Wednesday, 08 April 2020
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Farewell to new friends

Farewell to new friends

It was a fitting farewell to the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and Australian Defence Force personnel when the community gathered at Lochiel Park for a barbecue on Friday night.In recent weeks the soldiers had been based in Orbost as part of Operation Bushfire Assist, clearing roads, cleaning up communities along the corridors of operation and community engagement, following the devastating...
Ten years of poker runs

Ten years of poker runs

“If it ain’t broke, why fix it?” These are the words of Orbost Annual Poker Run committee member, Kevin Goudge, as the poker run team looks forward its 10th anniversary ride this Saturday, February 29.After last year’s ride, the charity event had raised just over $244,000 for Ronald McDonald House Monash (RMHM).“We’re hoping to crack the quarter of a million this year,” Kevin said. It’s a good...
Scarecrow trail a road to recovery

Scarecrow trail a road to recovery

Inspired by the Silo Trail of western Victoria and the artistic cows of Gippsland’s Cowwarr and other towns about the country, East Gippsland is set to develop its own trail attraction a Scarecrow Trail along the Princes Highway.“Why not scarecrows?” one of the Scarecrow Trail organisers, Audrey van den Berg, said.“They are fun, fairly easy for most people to make and having them along the...
Plants lead recovery

Plants lead recovery

Parks across East Gippsland and northeast Victoria have been seriously affected by fire.While fire is still an issue, Mother Nature is already slowly starting to regenerate in some areas.The most obvious part of many parks is the plants – towering eucalypts, lush tree ferns, creeping ground covers and flowering shrubs to name a few. Not only are they a source of food for wildlife and critical...
Fish kill on the Snowy

Fish kill on the Snowy

Locals and visitors to Marlo in the past week who have wondered down to the water may have seen a distressing sight as hundreds of dead fish have floated ashore.James Costello, at the Marlo General Store, said the mass fish kill may have happened had the estuary not been reopened last week, but believes the flushing out of the fresh water with the opening contributed to the fish kill.“The river...
Governor of Victoria pays a visit

Governor of Victoria pays a visit

With a keen interest to visit the fire-ravaged Far East Gippsland town of Mallacoota, Governor of Victoria, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, accompanied by her husband, Anthony Howard AM QC, made the trip last Thursday, February 6.The couple received a warm welcome from the emergency service members who gathered at Mallacoota CFA station to meet her.Her Excellency is the first...

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