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President steps down

President steps down

Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry president for the past 18 years, Susan Hooper, retired from her role prior to the annual general meeting last Tuesday. Like the longtime work of Garry Squires as secretary of Orbost Chamber, Mrs Hooper’s term as president is most noteworthy.  Incoming president for 2021-22, Sammi Reynolds, said everyone recognised the great work of Mrs...
COVID exposure sites

COVID exposure sites

As of Monday there are currently five active COVID-19 case in East Gippsland with one Tier 1 public exposure site - Paynesville Wine Bar, Tuesday, October 12, and Wednesday, October 13, 3.30-5.30pm. If you have visited the wine bar during these times you must get tested and isolate for 14 days.
Future forest management and coastal park access

Future forest management and coastal park access

Future of Orbost and District Project manager, Tim Cotter, this week gives an overview of the third innovation proposal covering local forest management and coastal park access. Basic proposition: “Native forests are an important environmental asset that will require careful management following the end of native timber logging,” Mr Cotter said. “Promoting biodiversity, particularly supporting...
Cafés close over rules

Cafés close over rules

Salt Organics in Orbost will close its doors to customers for good rather than comply with a Victorian Government directive to get vaccinated.Owner of Salt Organics, Ondy Meek, told the Snowy River Mail the mandated vaccinations had sealed the deal for her.“We’re opposed to it. It’s just the whole mandatory thing of having to get vaccinated,” Ms Meek said. “I’m disappointed most definitely...
Innovation proposal and agricultural opportunities

Innovation proposal and agricultural opportunities

In this week’s update, Tim Cotter, Future of Orbost and District project manager, is providing an overview of the second of five innovation proposals for the region focusing on the district’s agriculture sector.  The article will also test readers with a summary of the district’s agricultural areas being made up of 16 distinct zones: Jarrahmond, Lochend, Marlo Road, Bete Belong, Bete Belong...
COVID fragments found in wastewater

COVID fragments found in wastewater

COVID-19 fragments have been found in wastewater in Bairnsdale on Monday, October 4. While there has not been a confirmed positive case in East Gippsland, residents are urged to be vigilant and get tested if they have any symptoms.

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