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Mirboo North for all things festive

Busy season: celebrate Christmas in Mirboo North with offerings from local traders including Christmas meats and sauces from Craig Young’s Butchery.

MIRBOO North has what you need for the festive season this Christmas. The Wren’s Nest offers beautiful gifts including a wide range of books, quality children’s toys and art materials and unusual gifts and homewares. Craig Young’s Butchery can provide you with free range turkeys and turkey rolls, hams, pork, seasoned legs of lamb, chicken, […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Triumph for trouble intersection

Concerned family: from left, Henry, Matilda, Tracy, Charlie and Graham Bird live just off the intersection and are pleased to hear progress is underway to make the dangerous intersection safer.

LANCE Creek and district residents were thrilled to hear the Bass Coast Shire Council and VicRoads are taking action on the dangerous intersection of Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, West Creek Road and Glen Alvie Road. Council has identified the dangers of the intersection due to serious accidents over the years, the most recent occuring on October 13 […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Helping hand for wildlife

Cuddly trio: Koonwarra wildlife carer Jacqui Walsh and her daughter Alayna with three wombats that are currently in care. These little guys will be ready for release in around 12 months.

KOONWARRA’S Jacqui Walsh has been a wildlife carer for 14 years, devoting much of her time to rehabilitating injured or orphaned native animals and birds. Jacquie found herself constantly stopping on the roadside, checking the pouches of animals that had fallen victim to the traffic. There weren’t a lot of carers around then, so Jacqui […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Milpara leader calls it a day

The changeover: from left, Jenni Keerie being handed the keys by the retiring coordinator of the past 28 years, Sandra Webster.

SANDRA Webster said for the first nine months her feet won’t touch the ground. Once they do, she will, she has no doubt, be back at Milpara Community House taking advantage of some of the courses on offer. Mrs Webster has run Milpara House for 28 years but retires in a month. She is particularly […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

People wanted for Leongatha’s Community Garden

Growing a treat: Yooralla is already harvesting crops from its plot in Leongatha’s first Community Garden. From left: Jamie Lee, Yooralla’s Jenny Rogers and Vanessa Holness, Jess Hill, CCG’s Joanne Knox and Stephanie Murdoch.

THE finishing touches are being made to Leongatha’s first Community Garden with the call out for interested community members to become part of the inaugural committee of management for the garden. Located at Community College Gippsland’s Leongatha campus, the community garden offers people a chance to grow their own with vegetable plots, hydroponics facility, and […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha remembers fallen heroes

Remembrance Day: from left, South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jeanette Harding, Leongatha RSL president Peter Carruthers, Leongatha RSL secretary Noel Laing and Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks outside Leongatha’s Memorial Hall on Remembrance Day.

LEONGATHA remembered the fallen at an 11am service outside Memorial Hall on Remembrance Day. Leongatha RSL president Peter Carruthers spoke to the assembled group. “Remembrance Day in Australia commemorates the noble sacrifices of armed forces and civilians during times of war. “At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, one minute […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

A club for shutterbugs

Good shot: Foster Photography Club president Harry Forrester said new members are always welcome.

THE Foster Photography Club draws members from Yarram to Korumburra and Mirboo North to Sandy Point and all places in between. Club president Harry Forrester has been a member of the club for around six years and in the top job for the last two. “One of the beauties I have found with photography is […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Joan wins champion rose

Rose show winners: from left, rose show prize winners Thelma Arnup of Outtrim, Joan Michael of Leongatha and Fran Grylls of Welshpool with their winning blooms.

ROSES and their wonderful scent filled Leongatha’s Memorial Hall on Friday and Saturday. Growers and admirers of the blooms gathered for the 43rd Annual Leongatha Rose Spectacular, which saw colourful and sweetly scented flowers occupying the large venue. Champion rose and a prize from Birch, Ross and Barlow was awarded to Joan Michael of Leongatha. […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Watch dogs work

Watch them work: the Korumburra Showgrounds will host a day dog trial event next Monday, November 10, Tuesday, November 11 and Wednesday, November 12.

THE Victorian Working Sheep Dog Association and will be holding a three day sheep dog trial contest at the Korumburra Showgrounds on November 10, 11 and 12. The event, which runs from Monday to Wednesday, is back after a one year hiatus. This is the 60th year the trials have been running, and entries are […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Street music at Coal Creek

Buskers compete with wind:  the wind wasn’t the only thing blowing at Coal Creek’s Buskers Festival on the weekend with from left, Nick Mann from Korumburra Secondary College, Ricky Gow from Wonthaggi Secondary College and Amy Garlick from Mirboo North Secondary College performing in the South Gippsland Music Program All Stars Big Band at the Buskers Festival at Coal Creek on Saturday.

THE annual South Gippsland Buskers Festival was held on Saturday at Korumburra’s Coal Creek Historical Village. The event provided a space in the park for buskers to do their thing, and then in the afternoon compete in a busk off with $1000 first prize on offer. There were 17 entries (37 performers) for the busker’s […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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