Saturday, 08 May 2021
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Conran will be ready

Conran will be ready

Cape Conran Coastal Park will be “visitor-ready” soon under the State Government’s bushfire recovery plan announced at the weekend. The government’s new blueprint for fire-affected regions was unveiled on Sunday with $7.15 million of the $110m plan being allocated to infrastructure at Cape Conran.  While the finer details of the funding are yet to be disclosed, the funding announced...
COVID cases double

COVID cases double

East Gippsland's positive COVID-19 case numbers doubled from three to six in the space of three days from Saturday. The new cases come as local doctors urge people with the mildest symptoms to be tested following a significant drop in testing numbers in the area since stage three restrictions were reintroduced. Bairnsdale Medical Group practice manager, Piero Baglioni, which operates the...
Aged care excellence

Aged care excellence

Waratah Lodge has been nominated for a Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Award in the excellence in aged care category. The Lodge, which has recently become famous for its ‘Words of Wisdom’ featured on social media and in this newspaper, is a 17-bed high-level aged care facility within Orbost Regional Health.  The health service is a multipurpose service that aims to meet the...
The waiting game

The waiting game

Tony Renn evacuated his 100-acre property at Goongerah on the Bonang Road a day before the bushfires swept through toward the end of December. Mr Renn’s humble, but much loved home, didn’t stand a chance. It was wiped out. The 66-year-old knew it was gone before he returned to the property. “After I left I kept ringing my phone. I probably rang 20, 30, maybe 50 times. I knew it was gone when...
Ya’s Pub Raffle highly commended

Ya’s Pub Raffle highly commended

Former local student, Ya Reeves, has made a significant impact with her highly commended entry into the Furphy Literary Award, Pub Raffle. Among some 850 entries, Ya’s short story captured the attention of the judges, earning her a place among some of the best writers across Australia. The Furphy Literary Awards invite entries of previously unpublished short stories of up to 5000 words for a...
Caravanning to home

Caravanning to home

For many, the lifelong dream is to buy a caravan and travel around Australia. For Colin and Rosalind ??? and their 10-year old son, Joshua, that is what they have lived for the past three years.  Prior to travelling the country, the family had extensive experience in the mining industry for more than 20 years.  The family had been looking to purchase a caravan park for the past six...

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