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Santa delights at Capeview Mitre10

WHILE some of the younger visitors to Santa Claus at Capeview Mitre10 Leongatha found the experience a little terrifying, most children were delighted to see him. HitFM Gippsland’s Santa On Tour program was in Leongatha on Saturday and will continue on to various locations across the region to celebrate Christmas. Visitors came to have their […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Christmas cheer in Korumburra

THE Korumburra community is set to celebrate the Christmas season during the town’s annual celebration Christmas In Korumburra on its main street on Saturday, December 15. An initiative of members of the Korumburra Business Association (KBA) and supported by the Koringal Women’s Service, Lions and Rotary clubs of Korumburra, the event caters for families and […]

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Leongatha turns on Christmas spirit

By Trudy Murphy   OH, what a night! Saturday night’s Carols in the Drome in Leongatha was a carols to remember with amazing performances from local bands, Leongatha Children’s Centre, local schools, Lisa Pellin Dancers, Combined Church Choir, South Gippsland Brass Band and drummers, Ashley Geary, Jackson Patterson, Adrian Darakai, Kiarna Smith, Britt Lewis, Kerryn […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Concert impresses

STUDENTS at St Joseph’s Primary School, Wonthaggi, wowed their friends and family with their annual Christmas concert on Thursday, December 6. The Christmas concert was based on John Burland’s Christmas Star. Christmas Star is a collection of songs and narration that retells the events leading up to and including the birth of Jesus Christ. The […]

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Santa spreads joy to the world

IF ever there was a more important job than spreading joy to children the world over, Santa Claus is yet to have discovered it. Mr Claus hails from the Nordic, snowy regions of the North Pole. Each year on Christmas Eve and early Christmas Day, he delivers toys, with the help of his faithful team […]

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Trauma Teddies comfort children

HANDKNITTED teddies, having become known as Trauma Teddies, have proved a great comfort for young children in times of stress. The Probus Club of Inverloch Knitters Group has added these teddies to their efforts for organisations such as the Salvation Army and Mission Without Limits for children in stressful situations. The immense value of these […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Siblings act on climate change

KORUMBURRA siblings Xavier and Abbey Nicholls swapped the classroom for activism on Friday when they took part in School Strike 4 Action in Melbourne. The event saw students from across Victoria parade through the streets and rally outside the Treasury to campaign against using coal for electricity production, oppose the Adani coal mine and call […]

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Latest Lennie book to be launched

THE sister of Leongatha hero Lennie Gwyther is the latest author to publish a book about the boy who rode his pony to Sydney in 1932. Beryl Ferrier’s book, Encore Lennie – The Story Behind the Statue, details how the community raised funds to erect a statue of Lennie and his pony Ginger Mick at […]

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Moustaches lost for men’s health

THE South Gippsland branch of Gippsland Historical Automobile Club held its shave day on Sunday, for club members who took part in this year’s Movember. A great day was had with lots of laughs and of course lots of funds raised at the club’s Leongatha headquarters. Member Max Wise attracted a lot of attention when […]

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Duo ascends city’s tallest tower

SCOTT Hillis still remembers when he stood at the bottom of Melbourne’s tallest building, the Eureka Tower, and looked up. He knew he had to run up every stair in the building, wearing 25kg of firefighting gear. “It’s hard on the brain,” he said. The Leongatha firefighter and his partner Tiffany Van Horick recently completed […]

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