Monday, 17 June 2019
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Conran fires brought under control

Conran fires brought under control

Firefighters were finally able to bring a bushfire burning north of Cann River, which started on private property on August 11 and escaped into the Cape Conran Coastal Park, under control late Saturday afternoon.Following control work on the Cape Conran bushfire, most of Cape Conran Coastal Park and State Forest to the East of Cabbage Tree-Conran Road has now reopened with access to day visitor...
Farmers struggling with ‘green drought’

Farmers struggling with ‘green drought’

An Orbost dairy farmer has taken to social media to vent his frustration that East Gippsland appears to have been forgotten in the ongoing drought.Dennis Reynolds posted a video on Facebook to draw attention to the ‘green drought’ the area is experiencing.Mr Reynolds believes many people are oblivious to the real struggle farmers are suffering in East Gippsland because the paddocks look...
Opening sale steers on par

Opening sale steers on par

Despite tough seasonal conditions, Bill Wyndham & Co Livestock and its supporting vendors yarded 1950 cattle at their annual opening spring sale in Bairnsdale last Tuesday, August 7.The cattle presented in reasonable quality, however most were 50-80 kilograms lighter than previous years due to the season.Demand came from Tasmania, King Island, South Gippsland and limited demand from...
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...

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