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All Giants stand together

KORUMBURRA-Bena FNC president Ross Besley told a rally of supporters prior to the reserves match against Tarwin on Saturday morning at the Korumburra Recreation Reserve that his fingers are crossed. Ahead of the rally Mr Besley said, “All of the evidence points to us winning the appeal. Supporters, members and sponsors turned up to hear […]

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Parrots take wing

THE Leongatha Parrots Girls’ Football Team recorded its first win on Sunday, with a dominant display against Poowong. With the addition of star-in-the-making, Stacey Gilliam, and a number of other players back from injury, the girls suddenly look like a formidable unit. Great tap work by Amelia Riseley and hard tackling by Kyla Green gave […]

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Careers on the move

READY, SET, GO is a work ready program funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training for Career Education Association of Victoria (CAEV) and its high-tech venture pulled into Korumburra Secondary College recently. The World of Work on Wheels (WOWOW) bus uses virtual reality as one method of encouraging students to think beyond the […]

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Seniors canvas ideas to stay active

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has facilitated community meetings to gain ideas for the Active Retirees Advisory Committee (ARAC) to consider. The committee is also receiving input via online and hard copy surveys, with the deadline for submissions June 30. Sessions recently held at Leongatha, Mirboo North, Loch, Venus Bay and Foster were all well attended […]

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Teens to tackle Kokoda

FOUR students from Mirboo North Secondary College are in for the challenge of a lifetime when they tackle the Kokoda Track in September. Brock Thomson, Matt Powell, Heath Ferguson and Jason Fahey will join VCAL coordinator Andrew McGrath on a 10 day hike of the enormous 270km trail in Papua New Guinea next term as […]

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Stories thrill children

READING was the flavour of the week at Wonthaggi Primary School recently. The school hosted its annual book fair in the school library. As part of the promotion, students were visited by beloved children’s book character Geronimo Stilton, who drew the raffle at the school assembly. Six raffle winners were given a $10 voucher to […]

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NBN rolls in

INTERNET users across South Gippsland will benefit from a faster connection as the National Broadband Network (NBN) grows to cover more of the region in the coming months. The rollout of the NBN has come after Leongatha and surrounds went active almost 12 months ago. While other towns are yet to join the network, HiTech […]

June 21st, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Sport fights ice

PARROTS players and the public learnt about the risks of the drug ice at a Fight Against Ice forum last Thursday evening. Held at the Leongatha Football Netball Club social rooms, the forum was the ninth of 17 forums in Gippsland in conjunction with AFL Gippsland, Gippsport and Victoria Police. AFL Gippsland football development manager […]

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Greens call for bus boost

THE Australian Greens have promised to invest $10 billion into public transport in the next four years as part of the party’s clean transport plan. If elected, the Greens will invest $10 billion in public transport and make a 10 year commitment of $25 billion to reduce pollution and improve towns’ liveability. The money would […]

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Muddy waters clear for pools

SOUTH Gippsland’s outdoor pools face a bright future, after attendances rose by 14 percent last season compared to 2014-15. The impressive figures stave any possible closure of pools based on falling attendances – a stipulation of South Gippsland Shire Council’s Aquatic Strategy. Attendances at the Mirboo North pool would have been higher had the pool […]

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