Wednesday, 17 July 2019
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Hay bales implode

Hay bales implode

A hay shed imploded near Cann River on Monday morning after the haystacks spontaneously combusted.Around 200 bales of hay went up in smoke and despite the best efforts of CFA crews from Cann River, Mallacoota and Bemm River they were unable to be salvaged.Nine firefighters fought the hayshed fire on West Cann Road at Noorinbee, which broke out just before 6am.It’s the second hay shed fire on the...
Community health commitment

Community health commitment

A partnership between Moogji Aboriginal Council and Orbost Regional Health was officially set in place when the two met on Monday, January 21, with the partnership confirmed for the next two years.The agreement between the two organisations outlines each party’s commitments and responsibilities in working together to improve the health outcomes of the local aboriginal community.The agreement...
Coota 24-hour health?

Coota 24-hour health?

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has pledged to work with Mallacoota community members concerned about the lack of 24-hour access to health care.Mr Chester has visited Mallacoota, where he met with residents worried about the gap in local health care services.“It is very concerning that older residents often have to leave Mallacoota because of a lack of health services,” Mr Chester...
National celebration

National celebration

With the weather thankfully cooler than the previous day, with temperatures in Orbost reaching 44.5 degrees Celsius on Friday, Saturday’s Australia Day celebrations enjoyed much more pleasant conditions with a mid-20s day seeing a mix of locals and visitors enjoy breakfast and family fun to celebrate the national day and acknowledge the significant efforts of a well-known and beloved local...
Volunteers big winners

Volunteers big winners

Organisers of the Cann River Volunteer Appreciation Day, which was held on May 25 last year, were the proud recipients of the East Gippsland Shire Council Community Event of the Year.An initiative of the Cann River Community Centre, this inaugural event recognised the outstanding contribution community members make to service in the Cann River area.Organisations and groups represented included...
June shire’s number one citizen

June shire’s number one citizen

Far East Gippsland was well represented in this year’s East Gippsland Australia Day Award nominations with Mallacoota and Cann River producing the results.Longtime Mallacoota resident, June Drake, was announced yesterday at a civic ceremony in Bairnsdale as the shire’s 2019 Citizen of the Year. Cann River Community Centre was awarded community event of the year for its International Volunteer...

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