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Farmers demand rates action

FARMERS are getting a raw deal with their municipal rates and they’ve had enough. About 60 of them gathered in the Kilcunda Hall last Thursday evening to press for action. Regional VFF membership manager Ken Bailey told them the average farmer receives three assessments and pays $9000 a year in rates. The average residential figure […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Sun shines on Meeniyan

THE weather was fine and crowds filled the street during the Meeniyan on Fire festival on Saturday. An estimated 2500 people made their way around Meeniyan’s town centre finding out what the town has to offer. All businesses became involved, many with street stalls, outside displays and giveaways. Radio 3GG was broadcasting live from the […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Narnia excels on first night

LOCAL stars young and old set the stage alight on Friday with the opening of the Lyric Theatre production of Narnia. With a mostly school age cast, the show was overflowing with energy and enthusiasm from the group with many young performers making their debut into the world of theatre. The leads Tom Barker (Edmund), […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Stars walk red carpet

COMPLETE with movie premiere essentials including popcorn, jaffas and a red carpet for the stars, the South Gippsland Shire Council’s Home and Community Care DVD was launched last Tuesday in style. The eight minute film showcases the services on offer through the council’s Home and Community Care program. Stars of the DVD were invited to […]

July 12th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Meeniyan looking good

MEENIYAN on Fire Street Festival is on again this year and will feature a family friendly, fun atmosphere with plenty of activities and entertainment for kids and grown-ups. The annual event was held for the first time in 2011, as an initiative of the Meeniyan Tourism and Traders Association. Marty ‘Moo’ Thomas said the event […]

July 11th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Wonthaggi library receives $300,000

THE WONTHAGGI Library is set to become an information haven with a $300,000 contribution from the State Government. The funding is a huge boost towards the $461,000 relocation project of the library, with the Bass Coast Shire Council contributing the remaining $161,000. The library will move to the current Target building, a site which is […]

July 11th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Opportunities key to making most of life

CULTURE and education are essential to ensuring Aboriginal people can make the most of life. That was the message delivered at a NAIDOC Week forum at Inverloch last Wednesday. The event featured Justice Peter Gebhardt, Wulgunggo Ngalu Learning Place manager Shaun Braybrook, indigenous prison warden Kyle Lancaster, Sean Armistead from Career Trackers indigenous recruitment agency […]

July 11th, 2012 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Bright bonus for Korumburra

THE Korumburra Recreation Reserve will become lighter and brighter after the State Government announced a $100,000 to upgrade lighting at the Korumburra-Bena Football Netball Club last week. The funding accompanies a $60,000 grant from the South Gippsland Shire Council as well as $67,000 raised by the club, bringing the total value of the project to […]

July 11th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

French for agriculture

FROM Derval, in north west France, 21-year-old Thomas Mignon has been living in Dumbalk North with the Murphy family to learn about Australian dairy farming practices. Derval is a small town of about 3000 people and many are involved in farming. Thomas lives with his dairy farming parents, who have a 60 hectare property and […]

July 11th, 2012 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Narnia ready to hit the stage

IT is the final week of rehearsals for the cast of Narnia which opens on Friday night and promises to be another fantastic Lyric Theatre production. Demand for tickets has been brisk in anticipation of a great show for all the family. Preparations are nearing completion on construction of the set which has been built […]

July 11th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

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