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Celebrating excellence at Newhaven

Senior awards: some of the major award winners at Newhaven College’s Presentation Evening were (L-R), Finnan Donohue – Luke Bolding Memorial Scholarship, Aaron Fraser – Year 10 Dux, Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and a Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar, and Ellie Pearce, also a recipient of the Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar’s Award.

THE Newhaven College community gathered to celebrate the school year at the Year 5 – 11 Presentation Evening. A variety of awards were presented to students to recognise outstanding achievements in Academic Studies, Leadership, Music, Sport, Values, Public Speaking and Debating, Drama, and Design and Visual Arts. The strength and depth of Newhaven’s Performing Arts […]

December 6th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Local legend attracts hundreds

History: Tim and Janet McRae welcomed the public into their home, Tullaree, over the weekend to share the local legend of the Lady of the Swamp

AROUND 700 people bought tickets to tour famous Buffalo house Tullaree over the weekend. The local legend lives on and mention of the Lady of the Swamp continues to pique interest. The house was built in 1905 and purchased by the Clement sisters in 1907. They were wealthy, unmarried women. Their wealth came from their […]

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Coby wins top theatre award

Winning smile: Korumburra’s Coby Fowles was awarded The Gippsland Amateur Theatre’s The Most Outstanding Youth Performance (Under 13) for his role as Michael Banks in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s brilliant Mary Poppins musical this year. He was congratulated by Jessica Geyer who played Jane Banks in Mary Poppins and was nominated for a GAT youth award.

YOUNG Coby Fowles of Korumburra was presented with Gippsland Amateur Theatre’s (GAT) The Most Outstanding Youth Performance (Under 13) award for his role as Michael Banks in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s fabulous Mary Poppins musical this year, at the annual awards night in Warragul on Saturday night. Hundreds attended the GAT awards night at the racecourse […]

December 6th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Fair go plea

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THE new South Gippsland Shire Council has been urged to reduce red tape in a bid to fill empty shops in Leongatha and other major centres in South Gippsland. The Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling on the new council to simply planning regulations and promote pop-up shops in a bid to boost […]

December 6th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Foster school petition launched

Pressure’s on: The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, pictured right, is launching a petition to build a new Foster Primary School with School Council President, Matt Wallis.

FOSTER and district residents are being encouraged to sign a petition calling on the State Government to build a new Foster Primary School. The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien has launched the petition with the school community in a bid to secure funding for a new primary school. “I’ve raised the need for […]

December 6th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Burra bewdy

Win for Korumburra: from left, Quinn, Hamish, Louise and Angus Wilson checked out the new Karmai Community Children's Centre, due to open in January 2017. The Korumburra community could then turn its attention to extending the Great Southern Rail Trail to town.

THE push is on to extend the Great Southern Rail Trail from Leongatha to Korumburra. The launch and branding of the rail trail was held recently for the rail trail between Leongatha and Welshpool, and there is now momentum for the trail to be extended to Korumburra. New owner of The Bicycle Fitting Store in […]

December 6th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Wonthaggi builders confirmed for multimillion Island college

Top effort: from left, some of the award winning Newhaven College students,  Ingrid Nunn, Sports and Values; Nathan Foote, Values; Wil Vanderstaay, Values; and Mitchell Fallaw, Graphics; were presented with certificates during the annual presentation evening at the Senior School in Newhaven on Thursday.

WONTHAGGI’S DAS Constructions was officially confirmed as the builder for the new multimillion dollar Newhaven College Senior School at the college’s annual presentation night on Thursday, November 24. Wasting no time in making a start, DAS Constructions managing director  Dale Sartori, Newhaven College board, project manager David Butt and college principal Gea Lovell attended the […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Lights to fix intersection

Intersection questions: Anne-Marie Adamson from Wonthaggi and VicRoads planning engineer Luke Bryant discuss the traffic lights and raised road safety platform proposed an intersection in Wonthaggi.

THE Wonthaggi community was given an opportunity to voice its opinion about traffic signals and a raised road safety platform proposed for one of the town’s busiest intersections last Wednesday. VicRoads held a community drop in session at the Wonthaggi Centennial Centre to discuss improving the intersection of Bass Highway (McKenzie Street) and Korumburra- Wonthaggi […]

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Coast guard on the move

Room to move: Port Welshpool Coast Guard flotilla commander Rocco Maruzza is happy with the new facility at Welshpool, which provides a home for the flotilla’s truck and other equipment and a great area for training and meetings.

THE Port Welshpool Coast Guard, which is a part of the CFA’s South Gippsland group of brigades, is settling in to its new home at Welshpool. The former CFA station was recently upgraded and extended, to include not only the CFA but the coast guard as well. The building was officially opened recently. The brigade […]

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Trail blazing

Happy pollies: from left, Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien, Great Southern Rail Trail committee of management member Bruce Beatson, Eastern Victoria MLC Harriet Shing, South Gippsland Shire Council mayor councillor Ray Argento and CEO Tim Tamlin we all thrilled to be a part of the relaunch of the Great Southern Rail Trail in Fish Creek on Saturday.

  THE Great Southern Rail trail was relaunched at Fish Creek on Saturday, to celebrate the trail’s completion as well as its new branding. The now 72 kilometre continuous trail from Leongatha to Port Welshpool features 15 bridges and travels through 10 towns. The trail was officially relaunched by Eastern Victoria MLC Harriet Shing, who […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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