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Women chat over breakfast

WOMEN from across South Gippsland enjoyed an International Women’s Day breakfast on Friday, March 8. From left, Vicki Bradley, Tania Ryan and Anna Anthony enjoyed the event held at Korumburra’s The Borough Department Store. The event featured speakers, music and food, and was hosted by South Gippsland Shire Council

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Work starts on Foster library upgrade

WORKS have started on Foster Library’s $92,000 upgrade, which will make it the state’s first library to be accessed out of hours with a secure swipe card. The project is jointly funded by a State Government grant of $69,000 from the Living Libraries Infrastructure Fund, $20,000 from West Gippsland Libraries, and $3,000 from the Friends […]

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Toora Pool set for splash park

CONSTRUCTION of a new splash park will soon commence at the Toora Pool, believed to begin sometime after April following the busy summer swimming period. The current toddler pool is relatively small in size and the proposed splash park will benefit over six year olds, increasing water confidence. The splash park was also aimed at […]

March 5th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Op shop thrives in Meeniyan

THE Meeniyan and Community Shop has been going from strength to strength since its inception on April 28, 2017. Providing a valuable source of community funding, it makes use of no less than 63 dedicated and hard working volunteers, allotted for one or more three hour shifts per month. A committee of eight people oversee […]

March 5th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Hard work creates dreams

SINCE its 1911 inception, International Women’s Day 2019 celebrates the theme of ‘balance for better’ and reducing the gender parity gap. The first meetings were celebrated in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark, with more than one million attending rallies to protest against women’s working rights, the right to vote, to hold public office positions and […]

March 5th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Pear party returns full of juice

FRIENDS of the Toora Heritage Pear Orchard Inc are proud to announce the eighth annual Pear Party this Sunday, March 10, from 10am to 4pm at the orchard on Mill Street. An assortment of entertainment is lined up for the picturesque, four acre orchard comprising some 60 varieties of pears and 110 trees. “We had […]

March 5th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Elderly speak up

TWO of the more concerning issues facing the aging population in South Gippsland Shire are insufficient public transport and lengthy ambulance wait times, according to the Active Retirees Advisory Committee (ARAC). The ARAC met with South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday to discuss these matters. Joan Turner, chair of the ARAC, said, “We need more […]

February 26th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Calling all folk lovers

LEONGATHA locals Mandy Breeze and Doug Kelly are on a mission to gather like minded people interested in setting up a monthly folk music gathering. The musical duo moved here in April last year, coming from the warmer New South Wales climates of Clunes, about 30 minutes from Byron Bay. About six people are what […]

February 26th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Dinosaur hunt at Inverloch

VOLUNTEERS from Monash University and Museum Victoria congregated at The Caves at Inverloch recently for the annual Dinosaur Dreaming fossil digging event. The famed, rocky coastline of The Caves and Flat Rocks is home to one of only a handful of polar dinosaur sites globally. The sites were founded in 1991, with experimental digging commencing […]

February 26th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Landcare plays a vital role

SHADOW Assistant Minister for Public Land Use and  Eastern Victoria Region MLC, Melina Bath, has highlighted the importance of Landcare following her visit to Korumburra recently. Ms Bath said she is committed working with community groups such as Landcare to improve sustainability of land use in Gippsland. “On becoming a parliamentarian almost four years ago, […]

February 26th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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