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Out of the ashes, Miva Cottages are born

Out of the ashes, Miva Cottages are born

The devastating bushfires that impacted Mallacoota on New Year’s Eve highlighted a multitude of shortcomings in critical services in the remote community, the most pressing being a significant lack of housing and emergency accommodation.The Miva Hall at the Mallacoota District Health and Support Service (MDHSS), among other places, became a temporary home for displaced residents, many with high...
50 years in Rotary

50 years in Rotary

The Rotary Club of Lakes Entrance had its first face-to-face meeting since the second COVID-19 wave last week to celebrate Mike Anketell’s 50 years as a Rotarian.Fifty people attended the dinner at Wyanga Winery. By using inside rooms and outside areas, all of the COVID-19 restrictions were met.Rotary’s District Governor, Mark Humphries, presented Mike with a letter from the international...
Fishery forging ahead

Fishery forging ahead

Lakes Entrance’s fishing industry has not been immune to the challenges of 2020.While taking hits through bushfires and COVID-19, the local industry has had to compete with the lake fishermen’s State Government licence buyout and off-shore seismic testing.South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA) chief executive, Simon Boag, said the industry has had to ride the bumps, admitting...
Female sergeants a first for Orbost

Female sergeants a first for Orbost

Orbost is in safe hands with the promotion of two female police officers to the rank of sergeant.Long time local residents, Jo Geddes and Andrea Craigie, were recently upgraded from leading senior constables to sergeants as part of an overall increase in police resources in East Gippsland.Sgt Craigie, who lives in Marlo with her husband, Jason Coath, and teenage son, has been with the Orbost...
Evan and Barbara knock up 80 years service

Evan and Barbara knock up 80 years service

The Ensay Bush Nurse Centre (EBNC) committee of management has acknowledged the remarkable contribution of two members, Evan Newcomen and Barbara Dodd, who collectively have achieved 80 years of service to the centre.“Barbara and Evan, along with all past and present volunteers who strive to keep utilities in our shrinking town functioning, epitomise the importance of selfless contribution to...
After hours medical care

After hours medical care

A new Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) pilot project will provide an afterhours medical service to residents of Lakes Entrance and surrounds.The project, supported by Gippsland Lakes Complete Health (GLCH), will trial a community-led digital solution to support people who are isolated from after-hours face-to-face medical services from Nungurner to Wairewa due to distance and accessibility...

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