Wednesday, 27 October 2021
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Mike’s life as a ranger

Mike’s life as a ranger

Mike Irvine is a ranger with Parks Victoria in Orbost. He is also the ‘ranger team leader’ overseeing five other young rangers who work alongside him in the town. Mr Irvine started with Parks Victoria in 2002, but has worked in the conservation and park management space for 30 years, having started his career with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).Like many rangers...
Cheers, publicans

Cheers, publicans

For Marlo Hotel publicans, Russell Bates and Matt Coad, it was last drinks on Sunday after they signed off from running the iconic pub in the coastal resort town for well over a decade. As of Monday, the hotel was handed over to a consortium of new owners who will now become its custodians. The end of an era was bittersweet for Mr Coad, who initially bought the pub with his best mate and their...
Businesses get short-changed

Businesses get short-changed

Orbost is one of 90 Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) regional branches that will shut its doors early as of October 4. The Orbost branch is among the huge number of casualties, including fellow Gippsland site, Maffra, angering local businesses.The CBA branch will continue to be open five days per week, however at the reduced hours of 9.30am to 1pm.Locals were outraged as this news echoed...
Howitt Society fighting

Howitt Society fighting

The Howitt Society, the Gippsland group whose motto is ‘Healthy and Safe Landscapes’, has produced a new study that tackles critics who challenge fuel reduction burning (FRB) as a way to fight massive bushfires. Bushfire disasters should be treated in the same way as a disease pandemic such as COVID-19 –prevention is better than the cure, according to The Howitt Society, whose work is inspired...
Maddison’s coming home

Maddison’s coming home

Trewin Mortgage Broking is not a new name in the finance landscape in East Gippsland and many locals in the Orbost community already utilise the business, which is part of the reason that local girl, Maddison Fecondo, set her sights on bringing her services to town.  Daughter of Orbost Tyre Service’s Tony and Karen Fecondo, Maddison was born and raised in the area attending primary school...
Show me the money

Show me the money

Pelz Haulage, based in Newmerella, suffered a substantial financial loss during the Black Summer Bushfires which swept through East Gippsland in 2019/2020.  While the fires didn’t directly impact their business, the closure of the Princes Highway for eight weeks, from December 30, 2019, took its toll on Pelz Haulage which has a significant footprint in the East Gippsland region. Marianne...

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