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Leo earns nomination

Leo earns nomination

Mallacoota’s Leo op den Brouw has been nominated for a 2022 Australian of the Year Victorian local hero award. Leo, a Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) volunteer, is one of 16 Victorian nominated across the Australian of the Year, Young Australian, Senior Australian and Local Hero categories, which feature a young man making meals for healthcare workers, a koala conservationist, the...
Honeycomb a wild success

Honeycomb a wild success

Six years ago, Craig Terrell and a close friend decided to attempt to breed natural resilient honeybees.  What has followed has been the most intriguing of discoveries for the bee keeper and founder of niche business Wild Honeycomb. Mr Terrell discussed his six-year journey with the Snowy River Mail last week, detailing the lengthy, but successful, process in harvesting honey. When first...
A ‘P-Bachelor’ educational precinct

A ‘P-Bachelor’ educational precinct

The challenge of raising educational achievement levels in the Orbost district offers a significant innovation opportunity, according to Orbost and District Future Economy Project manager, Tim Cotter. He says the relative physical remoteness requires rethinking typical educational provision.  “This is occurring already with the announcement for a P-12 campus in Orbost and earlier thinking...
Moogji project a winner

Moogji project a winner

Tammy Bundle recalls taking long walks as a child in bushland just outside the Orbost township along the Bonang Road. On those adventures, she would walk past a house on farmland, about three kilometres north of the town, and admire it. Over the years whenever she passed by the property, Ms Bundle’s connection to it remained unchanged. Now the chief executive officer of Moogji Aboriginal...
President steps down

President steps down

Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry president for the past 18 years, Susan Hooper, retired from her role prior to the annual general meeting last Tuesday. Like the longtime work of Garry Squires as secretary of Orbost Chamber, Mrs Hooper’s term as president is most noteworthy.  Incoming president for 2021-22, Sammi Reynolds, said everyone recognised the great work of Mrs...
COVID exposure sites

COVID exposure sites

As of Monday there are currently five active COVID-19 case in East Gippsland with one Tier 1 public exposure site - Paynesville Wine Bar, Tuesday, October 12, and Wednesday, October 13, 3.30-5.30pm. If you have visited the wine bar during these times you must get tested and isolate for 14 days.

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