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Orbost in the clear

Orbost in the clear

It has been a stressful couple of weeks in the Orbost region due to COVID-19 scare, however all is clear. While stage three restrictions will be reintroduced as of tomorrow, the local community can rest assured there are no positive COVID cases in the area despite an infected Melbourne resident attending numerous local venues on the weekend of July 18-19. (ORH), with the support of Latrobe...
Huge Tattslotto win

Huge Tattslotto win

A Lakes Entrance man held one of the six division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 4073, drawn Saturday, August 1, taking home $889,834.33. The prize is the 10th major prize to land in the Gippsland area so far this year, and the third division one win in the region in just two weeks. Sharing his excitement with an official from the Lott on Monday morning, the happy winner...
Bringing the Swedish flavour

Bringing the Swedish flavour

He’s more than 16,000 kilometres from home, however 22-year-old Niko Keric is loving East Gippsland’s country lifestyle. Niko, from Gothenburg in Sweden, currently calls Bairnsdale home, taken under the guise of Old Station Café owner, Simon Ellis, after supporting bushfire-affected people with BlazeAid in the wake of the summer’s disasters. Niko, who was intending on travelling in Asia with a...
Estuary opened

Estuary opened

Mallacoota estuary was artificially opened yesterday.East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (EGCMA) said that recent rainfall had filled Mallacoota Inlet to around 1.2m. The EGCMA undertook water quality monitoring over the weekend, with no concerns of dissolved oxygen levels in the estuary to the lead up to the opening.The estuary was high enough to attempt an opening, with favourable...
Tamboon locals battle the blaze with great support

Tamboon locals battle the blaze with great support

The remote settlement of Tamboon was one of a number of communities impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires. The community is 30 kilometres by road from the nearest town, Cann River. The one access road vulnerable to fire was impacted during the January fires, preventing evacuation and the provision of supplies at critical times. The community comprises permanent and part-time residents and combined...
Melon’s makeover

Melon’s makeover

An amazing couple who have given so much have been on the receiving end of a good deed. Jodi and Peter Simpson established Melon’s Cottage in Kalimna in 2012. It was set up to assist Victorian families who have children with cancer or are bereaved, to have some much needed respite. It is run in conjunction with Challenge –Supporting Kids with Cancer. Melon’s Cottage is named after Eli Simpson...

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