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Bass Coast heroes complete Bali Hope Swimrun

‘TWENTY heroes racing to save one small island’ are the words etched into the back of the medals Kara Landells and Nina Barry-Macaulay recently received for being the first amateur team to cross the finish line in South East Asia’s first ever Swimrun, on Saturday, December 8. The Bali Hope Swimrun was an event aimed […]

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Cricketers share experience

MADURA Weerasinghe has taken up his brother’s legacy to help Sri Lankan cricketers connect with local cricket teams. Udara Weerasinghe played for Korumburra in 2012 and recommended other Sri Lankan players join the competition, including Madura. Madura played with Leongatha Town for six years and organised several players to travel internationally to play for the […]

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Wonderland at Mesley Hall

MORE than 50 children from across South Gippsland were involved in an exciting performance incorporating film, dance and music called Alice in Venus. Created as a pilot program by Venus Film and Dance Performing Arts for the second stage of an ongoing project to develop regional children’s performing arts touring company, the show at Mesley […]

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Cupboards bare at Christmas

WHILE most families are planning a Christmas with stockings full of gifts and a table brimming with food, many others are struggling to put a meal on the table. Local community organisations are witnessing an increase in demand for food and services and emergency relief is expected to cater for hundreds of people in Korumburra […]

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Honour for rescue hero

A MAN who rescued a drowning stranger from Western Port Bay has been awarded for his bravery. Benjamin Dennis of San Remo recovered fisherman Ilija Pirvac in 2016 and received a bronze medal from The Royal Humane Society of Australasia at Government House, Melbourne, last Thursday. “I’m proud that I saved the guy but it’s […]

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Teens create arts vibe

TEENAGERS in South Gippsland are bringing live music and arts to the region while developing valuable life skills. They are members of the South Gippsland FReeZA committee – aged 12 to 25 – that works with South Gippsland Shire Council to present live music and arts events, and create opportunities for youngsters to perform. The […]

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Fences to stop erosion eating road

THE impact of soil erosion on the Inverloch coastline has spurred an inter-agency group to construct fencing on the beach. At a drop-in information session recently, the community heard from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Parks Victoria, Regional Roads Victoria, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and Bass Coast Shire Council. As the […]

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Life savers plea for more time

NEW clubrooms for Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club are still proposed – only just later than planned. Club president Craig Watson last Wednesday asked South Gippsland Shire Council for more time to build the new complex. Council promised the club it would allocate $150,000 to the new clubrooms, but the club has not been […]

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Mayor holds out hope on supermarket

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Don Hill said the door is still open for council to resume negotiations with Michael’s IGA to buy council land and develop an $18 million supermarket in Korumburra. Cr Hill said, “He (Michael’s IGA owner Michael Lorenz) can come along at any time and sign a contract.” Michael’s IGA […]

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Students celebrate ATARs

TUDENTS from across the region received their ATAR scores from 7am onwards on Friday, December 14. Leongatha Secondary College’s 64 Year 12 students were congratulated for their VCE efforts this year by principal Wayne Chester. “From everybody here at the college, we are very proud of this year’s Year 12 group. They received excellent scores, […]

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