Saturday, 14 December 2019
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Forestry industry blow by 2030

Forestry industry blow by 2030

Last Thursday’s State Government announcement to immediately cease logging in remaining old growth forests and cease all logging in native forests across the state by 2030 comes as a blow to local communities reliant on the industry, with flow on effects well beyond the timber cutters.In his announcement last week, Premier Daniel Andrews said as part of the plan, $120 million would be set aside...
Remembering the fallen on Remembrance Day

Remembering the fallen on Remembrance Day

Warm weather returned on Monday after a bleak weekend for Remembrance ay, which saw services well attended across the region to remember those who served their country in war.The day marked 101 years since the end of World War I.Among the services held across Far East Gippsland were those held at Orbost Secondary College, the Orbost Cenotaph, and in Mallacoota.Orbost Secondary College held its...
FoodWorks national store of the year

FoodWorks national store of the year

FoodWorks National held its annual awards night in Hobart on October 22 and Orbost’s FoodWorks came home a major winner.The annual FoodWorks National Store and Supplier Awards were held under the banner of AUR (Australian United Retailers) for the first time this year and opened the potential awards to the host of brands sitting in the AUR stable. As a result, competition was fierce. The team at...
Timber industry’s state of limbo

Timber industry’s state of limbo

VicForests timber contractors who have worked for years in the Orbost, Cann River and Bendoc areas are in limbo as coupes in the area of the proposed Emerald Link are closed to them.Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, last Wednesday addressed Parliament with the concerns of Far East Gippsland timber harvesters contracted to VicForests, like Rob Brunt, of Brunts Harvesting, Orbost, referring to...
A 12-year-old’s Orbost in 1924

A 12-year-old’s Orbost in 1924

The year is 1924 and Agnes Herbert, of Orbost, is 12 years old. It was a time when The Weekly Times ran a Young Folks section edited by Aunt Connie.Agnes was the aunty of Lee Stevenson, who brought a letter Agnes wrote to Aunt Connie in November 1924 to the attention of the Snowy River Mail recently. Agnes had four brothers, Albert Lancelot (Chip), Harry, John (Jack) and Norman, and a sister,...
Getting autumn festival ready

Getting autumn festival ready

It may still be spring but the organising for the Orbost Autumn Festival and Community Art Exhibition 2020 has begun with committee members dedicated to making sure next year’s festival will bring locals to support it and provide visitors a wonderful experience.To be held over the Easter period, the festival will give local producers and groups the opportunity to showcase their products and...

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