Sunday, 21 April 2019
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Mallacoota cops a weekend deluge

Mallacoota cops a weekend deluge

Mallacoota’ s drains simply couldn’t cope with the deluge it copped on Saturday evening with local SES volunteers called out to 11 calls for assistance as rains flooded properties.SES controller Mallacoota, Leo Op den Brouw, said around 70 millilitres fell on the town in just 30 to 40 minutes.“We had 11 call outs, with nine of those all coming in at once,” he said.“Seven volunteers were...
Festival with something for everyone

Festival with something for everyone

The Christmas Eve Festival will be bigger and better than ever this year with a range of new attractions.The theme of the night will be ‘something for everyone’ with market stalls and displays, jumping castles for younger children, a bucking bull for the older ones and a dunking machine.A highlight of the night will be a family circus stunt show. Other attractions are still to be confirmed.The...
Washing and dunking

Washing and dunking

Grade six students at Orbost Primary School have been working hard throughout term four on a number of projects, and in order to fund these projects, they have also been doing some fundraising to save the school and parents from any extra costs at this time of the year.Among the projects they have been fundraising for are an end of year excursion, a graduation night and a grade six...
Far East fires

Far East fires

It was a hot time for firefighters on the weekend as more than 15 fires were ignited by lightning in East Gippsland on Saturday afternoon.The fires were reported by fire lookout observers in fire towers across the region and fire reconnaissance aircraft. The majority of the active fires are in Far East Gippsland, east of the Snowy River.Forest Fire Management Victoria staff and contractors...
Police station open for business

Police station open for business

Mallacoota now has a brand new police station, with the doors of the new facility opened for business last Wednesday, November 28.The new station at 38 Maurice Avenue replaces the old police station on Lees Road, which served the local community for nearly four decades since 1980 and continued to do so over the past 12 months as the new station was built.Sergeant Stuart Johnston said the new...
Whale deaths

Whale deaths

The Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) and Parks Victoria responded early last week to the stranding of several whales that had washed ashore on a remote section of coast in the Croajingolong National Park, and another two in Mallacoota last Thursday.Incident controller of the Croajingalong beachings, Michael Turner, said 27 pilot whales and one humpback whale had been...

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