Tuesday, 21 May 2024
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Big ideas for tiny houses

Big ideas for tiny houses

The Future of Orbost and District Project is hosting a forum that’s all about thinking big while going tiny.  The forum will explore the potential for tiny houses and glamping to breathe new life into the local visitor economy and create new business opportunities. The Project’s Visitor Economy Innovation Working Group has been exploring strategies to enhance visitation, and one area under...
Lacing up for Mother’s Day Classic

Lacing up for Mother’s Day Classic

Mother's Day morning in Bemm River saw locals and visitors lacing up their walking shoes in the name of charity.  The annual Mother's Day Classic, hosted by Rhonda Gillard, started at the Bemm River Hotel and concluded with a delightful morning tea which was put on by the hotel. everyone, it really was special," Rhonda said. In a significant move, this year marked the first time ovarian...
Jarrahmond discovery one in a 100

Jarrahmond discovery one in a 100

The first observation of a species in more than 100 years was taken by a Landcare member in Jarrahmond recently.  Citizen science is becoming a critical component of understanding the complex and changing environment and this month a member of Jarrahmond Landcare Group took a photo of a beetle and shared it on an app called INaturalist, only to confirm  this species has only been...
A brush with determination

A brush with determination

In a testament to resilience and dedication, part time Bemm River resident and artist, Kathy Delanty has unveiled a captivating painting at the Bemm River Hotel, showcasing local icons alongside international celebrities.  The unveiling marks the culmination of more than 18 months of painstaking work, a journey punctuated by a harrowing accident that nearly robbed Kathy of her ability to...
Paying tribute

Paying tribute

Despite warmer than usual conditions, the spirit of remembrance burned brightly at the Orbost Cenotaph as the community came together to honour the legacy of the ANZACs.  In a series of three poignant services throughout the day, residents and visitors gathered to pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our great nation. The day commenced with a solemn dawn...
Bridge upgrade project progressing

Bridge upgrade project progressing

In an exciting development for the Gippsland community and visitors alike, the much-anticipated next phase of the Snowy Rail Bridge restoration project is set to begin following the signing of a contract with McInnes Earthmoving - a family owned and operated business in Gippsland.  This community-initiated project, made possible through funding from the Victorian State Government's Tourism...

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