Mallacoota residents step out of social isolation for some food van fun

  July 28th, 2021

A Food Van Feast has done much to lift the spirits of people in the Mallacoota area after two isolating events over the last year-and-a-half, bushfires and the pandemic. People in the area have a spring in their step after hundreds of them came out earlier this month for some much-needed social interaction...

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SUPPORTING GIPPSLAND LOCALS TO RECHARGE WITH PAUL KELLY

  July 21st, 2021

SUPPORTING GIPPSLAND LOCALS TO RECHARGE WITH PAUL KELLY The Andrews Labor Government is supporting East Gippsland locals impacted by recent bushfires, drought and the pandemic to take a break and enjoy concerts with Paul Kelly - one of Australia’s most celebrated musicians. The ARIA Hall of Fame singer and songwriter will perform two shows in the region in August as part of the Labor Government’s Recharge program...

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Bruthen lights up for a bright winter

  July 19th, 2021

An absence of events in the Bruthen area due to bushfires and the Covid pandemic meant that the running of two fun winter events really brought the community together in an uplifting way. The Winter Solstice Bonfire and the Winter Fringe Cafe were a hit with locals and visitors alike. With support in part from Connect Well East Gippsland and Wellington, the events were organised by the Bruthen Arts and Events Council...

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Two events give Orbost people something to smile about

  July 2nd, 2021

Having come through drought, bushfires and isolating restrictions brought about by the Covid pandemic, the people of East Gippsland needed a positive distraction that would allow them to reconnect with each other. 8 March 2021 saw the combined events of the Orbost Agricultural Show, this time for the 113th year, and the Orbost Sustainability Expo.  The two events had run side-by-side several times since 2012, adding to the attraction...

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The creative work of Sarsfield’s happy young snappers expands to a wider audience

  June 18th, 2021

It is one thing to have your lovely photographs mounted and displayed on a fence around a local bushfire recovery hub. For a budding pre-teen photographer, that would make you rather happy. But when your work goes on display in the main town of the region for all to see, that is quite exciting! ‘Sarsfield Snaps’ began as a project in the Sarsfield and Clifton Creek area with bushfire recovery funding...

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Scouts Nesting Boxes

  April 19th, 2021

As a result of the catastrophic 2019 /2020 Black Summer bushfires a significant amount of natural habitat has been destroyed. Local families have seen first-hand the loss of diversity of animals and birds in the local area. This project looked to make a small local change to animal habitat and empower local children aged 7 to 10 years old, to make a positive change within a bushfire affected community...

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THE RED HOT BUSH DANCE AND COMMUNITY BBQ

  April 19th, 2021

Connect Well funded The Red Hot Bush Dance and Community BBQ in Wairewa, on New Year’s Day 2021. Due to COVID regulations the event was held outdoors in order to accommodate the possible 100 people who were expected to participate; as it happened, 102 actually signed in! Holding the event outdoors involved obtaining extra funding for a marquee and dance floor via the East Gippsland Shire (Commonwealth and State sources)...

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