Saturday, 19 October 2019
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Orbost Outdoor Pool wins a state award

Orbost Outdoor Pool wins a state award

The Orbost Outdoor Pool has won the Facility Management Award – Seasonal at the 2019 Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Awards.The 50-metre solar heated pool, an East Gippsland Shire Council facility, is open from December to April each year.The pool team won the award partly for their effort to support farmers during the drought by donating pool water for stock watering in October last...
Sometimes it’s best to let them be

Sometimes it’s best to let them be

With what appeared to be an unwell seal found on the beach at Cape Conran last week, it is a timely reminder that such animals should be left alone.Seals often lie on beaches or other areas to rest or moult, which is normal, and they can look injured when they are not. For example, seals secrete a watery substance from their eyes that is often mistaken for crying or an injury, but it is a...
Kortni shaves for a cure

Kortni shaves for a cure

The last day of term two was a big one for Newmerella Primary School student, Kortni Stedman.A member of the school’s leadership team, Kortni had been busy in the lead up to last Friday when she shaved her long locks to raise money and awareness to find a cure for blood cancers.Participating in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave, by lunchtime Kortni had already raised nearly $2300...
Active and visible in the local community

Active and visible in the local community

The Rotary Club of Orbost, which was led by Meryn Pease from July 2018 until her departure in February 2019 with Peter van den Oever taking over as acting president for the remainder of the four months, has had a good year of fundraising, community partnerships and most importantly has served its local community in the best way it knows how.The club celebrated its achievements as a team at its...
Chloe and Demi trekking the Kokoda Trail

Chloe and Demi trekking the Kokoda Trail

Orbost’s Chloe Healey and Mallacoota’s Demi Preston are currently in the Papua New Guinean jungle, trekking the Kokoda Trail, an experience that will no doubt remain with them forever.The pair left this week as part of a contingent of six East Gippsland year 11 students named as recipients of the Grassby Scholarships.The scholarships are made available by the fundraising of a local volunteer...
Have you heard?

Have you heard?

Gippsland Pearls have you heard of them have you found any of them?The members of Orbost Probus Club were quite enthralled when local vet, Sara Bailey, gave an insight into her and her partners’ new venture of growing Gippsland pearls lovely pearly white mushrooms.Much research has been done and more is being applied to grow these delicious mushrooms in the equine centre at their property...

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