Sunday, 22 May 2022
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COVID detected in Lakes Entrance wastewater

COVID detected in Lakes Entrance wastewater

While no positive COVID cases have detected in East Gippsland, positive viral fragments have been detected in local wastewater in the Lakes Entrance area. The positive sample was taken between August 8-11. Authorities  are asking the community to be vigilant and get tested if experiencing any symptoms (however minor), along with those who have visited an exposure site. The Gippsland Region...
Nathaniel’s last service

Nathaniel’s last service

On Sunday, August 1, Reverend Nathaniel Atem conducted his last service at St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Orbost, at 11am.  Nathaniel’s five-year term had concluded and he has accepted a call to Ararat/Lake Bolac in the Western district of Victoria. The service on August 1 was a special one for two reasons. Firstly, Nathaniel baptised Sophie Louise Dooley, second child of Catherine and Glen...
Development breakthrough

Development breakthrough

East Gippsland Shire has appointed an erudite consultant to mediate the divide between Marlo residents and the proponent of the stalled 104-allotment subdivision in the coastal township. Tim Biles, of Ratio Consultants, has a plethora of experience in urban design and project facilitation. Mr Biles has been at the forefront of planning innovation for many decades and is considered an ideal...
Back in action

Back in action

Regional Victoria came out of COVID lockdown at midnight on Monday with the Orbost community welcoming the State Government’s decision to ease restrictions. With no positive cases nor exposure sights within 350 kilometres, Orbost and the rest of East Gippsland is pleased to be open again, albeit in a reduced capacity. Metropolitan Melbourne remains in a hard lockdown. Limitations remain on the...
Mike’s life as a ranger

Mike’s life as a ranger

Mike Irvine is a ranger with Parks Victoria in Orbost. He is also the ‘ranger team leader’ overseeing five other young rangers who work alongside him in the town. Mr Irvine started with Parks Victoria in 2002, but has worked in the conservation and park management space for 30 years, having started his career with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).Like many rangers...
Cheers, publicans

Cheers, publicans

For Marlo Hotel publicans, Russell Bates and Matt Coad, it was last drinks on Sunday after they signed off from running the iconic pub in the coastal resort town for well over a decade. As of Monday, the hotel was handed over to a consortium of new owners who will now become its custodians. The end of an era was bittersweet for Mr Coad, who initially bought the pub with his best mate and their...

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