Tuesday, 23 July 2019
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Stories told with cultural diversity

Stories told with cultural diversity

Koori Elders from Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association (LEAHA), including some Bidawal people who have seldom had the opportunity to visit Mallacoota, their ancestral land, visited Mallacoota on May 21 and 22.Also among the Elders group were members of Wurinbeena Inc., an art company with a gallery in Lakes Entrance that showcases Aboriginal art and culture.The visit was part of the...
Reconciliation and developing relationships

Reconciliation and developing relationships

Showing their support for National Reconciliation Week (NRW), which this year ran with the theme ‘Grounded in Truth Walk Together with Courage’, and celebrating the growing relationship between Orbost Regional Health (ORH) and Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland, staff at ORH gathered for a morning tea on Wednesday, May 29.The dates of NRW were explained to those gathered by new ORH chief...
John honoured with a historical award

John honoured with a historical award

A certificate of achievement has been awarded to Orbost and District Historical Society member, John Phillips, in recognition of his outstanding personal contribution to the preservation and celebration of the history of Orbost and district.John is a life member of the Orbost and District Historical Society, and a former teacher at Orbost Secondary College.His award was one of several presented...
Cann Valley appreciation

Cann Valley appreciation

The award-winning Cann River Volunteer Appreciation Day saw another wonderful celebration of the Cann Valley district’s volunteers on Saturday, held during National Volunteer Appreciation Week.The Cann River Community Centre’s inaugural volunteer appreciation day last year saw the centre and the supportive Cann River community receive East Gippsland Shire Council’s Community Event of the Year in...
Chester retains ministerial portfolios

Chester retains ministerial portfolios

Lakes Entrance politician, Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, was re-appointed to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Federal Cabinet on Sunday, retaining his Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel portfolios.Mr Chester said a mental health summit, transitioning Australian Defence Force (ADF) members to civilian employment and continuing the transformation of the Department of Veterans’...
Forestry under threat?

Forestry under threat?

Are government decisions threatening the future economic viability of Orbost and district?This is a question put by experienced forest management planner and former Regional Manager for the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Garry Squires, who now operates locally as a forestry consultant.“There are a number of current government processes that are concerning for the future of the...

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