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Act now to stop invasion

  INVASIVE species and their management into the future was the focus of a forum held in Toora recently, hosted by the Corner Inlet Blackberry Action Group and the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce. Expert speakers presented to the audience of around 40 landholders on blackberry biocontrol, deer population growth, the good neighbour program and roadside weed […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Portraits turn heads

  THE 11th Great Southern Portrait Prize opened on Saturday at Foster’s Stockyard Gallery, on the last weekend of the Prom Coast Seachange Festival. South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento attended with fellow councillors Alyson Skinner, Meg Edwards and deputy mayor Maxine Kiel. Festival chair Deb Bray welcomed everyone to the third occasion […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Rotarians cycle for charity

ROTARIANS from South Gippsland cycled 600km to the annual Rotary District 9820 Conference on Friday. Members of Leongatha, Korumburra and Phillip Island clubs rode to the conference of a district spanning Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula. Fifty cyclists spent six days on their bikes before arriving at a reception in Hobart for the start of the conference. […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Vision Australia thanks Rose Show

THE volunteers behind the Leongatha Rose Spectacular from 1970 to 2016 have been thanked by Vision Australia. Regional manager for Gippsland, Beryl Raufer, thanked the 12 current and former members of the rose show committee recently. Last year, the committee’s diminishing and aging members were forced to choose between  full scale fundraising and saving the […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Indonesian teachers inspire Leongatha

  LEONGATHA Secondary College last week hosted two teachers from Indonesia as part of the program Australia Awards in Indonesia. The program is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and coordinated through the Asia Education Foundation. It has supported more than 130 Indonesian education professionals and future leaders to visit Victoria […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Sun shines on Seachange Festival

  THE turnout and weather could not have been better for the Prom Coast Seachange Festival Fun Food Fair in Foster’s Main Street on Saturday. Food trucks, live music, entertainment and children’s activities drew people from all over Gippsland and further. There was a diverse program of events, with something for everyone, from food and […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Old fashioned fun

THE annual Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally was held at Nyora on the weekend and gave people an opportunity to experience living history. People could see Clydesdales performing farm work, the popular tractor pull, a blacksmith at work, vintage tractor and vehicle displays, wood chopping, earthmoving displays and much more. President of the rally […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fete a hit

ST LAURENCE’S Primary School held its annual fete on Friday night and the community turned out in droves to enjoy the evening. There were lambs, chooks, bunnies and more in the animal nursery and children enjoyed lots of cuddles. There was fairy floss and much more to eat, plenty of balloons and treasures to take home. […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Tèa’s path to baldness

LEONGATHA Secondary College Year 12 student Tèa Clark will be taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave 2017 to benefit the Leukaemia Foundation. “I’ve planned to do this for a long time now so I’ve adjusted to the idea of having all my hair shaved off,” Tèa said. Tea will be shaving her hair off […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Relay raises hope at Fish Creek

DATA showed that in 2015, 193 people were diagnosed with cancer in the South Gippsland shire, with 76 locals losing their lives to the disease. Raising money to combat cancer by furthering research is a big part of the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life, which has been running in Australia since 1999. The third South […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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