Monday, 27 May 2019
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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...
Hundreds of years of dedicated service

Hundreds of years of dedicated service

This year, Newmerella Fire Brigade is celebrating 50 years of serving its local community and last Saturday night its members held a special end of year get together to celebrate another year. It was an opportunity to acknowledge many who have shown great dedication over the years, including Graham Wilson, who was presented with a National Medal.A number of years of service pins were presented...
Meeting local health service objectives

Meeting local health service objectives

Orbost Regional Health (ORH) held its annual general meeting on November 20 when its performance over the past 12 months was presented.Chief executive officer, Meryn Pease, said she was proud to present this year’s quality account.“This is our way of reporting to the community annually on how we have performed in relation to the quality of care and safety of services we provide and how we meet...
Double fatality

Double fatality

An accident on the Princes Highway near Orbost last Thursday afternoon has claimed the lives of two locals.The head-on crash happened at WR Creek, near Waygara, at about 2.15pm when a red sedan travelling east along the highway collided head-on with a silver 4WD travelling in the opposite direction.Police say the 80-year-old female driver of the sedan, from Cann River, died instantly while the...

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