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Visitors explore Newhaven College

PROSPECTIVE families and students visited Newhaven College at the school’s Phillip Island Road campus open day on Saturday. Parents had the opportunity to discuss their child’s future with the teaching staff, take a guided tour with student leaders and wander through their state of the art learning centres. In addition to a comprehensive academic program, […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Call to scrap Monash honour

INDIGENOUS groups are calling for the McMillan electorate not to be named after Sir John Monash but rather Aboriginal leaders. The Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation, Bunurong Land Council and Bass Coast South Gippsland Reconciliation Group welcomed the decision by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to remove the name of McMillan. The electorate was […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rail’s return “no pie in the sky”

TALK of trains returning to Leongatha is gaining momentum, with The Nationals’ Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien and South and West Gippsland Transport Group Committee chair Andrew McEwen jumping on board. Mr O’Brien maintains a dedicated rail line for Gippsland would bring South Gippsland a step closer to the return of train services. Mr O’Brien […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Mrs Potter to star on national stage

LEANNE Potter describes herself as a just a girl from the country, but come November, she could be representing Australia on the world stage. She is a national finalist in the Mrs Australia Continent Pageant and will vie for the title of Mrs Australia in Sydney on November 10. Mrs Potter, from Budgeree east of […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Trail excitement builds

EXTENDING the Great Southern Rail Trail from Leongatha to Korumburra would cost just $750,000, South Gippsland Shire Council will hear tomorrow (Wednesday). That price, quoted by local tradespeople, includes removing the existing sleepers and railway, grading ballast, placement of sand and handrails to bridges. Former mayor Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, Korumburra businessman John Kennedy and Peter Smith […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Local link to royal wedding

TARWIN Lower had a connection with the royal wedding in the English capital of London on Saturday. Australian man Philip Barnard-Brown rode the lead carriage horse of the team pulling the coach with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on board in a parade around Windsor Park. Mr Barnard-Brown once had a property at Tarwin Lower […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Help the Salvos in Leongatha

Call for help: The Salvation Army is calling for volunteers in Leongatha this weekend, May 26 to 27.THE Salvation Army is calling on Leongatha community groups, sporting clubs, workplaces, families and individuals to get involved in its annual Red Shield Appeal doorknock to help raise $7.5 million over the weekend of May 26 to 27. […]

May 21st, 2018 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Hospital receives $10,000 grant

IN celebration of a 100 year legacy of giving, Commonwealth Bank donated $10,000 to Gippsland Southern Health Service for its oncology unit last Wednesday. Commonwealth Bank employees will give $10 million to community organisations this summer, with 1000 Centenary Grants valued at $10,000 being distributed from February 21. Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) received a […]

February 27th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Finns delight Meeniyan

THE posters mentioned two Finns. Yet on Tuesday and Wednesday night Meeniyan got a full reunion of New Zealand’s first musical family, as Neil and eldest son Liam were joined by mum Sharon on bass and backing vocals, and youngest Elroy on drums. Lyrebird Arts Council have had a handful of shows that have sold […]

February 27th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Celebrate The Hills Are Alive’s 10th anniversary

GRASSROOTS Victorian music festival mainstay The Hills Are Alive is blowing out 10 candles in 2018 and the venue, The Farm at Krowera, is once again set to become the heart of Australian music come March. The three day music festival will be held from Friday, March 23 through to Sunday, March 25 at The […]

February 27th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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