Sunday, 05 July 2020
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Picking up

Picking up

As restrictions relating to COVID-19 have started to ease in recent weeks, the region is slowly picking up business with visitors easing in to once again enjoying the outdoors. While visitors have not exactly poured into the region, it is hoped that increased visitation over the recent Queen’s Birthday long weekend was the kickstart needed to rebuild after drought, fires and coronavirus. Georgie...
Loving the new school room

Loving the new school room

Cann River P-12 College principal, Bruce Spink, staff and students are thrilled with the recent additions to the school. The college has a wonderful new permanent modular building that students in prep, grade one and two and students studying VCE and VCAL subjects have been able to enjoy since they returned to face-to-face learning on May 26, the remainder of the college’s students returning on...
Captain’s Queen’s Birthday honours

Captain’s Queen’s Birthday honours

Bemm River Fire Brigade captain, Russell Pardew, received on Monday the prestigious Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) as part of the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The honour comes to Russell after more than 47 years of service with CFA. As a Captain of Bemm River Brigade and Group Officer of the Orbost Group, Russell has dedicated much of his time developing working relationships with...
First wave of back-to-schoolers

First wave of back-to-schoolers

There was plenty of excitement in the air as younger students in grades prep, one and two and older ones studying VCE and VCAL headed back to face-to-face at school learning last Tuesday.“This year has been challenging for our school and community in so many different ways and I’ve been incredibly proud of the way that our school community has continually risen to accept these challenges,”...
Historic school sign installed

Historic school sign installed

It’s now 68 years since the Bete Bolong South School held its last class of school children, and for many years the site was marked only by a group of old pine trees in a paddock. Now, a new sign marking the site with photos and information has been installed by the Orbost and District Historical Society, with assistance from East Gippsland Shire Council. “Helping us design the sign were some...
Machinery sitting idle

Machinery sitting idle

Last week, State Leader of The Nationals, Peter Walsh, visited the far east of the state with local members, Tim Bull and Melina Bath. A major focus of the visit was to speak to those affected by government decisions regarding forestry. Timber workers, businesses and communities feel let down by the government’s decision last November to ban all native timber logging by 2030. At Orbost, the...

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