Sunday, 29 November 2020
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Orbost in the clear

Orbost in the clear

It has been a stressful couple of weeks in the Orbost region due to COVID-19 scare, however all is clear. While stage three restrictions will be reintroduced as of tomorrow, the local community can rest assured there are no positive COVID cases in the area despite an infected Melbourne resident attending numerous local venues on the weekend of July 18-19. (ORH), with the support of Latrobe...
Six new faces at secondary college

Six new faces at secondary college

Orbost Secondary College has welcomed six new staff members recently. With ongoing upgrades to facilities, the new additions to the staff are jumping on board a strong team. Some are returning to the area, others are locals taking on new roles, while one is a Canadian who has recently moved to the area. Michael Schafer is a born and bred local who graduated from Orbost Secondary College in 2018...
Reflections of a horror fire season

Reflections of a horror fire season

Orbost was lucky to escape the unprecedented bushfires, which rocked East Gippsland to the core on December 30 and into January. Six months on, and amid grappling with further drought and COVID-19, including a recent outbreak in the area, Orbost is still trying to get back to its feet. Orbost CFA Captain, Dick Johnstone, who has been in the brigade for 40 years, has now had time to reflect on a...
Negatives a huge positive

Negatives a huge positive

Orbost and Marlo may have dodged a COVID bullet. The news last Monday of a 25-year-old female Melbourne resident possibly infecting a number of locals around the area with COVID-19 last Monday prompted a swift and necessary response from locals, but ultimately it could still have a damaging effect on numerous businesses. As of 12.15pm yesterday 330 of the 332 test results taken at a pop-up...
Speed it up

Speed it up

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, is calling for calm in the Orbost and Marlo areas following news of a potential COVID-19 outbreak earlier this week, but is also urging government departments to act more swiftly to alert local residents of the danger. Mr Bull said as of noon today, a number of businesses in which the 25-year-old infected Melbourne resident attended during her visit over the...
Estuary opened

Estuary opened

Mallacoota estuary was artificially opened yesterday.East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (EGCMA) said that recent rainfall had filled Mallacoota Inlet to around 1.2m. The EGCMA undertook water quality monitoring over the weekend, with no concerns of dissolved oxygen levels in the estuary to the lead up to the opening.The estuary was high enough to attempt an opening, with favourable...

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