Wednesday, 08 April 2020
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Stay safe, enact your plan

Stay safe, enact your plan

Bushfires are wreaking havoc in the state’s far east.People near bushfires at Goongerah and Martins Creek were at noon yesterday told to evacuate with fire activity expected to worsen overnight.A new fire, sparked on the coast at Wingan River on Sunday evening, was quickly deemed not yet under control with people in the area told it is too late to leave.The fire caused a temporary closure of the...
Local lifesaver takes her skills to Sri Lanka

Local lifesaver takes her skills to Sri Lanka

Mallacoota volunteer lifesaver, Brodie Scott, has just returned from a life-changing experience in Sri Lanka as part of the Life Saving Victoria Building Leaders Scholarship program.From growing up in a town in which the population is no more than 1000 people to venturing overseas to teach her lifesaving skills in a third world country is quite the achievement.“Before starting this program there...
Mallacoota is fire ready

Mallacoota is fire ready

The Mallacoota community was provided a valuable opportunity to learn of the local fire situation on Saturday when CFA community engagement worker, John Upton, and administrative support officer and Heyfield volunteer firefighter, Justice Graham, were in Mallacoota to present a fire preparation meeting with more than 100 people in attendance.Many questions were asked following a briefing from Mr...
Grade six, done

Grade six, done

Last Thursday night, Orbost Primary School celebrated its class of 2019 with a special barbecue dinner for its 30 graduating grade six students, their families also celebrating getting their children through their primary education.Held in the school hall, the graduation dinner was the second of its kind and it is looking like it may be a new tradition for the school.The night was largely...
Wait over for banded morwong fisherman

Wait over for banded morwong fisherman

Minister for Boating and Fishing, Jaala Pulford, was in Mallacoota last Thursday, visiting local fisherman, Paul Bezinis, during her time in the Far East to have a look at his banded morwong fishery.Mr Bezinis holds one of only two permits for banded morwong fishing issued in the eastern zone, which covers an area east of Lakes Entrance to the New South Wales border. He was advised by the...
Time off the farm

Time off the farm

Last Wednesday, the Orbost Country Women’s Association (CWA) held another drop in and have a cuppa session to allow farming families the opportunity to take time off the farm and connect with others.They also learned about the CWA grant, available for up to $3000 and funded with assistance from the State Government. Applications can be completed online and the process is quite simple.The session...

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