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Sun shines on cars

On fire: Toora’s Ray Argento had his 1929 Dodge Brothers Fire Engine at the Rotary Club of Leongatha Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet on Sunday.

THE heat may have kept a few cars away, but the Rotary Club of Leongatha Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet on Sunday was still a great event. Organiser John O’Connor said the event was successful despite the hot day. “We have managed to be up in our gross takings. Because of the heat, our […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Friends make beach squeaky clean

Young and helpful: Thomas and Emily Watts, Jack Grundy and friend join in the weed removal effort at Squeaky Beach.

FRIENDS of the Prom recently spent a productive Saturday removing Sea Spurge weeds from the southern end of Squeaky Beach in Wilsons Promontory National Park. Twenty-five volunteers, from juniors to seniors, spent six hours finding and pulling out the invasive pest. After a grand total of 150 working hours in temperatures of 25 to 30 […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Ian treasured by all

Efforts recognised: Leongatha’s Ian Rasmussen was recently presented with a life membership from the Berrys Creek Hall committee.

LEONGATHA’S Ian Rasmussen was honoured with a life membership to the Berrys Creek Hall recently, after 33 years of service to the committee. He is the only person to receive the award. In April 1981, Mr Rasmussen and his wife Dawn, who is also heavily involved in the committee, moved to Berrys Creek. By October […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Holiday raffled to rebuild Filipino village

Generous heart: Joy McKaige is offering a chance to stay in her beautiful coastal home for two nights, with proceeds going towards saving Jagnaya village in the Philippines.

WIN two nights’ accommodation in a gorgeous seaside home in Inverloch and help save the Philippines. After a typhoon devastated the village Jaganya, Inverloch resident Joy McKaige is raffling the chance to win a two night stay in her home Elouera in Western Street. Before Christmas, typhoon Ruby struck the Philippines and many houses in […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Legacy welcomes new president

New president: from left, Peter Fraser was inducted as president of the South Gippsland Legacy Group by liaison officer Bill Rogers and outgoing president Alex Moon.

THE presidency of the South Gippsland Legacy Group was officially handed over to Peter Fraser at the 65th annual meeting on Sunday. Outgoing president Alex Moon served in the position for two years and described it as a wonderful and humbling experience. Mr Fraser is the first returned veteran to become a Legacy president in […]

February 17th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Will the bus come?

Looking ahead: hoping for a community bus to arrive in Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay are, from left, John Hyett, Colin West and Doug Grigg. They are members of the Venus Bay, Tarwin Lower and District Men’s Shed that wants to operate  a community bus.

EVERYONE is on the lookout for extra money these days but the Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay communities have a particularly good reason for doing so. The members of the Venus Bay, Tarwin Lower and District Men’s Shed want to buy a community bus so residents and groups can access shops and services in bigger […]

February 17th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Kongwak home on show

Exclusive: Daisy Soumilas gave the crew of Foxtel’s Selling Houses Australia a tour of the bedroom she shared with her brothers.

KONGWAK starred on Foxtel’s Lifestyle Channel on Wednesday night (February 11). Ben and Bridget Soumilas – along with their five children – made their television debut on Selling Houses Australia and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. “It was a bit of fun for the family,” Mr Soumilas said. “The children enjoyed it. It was a bit […]

February 17th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Show defies rain to come out shining

Great ride: from left, Fletcher and Harvey Robinson from Leongatha were impressed with the car ride at the Korumburra Show.

  THE Korumburra Show battled through rain on Saturday to provide quality family entertainment once again. “The show started going well after the rain stopped,” show president Doug Appleton said. “Because of the weather, the rides had to start late.” Horses were the main feature of the show and people rolled in early just to […]

February 17th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Roll up to super show

Cute and cuddly: Alistair and Callum McLeod from Krowera won big in the Pop-A-Duck game at last year’s Korumburra Show.

THE 120th annual Korumburra Show will be held at the Korumburra Showgrounds this Saturday and Sunday, February 14 and 15. Korumburra and District Agricultural and Pastoral Society president Doug Appleton is looking forward to the event, particularly the performances by 16 year old illusionist Lachie Wilde. “We had him at the show last year and […]

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Water-wise gardening impresses

Water savers: South Gippsland Shire Council’s agricultural climate resilience officer Jill Vella and Juneen Schulz from the Foster and Fish Creek community gardens (centre) demonstrated how to make a wicking bed at Coal Creek.

PEOPLE gathered at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Korumburra recently to make a wicking bed, as part of the Southern Gippsland Agricultural Climate Resilience Project. The project is being run by South Gippsland Shire Council’s Jill Vella and Juneen Schulz from the Foster and Fish Creek community gardens. The project encourages sustainable food […]

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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