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Laughs a minute at Rotary trivia night

Right answers: from left, displaying their musical knowledge at Leongatha Rotary Club’s music trivia night on Saturday were Lyn Martin, Alex Thornton and Kerrie Thornton.

LEONGATHA Rotary Club held an entertaining music trivia night fundraiser at Leongatha’s Football Grandstand function room on Saturday night. More than 150 Rotarians and Leongatha’s finest trivia buffs attended the event, and there was even a Pavarotti impersonation and a little Nutbush on the dancefloor thrown in for good measure. Raffles and auctions were held, […]

October 18th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lions gather in Inverloch

Honoured guests: from left, convention chairman Klaus Edel welcomed district governor Anita Culpitt and district cabinet secretary David Culpitt to Inverloch on Friday night for the Lions convention.

LIONS Clubs from across the region gathered in Inverloch for a convention and annual general meeting last weekend. Arriving on Friday, 250 people from 67 clubs as far as Mallacoota registered to be involved in the convention over the three big days. To commemorate the event, 18 displays were put together to reflect the work […]

October 18th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Korumburra Primary turns 125

School pride: Korumburra Primary School principal Nathan Pirouet and students, from left, Jahri Hogan-van Rooij, Ysabella Graham and Jean Cause were excited to take guests on guided tours at the school’s 125th anniversary on Saturday.

KORUMBURRA Primary School celebrated its 125th anniversary on Saturday. Former and current teachers, students and families gathered to reflect on the school’s rich history. The contents of the 1991 time capsule were on display, as well as the items that will be placed in a new time capsule. This time capsule will be buried at […]

October 18th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Native plants bloom for show

Expertise: Megan Hewett from the Melaleuca Nursery and South Gippsland Group member Hartley Tobin were on hand to advise the community about the perfect native plants at the Native Flower Show.

FOR quality native plants to spruce up the garden, the Native Flower Show at the Leongatha Recreation Reserve was the place to be on the weekend. Over two big days, a stunning range of native plants sourced from several local nurseries were on sale for excellent prices. The Australian Plant Society South Gippsland branch has […]

October 18th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lennie legend comes to stage

Taking shape: Leongatha Primary School students Heidi (narrator 3) and Sharni (Lennie 3) with Mickey and India (2 acrobats) clown around during rehearsals for the school’s production of  Lennie the Legend – 600 Miles to Sydney.

LENNIE Gwyther was just a boy when he made history by riding his horse to Sydney from Leongatha for the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Now the children of Leongatha Primary School are honouring his feat with a spectacular stage production to be held next week. Lennie the Legend – 600 Miles to Sydney […]

October 11th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Centre still healthy, 25 years on

Founders keepers: some of the Tarwin Lower and District Community Health Centre’s founding committee members were at the event to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday, including from left, David Marsh, Bron Ellen, Pamela Mercer, Jan Box, Nola Marsh, Tim Burggraaff, Una van Dillen, Bill van Dillen, Laura Barker and Alan Rose.

THE Tarwin Lower and District Community Health Centre celebrated 25 years since its opening on Saturday. Around 50 people, including many past committee of management members, turned out for the event which included the unveiling of a new sign and the burying of a time capsule. The new sign was funded by a grant from […]

October 11th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Authors’ journeys explored at ninth Literary Festival

Different techniques: Leongatha’s Dan Eddy and Star journalist Tayla Kershaw discussed the differences in writing nonfiction and fiction at the Literary Festival on Sunday.

COAL Creek’s ninth Literary Festival proved to be a success on Sunday. It received the best response from readers and writers since Bert van Bedaf’s launch in the festival’s early years. Ten authors gave presentations throughout the day, sharing their experiences and answering questions from the public. This was followed by a panel discussion at […]

October 11th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Feel good fair on again


THE fifth annual Fairer World Bazaar provides a great opportunity to do something positive and solve some Christmas gift shopping at the same time. The bazaar will be on at the Leongatha Uniting Church Hall on Saturday, October 15 from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Hosted by the Leongatha TEAR Support and Make Poverty History action groups, […]

October 11th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fracking ban celebrated

Job done: from left, Ray Boys of CSG Free Poowong and Brian McClure of CSG Free Boolarra give the thumbs up to the State Government’s ban on coal seam gas and fracking.

AROUND 70 people gathered in the Old Grain Store in Mirboo North recently to celebrate the coal seam gas/ fracking ban recently announced by the State Government. People from Mirboo North, Poowong, Foster, Fish Creek, Morwell and Warragul come together after a hard fought community campaign to stop unconventional gas development in Victoria. Gayle Margaret, […]

October 4th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Learn to drive

Accomplishment: L2P participant Kristal Flanders thanks her mentor driver Robert Davey for helping her obtain her driver’s licence.

  SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is encouraging young people in South Gippsland struggling to gain driving experience to apply for the L2P Program. The L2P Program, which currently has vacancies, can provide access to volunteer mentors and suitable cars to people who find it difficult to get adult help to meet their target hours. The […]

October 4th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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