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Farmers talk tactics

GIPPSDAIRY regional manager Allan Cameron told a gathering of farmers at Meeniyan they were being thought of in the wake of the milk price drop. The Meeniyan Bowls Club was close enough to being a full house as farmers received practical advice to prepare for tough times, at the Dairy Australia Tactics for Tight Times […]

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Community backs Salvos

VOLUNTEERS of all ages gathered at the Leongatha Salvation Army Corps on Sunday to raise money for the annual Red Shield Appeal. The Long Street branch joined operations across the country to raise money for the Salvation Army towards humanitarian and social work in Gippsland, and internationally. The organisation was looking to raise a total […]

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Children unite for Sorry Day

  SCHOOLS across South Gippsland took part in Sorry Day commemorations last Thursday, in a gesture of reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous cultures. Students created seas of hands and placed these around Learning Stone places to observe the day, which shares steps towards healing for the stolen generations, their families and communities. Some schools showed […]

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Story told nationally

  CHILDREN across Australia settled down to hear a story at 11am for simultaneous story time last Wednesday. National simultaneous story time is an annual initiative that encourages young children to read and enjoy books, using age appropriate themes and vibrant books. Around the country, children in schools, kindergartens, childcare centres and libraries listened to […]

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Recycle soap for a healthier world

  SOUTH Gippsland is renowned throughout the world as a remarkable tourism destination. Now the region’s tourism businesses are being urged to thank the international community by offering something in return: soap. Wilsons Promontory lightstation keepers Colin and Renata Musson have initiated a South Gippsland wide collection of used soap from accommodation venues to be […]

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Evita stars ignite stage

ON This Night of a Thousand Stars, one of the beautiful songs from Wonthaggi’s Evita, aptly described opening night on Saturday when the stars lit up the stage for the premiere. Successfully performed around the world for some 40 years, Evita is a much loved 1970s musical from the extraordinarily talented duo of Andrew Lloyd […]

May 31st, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Island adventure entrances Inverloch, Kongwak children

  THE chill of a crisp autumn morning in Inverloch was a far cry from the tropics of the Northern Territory, but Sarah Luck is one to relish new experiences. The student teacher recently undertook a placement at Inverloch Primary School and enjoyed time with her parents Paul and Moira Luck, who run Inverloch Garden […]

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Traffic lights pledged for Wonthaggi

  A RE-ELECTED Coalition Government will provide $3 million to establish traffic signals at the Bass Highway and Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road intersection in Wonthaggi, and a new heavy vehicle rest area at Moe. Liberal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent made the announcement with Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester last week. Mr Broadbent said installing […]

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Lollies and locks to benefit hospital

MADDI Campbell has a stash of beanies and headbands at the ready. The Leongatha girl will certainly need them when she has her head shaved on Friday, June 24 – in the middle of a chilly South Gippsland winter. The nine year old is aiming to raise $3000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Children’s Cancer […]

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Patients turned away

A SHORTAGE of doctors at Toora and Foster has forced the medical centres to turn patients away. The two medical centres are currently experiencing a period of high demand for services, with a limited number of doctors and the centres are unable to accept new patients from outside the Foster and Toora areas, with the […]

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