Saturday, 15 August 2020
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Ya’s Pub Raffle highly commended

Ya’s Pub Raffle highly commended

Former local student, Ya Reeves, has made a significant impact with her highly commended entry into the Furphy Literary Award, Pub Raffle. Among some 850 entries, Ya’s short story captured the attention of the judges, earning her a place among some of the best writers across Australia. The Furphy Literary Awards invite entries of previously unpublished short stories of up to 5000 words for a...
Caravanning to home

Caravanning to home

For many, the lifelong dream is to buy a caravan and travel around Australia. For Colin and Rosalind ??? and their 10-year old son, Joshua, that is what they have lived for the past three years.  Prior to travelling the country, the family had extensive experience in the mining industry for more than 20 years.  The family had been looking to purchase a caravan park for the past six...
Adapting yet again

Adapting yet again

Several Orbost and district businesses have again had to adapt to stage three COVID-19 restrictions. With the Premier’s announcement of stage three restrictions on regional areas as of Wednesday, August 5 at 11.59pm, businesses have changed their operations and some have closed.  Another concerning aspect for many was that meat processors and abattoirs were having to reduce their total...
Take away fire fuel

Take away fire fuel

Orbost Fire Brigade Captain, Dick Johnstone, said a significant bushfire was always on the cards over the New Year period. He believes fuel loads have not been managed well in recent years and now is the perfect opportunity to get a grip on the situation in a bid to limit such blazes moving forward. “I think a lot of people in government and emergency agencies forget about what we always get...
Karlee is masking up

Karlee is masking up

Orbost resident, Karlee Coles, created small business, Homesewn Orbost, during the first lockdown as she quickly picked up the skill of sewing and taught herself to create children’s clothes. “After Orbost had it’s recent COVID scare, I was really worried for the community and especially for the elderly and more vulnerable people of the town who may not have the finances or have easy access to...
Junior season abandoned

Junior season abandoned

The 2020 East Gippsland Junior Football Association season has been abandoned. Following on from the State Government announcement that stage three restrictions would be reintroduced in Regional Victoria and will remain in place until September 13, league officials decided the best course of action was to end the season after just two rounds. As part of the stage three restrictions, community...

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