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Light it up Orbost

Light it up Orbost

The East Gippsland Winter Festival bounced open its doors a fortnight ago with Orbost taking its turn in the spotlight last Saturday. Hundreds of locals and visitors alike popped on their winter woolies and rugged up to join in what turned out being a spectacular evening where Orbost lit up for its lantern parade. These events don’t just happen and a lot of hard work had gone in to pull this one...
Home at last in Wairewa

Home at last in Wairewa

Roslyn and Rob Geddes have only this month moved into their new home on their small acreage at Wairewa. The couple was among the many victims in East Gippsland who lost their home in the Black Summer bushfires in the final days of December 2019. In the small community of Wairewa, located a few kilometres off the Princes Highway between Nowa Nowa and Orbost, their home was one of 11 to be...
Blitz on illegal hunting

Blitz on illegal hunting

A joint operation between East Gippsland police and the Game Management Authority (GMA) targeting illegal hunters in the High Country swung into action on Friday night. The combined effort concentrated on offences and breaches of the Firearms Act, Wildlife Act, Crimes and the Road Safety Act, including drug/drink driving and unroadworthy 4WDs. Police initially blocked the Great Alpine Road at...
Marlo development stalled

Marlo development stalled

There’s a cloud over the future of a residential development at Marlo after East Gippsland Shire Council decided not to endorse the project as recommended by town planning just yet.  The 104-allotment proposed subdivision at 10 Marlo Road has attracted a barrage of criticism from members of the Marlo Ratepayers and Residents’ Association since it was proposed. While the Association (MRRA)...
Lanterns light up the night

Lanterns light up the night

Lakes Entrance came alive over the weekend for the Lakes Lights Festival, part of the inaugural region-wide East Gippsland Winter Festival, which runs until July 11. The chilly winter’s night did not  seem to deter  the crowds with over 3000 winter wanderers arriving to see the incredible light and projection displays and twilight market festival. LEADA’s Business, Tourism ...
Brilliance expected

Brilliance expected

Lakes Entrance will come alive on Saturday night for the Lakes Lights Festival and Lantern Parade. The foreshore will be alight with the winter wonders as part of the East Gippsland Winter Festival. The Festival and Lantern Parade have created huge community interest with lantern making workshops held over the past weekends enjoying large numbers of enthusiastic creators. “Workshops have been...

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