Wednesday, 27 October 2021
122 Nicholson Street, Orbost, VIC 3888 - P: (03) 5154 1919

Local News

Celebration of 30 years for Orbost Probus

Celebration of 30 years for Orbost Probus

Thirty years ago in August 1991 the Orbost Rotary Club instigated the formation of a Probus Club in Orbost following the successful formation of these clubs elsewhere in Australia.  First begun in England in 1977 a Rotary member saw the need for a club for older or retired men in his city and a club called Cosmos was born.  A Rotary member from another city saw this need and it was...
Sixty years of marriage: A rare diamond

Sixty years of marriage: A rare diamond

About five per cent of all marriages worldwide make it to 60 years so for Orbost’s Christopher (Chris) and Joy Hodge, it certainly is a monumental occasion.  The couple will tomorrow celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss, however there will be no large celebration with their loved ones due to the ongoing global pandemic. Instead, it will be a somber affair with just one another due to the...
Booking problems

Booking problems

As the COVID vaccination rollout expands to the 16-39 age bracket, residents in the Orbost area have faced challenges making bookings to get their jab. But despite some troubles, locals are still stepping forward to receive their first and second dose, with Orbost Regional Health (ORH) chief executive officer, Vicki Farthing, reporting no lack of hesitancy. “ORH receives our Pfizer vaccinations...
Dealing with Delta

Dealing with Delta

Regional Victorians were plunged back into yet another round of COVID lockdown on Saturday, August 21. The Premier hastily made decisions in order to contain the current Delta outbreak that is wreaking havoc on much of eastern Australia and has since developed in regional city, Shepparton, costing the remainder of the state to feel the full effects of lockdown.  While Orbost Club Hotel...
50 sanitary packs on their way to India

50 sanitary packs on their way to India

A group of ladies from St Andrews Uniting Church in Orbost, organised a sewing group to make some sanitary packs for girls in need of support. They have been meeting regularly to work together as volunteers for a great cause of helping others. Lockdowns did delay their work, but they kept their spirits high and made it a priority to keep connected and continue to meet when they could. The ladies...
Cann River limping

Cann River limping

Businesses in Cann River are struggling financially to stay afloat with the current Victoria-New South Wales border closures. Cann River essentially relies on cross border trade, capturing visitors from NSW coming into Victoria and Victorians passing through the township en route to interstate destinations. As the lockdown in New South Wales drags on indefinitely, some businesses in Cann River...

Snowy River Mail

122 Nicholson Street
PO Box 272
Orbost, VIC 3888

P: (03) 5154 1919
F: (03) 5154 2099

Publication Day: Wednesday
Circulation: 3,531

Yeates Media

Cnr Macleod & Bailey Streets
PO Box 465
Bairnsdale, VIC 3875

P: (03) 5150 2300
F: (03) 5152 6257