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Councillors meet in the far east

Councillors meet in the far east

For the first time in 22 years, and the first time since the amalgamation of shires, East Gippsland Shire councillors headed east to Mallacoota for their ordinary monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 5.While there were no matters directly related to Mallacoota on the agenda, the guidelines for the opening of the Mallacoota estuary, the delay of which is causing angst for the community with...
Estuary opening still on hold

Estuary opening still on hold

With the Mallacoota estuary yet to open naturally, the town’ s jetties have been inundated with flood waters for months, resulting in damage to both infrastructure and tourism.The matter was brought to the attention of East Gippsland Shire councillors as urgent business by Cr Marianne Pelz at council’s meeting held in Mallacoota last Tuesday. As a result, mayor, Cr Natalie O’Connell, will write...
Show success

Show success

The annual Orbost Show returned to the Newmerella Recreation Reserve over the Labour Day long weekend and according to show president, Paul Lavell, it was a “huge success”.The 2019 Orbost Show marks 110 years of the annual event, and as it always has been, was brought about again by a dedicated group of local volunteers, who Paul said did a fantastic job.“I would like to first of all thank the...
Better equipped for fire fighting

Better equipped for fire fighting

Mallacoota Fire Brigade’s hardworking volunteers are now better equipped with new community-owned fire tanker.Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, had a look over the new tanker on a recent visit to Mallacoota.The new tanker will primarily be based at the Gipsy Point satellite fire station during the fire season. At other times, it will be in Mallacoota as the second tanker.The tanker...
Riders deal a great hand for charity

Riders deal a great hand for charity

If positive feedback is anything to go by Saturday’s Orbost Poker Run was one of the best ones yet.In its ninth year, the 2019 event has raised $28,000 and still counting as more is expected to come in over the coming week.Riding out of Bairnsdale on Saturday morning, around 130 bikes were joined by others driving cars as they headed out in convoy towards Lake Tyers to add to their poker hand....
Labour Day Monday is Orbost Show Day

Labour Day Monday is Orbost Show Day

The traditions of the Orbost Show return to the Newmerella Recreation Reserve on Monday as the Labour Day long weekend brings three days of action to the town.The 2019 Orbost Show marks 110 years of the annual event, and as it always has been it is brought about each year by a dedicated group of local volunteers. While that group has become smaller as the years have gone by, it by no means...

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