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Children feel at home at Kongwak primary

THERE are few schools like it in South Gippsland and that is the beauty of Kongwak Primary School. With a small enrolment of 23, Kongwak primary offers a community feel where children did not get lost in the crowd and do not miss out on opportunities. Kongwak primary is affiliated with Inverloch Primary School, and […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Leongatha Daffodil Festival in photos

The Leongatha Daffodil Festival was a success across the weekend, with the highlight being a street festival in Bair Street on Saturday.  

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Peter Pan Junior wows

PETER Pan Junior soared onto the stage at Chairo Christian School, Leongatha last week. Following on from a fabulous dress rehearsal, the students were excited to present the musical to an audience. Beginning with a matinee on Friday morning, followed by evening shows on Friday and Saturday, the school was thrilled with the number of […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Inverloch’s cyclists, children need more

INVERLOCH has the potential to become an even stronger cycling town but needs the right infrastructure. Avid rider Lucy Simnett sees the potential for more cycling lanes around town to take advantage of the community’s enthusiasm for cycling. While there are some bike lanes and paths, she believes existing infrastructure could be better connected. “There […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Mirboo North trees get the chop

VICFORESTS has approved the major tree lopping plan in Mirboo North and residents have been expressing their concerns. Trees that have stood tall for over half a century will be clear felled. Grant O’Neill of Mirboo North and Wednesday Warrior says he is devastated by the removal of the trees. “Mirboo North prides itself on […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rotary’s record breaking show

THE 41st Arts Prom Country Art and Photography Show, presented by the Rotary Club of Leongatha attracted a record number of entries this year. The show, which opened on Friday night and ran across the weekend, showed off 553 artworks, many of them done by Gippsland artists. Rotary’s president elect Jeremy Curtis said the fantastic […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Cars drive support for mental health

  LEONGATHA’S Autobarn showed its support for beyondblue on Saturday. Vehicles that were part of the Cruise and Meet in support of beyondblue were parked out front of Autobarn, which allowed visitors to inspect and admire a diverse range of cars. The Cruise and Meet was held to raise awareness and tackle anxiety and depression, […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Stunning flowers on show

A BREATHTAKING display was arranged for the 61st annual Leongatha Daffodil and Floral Show. The show opened at 1.30pm on Friday afternoon, after the judging was completed. This year’s Champion Daffodil winner was Inverloch’s Maureen Masterman. Other winners included member’s best bloom winner Heather Sullivan, open daffodil winner Glenice Griggs and best bloom in bulbs […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Caring spirit restores Bass Coast

SOUTH Gippsland’s countryside is looking all the better thanks to the efforts of the staff and volunteers of the Bass Coast Landcare Network. Working with landholders, the Landcare team is revegetating the Bass Coast Shire and also parts of the shires of South Gippsland and Cardinia. A team of volunteers grows trees and understorey species […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

New Prom tours set sail

SOME 30 new jobs and a massive $9.7 million injection into the local economy will flow with the green light given to eco-tourism cruises around Wilsons Promontory National Park. The State Government has given its approval for the eco-tourism cruises that will offer locals and visitors a never before seen glimpse of one of Victoria’s […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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