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Citizen scientists take on SealSpotter Challenge

CITIZEN Scientists around the world are taking part in the annual SealSpotter Challenge, contributing to vital seal research from the comfort of their own homes. “Participants will have two weeks to access the SealSpotter web portal and count as many seals and seal pups

BREAKING NEWS: South Gippsland Shire Council sacked

THE South Gippsland Shire Council has been sacked. The State Government released the following statement this morning (Wednesday, June 19). “The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce a Bill to dismiss the South Gippsland Shire Council following the final report from a Commission of

Nurse’s uphill battle to help fight cancer in Tanzania

AN Australian nurse, born and bred in Korumburra, is taking on Africa’s highest mountain in a bid to improve cancer care in her adopted second home, Tanzania. Tania Burgess and four other Aussies are set to embark on a seven-day trek to the summit

‘Burra shines bright

THE Korumburra Southern Lights Festival drew in a huge crowd on Sunday with thousands gathering for the inaugural winter festival organised by the Korumburra Business Association. Event organiser, and secretary of the Korumburra business association, Shirley Arestia, was overwhelmed by the large turnout. “I

New Penguin visitor centre on its way

THERE’S plenty going on at the Phillip Island Nature Parks, with the new Penguin Parade Visitor Centre opening soon, amongst other major projects. The new centre is expected to be delivered well ahead of the scheduled completion date of November 2019. The Penguin Parade