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Young primary school leaders excel

PRIMARY school students from across the region united last Tuesday, April 18 for a leadership program in Korumburra. The day was run by GRIP leadership, an independent organisation that exists to train and develop leaders with a special focus on school students and the educational sector. The program has been running in Korumburra for five […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Nurse’s story moves Inverloch

THE terrors endured by Australian nurse Vivian Bullwinkel at the hands of the Japanese during World War Two were shared at Inverloch’s Anzac Day service last Tuesday (April 25). Guest speaker Tessa Sydenham of Inverloch spoke about Sister Bullwinkel surviving a massacre of nurses in the sea off Banka Island in 1942. Despite being shot, […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Get best seats for Guys and Dolls

  NEWHAVEN College students and staff have been enthusiastically preparing for their 2017 musical production of Guys and Dolls. The classic 1955 musical film starred ‎Marlon Brando‎, ‎Jean Simmons‎, ‎Frank Sinatra‎ and ‎Vivian Blaine‎ and made ‎$20 million at the box office. While Newhaven’s hopes for ticket sales are far more modest, they have set […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Island provides Easter fun

THE Churchill Island Easter Fun Festival was held on Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend, with plenty of fun activities and events attracting thousands. Visitors were able to enjoy food, drink and live entertainment on the festival lawn, as well as visit the heritage farm for displays, demonstrations and activities. The Heritage Farm hosted […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Art brightens hospital walls

THE corridors of the Leongatha Hospital are a little brighter, thanks to the art space project, which has seen the halls decked in local art. The brainchild of Gippsland Southern Health Service CEO Mark Johnson, Tim Howard and Daniel Smith, the project h “It is important to us to continue to collaborate and engage with […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Teens learn on the job

STUDENTS from secondary colleges throughout South Gippsland and Bass Coast are putting their training to use by undertaking placements with local businesses. The Structured Workplace Learning program is funded by the Department of Education  and delivered by South Gippsland Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network. The program enables students undertaking Vocational Education and Training […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children hunt for fossils

  POWLETT River Primary School had a fantastic day exploring the coastal environment of Inverloch last week. After a visit to the Bunurong Environment Centre to see the shell museum and dinosaur exhibits, the school explored the rock platforms at Flat Rocks. The junior school – led by marine biologist Tabitha and former teacher Val […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Theatre teaches bushfire safety

CHILDREN at Toora Primary School have slipped on their dancing shoes in the name of bushfire safety. The Bolder Bush Beats program, which took place at Toora primary, teaches children about bushfire safety and readiness skills through drama, music, comedy and of course fun. The program invited children from grades 3 to 6 to participate […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Garage sale helps the local hospitals

  A TOTAL of $1026.10 was raised for local hospitals following a Leongatha garage sale on Saturday. The Lyrebird Ladies Auxiliary kicked off the garage sale – and sausage sizzle – at 8am at Leongatha’s Lamont House, and was pleased by the constant string of customers right though to mid-afternoon. A range of items – […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Tractors traverse Bass Coast

SOME 20 tractors journeyed around Bass Coast on Sunday morning. Despite inclement weather, the Harry Ferguson Tractor Club rally went ahead, starting from the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve. From Wonthaggi, the rally could be seen travelling through Glen Forbes, Kernot, Krowera and Glen Alvie. Glen Alvie opened its hall for the tractor drivers, where a lunch […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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