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$400,000 upgrade for falls

Great attraction: Friends of Agnes Falls secretary Kathy Whelan and vice president Peter Lee at the Agnes Falls, which is one of Victoria’s most impressive.

  THE Friends of Agnes Falls are working hard on bettering the facilities at the scenic reserve. The park has recently had new toilets, picnic tables and a rotunda installed and the friends group is hopeful funding for a cantilevered viewing platform will be forthcoming. In the meantime, smaller projects are planned including landscaping and […]

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Successful literary festival

Committed committee: from left, David Tattersall, Rowena Ashley, Rob Waycott, Lizzie Alger and Gavin Van Eede all put in the hard yards to make the Coal Creek Literary Festival a major success this year.

AUTHORS and bookworms alike descended on Coal Creek for the eighth annual Literary Festival last week. Guests were granted the opportunity to listen to authors from different literary genres discuss their writing and publishing experiences in a series of exclusive panel interviews and discussions across the day. Literary Festival committee member Rowena Ashley said the […]

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Rugs make history

A stitch in time: Avis Tilley from Coal Creek Spinners mends a rug made in 1878. The rug was given to Ms Tilley as a gift and hung in the Coal Creek Gallery through September.

THERE is a certainly a lot of local talent when it comes to craft in South Gippsland and Coal Creek Spinners took the opportunity to showcase it through September. Last month the Coal Creek Gallery, in conjunction with Coal Creek Spinners, displayed more than 50 handmade rugs from throughout history, a majority of which were […]

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leah takes leadership

Looking out for Wonthaggi: Leah Montebello from the Wonthaggi Business Association took on the role of business liaison officer recently.

  LEAH Montebello has proudly taken a leadership role in the Wonthaggi Business Association (WBA). Wonthaggi said goodbye to Hannah Quilford last month and thanked her for her contribution to the town. Leah took over the role of business liaison officer as of August 24 and already has a lot in store for Wonthaggi. She […]

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Community | Read More »

Croc Stars snap up Wonthaggi

Brave boy: from left, Cape Paterson’s Marlon Jackson was thrilled to meet a crocodile on Thursday under the supervision of Croc Stars’ Derek Ingham.

CHILDREN were invited to pluck up their courage and meet some of Australia’s exciting reptiles during the first week of the school holidays. Croc Stars Derek and Karen Ingham from the central coast of New South Wales toured to the Wonthaggi Plaza to introduce their fascinating brand of pets, including lizards, turtles, pythons and, of […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Emergency response passes test

Ready to react: South Gippsland Shire Council staff receive a certificate of audit acknowledging the professionalism of council’s emergency management plan. 
From left, Bill Alards of the Country Fire Authority, Mark Somers of the State Emergency Service, mayor Cr Jeanette Harding, emergency management administration officer Virginia Stacey, deputy mayor Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, emergency management coordinator Penni Ellicott and municipal emergency resource officer Lyndal Peterson.

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is ready to respond to an emergency. Council last week passed an audit of its emergency management plan, undertaken by the State Emergency Service. SES regional operations manager Mark Somers presented council with a certificate of audit. He suggested council highlight its emergency management role in its corporate plan when that […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

German teen loves Leongatha life

Exchanging cultural games: Leongatha Secondary College students Jack Ballagh and Chelsea Ford teach Marc Dinger (centre) how to play Australian rules football.

IT can be daunting travelling across the globe to attend a foreign school, however German exchange student Marc Dinger is taking the challenge in his stride. Marc has started his year-long study at Leongatha Secondary College, while on exchange with Leongatha Rotary Club. The Year 10 student said he was thrilled to have started at […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Security boost a life saver

Safe, sound: from left, Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien congratulates Waratah Beach Surf Life Saving Club president Rob O’Brien on the new safety grant, along with Glenn Morris from South Coast Boardriders.

WARATAH Beach Surf Life Saving Club will be better protected against the threat of crime after sharing in more than $13,000 in the latest round of the Community Safety Fund. Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien said the club would receive $10,000 to install a new locking system. “Recreation and community groups rely on large volunteer […]

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Teens stay safe in shade

Seeking shade: from left, Korumburra Secondary College humanities coordinator Rebecca Anthony, SunSmart representative Jane Hill, South Gippsland Shire Council’s Cr Bob Newton, Korumburra Secondary College principal Abigail Graham and Korumburra Secondary College sports coordinator Angela Croatto cut the ribbon at the launch of the new shade structures.

  KORUMBURRA Secondary College was rewarded for its efforts in being a SunSmart school when they erected a brand new shade structure last Tuesday, September 15. The school attained funding for the structure via a Cancer Council Shade for Secondary Schools grant when Cancer Council Australia allocated $1 million in funding for shade facilities in […]

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Hairy teacher no more

Buzzing with excitement: Mirboo North Secondary College captains Adam Miller and Amber Sanders quivered with anticipation at the prospect of a clean cut Chris Anders.

TO anyone who knew Chris Anders as a hirsute teacher at the Mirboo North Secondary College, he is no more; there is a new version. Impossible as it might be to imagine him without his abundant locks, including pony tail and facial hair, Mr Anders is now all but bald and according to at least […]

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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