Tuesday, 21 May 2024
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Australia Day celebrations

Australia Day celebrations

On January 26 each year, people from all walks of life, faith and backgrounds gather with friends and families in their communities and reflect on what it means to be Australian.  There has never been one way, nor one place to celebrate Australia Day. In streets, towns and suburbs the day is celebrated differently, at beaches, parks and backyards or at a local event held by local councils....
Road authorities need to speed up

Road authorities need to speed up

Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, has urged bureaucrats to ‘speed up the delivery of urgent road safety projects’ as motorists wait years for projects to start. Mr Chester said it was frustrating to secure funding for projects and then wait years for work to begin. “After a year of increased road deaths and serious injuries, I would expect the State and Federal Governments to fast...
Native timber industry blacked out

Native timber industry blacked out

Page after page of blacked-out documents and no real information - that was the result of Wellington Shire Council's attempts over almost four years to find out why state government decided to close the native forest industry. The industry officially ground to a halt on January 1 this year. The decision meant two of Australia's most dynamic and innovative timber processors - Australian...
Four years of recovery

Four years of recovery

With the new year well and truly here, fingers around East Gippsland are crossed that bushfire recovery projects will finally be complete. Four years after the Black Summer Bushfires, projects such as the Cape Conran Cabins, East Cape Boardwalk and the Thurra River Bridge are yet to be completed.  Factors such as flooding, erosion and the discovery of Indigenous artefacts have hampered...
Visitors flock to ring in 2024

Visitors flock to ring in 2024

Welcome to 2024. The new year is officially here, and visitors have flocked to East Gippsland to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the holidays. Once again, the Marlo Hotel was fully sold out for New Year's Eve on Sunday night, with locals and visitors flocking to the popular pub to listen to Gippsland-based rock cover band, Jarbeque. The Orbost Club Hotel hosted its first New Year's Eve...
Christmas in Orbost

Christmas in Orbost

There is no doubt that for local families, Christmas would not be Christmas without an Orbost Christmas Eve Festival and when the crowds flock to Nicholson Street this Sunday evening they are sure to be impressed.  The small committee do a stellar job to pull together one of  Orbost’s major events on the calendar, but it does not come easily, with months of planning and preparation to...

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