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School remembers fire

DOZENS of former staff members gathered at Korumburra Secondary College on Friday to commemorate 20 years since fire guttered the school’s administration wing in 1993. Former teachers recollected memories of the rebuild, while firefighters who battled to preserve other parts of the school commented on the sheer size of the fire that was. Korumburra CFA […]

October 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Top honour for Inverloch builder

A “LABOUR of love” has paid off for builder David Martin who has been named Master Builder of the Year for his work on an Inverloch home designed to reflect nearby sand dunes. A record of more than 770 guests attended the Master Builders Excellence in Housing Awards at Crown Palladium and saw Martin Builders […]

October 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Gifts offer hope

CREATIONS from around the world were sold in Leongatha on Saturday to benefit people in developing countries. Bags and wrist bands from Peru, scarves from India, jewellery from Thailand and goods from Africa were among the goods offered at the Fairer World Bazaar at the Leongatha Uniting Church. The fair offered alternate gifts as well […]

October 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Pool plea

THE Foster community is calling on the South Gippsland Shire Council to save its pool. The pool’s future is under review, after posting low attendances and a budget overrun. The Foster pool is the first pool in the shire to be reviewed under council’s 2012 aquatic strategy. Pool committee president Lisa Barham-Lomax urged council to […]

October 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Worker milked dry

A FORMER Toora milk factory worker who let his bosses use his ABN, is owed more than $10,000 and is being chased by creditors for thousands more. Randy Cowan, the first worker on the site, said he agreed to the deal with ViPlus Dairy sometime in August 2012. Although the company had an ABN by […]

October 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Beach tragedy

MIRBOO North teenager Leighton Erbs has been remembered as a remarkable young man committed to family, friends and community, after he drowned at Cape Paterson on Saturday. The tributes came as emergency services consider nominating friends and bystanders for awards, after their distinguished response to the ordeal. Leighton, 16, drowned after being washed from rocks […]

October 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Diverse media, one artist

PRINTMAKING, recycled materials and painting. Such is the diversity of work by Tarwin Lower artist Mandy Gunn and no wonder she will make a fascinating guest speaker at the next ArtTalk at Fish Creek Memorial Hall this Friday, October 25 at 7pm., “I will be talking about how I got into art and then covering […]

October 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Archibald on artists’ minds

HOW does an artist create a portrait worthy of the esteemed Archibald Prize? Firstly, the choice of subject is paramount: someone reputable and noteworthy for an achievement or contribution to Australian society. Secondly, convincing that person to sit, and then taking the time to know them. Next comes sketching the subject, often after travelling across […]

October 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

MG weighs into bidding war

THE battle for ownership of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has turned into a three-way tussle, with Australian dairy giant Murray Goulburn the latest to join the bidding war. Murray Goulburn chairman Philip Tracy said: “This is an historic opportunity for Murray Goulburn and WCB suppliers and shareholders to create a larger scale, globally competitive […]

October 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Landcare celebrates 16,000 plants

THREE Creeks Landcare group is regarded as one of the most active and vibrant Landcare groups in Victoria. The group has been in operation for the past six years and has planted more than 100,000 plants in the Bridge, Woolshed, Bourne and Archie’s creek catchments. This year the group held five community planting days and […]

October 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

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