Sunday, 22 May 2022
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Fires damaged environment

Fires damaged environment

The indomitable resurgence of undergrowth in East Gippsland forests is cause for concern. Next month marks two years since the Black Summer Bushfires obliterated large areas of bushland throughout the region. Those fires were so intense that the undergrowth that has sprung back is thicker than ever. The Howitt Society, whose members are made up of foresters, scientists, and experienced land and...
Mine not approved

Mine not approved

The proposed Fingerboards Mineral Sands Mine at Glenaladale will not proceed. Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, said  the project would have unacceptable risks to the environment. Minister Wynne accepted the independent advisory committee recommendation that found the project would significantly impact local wildlife, vegetation, air quality, agriculture and horticulture. The...
Paying respects

Paying respects

Every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Australians pause to remember the service and sacrifice of our servicemen and women. Remembrance Day has been observed in Australia since the end of World War I and commemorates servicemen and women who suffered or died in the line of duty. Their sacrifice is marked by a minute’s silence at 11am, the same time the guns fell silent on...
Forest mess

Forest mess

John Mulligan is a fourth generation far East Gippslander, who grew up in Gipsy Point.  Mr Mulligan was born in Orbost almost 91 years ago. “After I was born I went home to Gipsy Point in the fish truck with my mother,” he told the Snowy River Mail. “Orbost hasn’t changed much at all, except for the shops in the main street,” Mr Mulligan said, as he drove into the township last...
Mallacoota community spirit championed on coffee tins

Mallacoota community spirit championed on coffee tins

Nestlé Professional and Rotary Australia have partnered to support the people and community spirit of six much loved Aussie towns, including Mallacoota. To celebrate the incredible community spirit that radiates throughout Australia, Nestlé Professional has handpicked Mallacoota to feature on new, limitededition tins of Nescafé Blend 43. Launching this month across the country, the tins are part...
Handing over the keys

Handing over the keys

After 18 long years, Darren Robinson has decided to hang up the tools at Orbost Auto Electrics for one last time and embark on a new chapter in his life. Darren hopes to travel and enjoy a hard earned rest.  “I am so very happy to be handing the reigns over to Todd and Kyllie Gilmour and I wish them all the very best,” he said. Todd and Kyllie don’t officially take over the business until...

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