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Optimism high at Mary MacKillop

MARY MacKillop College in Leongatha welcomed 118 happy new Year 7 students and their families to the school last Wednesday. Principal David Leslie said there were many nervous but excited faces, with students hailing from 24 primary schools and filling five classes. The new playground, funded by the Parents and Friends, was popular with years […]

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

Exciting start at Leongatha

IT’S been a positive start to 2019 at Leongatha Secondary College, with 124 Year 7 students and new enrolments across all year levels. “Due to the growth of numbers this year, we have six Year 7 classes, one more than last year,” principal Wayne Chester said. “This year is an exciting year for Leongatha Secondary […]

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

Baking for a cause

AN Inverloch cancer fundraising couple sold 667 cupcakes on Australia Day, collecting $1600 for Peter McCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, along with donations. Since Boxing Day, the bakers Sheila and Andrew Downey have sold just under 2000 cupcakes in Inverloch and profited around $4500. Sheila is pictured with some of their quality cakes, as they […]

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

Council celebrates best of Bass Coast

BASS Coast Shire Council announced Wonthaggi’s Deb Rielly as the 2019 Bass Coast Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day Awards presentation last Wednesday in Wonthaggi. Rhyll’s Hayden Marshall was announced as the 2019 Bass Coast Young Citizen of the Year. Ms Rielly was recognised for her inspirational contributions to the local community, both […]

January 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Graham helps the marginalised

ARCHDEACON of the Anglican Parish of Leongatha, Graham Knott, is clear about why he devotes his life to the priesthood – to remind us that Jesus sees in everybody a person worth loving. Originally from the United Kingdom and a priest since 1980, his role as archdeacon of South Gippsland sees him looking after regions […]

January 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Pool brings relief from heat

MIRBOO North Pool is making a splash throughout the hot summer months, with plenty of activities to keep children entertained. The idyllic pool grounds were full to the brim during early January scorchers, with some 500 splashers seeking solace during total fire days which saw mercuries reach into the forties. Annual, week long swim classes […]

January 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Bay Beach hosts massive festival

THE Cape Family Festival was bigger than ever this year with around 2500 people heading down to Bay Beach in Cape Paterson on Saturday. The market stalls were at capacity with 50 stallholders taking part in the event, as well as live entertainment. Children had plenty of fun at the festival with the inclusion of […]

January 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Sureway gives to Lifeline

Major donation: Sureway Employment and Training Gippsland area managers Darren Beggs and Jacinta Muhovics presented a cheque for $2620 to Michelle Possingham from Lifeline Gippsland Telephone Crisis Centre on December 19. From November 12 to December 7, Sureway held a fundraising appeal across the company and gave money to a charity in each region for […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Business,Community | Read More »

Long Jetty’s opening success

IT has been just over eight years in the making but finally the $10.85 million restoration of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty has been realised. Hundreds of people walked on the jetty on the weekend before Christmas, when the jetty first opened unofficially, in time for the summer holiday season South Gippsland Shire Council mayor […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

New wheels for first aid crew

A NEW vehicle is rushing first aid responders to emergencies in the Venus Bay district. The Venus Bay Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has taken delivery of a Nissan X-Trail, supplied by Ambulance Victoria and the third vehicle the CERT has had since starting. The old CERT signage was green, including on volunteer first aiders’ […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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