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Marlo Triathlon cancelled

Marlo Triathlon cancelled

The annual Marlo Triathlon, set for this Saturday, has been COVID cancelled.Run by the Orbost Snowy Rovers Football Netball Club and Riviera Triathlon Club, both parties decided it was best to cancel the event following news of a recent COVID- 19 outbreak with the potential to affect East Gippsland.“This was always a possibility given the uncertainty of the current times, but the decision has...
Amazing results

Amazing results

Orbost Secondary College (OSC) and Mallacoota P-12 College are celebrating the success of students after the arrival of Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores.At Mallacoota, Dux was awarded to Tom Nation, who achieved an impressive 98.15, putting him in the top 1.85 per cent of students across the state, as well as the school’s highest ever ATAR.The school’s Facebook page stated the...
An air of optimism: Governor General

An air of optimism: Governor General

It’s hard to believe that next week will mark the first anniversary of the bushfires that chewed their way through the Mallacoota district destroying more than 120 homes.Over 200 properties were impacted by the devastating fires which cut Mallacoota off from the rest of East Gippsland after roads leading in were impacted by unstable roads and fallen trees.The township of Mallacoota is home to...
Rebuilding after firestorm

Rebuilding after firestorm

Brian Mitchell and his wife, Karen, were completely burnt out in the Mallacoota fires.The Mitchells have lived in the coastal town for 27 years.The couple spent 20 years in their beautiful home before it was engulfed in flames during the Black Summer bushfires that raged through East Gippsland for many weeks.The couple considers themselves lucky in that they were offered to rent a three-bedroom...
Cann River survives

Cann River survives

In Cann River, commercial businesses are hoping that tourists, passing through, or staying at the camping ground or other accommodation in the town, will provide a much-needed financial boost to local businesses.It’s been a difficult year for the township with a lack of tourists being able to visit, however, the building of the United service station has provided a workforce that has kept Cann...
It’s a Christmas miracle

It’s a Christmas miracle

The Orbost Christmas Eve Festival and fireworks are to go ahead as planned.All approvals were finalised on Monday following extensive work by the organising committee and after some significant changes were made to the framework of events by the State Government on Friday last week.In order for the event to be run, it needs to have a COVID-Safe plan in place and this will mean that there will be...

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