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Library all a flutter

THE Wonthaggi Library is covered in butterflies of all different shapes and sizes at the moment, as part of a community art project. The display was launched to the public on Saturday with face painting, storytelling and a drumming performance. The idea of Wonthaggi community VCAL teacher Tom Murray-White, the project to cover the library […]

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Locals feel for Paris

  FOLLOWING recent terrorist attacks in France’s crown jewel of Paris, people across the world have expressed grief for the bloodshed in the historical city. Fish Creek’s Daniel Ryan found himself in Paris mere months ago for Paris Fashion Week. The celebrity stylist was no stranger to the city, having travelled there many times before. […]

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Teens write from heart

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College students put their prose to the test last Wednesday at the annual poetry slam competition. The slam at the Leongatha school showcased 12 original pieces of work written by students during the Readers and Writers Festival. Students workshopped and explored different forms of poetry over Monday and Tuesday with poet […]

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Park of pride

  THE Wallace Avenue Community Park in Inverloch was officially opened last Thursday, in front of a park full of people. The park was one of several set aside as public open space to offset the loss of Apex Park for the location of the elderly units and community centre that exist there today. The […]

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Art blossoms

FOR Koonwarra artist Meg Viney, the proof was in the pudding last week when her series of workshops culminated into a display at Leongatha Hospital. The accomplished fibre artist took a number of classes teaching environmental art, from basket weaving to plant felting, throughout spring. The work made over the duration of the workshops is […]

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Lance Creek wins roundabout at last

THE Lance Creek community is thrilled to have received confirmation of a new roundabout at a dangerous intersection. The State Government confirmed it would install a roundabout at the intersection of Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, Glen Alvie Road, West Creek Road and Lance Creek Road in early 2017. “It’s been a long time coming,” Glen Alvie farmer […]

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Golden spade launches dream

CONSTRUCTION began on Korumburra’s $5.3 million Karmai Community Children’s Centre on Friday. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent, who fought hard for the federal funds contributed to the project, turned the first symbolic sod with a gleaming golden shovel. The centre will be a purpose built facility offering 120 new places for child care, kindergarten and out […]

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Smart idea to care for teens

GEORGIE Preston knows of the challenges of living with type one diabetes. She has fainted, felt isolated and struggled with maintaining blood sugar levels while enduring the stress of completing Year 12. The 17 year old from Leongatha South has channelled her experiences into designing an app for mobile phones that will connect diabetic teenagers […]

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Treat yourself at Chapmans

EVERYDAY dinners will taste like Christmas with meat from Chapmans Free Range Butchery at Inverloch. The store in Bear Street offers divine free range meat and a scrumptious selection of pre-prepared cuts ready to cook to make summer dining relaxed, as it should be. Proprietor Mark Chapman has created a new look shop with new […]

November 24th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Storm sparks fires

SOUTH Gippsland was woken by a thunderstorm on Thursday night that caused damage across the region. A number of lightning strikes resulted in fires at Leongatha South, Ruby, Dumbalk North and Stony Creek, with CFA brigades called out across Friday morning. Ruby and Leongatha brigades attended a fire at Old Korumburra Road where lightning caught […]

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