Sunday, 29 November 2020
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Orbost pays it forward

Orbost pays it forward

Last week two residents in Orbost were lucky enough to receive gifts in their letter box, one with a letter that said ‘#PayItForwardOrbost - Give a gift, write a kind word or make something unique!It could be as small as a chocolate bar, a hand sanitiser, a loaf of bread or some fruit. You could be creative and make something special, buy a lotto ticket, a local voucher or home baked goods.It is...
Local teacher appointed  to key leadership position

Local teacher appointed to key leadership position

The School for Student Leadership, which operates the Snowy River Campus at Marlo, known to many as the Coastal School, is expanding.  A new campus is nearing completion in the Yarra Valley at the small hamlet of Don Valley. And a local educator has been appointed to lead that new campus. “We are delighted to announce Michael Heyne has been appointed to lead the new campus of our...
Conran will be ready

Conran will be ready

Cape Conran Coastal Park will be “visitor-ready” soon under the State Government’s bushfire recovery plan announced at the weekend. The government’s new blueprint for fire-affected regions was unveiled on Sunday with $7.15 million of the $110m plan being allocated to infrastructure at Cape Conran.  While the finer details of the funding are yet to be disclosed, the funding announced...
COVID cases double

COVID cases double

East Gippsland's positive COVID-19 case numbers doubled from three to six in the space of three days from Saturday. The new cases come as local doctors urge people with the mildest symptoms to be tested following a significant drop in testing numbers in the area since stage three restrictions were reintroduced. Bairnsdale Medical Group practice manager, Piero Baglioni, which operates the...
Aged care excellence

Aged care excellence

Waratah Lodge has been nominated for a Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Award in the excellence in aged care category. The Lodge, which has recently become famous for its ‘Words of Wisdom’ featured on social media and in this newspaper, is a 17-bed high-level aged care facility within Orbost Regional Health.  The health service is a multipurpose service that aims to meet the...
The waiting game

The waiting game

Tony Renn evacuated his 100-acre property at Goongerah on the Bonang Road a day before the bushfires swept through toward the end of December. Mr Renn’s humble, but much loved home, didn’t stand a chance. It was wiped out. The 66-year-old knew it was gone before he returned to the property. “After I left I kept ringing my phone. I probably rang 20, 30, maybe 50 times. I knew it was gone when...

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