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Burning questions at Coota meeting

Burning questions at Coota meeting

More fuel reduction on public land was a key demand from a bushfire meeting at Mallacoota last week, attended by some 130 people, mainly from East Gippsland. The meeting, organised by the Howitt Society, sought to focus on the question: "Are Mallacoota and East Gippsland  in general prepared for another major fire?" A resolution, passed overwhelmingly, was "That this meeting requests The...
Annual bike ride a cycling success

Annual bike ride a cycling success

The annual Great East Rail Trail Ride was held on Saturday, September 23, for its eighth year. The event saw 76 participants ride the 100km+ from Bairnsdale to Orbost over three days, it’s a spectacular event that showcases the region’s beautiful country side and the collaboration with local businesses, bringing people from interstate including Tasmania and NSW. Event manager and owner of Snowy...
Vacation care’s last session

Vacation care’s last session

Orbost Primary School held its final vacation care program session last Thursday as the school prepares to transition to Orbost Community College. “This morning we shared a special  morning tea to celebrate the end of vacation care and the memories we have made together,” Bev said last Thursday.  The students had all helped to create a canvas to mark the occasion. However, for the...
Spring fires a concern

Spring fires a concern

Fears of a horror bushfire season have arisen after numerous fires broke out last week around Orbost, the same day El Nino was declared. On Tuesday, September 19, a number of grass fires and a tyre fire at Newmerella kept fire crews busy, with a section of the Princes Highway closing, leaving travellers unable to use the highway between Newmerella and Nowa Nowa. Between 13-15 volunteers...
Chamber continuing to adapt

Chamber continuing to adapt

While the global pandemic may have moved on, the remainder of the 2022-23 year still left the Orbost community grappling with a decline in tourism numbers, supply chain issues and businesses trying to adapt to a new world. However, the Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ODCCI) have continued to progress, change, and pivot where needed. “The biggest blow the community has been...
School build continues to progress

School build continues to progress

Term three came to an end last Friday for primary and secondary students in the area, while Orbost Community College principal, Peter Seal, finished with a wealth of knowledge for the community regarding the progress of the school build. Mr Seal circulated a newsletter to the current school communities of Orbost Primary School, Orbost North Primary School and Orbost Secondary College. The...

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