Saturday, 24 July 2021
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Meetings Postponed

Meetings Postponed

The Inspector-General for Emergency Management this week postponed six Fire Season Inquiry community meetings scheduled for the Far East from Monday through to today in accordance with COVID-19 lockdowns.Victoria’s Inspector-General for Emergency Management, Tony Pearce, is leading the independent Inquiry into the 2019/20 Victorian Fire Season, which is now focusing on the relief and recovery...
Remembering the devastating February 1971 summer floods

Remembering the devastating February 1971 summer floods

This week marks 50 years since Orbost’s most damaging flood ripped through the town.The February floods of 1971 will live long in the memory of those who saw them, while this article will break down what those people faced at the time.Ten bridges ranging in length from 30 feet to 200 feet were washed away and 40 culverts (two to six feet in diameter) were washed out.That was the preliminary...
Basking in a top summer

Basking in a top summer

Orbost businesses are faring well despite the disruptions they endured last year.The Snowy River Mail last week took to the streets to inquire just how they were getting along over summer and most reported they were happy with trade over the past few weeks.Café’ One2Five has been doing steady business thanks to the summer tourist season.“Since we were able to open the borders to Melbourne...
Blues locked in

Blues locked in

Orbost will meet West Bairnsdale in the Bairnsdale Cricket Association one-day “A” grade grand final.The Blues edged out Wy Yung and Lindenow South Glenaladale by percentage after all three teams secured convincing round 11 wins. West had already locked in its grand final berth a week earlier.The Tigers made the biggest play, thumping St Mary’s Nagle by 143 runs, however Orbost’s three-wicket...
Recovery committee hits the ground running

Recovery committee hits the ground running

Orbost District Community Recovery and Transition Committee (ODCRTC) is up and running.A little more than a year has passed since last summer’s devastating bushfires and recovery mode is now in full swing with the committee now formed in pushing ahead.The groups consists of: Heather Macalister (chair), Liz Smith (deputy chair), Scott Campbell-Smith (secretary), Brendan Pfanner, Carl Turney, Emma...
Mallacoota sounds better

Mallacoota sounds better

A damp weather forecast didn’t deter concert-goers at Mallacoota on Saturday where everyone thrived on live music in the outdoors – particularly with a surprise appearance from the legend herself, Kylie Minogue.One attendee was Cassy Cunningham and her family, who said she was originally worried about the weather with a damp forecast.“We needn’t have been concerned,” Cassy said. “The night was...

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