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Carinya expansion to keep aged care local

BIG things are happening at Carinya in Korumburra, with a $5.5 million expansion planned for the residential aged care facility, plus the construction of 10 more self-contained units and a brand-new community centre to be enjoyed by residents and the wider Korumburra population. Twenty

New effort to bring back tourist train

A NEW group touting a new approach is confident it can get Korumburra’s tourist railway back up and running in the next 12 months. Led by Leongatha resident Doug Pell, a group of six local business people and railway enthusiasts has over the last

Saleyards’ fitting tribute to Des McRae

THERE was one minute’s silence observed by the auctioneers, farmers and buyers at the Koonwarra saleyards on Wednesday, May 23 before the cattle market started in memory of Des McRae. It was as fitting a tribute as any that followed, either at St Joseph’s

Award-winning filmmaker calls the Bena hills home

THE LATEST film from Bena based filmmaker Thomas Baricevic will have its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival in June, before touring the international festival circuit. Dubbed a ‘neo urban Western adventure’, and set in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne, ‘The Coin’

$5m springboard for museum

THE National Vietnam Veteran’s Museum on Phillip Island has received $5 million from the Federal Government to help build a new home for their extensive collection, which boasts more than 20,000 artefacts. At an announcement attended by around 150 people, including staff, volunteers and