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Cars drive support for mental health

  LEONGATHA’S Autobarn showed its support for beyondblue on Saturday. Vehicles that were part of the Cruise and Meet in support of beyondblue were parked out front of Autobarn, which allowed visitors to inspect and admire a diverse range of cars. The Cruise and Meet was held to raise awareness and tackle anxiety and depression, […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Stunning flowers on show

A BREATHTAKING display was arranged for the 61st annual Leongatha Daffodil and Floral Show. The show opened at 1.30pm on Friday afternoon, after the judging was completed. This year’s Champion Daffodil winner was Inverloch’s Maureen Masterman. Other winners included member’s best bloom winner Heather Sullivan, open daffodil winner Glenice Griggs and best bloom in bulbs […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Caring spirit restores Bass Coast

SOUTH Gippsland’s countryside is looking all the better thanks to the efforts of the staff and volunteers of the Bass Coast Landcare Network. Working with landholders, the Landcare team is revegetating the Bass Coast Shire and also parts of the shires of South Gippsland and Cardinia. A team of volunteers grows trees and understorey species […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Teens learn Indigenous culture

KORUMBURRA Secondary College has this year facilitated a whole school Indigenous experience with a focus on the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In the past, students have enjoyed excursions to Melbourne to visit museums and various sights and talk about indigenous culture. “This year we thought we would try something […]

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

SES celebrates volunteers

VICTORIA State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers were honoured during the VICSES East Region Awards ceremony at the Leongatha RSL recently. Twenty-one recipients were presented with awards recognising more than 200 years of service to the community. Over the coming months, a further 76 volunteers will be recognised for their service to the community through a […]

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Toora’s weekend of history

THE Toora and District Family History Group presented a fantastic display for the community and interested visitors who travelled from Phillip Island, Neerim South, Leongatha, Wonthaggi, Dumbalk, Ringwood, Mooroolbark and other local towns on Saturday. The Toora Hall looked amazing with old photos of local happenings on the paper clippings from 1914 to 1980 around the walls. The tables were covered […]

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Korumburra greets Chinese visitors

KORUMBURRA Secondary College recently embraced the chance to share Australian life with six visitors from the college’s sister school in Changshu, China. The visit was the second made by the sister school – Changshu Foreign Language School – in as many years and the hospitality shared by KSC’s community was inspiring. The Chinese visitors experienced […]

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Toora appoints new head

TOORA Primary School welcomed Luke Haustorfer into the role of principal at the beginning of term three. After two years without a permanent principal in the school, Mr Haustorfer said the community is pleased to now have an ongoing person in the role. “It has been a turbulent two years. I am the fifth principal […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Teens embrace Indigenous culture

WONTHAGGI Secondary College’s Year 7 students were immersed in Indigenous culture as part of their humanities studies on Thursday. Of the 240 Year 7 students, there are 15 Indigenous students and they take part in the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience program at Federation University in Churchill. Head of Humanities Peter Bond said this program highlighted […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Plays delight in Foster

THE Bruce Crowl Award for the Most Outstanding Production at the 17th South Gippsland Festival of One Act Plays at Foster on the weekend went to a relatively new Melbourne company, Bitten By Productions. The company staged Heroes by Gabriel Bergmoser, who also received the playwright’s award. Runner-up for the Most Outstanding Production was Brighton […]

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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