Monday, 17 June 2019
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Longest triathlon

Longest triathlon

Triathlons are gruelling events. They’re generally long, tiring and provide the competitor with legs and arms like jelly on completion. So imagine how 23-year-old Tom Dunn’s body is feeling as he continues in his challenge to complete ‘Australia’s Longest Triathlon’, running, cycling and swimming 4825 kilometres, the length of Australia’s mainland from north to south.Tom passed through Orbost...
Fires under investigation

Fires under investigation

Two grass and scrub fires along the Marlo Road, one burning early Sunday afternoon and a second in the early hours of Monday morning, are currently under investigation, with firefighters brought in from four local brigades to tackle the blazes.Orbost Fire Brigade captain, Dick Johnson, said the call came at around 1.30pm on Sunday of a fire about 5-800 metres from the Snowy River Bridge, on the...
Rail bridge support

Rail bridge support

As election momentum gathers, so does momentum for restoring the historic Snowy Floodplain Rail bridge. The overwhelmingly positive responses to ‘Save the Snowy Rail Bridge Association’s Candidate Survey’ indicates this train is well and truly on the move, according to association president, Liz Mitchell. “We are extremely pleased with the in-principle support received from all candidates,”...
Standing by the farmers

Standing by the farmers

The Orbost community showed its standing by its drought-stricken farmers, launching a campaign aimed specifically at providing further support for families in need on Saturday. Around 100 people flocked to Lochiel Park for the launch of the Stand by your Farmer initiative. The campaign is aimed at: Promoting mental health and wellbeing of farmers and families; Supporting local businesses,...
Careful repair of ‘Editor’s Chair’

Careful repair of ‘Editor’s Chair’

An old leather-bound swivel chair, which was used for many years in the Snowy River Mail office and printery in Orbost, has been receiving some well-needed attention recently. For perhaps the past 40 or more years, this chair has been an important item in the Orbost Museum where it has been known as the ‘Editor’ s Chair’. During its long life at the Snowy River Mail, the chair came in for a...
Power upgrade on the agenda

Power upgrade on the agenda

Plans to improve power reliability in Mallacoota will be presented at a public information session at the Mud Brick Pavilion on Wednesday, November 21. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, has encouraged local residents to attend the information session, starting at 7pm, where the Mallacoota Area Grid Storage (MAGS) proposal will be discussed. MAGS is a $2.5 million project aimed at improving...

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