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Community rallies to decorate Burra

A LACK of Christmas cheer in Korumburra in the past has spurred a community call to tinsel up the town. Well known for donating money to the majority of sporting clubs within Korumburra, Burra Foods has donated are large sum of money to support the project. “Burra Foods has donated a substantial amount of money […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Korumburra drives path to repair

THE footpath from Korumburra Secondary College to Radovick Street in Korumburra has undergone temporary maintenance, however strong community support is necessary if more substantial works are to be achieved. After requests from the community, South Gippsland Shire Council has filled potholes in the track with bitumen and repaired drains. The path is yet to receive […]

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Car seats save lives

FOR Bass’ Kate Bindley, appearing in a Transport Accident Commission (TAC) campaign was an opportunity to remind families about the importance of booster seats. Six months ago, Ms Bindley and her son five year old son Baxter were victims of a car collision in Cranbourne. Another car side swiped the passenger door behind the driver’s […]

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Counting down

HIS life has already been upended in the past 12 months, but Craig Tanner is about to embark on yet another challenge of monumental proportions. The Toora man will this Saturday, October 14, start his 2000km walk from Tugun in Queensland to his home town to raise money and awareness for pediatric brain cancer research […]

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Exhibition entices

MAYFIELD Gallery proved once again to be a popular destination during its latest exhibition, which opened last weekend. Renowned Arawata artists John and Di Koenders welcomed an influx of visitors on Saturday and Sunday, who perused their work and bought their favourite pieces. The exhibition comes in the wake of exciting times for the Koenders. […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Readers flock to Coal Creek

LOVERS of literature were enchanted by Coal Creek’s 10th annual Literary Festival on Sunday in Korumburra. With a line up of exciting and diverse authors, who made presentations throughout the day, festival goers came away feeling inspired. The festival has gained a strong following over the last 10 years as a direct result of the […]

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Bass Coast welcomes refugees

RESIDENTS from Bass Coast and South Gippsland shires united to stand for the rights of refugees on Manus and Nauru last Friday. Around 40 people gathered outside Bass Coast Shire Council’s Wonthaggi building to declare the area a Refugee Welcome Zone. Council made a ‘No Business in Abuse’ pledge in April last year, sending a […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Grand journey

FISH Creek is likely to be home to one of Victoria’s most iconic walking trails. A community group continues to advocate for South Gippsland Shire Council to support the completion of the Hoddle Mountain Trail spanning 17km of road, existing trail and the Great Southern Rail Trail, starting and finishing in town. The volunteer group […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Homeless crisis

SOUTH Gippslanders on low incomes are being left homeless due to a lack of affordable housing in the region. Family violence and other unsafe living conditions contribute to more than 30 percent of homeless cases in wider Gippsland. Twenty-five percent of people assisted by UnitingCare were aged between 15 and 24, and 840 people who […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Lennie’s statue to be revealed

LEONGATHA is counting down the days until the Lennie Gwyther statue unveiling. The Lennie Gwyther statue committee has been working hard in the lead up to the big day to be held this Saturday, October 14. The committee is excited to announce the official statue opening/unveiling will be held at Centenary Park in Anderson Street […]

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