Monday, 17 June 2019
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Good rains

Good rains

Rains started falling across the region on the weekend, and following patterns of recent times the rain gauges have recorded quite a variation across the districts.Lisa Ross, a dairy farmer at Jarrahmond, said the rain over the last couple of days was “not too bad”.“Our story over the last couple of years has been the same. Cann River and Mallacoota have had big rainfalls of 100 millimetres and...
Blues raring to go for grand final

Blues raring to go for grand final

Orbost’s “A” grade cricket side has secured itself a position in this weekend’s Bairnsdale Cricket Association grand final against Wy Yung at the Hudson-Alvin Oval.The Blues haven’t played in a grand final since losing to Lindenow South Glenaladale in 2015/16.Orbost has come close a number of times in semi finals, with its most recent loss to Meerlieu last season.Orbost Cricket Club president,...
Councillors meet in the far east

Councillors meet in the far east

For the first time in 22 years, and the first time since the amalgamation of shires, East Gippsland Shire councillors headed east to Mallacoota for their ordinary monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 5.While there were no matters directly related to Mallacoota on the agenda, the guidelines for the opening of the Mallacoota estuary, the delay of which is causing angst for the community with...
Estuary opening still on hold

Estuary opening still on hold

With the Mallacoota estuary yet to open naturally, the town’ s jetties have been inundated with flood waters for months, resulting in damage to both infrastructure and tourism.The matter was brought to the attention of East Gippsland Shire councillors as urgent business by Cr Marianne Pelz at council’s meeting held in Mallacoota last Tuesday. As a result, mayor, Cr Natalie O’Connell, will write...
Show success

Show success

The annual Orbost Show returned to the Newmerella Recreation Reserve over the Labour Day long weekend and according to show president, Paul Lavell, it was a “huge success”.The 2019 Orbost Show marks 110 years of the annual event, and as it always has been, was brought about again by a dedicated group of local volunteers, who Paul said did a fantastic job.“I would like to first of all thank the...
Better equipped for fire fighting

Better equipped for fire fighting

Mallacoota Fire Brigade’s hardworking volunteers are now better equipped with new community-owned fire tanker.Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, had a look over the new tanker on a recent visit to Mallacoota.The new tanker will primarily be based at the Gipsy Point satellite fire station during the fire season. At other times, it will be in Mallacoota as the second tanker.The tanker...

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