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Toora appoints new head

TOORA Primary School welcomed Luke Haustorfer into the role of principal at the beginning of term three. After two years without a permanent principal in the school, Mr Haustorfer said the community is pleased to now have an ongoing person in the role. “It has been a turbulent two years. I am the fifth principal […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Teens embrace Indigenous culture

WONTHAGGI Secondary College’s Year 7 students were immersed in Indigenous culture as part of their humanities studies on Thursday. Of the 240 Year 7 students, there are 15 Indigenous students and they take part in the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience program at Federation University in Churchill. Head of Humanities Peter Bond said this program highlighted […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Plays delight in Foster

THE Bruce Crowl Award for the Most Outstanding Production at the 17th South Gippsland Festival of One Act Plays at Foster on the weekend went to a relatively new Melbourne company, Bitten By Productions. The company staged Heroes by Gabriel Bergmoser, who also received the playwright’s award. Runner-up for the Most Outstanding Production was Brighton […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Website marks 125th anniversary

TO celebrate the Meeniyan Hall’s 125th anniversary, residents were called to help put together a historical website. Over the weekend, scanning stations were set up in the hall to move historical photos onto Meeniyan’s website. Audio stations were also set up so people could record their stories. As well as photos, written history such as […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Chicago dazzles a full house

CHICAGO enthralled a full house at its opening night last Saturday. With around two months to pull a world renowned musical together, Wonthaggi Theatrical Production absolutely amazed with its incredibly talented cast, sophisticated lighting and set design, and flashy costumes that encapsulated sassy 1920s Chicago. The audience was in awe from the get go as […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Network honours life member

THE Southern Business Women’s Network inducted its first life member last at its annual general meeting held last Thursday night. Long term member and past president Gillian Mertens was surprised with the honour during the meeting, which was held at Inverloch’s RACV Resort. Immediate past president Megan Vuillerman said Gillian had been involved in the […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Vietnam veterans recognised

LEONGATHA RSL held a wreath laying on Friday afternoon at the Leongatha cenotaph to honour men and women who served Australia during the Vietnam War. On August 18, 1966 in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, 105 Australians and three New Zealanders of the sixth Battalion Royal Australian Regiment came face to face with an estimated […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

O’Brien seeks rail answers

  A NEW railway line in Melbourne is essential to the return of rail services to South Gippsland. That is the word of Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien, who quizzed the State Government on what it’s doing to improve train service performance on the Gippsland line. In State Parliament recently, he questioned the Minister for […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Destination Leongatha

  LEONGATHA’S dishevelled rail yards would be transformed into a play and cultural hub that would reinvigorate the town, under a proposal by teenagers. Students of Leongatha Secondary College presented their proposal for the future use of the Leongatha rail yards to South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday. Council is now creating a proposal for […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Lend us a hand

SOUTH Gippsland needs more help from the current and future state governments to deal with the expected influx of new residents as Melbourne’s urban sprawl continues. The region needs more jobs, healthcare and educational services, and transport to cope with anticipated population growth. These topics were on high on the list of discussions at a […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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