 years since Orbost’s most damaging flood ripped through the town.The February floods of 1970 will live long in the memory of those who saw them, while this article will break down what those people faced at the time.Ten bridges ranging in length from 30 feet to 200 feet were washed away and 40 culverts (two to six feet in diameter) were washed out.That was the preliminary...

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