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Flying start for Wonthaggi theatre

  IT’S back again for 2017, Bend It Like Broadway, Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s annual foray into the world of revue. The concert is in February with a gender swapping theme and light entertainment. Performances that are just that bit different but always top notch and something special. Now in its fifth year, ‘Bend it Like Broadway’ showcases […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Baking couple back cancer research

A DRINK of Frangelico, Baileys and Kahlúa goes down well on balmy summer nights, but perhaps even more so when the liqueurs are the flavours of cupcakes bought for a cause that touches many South Gippslanders. Sheila and Andrew Downey are making cupcakes for cancer research again this summer, continuing a tradition that has spanned […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Forget your shopping bags? No problem!

BOOMERANG Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags. Community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags. By getting involved with Boomerang Bags, you are participating in a national movement that celebrates a local grassroots initiative, community […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Geeks go wild at Coal Creek

THE Gippsland Geekfest was held at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum in Korumburra on Saturday and Sunday, drawing hundreds of visitors. Best dressed competitions, medieval displays, workshops and guest speakers, Minecraft sessions, role-playing sessions, gaming and Steam Punk demonstrations were just some of the day’s highlights. The turnout was great with lots of locals […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

UNIFY unites heavy music fans

FOR the third year in a row UNIFY, a self-described gathering of heavy music, has blown away festival-goers with its amazing line-up and unique atmosphere. Playing for a sold-out crowd of 7000, the festival had its biggest line up including performances from headlining acts Alexisonfire, Violent Soho, and Northlane. Starting on the rainy Friday, January […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Nepal inspires Bri

BRI Copeland’s humanitarian spirit sent her to Nepal for three months late last year. The now 19 year old had learnt about developing countries in her Year 12 health and human development class at Wonthaggi Secondary College. While she loved being part of the class, she hated that she couldn’t help those in need. Bass […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Fire risk raises alarm

    GRASS as high as four foot tall and growing on government housing and on the side of the highways has caught the concern of the public. Korumburra business owner David Amor believed South Gippsland Shire Council and VicRoads are not properly managing grass and shrubs growing in public areas. “I’m disgusted they’re keeping […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Wonthaggi show battles strong winds

THE show must go on as they say. Despite dealing with wild and wintry like weather conditions on Saturday, show goers filled the showgrounds to see the big range of activities on offer. Hundreds of people attended the show on Saturday, regardless of the weather. Crowds gathered in the undercover seating area to avoid the […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

David rescues koala again

MEMBERS of the public, including local legend David Tree, and the Leongatha Fire Brigade came to the rescue of an injured koala after it was found bleeding up a tree on Friday morning. The koala was found on Greenwood Parade outside Leongatha Healthcare at about 11.30am. “It was a strange call out to get. Normally […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Roadworks delays frustrate drivers

THE latest roadworks on the South Gippsland Highway at Ruby will remain within budget, but will still delay motorists. Drivers have vented their frustration with ongoing works on that section of the highway and the traffic delays they cause. The latest works will repair works completed last year. VicRoads said those works were impacted by […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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