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Crowds enjoy twilight fete

THE weather turned out to be perfect for last Friday night’s St Laurence’s Fete in Leongatha, with the mild conditions drawing a good crowd The dunking machine on the oval was extremely popular with plenty of volunteers lining up for a dip into the water. There were plenty of other rides to keep the fete […]

March 27th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Young women feel the power

AN event organised by Leongatha Secondary College Year 11 student Lizzie Harms brought hundreds of young women together last Tuesday, March 20. The event, aimed at empowering young women, saw students from local secondary schools and a group from Yooralla come together to hear from guest speaker Clementine Ford. Ms Ford is a bestselling author […]

March 27th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Rain falls on market

DESPITE the wind and rain, dedicated market-goers and community members visited the Leongatha Farmers Market on Saturday. People enjoyed fresh food and locally grown produce, as well as handmade items and entertainment. “The day was quiet due to the rain but we’re looking to encourage people to support our local producers and the cold weather […]

March 27th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Women help girls enter science careers

GIRLS are set to have greater employment opportunities in the growing world of science, thanks to an innovative project launched last Wednesday. The STEM Sisters Project will match teenage girls with mentors in what are these days called the STEM subjects: science, technology, education and maths. The project brings together 22 Year 10 girls from […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

STEAM building officially opened

KORUMBURRA Secondary College proudly opened its new science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) building on Friday. The $5.5 million project has been a long time in the making and the school is thrilled with the outcome. The redevelopment includes the construction of a state of the art Applied Learning Hub with science, food technology, […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Walkers raise the bar

THE South Gippsland Relay for Life had reached 75 percent of its fundraising goal before the event even got underway at the Korumburra Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon. With 20 teams and nearly 300 participants registered to take part in the relay, event coordinator Jo Walster from Cancer Council Victoria was positive the organisers would reach […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Past fascinates at tractor rally

THE Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally was held at Morrison Park in Nyora on the weekend, showcasing tractors, working horses and old fashioned machinery. Around 800 people came along to see the living history of Clydesdales working in the paddocks, sheep shearing, blacksmiths forging tools, wood chopping and much more. “It went really well […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Pear party fun

THE seventh annual Toora Pear Party was a huge hit on Sunday and attracted more than 600 people to the Toora Pear Orchard. “More people than what I expected came because of the Foster craft market,” organiser Meryl Agars said. “The weather was a lot better this year and there was definitely more children and […]

March 14th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Inverloch loves jazz

THE Inverloch Jazz Festival Street Parade proved to be a great success with perfect weather, masses of people and a fantastic community atmosphere. Local bands, musicians and community members and groups walked as a whole through the streets of Inverloch for the 25th annual event. The parade was opened by Bass Coast Shire Council deputy […]

March 14th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Johanna’s battle for water

WHAT would you do if you heard one in nine of the world’s population still doesn’t have access to clean safe water? The news prompted Johanna Haasjes of Leongatha to act. It has been five years since she started working for the organisation WaterAid Australia by raising funds. “I always wanted to make the world […]

March 14th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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