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Calling all art lovers

IF YOU love art, craft and being creative, volunteering at the Leongatha Gallery could provide a fantastic outlet for you. The gallery is currently operated by a dedicated group of volunteers, but there is always room on the roster for more people. Leongatha Art and Craft Society Inc treasurer and gallery volunteer Patricia Hill said […]

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MP bats for Venus Bay

GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien will write to the State Government to urge progress on the redevelopment of the Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club. Mr O’Brien received a briefing and tour of the existing facility from club president Craig Watson recently and is supporting the clubs efforts to rebuild. “Venus Bay has a wonderful […]

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Kidnapping inspires community service

AUSTRALIA Day was an opportune time for Ray Argento to reflect on the inspiration for his service to the community. The South Gippsland Shire councillor told the gathering at Mirboo North’s Australia Day service on Friday he had sought to repay the community who helped him and other victims of the Wooreen Primary School kidnapping […]

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Ambulance award for Anne

SHE has both saved lives and watched others slip away in her role as a volunteer, but still Anne McIntyre continues to service South Gippsland’s coastal community. The Venus Bay resident received an Ambulance Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours announced on Friday. Mrs McIntyre was recognised for her service as a founding member […]

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School’s back

HOUSEHOLDS were abuzz across South Gippsland this morning (Tuesday) as families prepared for the start of the 2018 school year. State schools resume today, but Dalyston’s Mila Wylie will have extra holidays, as her school, St Joseph’s Primary School in Wonthaggi, starts on Thursday. Mila has been excited about the new school year for weeks […]

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Bass Coast welcomes new Aussies

BASS Coast last Friday joined regions across the nation in welcoming new Australian citizens as part of Australia Day 2018 celebrations. Thirteen new citizens chose to officially become Australian citizens at the Wonthaggi ceremony. Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield explained the new citizens ranged in both age and country of origin. “We had a beautiful eight […]

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Aussie pride in Inverloch

IN a display of true Aussie spirit, a large crowd gathered outside the Inverloch Community Hub for this year’s Australia Day celebrations. This year’s special guests included McMillan MP Russell Broadbent and Bass Coast Shire Councillor Les Larke. The official proceedings kicked off with a medley of Australian songs performed by the Wonthaggi U3A choir. […]

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Citizen of the year taken by surprise

MIRBOO North Times reporter Rob Waycott was named Mirboo North’s Citizen of the Year on Friday. He was a member of the original committee of volunteers to save the community newspaper from extinction in 1995 and has reported ever since. Mr Waycott writes approximately 70,000 words each year, as well as researching the town’s history. […]

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Wonthaggi thanks those who serve

AUSTRALIA Day is the perfect opportunity to reflect on people who make a difference. Wonthaggi did so by holding its annual award ceremony, this year at the Wonthaggi Town Hall. Seven individuals, one business and one club were recognised for their contributions to the town. The Citizens of the Year Award went to Barbara and […]

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Meeniyan praises volunteers

THE volunteers who shape Meeniyan were honoured at Meeniyan’s Australia Day ceremony on Friday. An enthusiastic crowd filled the Meeniyan Hall to pay tribute to Meeniyan representatives recognised in South Gippsland Shire Council’s Australia Day awards recently. They were Citizen of the Year nominee John Hattam, Event of the Year, the 2017 Meeniyan Garlic Festival, […]

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