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Foster kicks out sugar

FOSTER Secondary College has made a commitment to phase out the sale of sugary drinks and confectionary from its canteen. “Schools play a key role in keeping children healthy and when consumed daily, the food provided through a school canteen may comprise a third of a student’s total daily intake and have a significant influence […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children explore school

LEONGATHA Children’s Centre children visited St Laurence’s Primary School in Leongatha on Tuesday and Wednesday last week. Children were welcomed by students and teachers and exposed to daily life at primary school. The children had a great time mingling with the Prep students during morning tea in the sun, and afterwards enjoyed story time and […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Library in a fridge unites neighbours

IN an age where more and more people are communicating via social media, a humble fridge full of books and magazines is bringing neighbours together at Leongatha South. The residents of Wintles Road have established a lending library at the head of their road, in a fridge next to a row of letterboxes. Residents deposit […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

CFA recognises members of 60 years

LEONGATHA South CFA volunteer members Edwin Millett and Paul Norton celebrated 60 years of membership this month. Both received special badges commemorating this achievement. Paul and Edwin are the only original members in the fire brigade, since it opened in the early 1950s. “I have fought many fires over the years with the odd accident […]

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Healthcare available for young community

YOUTH clinics have opened across South Gippsland to give young people better access to healthcare. Completely confidential and free to people between the ages of 12 and 25, these clinics are located in Wonthaggi, Korumburra, Leongatha and Foster. In Wonthaggi, the clinic is open on Tuesdays from 12pm until 5pm, and sees eight to 13 […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

MacKillop 500 races for charity

MARY MacKillop students, staff and parents/grandparents enjoyed all the colour and spectacle of the MacKillop 500 at the Leongatha school on Wednesday. The Year 10 humanities class held the whole school event, inspired after the Year 10 Humanities class attended the Phillip Island 500 Supercars Championship in April as part of the Students on Track […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Ellen inspires donors

  FISH Creek’s Ellen Fabel made her 101st blood donation at the Leongatha Blood Donor Mobile last week. Ms Fabel said she began donating in the early 80s, giving blood every three months. She also donated plasma for 10 years on a monthly basis. Since moving to Fish Creek in 2003, she donates blood whenever […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Literary festival a Phillip Island first

PHILLIP Island’s inaugural literary festival was deemed a great success, attracting many visitors over the three big days. With 19 presenters lined up, the festival began on Friday night and ran until Sunday under the theme “everyone has a story”. The festival opened by key note speaker and author Andrew Denton, alongside author and political […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lola to bid ’Burra farewell

THE time to say goodbye is approaching for Korumburra’s Belgium exchange student Lola Vos. The Rotary Youth Exchange student from the small village of Namur who has been living in Korumburra for the past 10 months and is due home in July. The 16 year old has stayed with four host families in Korumburra and […]

June 6th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children lend a hand

ST LAURENCE’S Primary School held a crazy hair and pyjama day to raise funds for a girl enduring a brain tumour last Tuesday, May 30. The girl, Nataya Dunstall, seven, is cousins with St Laurence’s students Braydi and Jayda Simpson. She was diagnosed with the tumour when she was three and it has continued growing […]

June 6th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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