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Protesters oppose indigenous plan

Hear the message: protesters at Inverloch opposing the proposed forced closure of remote indigenous communities in Western Australia.

PEOPLE from across Bass Coast gathered at Inverloch on Friday to protest against the proposed forced closure of Aboriginal communities. The same day, thousands of people rallied throughout Australia and the world  to protest against the Western Australian Government’s proposed closure  of remote indigenous communities and homelands. In remote WA, 150 communities are under threat. […]

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Full throttle for popular event

Fun time: Ray Zammit from Yinnar South and grandson Cooper Zammit from Traralgon enjoyed the first Blessing of the Bike’s event last year.

WORD spread like wildfire last week that the proposed second Blessing of the Bikes event in Mirboo North would not go ahead in October. Fortunately due to overwhelming support from the community and motorbike lovers, the event is still on the agenda. Marcel Widmer, promoter and owner of In Line 4 Café, said on his […]

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

KBA’s expectations exceeded

Happy members: from left, Korumburra Business Association members Vince Sgarioto, David Amor, Jenny Rowe, Heidi Marshall, Rowena Ashley, Steve Bone and Lucy May Mertens were thrilled with the response to the KBA’s first community connect event last Wednesday, which attracted more than 120 people.

THE new look Korumburra Business Association held its first community connect event at the Korumburra Railway Station last Wednesday night, attracting more than 120 people. The event aimed to bring the business community together and featured guest speakers Richard Uglow from Civic Guides, Barbara Look and Ken Fraser from South Gippsland Shire Council, Jenni Keerie […]

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

Hot new station

Little engines: Tyson (left) and Brodie Lund from Leongatha enjoyed having a look at Ray Argento’s vintage fire engine on Sunday, as part of the Leongatha Fire Station official opening.

LEONGATHA’S $2.45 million fire station was officially opened by Eastern Victoria MLC Harriet Shing on Sunday. The new station replaced the brigade’s previous home in Anderson Street, built in 1932. The newly opened Leongatha fire station includes a four bay motor room, meeting room, office space, storage, workshop, breathing apparatus cleaning facility and a local […]

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Musical doesn’t just succeed – it excels

Quality show: Newhaven College’s latest musical production How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying  in Wonthaggi last week. She is supported by fellow students front left and right Byron Scothern who was great as the annoying Bud Frump and Noah Lugt-Cole as Bratt .

WITH a captivating cast and several standout performances, Newhaven College’s latest production How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying was an enjoyable romp for both audience and performers. Newhaven gets another big tick for its 1961 musical comedy revival that opened last Thursday and played for five performances at the Wonthaggi Community Arts Centre. […]

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Portraits stand out

Overall winner: Great Southern Portrait Prize open winner Kim McDonald (centre) with the Honourable Barry Jones (left) and judge Shane Jones. Photo: Yianni Banikos.

ARt lovers turned out for the announcement of the winners of the Great Southern Portrait Prize at Stockyard Gallery on April 26. Kerry Spokes, vice president of Prom Coast Arts Council (PCA) was the MC. In speaking of the judges, Kerry made note PCA always seeks three professional artists or arts related professionals from outside […]

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Demons raise $6000 for leukaemia

Bald for a cause: from left, smiling after having their heads shaved to raise funds for leukaemia were Meeniyan Dumbalk United Football Netball Club members, Josh Peach, Kate Lafferty, Ben Thomas, Bill Horvath and Gemma Martin.

FIVE Demons lost their locks to raise more than $6000 in the name of leukaemia research and support on Saturday night. They were Leongatha Secondary College teachers Josh Peach and Kate Lafferty, students Gemma Martin and Bill Horvath and former Mary MacKillop student Ben Thomas. All members of the Meeniyan Dumbalk United Football Netball Club, […]

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Icicles chill out


THERE are health benefits to be gained from swimming in the sea on these cold autumn mornings. So says Peter Hall of Inverloch and he’s not even shivering. But he readily admitted braving the cold was a battle with one’s mind. “The first couple of minutes are the hardest and then you feel quiet at […]

May 5th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Vote for Jackie

Singing with passion: Kardella South performer Jackie Van Velzen is taking part in an international busking competition.

SINGER Jackie Van Velzen is seeking South Gippsland’s support to succeed in a worldwide music competition. The Kardella South performer regularly plays at McCartins Hotel in Leongatha and the Austral Hotel in Korumburra. She has performed at the famed Espy Hotel in St Kilda and this year made Triple J’s Unearthed songlist. Now she is taking […]

April 28th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Leongatha remembers


AN historic day in Leongatha’s history saw a magnificent crowd turn out to commemorations for Anzac Day, this year marking the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli. There was great support for both the Anzac Day Dawn Service and the March and Commemoration Service on Saturday, April 25. Police estimates put the dawn attendance at […]

April 28th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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