Monday, 19 August 2019
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Bull returned for another term

Bull returned for another term

Tim Bull has maintained his popularity in Gippsland East, the sitting local Nationals member earning a third term advocating for his region with a comfortable State Election victory on Saturday.With Labor claiming a one-sided victory across the state, the Nationals held firm in regional seats with Mr Bull earning 57.48 per cent of the first preference vote in the Gippsland East electorate after...
Christmas Eve festival plans ramp up

Christmas Eve festival plans ramp up

Representatives from the Orbost Rotary Club and the Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry have been meeting regularly over the last two months to ensure all arrangements are in place for a bigger and better Christmas Eve Festival this year.There will be an increased emphasis on community participation with extra activities for all age groups and a range of market stalls from local...
Longest triathlon

Longest triathlon

Triathlons are gruelling events. They’re generally long, tiring and provide the competitor with legs and arms like jelly on completion. So imagine how 23-year-old Tom Dunn’s body is feeling as he continues in his challenge to complete ‘Australia’s Longest Triathlon’, running, cycling and swimming 4825 kilometres, the length of Australia’s mainland from north to south.Tom passed through Orbost...
Fires under investigation

Fires under investigation

Two grass and scrub fires along the Marlo Road, one burning early Sunday afternoon and a second in the early hours of Monday morning, are currently under investigation, with firefighters brought in from four local brigades to tackle the blazes.Orbost Fire Brigade captain, Dick Johnson, said the call came at around 1.30pm on Sunday of a fire about 5-800 metres from the Snowy River Bridge, on the...
Rail bridge support

Rail bridge support

As election momentum gathers, so does momentum for restoring the historic Snowy Floodplain Rail bridge. The overwhelmingly positive responses to ‘Save the Snowy Rail Bridge Association’s Candidate Survey’ indicates this train is well and truly on the move, according to association president, Liz Mitchell. “We are extremely pleased with the in-principle support received from all candidates,”...
Standing by the farmers

Standing by the farmers

The Orbost community showed its standing by its drought-stricken farmers, launching a campaign aimed specifically at providing further support for families in need on Saturday. Around 100 people flocked to Lochiel Park for the launch of the Stand by your Farmer initiative. The campaign is aimed at: Promoting mental health and wellbeing of farmers and families; Supporting local businesses,...

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