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Gippsland’s Neighbourhood Houses provide $8m in value

NEIGHBOURHOOD Houses in Gippsland have provided more than $8 million in value to their local communities between April 2019 and March 2020, according to a study by Deloitte. The social return on investment for Neighbourhood Houses was calculated at an astounding $2.78 for every

The voice of Gippsland’s youth

A TEENAGER from Leongatha South is lending her voice to parliamentarians as part of this year’s Youth Congress.

Our little locals to be livestreamed around the world

IN a world first, Phillip Island’s much-loved Penguin Parade will be live streamed every night from tonight (Tuesday, August 25). Live Penguin TV will allow fans in Victoria and around the world to watch the famous Penguin Parade on their phone, computer or device,

Olympic desire burning strong in Eleanor Patterson

HIGH jump sensation Eleanor Patterson’s desire to make another Olympics is growing stronger by the day since Tokyo 2020 was postponed.

First Victorian raw milk cheese made here in South Gippsland

PROM Country Cheese are first cheese makers in Victoria to be given permission to create a raw milk cheese, which will be called Moyarra Reserve.

Daffodil Day: don’t let it go undetected during COVID

Breast cancer survivor Megan Vuillermin said she was concerned women may be letting their concerns slide away and not seeking medical advice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coastal banksia mural almost ready for unveiling

BERRY Creek artist Melanie Caple has turned drab into fab in the main street of Leongatha, with a beautiful wall mural awaiting the finishing touches to be complete.

Olympic memories: A volunteer’s look

George Misson was a volunteer drug chaperone for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Ato Boldon signed and gave George his race number after winning the silver medal for the 100 metre sprint.

Korumburra Police target buses for COVID breaches

Korumburra Police target V/Line bus in new COVID operation as two people are arrested and two issued fines for breaching COVID-19 travel restrictions

Masked out – helping lip-readers communicate

Two local pubs are doing their bit for the community by supplying free lanyards for people who are deaf or hard of hearing following the implementation of mandatory facemasks across Victoria.

Music to their ears: Poowong parents driven mad

PARENTS have been covering their ears all week after Poowong Consolidated School delivered 153 recorders to all its students last week.

Difficult start to 2020 for Bramich

AFTER a delayed start, the 2020 FIM World Supersport 300 Championship got underway at the Pirelli Spanish Round in Jerez over the weekend of July 31 to August 2. Phillip Island Circuit backed Tom Bramich (Carl Cox-RT Motorsports by SKM-Kawasaki) was eager to get

Rich red Thorpdale soil adjoining heart of town

HOW sweet it is! Just a stroll from the bakery, the school, kinder, community pool, recreation reserve and the country hotel/meeting hub. This is truly a rare opportunity! 66mg water licence, large scale commercial shedding, plentiful grass and as many options as you dream