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Youth call for more in Leongatha

WHAT is it like being a teenager living in a country town like Leongatha? Locals might say Leongatha is a great country town but for young people there isn’t much to do in Leongatha when your parents can’t take you somewhere or the bus won’t get you there until really late in the afternoon. Maybe […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Stellar concert marks band’s 125th birthday

MILESTONE birthdays deserve a party worthy of the occasion and that’s just what the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band gave the community on Saturday night. Around 130 people attended the band’s 125th anniversary cabaret concert at the Dakers Centre in Leongatha and they were treated to a musical program spanning decades. Gonna Fly Now, the […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

School thanks community for new bus

BASS Coast Specialist School received its new bus last Wednesday. Delivered by Wonthaggi Toyota, the bus will allow the students to go on trips together as a unit. The school lost one of its buses in October last year after a collision with a tram during a school camp in Melbourne. Luckily no one was […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Market welcomes new arrivals

TWO new stands were welcomed to Leongatha’s third farmers market on Saturday morning, with the new calamari stall receiving lots of business. The damp oval meant a reshuffle of location but the car park area at Community College Gippsland and inside stalls all created a good atmosphere. The sun shone but the chilly wind picked […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Pump hits chronic pain

GIPPSLAND Southern Health Service (GSHS) in Korumburra has bought a new Sapphire infusion pump valued at around $3000. The pump, at the Korumburra Hospital, was bought via the hospital’s private patient initiative. The pump is used for ketamine infusions, a form of pain control for people with chronic pain issues. “It’s really good because it […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

New Operations Manager for District 9

SIMON Bloink is the CFA District 9’s new Operations Manager. Mr Bloink was selected to fill the position made vacant by our previous Operations Manager Mark Jones’ decision to start his transition to retirement. Bloink began his career with CFA as a junior at Valencia Creek in 1977. He joined as a recruit firefighter in […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Loch Primary School raises much needed funds

LOCH Primary School students and families raised $4,477 after hosting a credit union Australia (CUA) school fun run on Thursday, May 25. In the lead up to the event, students pounded the pavement and raised funds online by seeking sponsorship from their local community. “We’re definitely going to hold another fun run next year, but […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Community College opens doors

LEONGATHA Community College Gippsland opened its doors to local people for an information and enrolment day last Wednesday, July 12. Prospective students were encouraged to enter midyear for semester two. People seeking fresh direction in their studies or career, CCG offers practical hands on training and flexible learning opportunities for young people and mature aged […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Students celebrate NAIDOC

  FOSTER Primary School celebrated NAIDOC Week at the end of term, with the support of parent Kane Horvath and Koorie education support officer Anne Maree Stever. This year NAIDOC Week fell in the school holidays so the school decided to bring the activities forward a week to recognise and acknowledge the time. All week, […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Bollywood in the Boo

  AFTER selling almost 200 tickets only 48 hours after opening sales, excited partygoers descended upon the Mirboo North Shire Hall for the annual A Night in The Boo event recently. After great feedback from last year’s event, event organisers Boo Events mixed things up a little this year – Bollywood style. Catered by local chef […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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