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Seeking young talent

Youth committee: back, from left, Josh Baker, Dean Eddy, Tiarna Foord, Tayla Olierook, Stephen Loftus, UnitingCare’s Mark Brookes and Evy Nye, and front, from left, Jacob McKenzie, Courtney McBride and Nick Jeremiah are the initial creative minds in the establishment of the online ’zine. They form the training group of the United Care Youth Development FreeZA committee.

UNITINGCare Gippsland is calling for all creative minds. After recently receiving a grant of $1100 from McMillan MP Russell Broadbent, UnitingCare is working to establish an online youth magazine. “We are looking for ways to engage with our young people,” UnitingCare’s Mark Brookes said. “Someone right now is doing something marvellous in their room and […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Teens walk for charities

Helping hand: Mary MacKillop College students David McAlpine, Tayla Delaney, co-founder of the One Girl charity Chantelle Baxter and Eden Ward meet Righteous Pups’ Grace and Fergus. Grace and Fergus are trained for autism assistance.

SEVEN charities will benefit from Mary MacKillop Regional Catholic College’s upcoming walkathon. Students will be dropped off in Koonwarra and will walk the Great Southern Rail Trail back to school on August 8. The school is aiming to raise $16,000 to share between the charities. “It’s normally very successful,” Mary MacKillop student and justice captain […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Hot Meeniyan

Winter warmth: the Snow Queen was popular with festival-goers of all ages. Here she greets fan Marty Thomas, president of the Meeniyan Tourism and Traders Association.

MEENIYAN was alive on Saturday with the sights and sounds of the annual Meeniyan on Fire festival. People flocked from all over the district to the town and to enjoy the fine weather. A choir and band added colour to the main street, which was lined with all manner of food, plant and craft stalls. […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Neil to witness history

Feeling proud: Neil Andrews from Mirboo has been selected to attend the Gallipoli dawn service in 2015, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing.

MIRBOO man Neil Andrews has been selected via ballot to attend the 2015 Gallipoli dawn service, as part of the centenary celebrations of the April 25 landing. Mr Andrews’ grandfather Duncan Campbell enlisted with the 1st AIF on November 11, 1914 and embarked with the 88th Infantry, 5th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on HMAT A46 Clan […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Flags raise for NAIDOC Week

Official duty: from left, Abigail Klene, Jazmine Beal and Ramahyuck manager Sonia Weston raised the Aboriginal flag at a flag raising ceremony at Bass Coast Regional Health, Wonthaggi, last Thursday. The event was part of NAIDOC Week celebrations. Turn to page 26 for the story.

  BASS Coast Regional Health (BCRH) brought the community together in commemoration of NAIDOC Week on Thursday morning. Despite the miserable weather, a crowd huddled under umbrellas to witness the smoking ceremony led by Bunurong descendant Steve Parker and the raising of the Torres Strait Islander, Aboriginal and Australian flags at the Wonthaggi hospital. Ramahyuck […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Bike path in motion

Cycling advocate: Bass Coast Shire Council’s Cr Jordan Crugnale would like to see the bike path from Inverloch to Wonthaggi come to fruition in the future.

BASS Coast Shire Council proposed a bike path from Inverloch to Wonthaggi as part of its 2014-15 capital works program. The initial investigation and feasibility study into the construction of the pathway, listed in the budget draft, is estimated to cost $60,000. “We are only in our very early stages,” council’s infrastructure director Felicity Sist […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Hall celebrates 75th

Celebrate: Brian Hoskins is looking forward to celebrating the Meeniyan Hall’s 75th anniversary this weekend, starting on Friday with an old fashioned movie night.

THE Meeniyan Hall is 75 years old and plans are in place to celebrate. To mark the occasion, the hall committee is planning an old-fashioned film night on Friday, July 18 and live band on July 19. President of the committee Brian Hoskins said the Friday program starts at 4.30pm with films for the kids […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Riders seize chance to learn

Learning the art: Becky Taylor (left) and Maddie Hayes advanced their riding skills at the two day camp. Becky was riding Tash and Maddie mounted Argie.

RIDERS from across the region converged on Tarwin Lower Pony Club last week for the club’s renowned camp. The event, held at the Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve on Tuesday and Wednesday, trained pony club riders in the arts of dressage, showjumping and cross country. Among the instructors were mother and daughter team Yvonne and Cindy […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Market delights

Fine selection: Michael Procter (left) of Karingal Berries, Inverloch and Aris Wolswinkel of Aris’s Pure Honey, Loch, sold preserves and honey at Coal Creek Farmers’ Market, Korumburra.

SHOPPERS braved rain to enjoy the warmth of Coal Creek Farmers’ Market at Korumburra on Saturday. Vegetables, cordial, plants, cheese, meat and other food was on offer, as well as a rose pruning demonstration by Stan Nieuwesteeg from Kurinda Rose Nursery. Meredith Freeman of Grow Lightly also spoke about vegetables.  

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Market just blooming

Magical spot: Kurinda Rose Nursery brings the appeal of roses to the Coal Creek Farmers’ Market this Saturday.

T MIGHT be the school holidays, but if you’re a gardener, there’s no such thing as time off. There’s always something that needs planting or pruning. If you find roses a prickly plant to tackle, join the market-goers at the Coal Creek Farmers Market, Korumburra, this Saturday and learn the art of pruning the roses […]

July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

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