Monday, 15 August 2022
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Tourism and health aid

Tourism and health aid

The Far East was a winner in last week’s Victorian State Government Budget, with numerous projects and facilities set for some much-needed upgrades. Among those was a huge health system boost at Orbost Regional Health, which was allocated $45.4 million to combine the ser-vices of Lochiel House and Waratah Lodge, and to replace 38 aged-care beds. “I know firsthand how important it is to have...
Easter events back on

Easter events back on

Orbost, Marlo and Newmerella CFA trucks will be out and about on Good Friday for the Royal Children's Hospital Appeal. CFA members, friends and children will be rattling the tins once again. When you hear the siren sound in your street, please meet the volunteers at the roadside. If you miss the truck, feel free to bring your donation to the Orbost fire station, which is the central collection...
Boat ramp upgrades

Boat ramp upgrades

Hitting the water at Cape Conran will soon be easier, with the Andrews Labor Govern-ment investing in up to $2.2 million worth of upgrades at the West Cape boat ramp. The development at the ramp is part of the Labor Government's $47.2 million investment to improve recreational boating for all Victori-ans – making it cheaper, easier and more acces-sible to enjoy time on the water. The ramp is the...
Orbost welcomes Captain Australia

Orbost welcomes Captain Australia

It’s not something you see too often wandering down the Princes Highway near the entrance to Orbost, but a man wearing a homemade green and gold tattered superhero costume came to town last Thursday. With a large backpack slung over his shoulder and a giant flag hanging out the back, Captain Australia, aka Simon Harvey, set off for Melbourne from Brisbane more than 60 days ago. There is no...
Coffee is calling in Orbost

Coffee is calling in Orbost

When Rachel and Tim Songailo started roasting coffee two years ago, the business quickly grew, and now the couple has opened their own shop front on Nicholson Street, East Gippsland Coffee Roasters. After opening their store in late 2021, the couple has worked hard to get their business up and running and their passion for coffee and the process behind a good blend has made them a popular...
Damp ride, no damp spirits

Damp ride, no damp spirits

The Orbost Poker Run raised another huge sum for Ronald McDonald House Monash despite the dreadful weather and riding conditions on Saturday for yet again another successful charity run. Now in its 12th year, the annual event attracted 90 motorcyclists and cars from near and far with some coming from across New South Wales and Victoria for the event. Although numbers were down on previous years,...

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