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Leongatha college grows

  LEONGATHA Secondary College (LSC) welcomed 95 Year 7 students from across the region to the college on Tuesday, January 30. Principal Wayne Chester said the college’s overall numbers have increased again and the college now has 580 students. New staff members Lucy Bowman and Chris Van Pelt will be taking on a teaching role […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Circus delights cast spell

THE circus hit Leongatha last week and Wonthaggi on the weekend, with an impressive array of acts drawing plenty to the shows. The globe of death had everyone on their toes as two motorbikes travelled at speeds up to 80 km/h inside a confined space; but this time three people had to stand inside that […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Ambulance award for Anne

SHE has both saved lives and watched others slip away in her role as a volunteer, but still Anne McIntyre continues to service South Gippsland’s coastal community. The Venus Bay resident received an Ambulance Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours announced on Friday. Mrs McIntyre was recognised for her service as a founding member […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Aussie pride in Inverloch

IN a display of true Aussie spirit, a large crowd gathered outside the Inverloch Community Hub for this year’s Australia Day celebrations. This year’s special guests included McMillan MP Russell Broadbent and Bass Coast Shire Councillor Les Larke. The official proceedings kicked off with a medley of Australian songs performed by the Wonthaggi U3A choir. […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Citizen of the year taken by surprise

MIRBOO North Times reporter Rob Waycott was named Mirboo North’s Citizen of the Year on Friday. He was a member of the original committee of volunteers to save the community newspaper from extinction in 1995 and has reported ever since. Mr Waycott writes approximately 70,000 words each year, as well as researching the town’s history. […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Wonthaggi thanks those who serve

AUSTRALIA Day is the perfect opportunity to reflect on people who make a difference. Wonthaggi did so by holding its annual award ceremony, this year at the Wonthaggi Town Hall. Seven individuals, one business and one club were recognised for their contributions to the town. The Citizens of the Year Award went to Barbara and […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Meeniyan praises volunteers

THE volunteers who shape Meeniyan were honoured at Meeniyan’s Australia Day ceremony on Friday. An enthusiastic crowd filled the Meeniyan Hall to pay tribute to Meeniyan representatives recognised in South Gippsland Shire Council’s Australia Day awards recently. They were Citizen of the Year nominee John Hattam, Event of the Year, the 2017 Meeniyan Garlic Festival, […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Locals flock to build scarecrows

MEENIYAN Community Garden is gearing up for its annual Australia Day Scarecrow Competition this Friday. Community members are invited bring along their best scarecrows or get together to build along with the group. The basic scarecrow necessities will be suplied but participants are encouraged to bring along something special to make their scarecrow a winner. […]

January 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Geeks gather at Coal Creek

GEEKS from across the region and beyond enjoyed a fun filled day at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum’s annual GeekFest in Korumburra on Sunday. Guests came decked out in full costume with many in medieval, cosplay or steampunk attire. Coal Creek par coordinator Rowena Ashley said the day was a huge success. “This year’s […]

January 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Family fun in the sun

THE Cape Family Festival was a fun family day open to the community to celebrate Cape Paterson’s rich culture, environment, music and diverse food, with fun in the sun on Saturday. Festivalgoers travelled from all over the region to also celebrate the Wonthaggi Surf Life Saving Club’s 80th anniversary. The annual event is the club’s […]

January 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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