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Sureway gives to Lifeline

Major donation: Sureway Employment and Training Gippsland area managers Darren Beggs and Jacinta Muhovics presented a cheque for $2620 to Michelle Possingham from Lifeline Gippsland Telephone Crisis Centre on December 19. From November 12 to December 7, Sureway held a fundraising appeal across the company and gave money to a charity in each region for […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Business,Community | Read More »

Long Jetty’s opening success

IT has been just over eight years in the making but finally the $10.85 million restoration of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty has been realised. Hundreds of people walked on the jetty on the weekend before Christmas, when the jetty first opened unofficially, in time for the summer holiday season South Gippsland Shire Council mayor […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

New wheels for first aid crew

A NEW vehicle is rushing first aid responders to emergencies in the Venus Bay district. The Venus Bay Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has taken delivery of a Nissan X-Trail, supplied by Ambulance Victoria and the third vehicle the CERT has had since starting. The old CERT signage was green, including on volunteer first aiders’ […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Santa delights at Capeview Mitre10

WHILE some of the younger visitors to Santa Claus at Capeview Mitre10 Leongatha found the experience a little terrifying, most children were delighted to see him. HitFM Gippsland’s Santa On Tour program was in Leongatha on Saturday and will continue on to various locations across the region to celebrate Christmas. Visitors came to have their […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Christmas cheer in Korumburra

THE Korumburra community is set to celebrate the Christmas season during the town’s annual celebration Christmas In Korumburra on its main street on Saturday, December 15. An initiative of members of the Korumburra Business Association (KBA) and supported by the Koringal Women’s Service, Lions and Rotary clubs of Korumburra, the event caters for families and […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha turns on Christmas spirit

By Trudy Murphy   OH, what a night! Saturday night’s Carols in the Drome in Leongatha was a carols to remember with amazing performances from local bands, Leongatha Children’s Centre, local schools, Lisa Pellin Dancers, Combined Church Choir, South Gippsland Brass Band and drummers, Ashley Geary, Jackson Patterson, Adrian Darakai, Kiarna Smith, Britt Lewis, Kerryn […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Concert impresses

STUDENTS at St Joseph’s Primary School, Wonthaggi, wowed their friends and family with their annual Christmas concert on Thursday, December 6. The Christmas concert was based on John Burland’s Christmas Star. Christmas Star is a collection of songs and narration that retells the events leading up to and including the birth of Jesus Christ. The […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Santa spreads joy to the world

IF ever there was a more important job than spreading joy to children the world over, Santa Claus is yet to have discovered it. Mr Claus hails from the Nordic, snowy regions of the North Pole. Each year on Christmas Eve and early Christmas Day, he delivers toys, with the help of his faithful team […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Trauma Teddies comfort children

HANDKNITTED teddies, having become known as Trauma Teddies, have proved a great comfort for young children in times of stress. The Probus Club of Inverloch Knitters Group has added these teddies to their efforts for organisations such as the Salvation Army and Mission Without Limits for children in stressful situations. The immense value of these […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Siblings act on climate change

KORUMBURRA siblings Xavier and Abbey Nicholls swapped the classroom for activism on Friday when they took part in School Strike 4 Action in Melbourne. The event saw students from across Victoria parade through the streets and rally outside the Treasury to campaign against using coal for electricity production, oppose the Adani coal mine and call […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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