Monday, 17 June 2019
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Sailors Grave claims beached yacht

Sailors Grave claims beached yacht

With wild weather along the coast last Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, one vessel and its crew of two struggled to cope with the conditions, running aground at Sailors Grave in the early hours of Wednesday morning.The 45-foot yacht with two men on board was en route from Eden, headed for Westernport Bay. Departing Gabo Island on Tuesday with plans to make Cape Conran, the weather turned,...
Poker run’s coming

Poker run’s coming

Orbost’s 9th annual poker run will take place on Saturday, March 2, and organisers are keen to see motorcycle riders come from all over to support the Ronald McDonald House Monash fundraiser.Last year the poker run raised more than $31,000 for the charity with around 125 bikes, and a few cars, taking part with a total of 155 poker hands played. A charity auction at the day’s conclusion alone...
Tracey the heart of the community

Tracey the heart of the community

With Tracey Barnett unable to attend the Australia Day breakfast in Orbost recently, where she was announced as Orbost’s citizen of the year for 2019, a special presentation was made to her last week, when she accepted her award with grace.President of Orbost Rotary Club, which hosted the town’s Australia Day event, Meryn Pease, presented Tracey with her award at the club’s meeting last Thursday...
Barbecue breakfast surpasses expectations

Barbecue breakfast surpasses expectations

Showing their true community spirit, Tim and Barb Sayer surpassed their own expectations on Sunday when they once again opened their Newmerella home for a breakfast to raise much needed funds for Ronald McDonald House (RMH), Parkville, tipping the scales at well over $13,000.Room 15A at the RMH Parkville was adopted by the Orbost community at the instigation of Tim and Barb and their annual...
Coota’s big wet

Coota’s big wet

Though the weather may have been perfect for boating in Mallacoota earlier this week, those in the boat hire business were throwing their hands up in despair as the town, and their precious jetties, was contending with flood waters from days of rain and a lake that they desperately need to see open to the ocean.When the rains started to fall late last week, rains that the land is in dire need of...
New vet in town

New vet in town

Orbost has a new vet, one that can easily see the town and the surrounding district becoming her new home.Sin McGuane started at Snowy River Vet Clinic early in the New Year, having graduated from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, after six years of training.While she grew up in Melbourne, Sin had always wanted to live in the country, so Orbost was hanging around the top of her...

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