Sunday, 22 May 2022
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Booking problems

Booking problems

As the COVID vaccination rollout expands to the 16-39 age bracket, residents in the Orbost area have faced challenges making bookings to get their jab. But despite some troubles, locals are still stepping forward to receive their first and second dose, with Orbost Regional Health (ORH) chief executive officer, Vicki Farthing, reporting no lack of hesitancy. “ORH receives our Pfizer vaccinations...
Dealing with Delta

Dealing with Delta

Regional Victorians were plunged back into yet another round of COVID lockdown on Saturday, August 21. The Premier hastily made decisions in order to contain the current Delta outbreak that is wreaking havoc on much of eastern Australia and has since developed in regional city, Shepparton, costing the remainder of the state to feel the full effects of lockdown.  While Orbost Club Hotel...
50 sanitary packs on their way to India

50 sanitary packs on their way to India

A group of ladies from St Andrews Uniting Church in Orbost, organised a sewing group to make some sanitary packs for girls in need of support. They have been meeting regularly to work together as volunteers for a great cause of helping others. Lockdowns did delay their work, but they kept their spirits high and made it a priority to keep connected and continue to meet when they could. The ladies...
Cann River limping

Cann River limping

Businesses in Cann River are struggling financially to stay afloat with the current Victoria-New South Wales border closures. Cann River essentially relies on cross border trade, capturing visitors from NSW coming into Victoria and Victorians passing through the township en route to interstate destinations. As the lockdown in New South Wales drags on indefinitely, some businesses in Cann River...
Free bags

Free bags

Three sites in Orbost - Andrew’s Land and Surf, Snowy River Mail and FoodWorks - have stands with shopping bags for residents and tourists alike to take for free, complimentary from the Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ODCCI).  Inside the bags are brochures focussing on the local area with different drive and activity options for people to do.  Some of the...
Miraculous rescue

Miraculous rescue

A 23-year-old Tasmanian man is lucky to be alive after diving into the sea to fetch his fishing rod off Mallacoota on Sunday morning. The man had been drift fishing alone on a six metre aluminum half cabin boat, about five to six kilometres offshore from Bastion Point when his fishing rod dropped overboard just after 7am. The man dived into the water to retrieve it and when he surfaced the boat,...

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