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New feel for Daffodil Festival

THE 2017 Daffodil Festival will have a new direction, as the organisation of events outside Memorial Hall is handed over to a new committee. Claire and Brenton Williams are on the committee and spoke at the South Gippsland Shire Council’s public presentation session last Wednesday. “The Leongatha Horticultural Society came to the Leongatha Chamber of […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rail trail at the crossroads

  THE South Gippsland Shire Council was asked to consider taking over the management of the Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) at last Wednesday’s community presentation session. The GSRT committee of management will step down at the end of its current term, which has been extended to June this year. Of the 17 rail trails […]

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Razzmatazz at Leongatha station

THERE was a hive of activity at the Leongatha Railway Station on Saturday morning, not seen since the last passenger train rolled out of town years ago. No, the train isn’t returning just yet, but that didn’t stop the many people around to voice their opinions on what should happen to the Leongatha railway land. […]

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Inverloch outraged by stingray slaughter

THE killing of two stingrays at the Inverloch jetty has saddened residents and visitors who saw them as icons of the town. The animals were slaughtered just days apart, with parts of the rays removed and the carcasses tossed back into the sea. Raewyn Petracca of Inverloch posted on the Inverloch Community Voice Facebook page, […]

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Nurse’s story moves Inverloch

THE terrors endured by Australian nurse Vivian Bullwinkel at the hands of the Japanese during World War Two were shared at Inverloch’s Anzac Day service last Tuesday (April 25). Guest speaker Tessa Sydenham of Inverloch spoke about Sister Bullwinkel surviving a massacre of nurses in the sea off Banka Island in 1942. Despite being shot, […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Get best seats for Guys and Dolls

  NEWHAVEN College students and staff have been enthusiastically preparing for their 2017 musical production of Guys and Dolls. The classic 1955 musical film starred ‎Marlon Brando‎, ‎Jean Simmons‎, ‎Frank Sinatra‎ and ‎Vivian Blaine‎ and made ‎$20 million at the box office. While Newhaven’s hopes for ticket sales are far more modest, they have set […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Island provides Easter fun

THE Churchill Island Easter Fun Festival was held on Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend, with plenty of fun activities and events attracting thousands. Visitors were able to enjoy food, drink and live entertainment on the festival lawn, as well as visit the heritage farm for displays, demonstrations and activities. The Heritage Farm hosted […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Art brightens hospital walls

THE corridors of the Leongatha Hospital are a little brighter, thanks to the art space project, which has seen the halls decked in local art. The brainchild of Gippsland Southern Health Service CEO Mark Johnson, Tim Howard and Daniel Smith, the project h “It is important to us to continue to collaborate and engage with […]

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Teens learn on the job

STUDENTS from secondary colleges throughout South Gippsland and Bass Coast are putting their training to use by undertaking placements with local businesses. The Structured Workplace Learning program is funded by the Department of Education  and delivered by South Gippsland Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network. The program enables students undertaking Vocational Education and Training […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Blood Brothers opens this Friday

ALL is in readiness for the stunning performance of Mary MacKillop College’s production of Blood Brothers which opens this Friday, April 21 at the Wonthaggi Arts Centre. The story is a contemporary nature versus nurture plot, revolving around fraternal twins Mickey and Eddie, who were separated at birth. One is raised in a wealthy family […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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