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Cancer fundraising goal reached

Milestone reached: from left, You Are My Sunshine Foundation chairperson Jude Donahoo celebrates the foundation reaching its fundraising goal of $1 million with Australian rider and YAMS ambassador,Jack Miller.

THE Australian Grand Prix Corporation is thrilled to announce the long-standing charity partner of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, the You Are My Sunshine Foundation (YAMS), has reached its fundraising target of $1 million dollars with the help of generous motorsport fans over five years. The Phillip Island not for profit charity, which has been […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Top award for Alex

Principal’s Prize: Newhaven College captain Alex Swan was awarded the coveted Principal’s Prize. He is pictured with his sister Tara, brother Charlie and parents Russell and Jenny along with college principal Gea Lovell.

  LEONGATHA’S  Alex Swan, Newhaven College captain was awarded the prestigious Principal’s Prize during a special day last Thursday to celebrate the completion of 13 years of school for the Class of 2016.   Ninety students and their families enjoyed a family breakfast before attending their final House assemblies. Heads of the college’s four Houses […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

College dedicates school buildings

Grow tall: a special tree was planted for the Mary MacKillop College 30th anniversary on Sunday, which involved the school’s three principals, Ed Carmody, David Leslie and Michael Delaney.

ONE of the highlights of Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College’s 30th anniversary celebrations over the weekend was the dedication and official naming of two school buildings. At Sunday’s Mass former parish priest and former president of canonical administrators, Father Peter Kooloos dedicated Pioneer Hall, formerly known as the multi-purpose hall, in memory of all those […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Young model wows New York

New York bound: after impressing agencies in New York in August, Jordy Knox is looking to continue modelling in New York’s January Fashion Week next year. Photo by Taneisha Knox.

THE opportunity to model in New York has opened some amazing doors for Korumburra teenager Jordy Knox. Although he had never considered himself a model before, a run in with a scouting agent has set Jordy on a new pathway. Jordy was in Burke Street, Melbourne, for his birthday in December last year when he […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Wonthaggi raises health bar

Upgrade needed: staff in the Wonthaggi hospital’s emergency department provide an excellent service, but need a new facility to extend their level of care. Pictured, from left, are doctors Peter Ward and Richard Monthy examining an x-ray.

A MORE complex level of care may become a reality at the Wonthaggi hospital. At the moment, the Wonthaggi hospital – along with hospitals in Leongatha and Foster – is considered a small rural hospital, capable of taking care of generic, low complex situations. While in some areas the hospital is ready to step up […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

CEO warns: purse strings will tighten


SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is concerned about its ability to fund future projects in the wake of the State Government’s rate capping policy. In a message to Local Government Minister Natalie Hutchins in council’s annual report, chief executive officer Tim Tamlin said the government’s Fair Go Rates policy would likely impact council in the long […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Persistent puddle needs to go

Too much: Michael Chizzoniti and Annie Roylance have shops on River Drive in Tarwin Lower, which in wet weather are impacted by a large puddle.

A LARGE puddle that accumulates in front of shops on River Drive in Tarwin Lower has been causing problems for tenants for many years now, made worse by recent persistent rain. Annie Roylance works at Terry White Chemist and said numerous calls to the South Gippsland Shire Council to have the problem fixed have resulted […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

National forum showcases local feats

Leaders together: Bass Coast Shire Council chief executive officer Paul Buckley discusses the role local government can play with community foundations with South Gippsland Shire Council chief executive officer Tim Tamlin.

SUCCESSFUL partnerships between communities and councils in South Gippsland were the toast of Australia at a national forum at Inverloch last Tuesday, October 11. Representatives of community foundations across the country heard how local councils had worked with community foundations to save the Mirboo North Childcare Centre and also train young drivers in Bass Coast […]

October 18th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Theatre fires up at coal mine

Nuts and bolts: Tad Hendry in the construction space at The Shed where he spends hundreds of hours creating award winning sets for the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s productions.

  QUITE simply known as The Shed, the new home of the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group represents a whole lot more and is injecting new life and creativity into the State Coal Mine. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, this inspiring performing arts hub continues the “loving and friendly” connection the performing arts has always […]

October 18th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Bikes benefit Mirboo North

Street transformed: Mirboo North’s main street was overwhelmed by thousands of motorcyclists and riders at the 3rd Blessing of the Bikes on Saturday.

MIRBOO North became a sea of bikes when thousands of motorcyclists gathered in town on Saturday for the 3rd Blessing of the Bikes and United 4 All Ride. One of the organisers, Sabine Widmer of Inline 4 Cafe, hailed the event a success. “We estimated there to be between 7000 and 8000 bikes here. It […]

October 18th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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