Monday, 27 May 2019
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Local News

Wall to Wall rider killed near Orbost

Wall to Wall rider killed near Orbost

A man involved in a fatal collision near Orbost on Friday that killed a policeman has appeared in court and been remanded in custody until January next year.Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives charged the 21-year-old man, from Botantic Ridge, near Cranbourne, with culpable driving following the accident.It is alleged a car was travelling west along the Princes Highway at Mount Raymond...
New station commander

New station commander

Orbost has a new station commander in Senior Sergeant Wayne Rothwell (pictured).While he may be new to the top job in Orbost, the veteran police officer has been actively involved in policing in East Gippsland since 2003.He was previously based in Bairnsdale as a sergeant and originally came to the area to take up a position at Lakes Entrance, so has a vast local knowledge.Snr Sgt Rothwell will...
Dealing with the scourge of trolley dumping

Dealing with the scourge of trolley dumping

Broadening Horizons is an educational program designed to equip students with the skills and dispositions needed for a changing 21st century economy by engaging with industry partners and having students participate in ‘real life’ projects. Orbost Secondary College students have this year been working on their own ‘real life’ project, with great success.Here, students, Mollie Welsh and Shannon...
Fund for farmers

Fund for farmers

The ‘Stand by your Farmer’ community campaign in Orbost is up and running with a working group recently formed.The community campaign, designed to help struggling local farmers in the Orbost area, is composed of Orbost Regional Health, Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Orbost Rotarians and members from the local farming community.An account has been set up through Orbost...
Junior netballers in grand final

Junior netballers in grand final

Orbost Snowy faces Wy Yung in the East Gippsland 17 and under netball grand final this Saturday at Bairnsdale City Oval.The Blues booked their spot in the last dance with a pulsating three-goal win over Stratford in the preliminary final and coach, Helen Nixon, can’t wait for the big day.“It is very exciting to make it this far,” she said.“A lot of the girls have made preliminary finals before,...
Farmers’ helping hand

Farmers’ helping hand

The Marlo Hotel raised more than $15,000 for struggling farmers in the community by holding a raffle and auction on Saturday, September 8.The local community had donated a variety of goods to be auctioned on the night, including a garage by Steeline Gippsland.In partnership with Sailors Grave Brewing, the hotel was swarming with supporters for the standing-room-only night, hotel owner, Russell...

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