Wednesday, 08 April 2020
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Heading to shutdown

Heading to shutdown

The spread of COVID-19 across the globe, and the State and Federal government announcements of lockdown for nonessential industries here, has had a huge impact on the economy right across the world, and East Gippsland is not being left out.“Orbost has not been hit too hard by truckloads of people coming in and buying in excess, however we have seen a lot of excessive purchases made in response...
Half a century of garden happenings

Half a century of garden happenings

On Thursday, March 12, Orbost Garden Club held a meeting at the Senior Citizen’s Clubrooms, the same venue used 50 years ago when its inaugural meeting was held.Four dedicated ladies who attended that inaugural meeting have continued to give service to the club for 50 years.Ella White organised the countless trips to visit gardens across Victoria and some in-terstate. She still looks forward to...
Feel autumn in the air at art exhibition

Feel autumn in the air at art exhibition

As the end of March approaches the feel of autumn is in the air and in the leaves.Toadstools have emerged after receiving their first drop of soft autumn rain. Can you feel it and have almost finished your work of art ready for the Orbost Autumn Festival Community Art Exhibition?Some entries for this free exhibition have been received but most of the works will be presented at the Orbost...
A decade of poker runs

A decade of poker runs

The 10th Annual Orbost Poker Run was a cracker of a day all round, with the weather gods smiling down on the 139 bikes as they rode about East Gippsland’s roads collecting poker cards and raising more than $30,000 for a great cause.At 10am Saturday morning the bikes roared out of the Bairnsdale McDonalds’ car park headed in convoy to Lake Tyers Beach, Orbost, Marlo, Bemm River and back to Orbost...
All the fun of the show, for free

All the fun of the show, for free

The Orbost Show is celebrating 111 years this coming Monday, March 9, with the biggest show in decades and free entry thanks to a drought recovery donation from East Gippsland Shire.All the regular attractions plus many more new ones will be at this year’s show as it returns to the Newmerella Recreation Reserve rounding up three days of solid action over the Labour Day long weekend.“There are...
Variety Mini Bash Empty Esky Tour

Variety Mini Bash Empty Esky Tour

With the aim of visiting as many fire-affected towns in regional Victoria as possible, a contingent of Variety Bash crewmembers, 190 people and 67 cars in all, descended on Mallacoota last Saturday, bringing with them a much-needed boost to the fire-affected community as part of the Variety Mini Bash Empty Esky Tour.The Variety Mini Bash Empty Esky Tour concept is simple stop, spend, fill your...

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