Monday, 27 May 2019
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End of an era for Bensi family ... and Orbost

End of an era for Bensi family ... and Orbost

Bensi TV & Electrical is one of those iconic businesses the people of Orbost think of as family.The store, started by newly arrived immigrants Sergio and Nina (pictured) Bensi 54 years ago, will close its doors at the end of this month.The Bensi’s son, Orlando, has worked in the shop since he was a 14-year-old schoolboy and joined the business full-time when he turned 16.The family arrived...
Juniors advance to grand finals

Juniors advance to grand finals

Orbost Snowy’s under 14 and under 12 sides have advanced to the Bairnsdale District junior football grand final following wins on Sunday at Bairnsdale City Oval.The Blues’ under 14 team cruised to a 27- point win over Lakes Maroon, while the under 12s got the job done over Wy Yung by 43 points and will now have a week off before the grand final on Sunday, August 26.Both teams secured the double...
Family, footy, farming and beers: Alec McDonald’s taken a good swing at life

Family, footy, farming and beers: Alec McDonald’s taken a good swing at life

The stories Alec McDonald can tell, or could be told about him, or those he has played a key role in shaping, could fill these pages ten times over.He is a legend, his antics are stuff of legend, and his role in one of the town’s great eras legendary.Alec McDonald epitomises the country Aussie larrikin: footy, a few beers, life on the land, entrepreneurship, a great sense of humour, and a...
Students share Nepal trip

Students share Nepal trip

Three students from Mallacoota P-12 College travelled to Nepal in April to help with scholarships for female students to be trained as trekking guides.The girls were accompanied by a parent and a female friend, and documented their trip and developed a website that can help other students self-plan a trip – AirDucation.Sarah Tregellas, father Mark Tregellas, Tahlia Morris and Airly Embleton-Mew...
Rockies on the rise

Rockies on the rise

The critically endangered population of southern brush-tailed rock wallabies in Far East Gippsland’s Little River Gorge is growing, thanks to many years of dedicated work by staff from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Parks Victoria, Zoos Victoria, Adelaide Zoo, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and local environmental consultants, Wildlife Unlimited.DELWP natural...
Helmets are a must

Helmets are a must

Since Orbost’s new skate park was officially opened earlier this year the park has been well received and utilised, especially by primary school children on their scooters. But in order for the fun to continue safely, police are urging those on skateboards, scooters and bikes to wear a helmet.Local police would like to remind everyone having fun at the park that it is a legal requirement to wear...

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