Home » Community You are browsing entries filed in “Community”

Chip your pet

Register your pet: Bass Coast Shire Council’s senior animal management officer, Lukretia Szova, with an impounded cat that was later reunited with its owner.

LOSING your beloved animal companion can be upsetting, but if your pet is registered and microchipped, your dog or cat has a much higher chance of being returned to you if it ends up in an animal shelter or vet clinic. In the last 12 months, two out of three animals impounded with Bass Coast […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children bloom for festival

New entries: Julia, Sally, Molly, Brodie and Hannah hold up some of the daffodils that have already bloomed since the Leongatha Primary School’s Grade 2 students began growing them a few months ago.

JUNIOR gardeners will be showing off their green thumbs at this year’s Daffodil Festival. For the past few months, students from grades 1 and 2 classes at Leongatha Primary School have been growing broad beans and daffodils with the help of Leongatha’s Margaret Fox. “She (Margaret Fox) has been incredible for us,” Grade 2 teacher […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Hair and flair order of evening

Hair power: from left, Evelyn Lay from Leongatha, Tayla Appleton from Korumburra, Annika Ross from Koonwarra and Bec Dowthwaite from Leongatha prepare for the gala event held as part of the hairdressing studies at Federation Training’s Leongatha campus last Wednesday.

STUDENTS of the Federation Training’s Leongatha hairdressing and hospitality departments showed off their amazing skills last Wednesday at a gala night. A parade of hair fashion through the ages was accompanied by a three course meal at Wildflower Cafe, all provided by students. Hairdressing teacher Jan-Maree Constantine said the event was part of student’s studies. […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

What is out there?

Captivating stories: Venus Bay author Grant Robinson has compiled stories about intriguing events from throughout the region in his book Great Gippsland Mysteries.

SOMETHING was happening in the skies in 1978. A pilot went missing en route to King Island, losing radio contact soon after reporting being followed by an unidentified flying object. Weeks before, a Sale man was pursued by a flying disc for three hours while deer hunting at Briagolong. Months later, a television news crew […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

CFA issues winter warning

Too late: house fires spread quickly but can be prevented easily.

THE Country Fire Authority is warning residents about the dangers of house fires following a rise in the number of deadly blazes in a local CFA district. Since January there have been four fatal house fires in CFA’s District 8, compared to two at the same time last year. CFA District 8 operations manager Trevor […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Red Cross members rewarded

Long service: Elaine Gardner, Dot Forrester, Marion Dewar and Nancy Hogan with their Australian Red Cross long service medals.

FOUR local members of the Red Cross were presented with long service bars. Red Cross chairman Des Bowman presented the bars to Dot Forrester (for 30 years of service), Elaine Gardner (20 years), Marion Dewar (30 years) and Nancy Hogan (20 years). Ms Gardner described the long service as hard work, but fun and mentioned […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Accolade for Mirboo North website

An invaluable asset: from left, Jaci Hicken (web administrator) and Maxine Kiel (president, Mirboo Country Development Inc) at work on the site which is now nominated for an important national internet award.

MIRBOO North is a finalist in The Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs) for community websites. Mirboo North’s community website, the Mirboo Country Development Incorporated website, has been nominated in the Community Websites category for the Leonie Dunbar Memorial Award. Other nominees in the category are the Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Apollo Bay Community […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Agnes Falls looking super

Great upgrades: from left, Kathy Whelan, Parks Victoria ranger Keith Couper, vice president of FoAF Peter Lee and president Gary Ardley are really impressed with the new facitlities at Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve.

THE upgrades to the Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve are basically complete and the park is looking better than ever. Parks Victoria ranger in charge for South Gippsland marine and coastal parks Gerard Delaney said the new toilet block, picnic tables and undercover eating area are great additions to the park. “We received $180,000 in funding […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Seniors honour Ian

Much appreciated: outgoing Leongatha Senior Citizens president Geoff Harrison (left) presents a life membership to Ian Rasmussen.

LEONGATHA Senior Citizens secretary Ian Rasmussen was presented with a life membership at the club’s annual meeting recently. He has been a member for 12 years, including 10 as treasurer and two as secretary. President Geoff Harrison reported another successful year, before some 70 members at the Dakers Centre. He commented on the great entertainment […]

August 5th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Trivia night to help families

Final preparations: from left, Kelly Frilay-Cox, Zoe Reed and Lauren Coghlan with a just a few of the donated items that will be up for auction at Newhaven College’s Trivia Night this Friday, August 8.Final preparations: from left, Kelly Frilay-Cox, Zoe Reed and Lauren Coghlan with a just a few of the donated items that will be up for auction at Newhaven College’s Trivia Night this Friday, August 8.

A RENOWNED highlight on the annual Newhaven College calendar is the Student Cabinet Trivia Night, taking place this Friday night, August 8. Each year the Year 12 Student Cabinet members select a charity to support, and this year’s event proceeds will be shared between two worthy local recipients: PICAL’s Pantry and the Wonthaggi and Inverloch […]

August 5th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Recently Commented

  • kvpnow: Surprise surprise, Rural areas get treated like second class citizens yet again. A Jar by definition is...
  • toorap: Let me make a few corrections. The supermarket closed down as it had been sold and was undergoing...
  • russell: I am constantly amazed how VicRoads never seem to have the funding to properly repair our disgusting roads...
  • lisaburge: I thank the Star for running this article. I also drive this road everyday. I have been campaining since...
  • richardleschen: I agree with this article 100%. It seems to me that many people making all this Wi-Fi junk are just...