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Rebuilding after firestorm

Rebuilding after firestorm

Brian Mitchell and his wife, Karen, were completely burnt out in the Mallacoota fires.The Mitchells have lived in the coastal town for 27 years.The couple spent 20 years in their beautiful home before it was engulfed in flames during the Black Summer bushfires that raged through East Gippsland for many weeks.The couple considers themselves lucky in that they were offered to rent a three-bedroom...
Cann River survives

Cann River survives

In Cann River, commercial businesses are hoping that tourists, passing through, or staying at the camping ground or other accommodation in the town, will provide a much-needed financial boost to local businesses.It’s been a difficult year for the township with a lack of tourists being able to visit, however, the building of the United service station has provided a workforce that has kept Cann...
It’s a Christmas miracle

It’s a Christmas miracle

The Orbost Christmas Eve Festival and fireworks are to go ahead as planned.All approvals were finalised on Monday following extensive work by the organising committee and after some significant changes were made to the framework of events by the State Government on Friday last week.In order for the event to be run, it needs to have a COVID-Safe plan in place and this will mean that there will be...
Hall set for upgrade

Hall set for upgrade

The Cabbage Tree Creek Hall will be refurbished thanks to a $44,139 community facilities grant from Bushfire Recovery Victoria.Joanne Eades-Fischer, of the hall’s management committee, says the grant will support an upgrade of the hall’s sewerage system and electrical wiring, as well as construction of a verandah over an accessible entryway to protect it from the elements.“We can’t tell you how...
Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming

Christmas is upon us and now that Nicholson Street has been decorated, the community Christmas wreaths, made by school children, are proudly being displayed in shop windows.The Lucky Shopper contest is also underway with the first winner of the weekly draw being announced last Friday. SteveRobinson was the first winner. Steve was presented with his $100 worth of Orbost and District Chamber of...
A home for Christmas

A home for Christmas

The township of Mallacoota was the poster image of last summer’s Australian bushfires. Images of tourists and local residents trapped in the town and taking refuge on the beach, as the fireball coated the seaside resort in an eerie orange glow, went viral. Almost 12 months on and many residents are still waiting to rebuild after the Black Summer fires.While the process has been slow going with...

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