Monday, 15 August 2022
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Genoa’s new court

Genoa’s new court

Genoa Sports Club hosted an opening event at the new Genoa Tennis Courts recently.  The club has worked hard over the past 2.5 years to help secure funding for the project through Bushfire Recovery Victoria and is thrilled to have the facility completed by East Gippsland Shire Council. Sixty people turned out to the opening event on the weekend to have a social hit and celebrate. Genoa...
Festival goes gangbusters

Festival goes gangbusters

The East Gippsland Winter Festival is ramping up, with plenty going on in the Far East over the coming weeks.  Mallacoota is holding a food van feast this Friday, July 1, offering a range of food vans throughout the afternoon and evening, free kids activities and a wood raffle. The feast under the stars is a fundraiser event brought to the public by Mallacoota Pre-School. Visitors and the...
Taking on the Kokoda Trail

Taking on the Kokoda Trail

Nine students from East Gippsland, including three from Orbost, are gearing up to take on the Kokoda Trail as part of the Arthur Grassby Kokoda Scholarship. Orbost Secondary College students Heidi Lawrence, Oscar Millward and Campbell Macalister are part of the group trekking the 96km track. The group features winners from both this year’s and last year’s scholarship, after COVID-19 caused the...
Project cheques

Project cheques

The Orbost District Community Recovery and Transition Committee (ODCRTC) was recently presented cheques to go towards delivering more projects around the area. The ODCRTC members acknowledged and thanked the East Gippsland Community Foundation for their much-needed support. The committee is grateful and excited to be able to deliver the following two projects:- People and Wellbeing Program...
Winter festival excitement

Winter festival excitement

The East Gippsland Winter Festival kicks off this Saturday, and there is plenty going on across the region for everyone. The festival spans the full width and breadth of East Gippsland, with a focus on key towns and villages to maximise local engagement and participation, including Orbost, Bemm River, Marlo, Mallacoota and Buchan. Featuring an array of more than 80 spectacular events happening...
Locals push for better roads

Locals push for better roads

Marlo locals have been waiting months for upgrades to roads, with some in the town still yet to be sealed. Stirling, Conlon and Duncan streets are the only roads in Marlo not sealed and are considered some of the oldest roads in the town. Marlo resident, Peter Ryzak, has been advocating for better roads for more than 12 months, sending emails to a number of East Gippsland Shire Councillors to...

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