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Major works continue at Newhaven College

  SCHOOL may be out for students and teachers, but at Newhaven College there has been a flurry of activity. There is just over two weeks to go until the new school year starts, and a massive amount of road and landscaping work is to be completed. A large team of contractors has been working […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Nerrena Hall is calling

MORE people are discovering the beauty of Nerrena. It’s tranquil countryside, pleasant community and proximity to the services, schools and jobs in Leongatha entice local town dwellers seeking a rural life, as well as newcomers to South Gippsland. At the centre of this charming rural district on the way to Dumbalk is the Nerrena Hall, […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Champion of the arts

“THE arts are a place for people to express themselves and connect with other people.” That is the view of Mary Sullivan, the newly appointed arts development officer of South Gippsland Shire Council. “In rural communities, there is an enormous emphasis on sport and sport plays a role in bringing people together and feeling connected, […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Rail trail ready to roll

  THE members of the new Great Southern Rail Trail Committee of Management met last week to discuss their plans for the region’s iconic tourism attraction. New chairman Ken Myors of Korumburra said the committee would continue to ensure the trail meets the region’s recreation and economic needs. “The amount of people who go in […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Retailers relish holiday rush

  SOUTH Gippsland shoppers backed local businesses over Christmas after being lured to the region’s towns by new initiatives from business and tourism associations. From traditional promotional posters to modern social media, commercial associations worked hard to entice festive shoppers. Korumburra Business Association president Noelene Cosson said businesses encouraged people to spend locally by putting […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Leongatha cheer

THE State Government is being urged to ensure Leongatha receives adequate funding for its future infrastructure requirements. The call comes in the wake of a prediction the town’s population is expected to grow to 7476 people by 2031 – a massive rise of 30 per cent on the most recent population count in 2016. By […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Outdoor expo hindered by heat

THE second Foster Outdoor Expo was held on the weekend, with attendance down overall due mainly to Saturday’s extreme heat. Run by the Foster Football Netball Club at the Foster Showgrounds, Gary Bullen from the organising committee said he was happy with the event. “Saturday killed us and we closed the gates an hour early […]

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Cancer journey inspires baking marathon

CUPCAKES never tasted so good. The humble cupcake has raised nearly $50,000 for cancer research thanks to the dedication of Inverloch’s Andrew and Sheila Downey. For five years they have been baking and selling their famed cupcakes to campers along Inverloch’s foreshore camping ground and locals, as well as Cranbourne Secondary College where they teach, […]

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Discovery of a lifetime

GEOLOGIST Jim Bowler grew up in Leongatha, played football in the town and worked on his family’s farm for 10 years before moving to attend university. While working for Australian National University (ANU) in western New South Wales, Dr Bowler made a discovery that changed the views about the period of human habitation of Australia. […]

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Venus Bay debates skate park site

THE Venus Bay community is split over the proposed location of a new skate park for the town. South Gippsland Shire Council is now advertising its intention to erect the skate park on the corner of Jupiter Boulevard and Centre Road, opposite the town’s shops. Supporters say that location is public, ensuring the skate park […]

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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