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Silver medallist inspires

OLYMPIC aerialist David Morris inspired Year 8 students at Korumburra Secondary College last Tuesday (May 19). David presented his story to the Year 8’s during their ACE session, outlining his determination to succeed. His story is one of triumph against an adversarial system within Australian sport and the students found his desire to succeed and […]

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Celebrating Women in construction

LEADING local business women gathered together for a three day Women in Business Conference in May, aimed at improving the skillset of women in a male dominated industry. Held at Lancefield, approximately 60 minutes north of Melbourne, Hotondo Homes gave women the opportunity to network and learn from each other and inspiring speakers. Caroline Allen […]

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Rotary joins hands with Landcare

TWO of Australia’s biggest community based organisations are coming together to plant trees and enjoy the great outdoors. Rotarians from Malvern and Chadstone will be rolling up their sleeves for two days of fun with members of the Leongatha Rotary Club, Landcare members and the local community to plant trees. The first tree planting day […]

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Students challenged to sleep out

  LEONGATHA Secondary College students are getting behind the Salvation Army’s winter sleep in/sleep out. Every year, the Salvation Army work with the school’s student representative council to get the event off and running in support of the Red Shield Appeal. “The winter sleep out is an unreal experience,” the Salvation Army’s captain Martin Scrimshaw […]

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Shire shake-up ongoing

A NEW department and role have come out of the South Gippsland Shire Council’s organisational restructure with the final proposal presented to staff last Tuesday. For the past three weeks council staff have been involved in consultations to discuss the proposed restructure. Council CEO Tim Tamlin said consultation went extremely well. “The major change to […]

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Step forward for Island tourism

  DEVELOPMENT for a 20 year tourism strategy for Phillip Island will begin after it received the go ahead from Bass Coast Shire Council at the May meeting. Council adopted the project plan and governance structure and endorsed the consultant brief for the Phillip Island Tourism Strategy 2035 Project. A $150,000 grant was received from […]

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As good as winning the Brownlow

BERRY’S Creek Cheese owner, Barry Charlton, describes his latest awards as the equivalent to winning football’s Brownlow Medal. For Barry and his partner Cheryl Hulls it is only just sinking in that they’ve just won the highest honour in Australia for cheese. Recently they won the Dairy Industry Association of Australia’s (DIAA) most outstanding exhibit […]

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Pippin packs a punch

PIPPIN burst onto the Wonthaggi stage on Saturday night delighting the opening night audience with a feast of music, dance brilliant costumes, sets and effects in one magical blockbuster package.   Wonthaggi Theatrical Group (WTG) has staged some award winning shows and no doubt about it this is another winner for director Karen Milkins Hendry […]

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South Gippsland Shire urged to cut spending

THE South Gippsland Shire Council has been told to curb its spending and cut non-essential services in response to the proposed 2015/16 annual budget. Twenty five submissions were received in response to the draft budget, 11 of which were presented at a special committee meeting of council last Wednesday. Whether council will take any notice […]

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Smoke free zone

NEW smoking bans came into effect recently under the Andrews Labor Government. Established under the Tobacco Amendment Act 2014, smoking is now banned on the grounds of, and within four metres of an entrance to, hospitals and community health services, schools, childcare centres, kindergartens and preschools, and many government buildings including Parliament, courts and police […]

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