Saturday, 24 July 2021
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School bonanza

School bonanza

Orbost school students will be the beneficiary of a $7 million State Government Budget windfall. The town will be home to a P-12 (prep to year 12) college on the current site of Orbost Secondary College in coming years after the government last week announced a $7.27 upgrade as part of its budget last Thursday. The P-12 college will see the merger of Orbost and Orbost North primary schools with...
Firing up the laneways

Firing up the laneways

An East Gippsland face representing the brilliant work Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers do in protecting their communities has been splashed across a Bairnsdale laneway. Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce commissioned several artists to help light up a local laneway, asking them create art that represents resilience and recovery.   Bairnsdale artist, Tracey Solomon, said her mural...
Glee and rain in the garden

Glee and rain in the garden

Last Wednesday the Orbost Garden Club was the host of the East Gippsland Garden Clubs Conference, which attracted more than 150 keen gardening enthusiasts. All who attended were satisfied that although the weather was not kind during the garden walk at Peter and Lorraine van den Oever’s property, the Orbost Garden Club still gave its best shot to promote our lovely town. Michael Pritchard had...
Bid to keep portrait in town

Bid to keep portrait in town

Metung based artist, Catherine van Wilgenburg, has composed a giant portrait of Gipsy Point resident and Aboriginal Australian writer, Bruce Pascoe. The 2x2 metre work of art is made from grey box bark collected from Mr Pascoe’s farm land at Wallagaurah River on Yuin Country. Ms van Wilgenburg also used paperbark from Altona street trees in Hobsons Bay to execute the piece.  She is pleased...
Massive donation

Massive donation

A few weeks ago, the Orbost Poker Run committee held its annual cheque presentation at Ronald McDonald House Monash donating a massive $24,440. The Orbost Poker Run was founded in 2010 and is run by a very motivated and highly dedicated committee, all motorcycle enthusiasts. It has officially been noted that this is the chapter’s longest running and highest community fundraising event raising...
Project keeps moving forward

Project keeps moving forward

The Future of Orbost and District Project continues its progress with the team of expert academic facilitators visiting the region last week to engage with local businesses, government officials, education and community representatives. Professor Bruce Wilson, from RMIT University, was joined by colleague, Chloe Ward, and the University of Melbourne’s Marian Schoen and Catherine Pickett. ...

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