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Interest boom in sustainable living

AROUND 1000 people visited Cape Paterson’s eco village ‘The Cape’ on Sunday. Five homes were opened to the public as part of Sustainable House Day. Two stages amounting to 66 lots have already been completed and the lots are almost entirely sold. Stage three is on the way, anticipated for summer. The homes in the […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Community to honour Noah

IN a show of incredible community spirit, local businesses have rallied around the Noah’s Gift Charity Ball. The ball will honour the memory of Noah Jones, whose first birthday is on October 1. He died due to a cardiology condition, aged less than a month. Parents Emma and Nathan of Cape Paterson organised the charity […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Matilda gives to hospital

MATILDA Abraham is a little girl with a big heart. A Year 4 student at Newhaven College, Matilda recently raised $67.80 for the Bass Coast Health Ladies Auxiliary. An enterprising young lady who was born at Wonthaggi Hospital, Matilda designed her own donation box and appealed to the public to support our local health service. […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Green day a big hit at Inverloch Primary

ENGAGING with others and learning how to be more environmentally friendly were at the heart of Inverloch-Kongwak Primary School’s Green Day last Tuesday, September 11. The multi age day program was put together by the Kids Matter Student Action Team and Green Team with a focus on teaching students the importance of being sustainable and […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Uni students supported

NEW initiatives may help more people in Bass Coast complete tertiary qualifications. A forum – run by The Star and Bass Coast Shire Council in Wonthaggi last Tuesday, September 4 – identified life skills programs and a remote university hub located in Bass Coast as priority projects. Twelve secondary school students, two trainees and two […]

September 11th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Libraries cater for youth

LOCAL libraries are supporting youth experiences. A series of programs called Meet Up 2018 was launched recently. Over two weeks, libraries in Leongatha, Wonthaggi, Mirboo North, Phillip Island and Warragul will hold a range of information sessions. These sessions cover topics such as gap years, buying a car and public speaking. The recent session was […]

September 11th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Funding to recognise war heroes

WONTHAGGI RSL is seeking $40,000 to honour local war heroes. Partnered with Friends of the Wonthaggi Cemetery, the RSL applied for funding in the Pick My Project campaign. The project is a Wonthaggi Cemetery Veterans’ Memorial Wall. Many veterans are in unmarked graves and the wall would honour their services respectfully. Initially, the groups want […]

September 11th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Beautiful orchids on show

A STUNNING 29th Annual Orchid Show took place in Wonthaggi on Friday and Saturday. Held at the Wonthaggi Town Hall, the event attracted more entries and a larger crowd than last year. Bass Coast Shire Council deputy mayor Cr Brett Tessari opened the show on Friday morning. “This is the 29th year and I would […]

September 11th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Michael’s SUPA IGA donates $100,000 to the community

LOCAL schools, farmers, and other various clubs and organisations were gifted $100,000 from Michael’s SUPA IGA thanks to the supermarket’s ongoing Community Rewards program on Tuesday, August 21. Speaking during the presentation ceremony at the Leongatha RSL, store owner Michael Lorenz applauded locals for taking part in the program and continued to stress the importance […]

August 28th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

National cancer program visits Leongatha

A NATIONAL program set up to improve the confidence and wellbeing of those living with cancer visited the Leongatha Hospital on Friday. An initiative of the Cancer Patients Foundation, the Look Good, Feel Better program aims to teach individuals how to overcome the appearance related side effects that can be caused as a result of […]

August 28th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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