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Goodwill knocking: volunteers gathered at the Leongatha Salvation Army Corps on Sunday before heading out and raising money for the Red Shield Appeal.

VOLUNTEERS of all ages gathered at the Leongatha Salvation Army Corps on Sunday to raise money for the annual Red Shield Appeal. The Long Street branch joined operations across the country to raise money for the Salvation Army towards humanitarian and social work in Gippsland, and internationally. The organisation was looking to raise a total […]

May 31st, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children unite for Sorry Day

Across ages: students from Leongatha Secondary College and Leongatha Primary School display the banner they painted for the indigenous round of football between Leongatha and Wonthaggi on July 3. From left, Ash Giliam, Georgia Miller, Tinisha Mills, Louisa Campbell, Sam Popple and Annie Carter.

  SCHOOLS across South Gippsland took part in Sorry Day commemorations last Thursday, in a gesture of reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous cultures. Students created seas of hands and placed these around Learning Stone places to observe the day, which shares steps towards healing for the stolen generations, their families and communities. Some schools showed […]

May 31st, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Story told nationally

Fun book: from left, Maggie, Eve and Jayden from Leongatha Children’s Centre put on their hats and enjoyed the book I Got This Hat with West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation’s Heather Withers (left) and Aimee Abel.

  CHILDREN across Australia settled down to hear a story at 11am for simultaneous story time last Wednesday. National simultaneous story time is an annual initiative that encourages young children to read and enjoy books, using age appropriate themes and vibrant books. Around the country, children in schools, kindergartens, childcare centres and libraries listened to […]

May 31st, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Recycle soap for a healthier world

Join effort: Wilsons Promontory lightstation keepers Colin and Renata Musson are coordinating a soap recycling effort in South Gippsland to benefit less fortunate communities around the world.

  SOUTH Gippsland is renowned throughout the world as a remarkable tourism destination. Now the region’s tourism businesses are being urged to thank the international community by offering something in return: soap. Wilsons Promontory lightstation keepers Colin and Renata Musson have initiated a South Gippsland wide collection of used soap from accommodation venues to be […]

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Cousin inspires Jason to support hospital

Remembering Macey: almost nine year old Jason Cue has a busy 12 months ahead as he prepares to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Cancer Unit, where his 11 year old cousin Masey died in January.

WHEN Jason Cue last saw his 11 year old cousin Macey it was to say goodbye at the Royal Children’s Hospital’s Cancer Unit Leaving Macey’s room, Jason said to his mother, “That’s not Macey.” Jason is nine years old in June, attends Korumburra Primary School and has just received a permit from the Royal Children’s […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lennie statue online

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THE committee working towards the erection of a life sized statue of Leongatha legend Lennie Gwyther and his pony Ginger Mick are one step closer this week, with the launch of a new website. The website, which features the story of Lennie and the progress of the statue, also includes a donation page where the […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Berrys Creek remembers

Committee: the current committee of the Berrys Creek Hall, back from left, Cor Koedoot, Allister Dowling, Trevor Henn, Les Hutchinson and South Gippsland Shire Cr Don Hill. Front, from left, president of the committee Kevin Dowling, Jody Dowling, Robyn Henn, Ian Rasmussen, Dawn Rasmussen and Marj Hutchinson.
They gathered outside the Berrys Creek Hall on Sunday for its 60th birthday celebrations.

THE Berrys Creek Hall turned 60 on Sunday and people gathered from near and far to celebrate the occasion. It was a day full of memories for those present and it was not only the hall that stirred memories from the past as many attended the adjacent primary school and lived in nearby properties, some […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Preps take teddies on autumn adventure

Fun season: from left, Leongatha Primary School’s Wyatt, Maddy and Georgia had fun discovering autumn leaves with their teddies at Mossvale Park last Wednesday.

PREP students from Leongatha Primary School (LPS) gathered their favourite plush toys and journeyed out to Mossvale Park at Berrys Creek for a teddy bear picnic last Wednesday. The school runs a teddy bear picnic every year to allow Prep students to stretch their legs outside the classroom and learn more about autumn. “It’s a […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Shedders get together

Strong cluster: from left, Victorian Men’s Shed Association vice president Lindsay Oates, committee member David Mudge, Inverloch Men’s Shed president Julian Sellers and South Gippsland Shire Council community strengthening officer Barbara Look at the Men’s Shed cluster meeting last Tuesday, May 10 at Wonthaggi’s State Coal Mine.

MEN’S Shed members from across the region gathered at Wonthaggi’s State Coal Mine last Tuesday, May 10 for a highly anticipated cluster meeting. Victorian Men’s Shed Association vice president Lindsay Oates said the local organisations were proving to be a major success across the state, with new branches and projects cropping up in South Gippsland […]

May 17th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Big seas prompt beach rush

Crowd pleaser: people watch the high tide roll in at Inverloch’s main surf beach last Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Raewyn Twomey.

CROWDS of people watched waves crash into the carpark at Inverloch’s boat ramp and further erode the town’s surf beach last week, as extremely high tides and strong winds combined to put on a show. The number of onlookers peaked last Tuesday and Wednesday, as waves swamped the ramp and jetty, and even entered the […]

May 17th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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