Sunday, 22 May 2022
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Coffee is calling in Orbost

Coffee is calling in Orbost

When Rachel and Tim Songailo started roasting coffee two years ago, the business quickly grew, and now the couple has opened their own shop front on Nicholson Street, East Gippsland Coffee Roasters. After opening their store in late 2021, the couple has worked hard to get their business up and running and their passion for coffee and the process behind a good blend has made them a popular...
Damp ride, no damp spirits

Damp ride, no damp spirits

The Orbost Poker Run raised another huge sum for Ronald McDonald House Monash despite the dreadful weather and riding conditions on Saturday for yet again another successful charity run. Now in its 12th year, the annual event attracted 90 motorcyclists and cars from near and far with some coming from across New South Wales and Victoria for the event. Although numbers were down on previous years,...
Poker Run returns

Poker Run returns

The Orbost Poker Run is on again this weekend, and after two years of tough times, from natural disasters to a pandemic, excitement is building for an almost normal event. The Poker Run was established in 2010 through Kim and Dave Hibberson’s wish to give something back to Ronald McDonald House Monash after their daughter, Mackenzie Grace’s visits to the hospital. A small group of motorcycle...
Boardwalk rebuild bungle

Boardwalk rebuild bungle

It’s been more than two years since the Black Summer Bushfires burned across the country, destroying homes, land and animal habitat.  As parts of Australia continue to recover, others are still struggling to rebuild. Over the past two years, the East Gippsland environment has slowly recovered, despite issues attributed to the global pandemic.  While the world has slowed down over the...
Bank closures intolerable

Bank closures intolerable

Orbost residents are disgusted with the service being offered by their local Commonwealth Bank branch. The bank has recently been closed without giving customers advance notice. Secretary of the Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Garry Squires, told the Snowy River Mail that the bank had been closed “with no notice to customers at short notice at least four times since...
Fishes galore

Fishes galore

A record number of more than 410,000 estuary perch have been stocked into seven waterways across Victoria, including East Gippsland. Five-thousand estuary perch each have been released into both the Bemm and Snowy Rivers. Estuary perch are a popular target for fishers and one of a dozen species stocked annually to further improve fishing opportunities in the state’s lakes, rivers and estuaries....

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