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Silver medallist inspires

Students wowed: Year 8 students were in awe of the obstacles Olympic aerialist David Morris (centre) had to overcome to achieve his silver medal.

OLYMPIC aerialist David Morris inspired Year 8 students at Korumburra Secondary College last Tuesday (May 19). David presented his story to the Year 8’s during their ACE session, outlining his determination to succeed. His story is one of triumph against an adversarial system within Australian sport and the students found his desire to succeed and […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Celebrating Women in construction

Improving service: Hotondo Homes, including Inverloch’s Caroline Allen, took part in the Women in Business conference held in Lancefield.  The conference provides women with tools to help improve themselves in a male-dominated industry

LEADING local business women gathered together for a three day Women in Business Conference in May, aimed at improving the skillset of women in a male dominated industry. Held at Lancefield, approximately 60 minutes north of Melbourne, Hotondo Homes gave women the opportunity to network and learn from each other and inspiring speakers. Caroline Allen […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Rotary joins hands with Landcare

More green: the tree planting day at the Meeniyan wastewater treatment lagoons and wetlands will build on previous planting efforts at the site by Leongatha Secondary College students in 2012. Tarwin Valley Primary School students also planted out a section of the site in 2010.

TWO of Australia’s biggest community based organisations are coming together to plant trees and enjoy the great outdoors. Rotarians from Malvern and Chadstone will be rolling up their sleeves for two days of fun with members of the Leongatha Rotary Club, Landcare members and the local community to plant trees. The first tree planting day […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Students challenged to sleep out

Rugged up: from left, Leongatha Secondary School students Taylah Darmanin, Zaine Barnard, Tristain Noble, Kurt Newton, James Ellis and Ashley Newton are already prepared with blankets for this year’s winter sleep out

  LEONGATHA Secondary College students are getting behind the Salvation Army’s winter sleep in/sleep out. Every year, the Salvation Army work with the school’s student representative council to get the event off and running in support of the Red Shield Appeal. “The winter sleep out is an unreal experience,” the Salvation Army’s captain Martin Scrimshaw […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Helping Strzelecki koalas at Hallston

Planting a future: volunteers from Sunday’s planting day at Hallston aimed at restore habitat for the Strzelecki Koala population

GEOFF and Donna Russell hosted a tree planting day at their Hallston property on Sunday in glorious sunshine. The day attracted 20 volunteers, including friends and family of the Russell’s, as well as members of the local Landcare community and supporters of the Friends of Strzelecki Koalas group. The Russell’s spent both days over the […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Teens make music

Marimba magic: back from left, Mirboo North Secondary College students Izabell Hornstra, Casey Porch and Stephanie Parker, and front Alistair Newton, Jason Percivall and Alex Krausz and music teacher Bec Woodall with the marimbas they made.

STUDENTS from Mirboo North Secondary College have a new understanding of how music is made after building their own marimbas. Mirboo North musician David Paxton led the day long workshop for six students in the lead up to the Mirboo North Arty Gras. A marimba is a tuned percussion instrument. Under Mr Paxton’s guidance, the […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Skating buzz

Modern facility: concept plans for the new Leongatha Skate Park.

THE Leongatha Skate Park is one step closer to being redeveloped after receiving a grant of $100,000 from the State Government. The project is expected to cost around $400,000. The rest of the funds will come from South Gippsland Shire Council and fund raising. The surface of the current skate bowl is worn out, making […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Cooking up a storm

Flying the flag: Melita Tough of Korumburra South is now competing in reality cooking television show, MasterChef Australia.

KORUMBURRA South’s Melita Tough is chasing her dreams by competing in the reality cooking television show, MasterChef Australia. Husband Alan and daughters Ella, 11, and Yasmin, 9, will be cheering her on from their home. With wonderful memories of celebrating her family’s Latvian food culture as a child, Mrs Tough would cook up traditional “piragi” […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Feel the energy

Thinking ahead: discussing the benefits of community energy projects at the Kilcunda forum were, from left, Luke Wilkinson, Liza Horsburgh-Price, Taryn Lane, Maddy Harford, Neil Rankine, Ian Southall and Werner Theinert.

THE Southern Gippsland Community Energy Working Group hosted two well attended presentations at Meeniyan and Kilcunda recently. The Meeniyan forum heard from speakers Taryn Lane of Hepburn Wind and Tosh Szatow from The People’s Solar, both with experience in establishing community energy projects elsewhere in Victoria. Tosh spoke about the benefits of community energy and […]

May 12th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Arty Gras draws crowds

CFA Drama: from left, Leonie and Thomas Basarke of Mirboo North, Frances Brunton of Mirboo North, Lauren Basarke of Mirboo North and Fasika Somerville-Smith of Korumburra represented CFA Youth and Drama in the grand parade at Mirboo North Arty Gras.

MIRBOO North was alive with the sound of bands, horses’ hoofs and laughter on Saturday during the Arty Gras’ grand parade. The parade was just one of the Arty Gras events that took place on the Mothers’ Day weekend, drawing crowds to Mirboo North. The theme of this year’s Arty Gras was ‘pARTYcipation’. The annual […]

May 12th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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