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James Gregory Lloyd McNamara was born
on February 13 at the Leongatha Hospital.
James is the first son for Travis and Rebecca
of Leongatha and a baby brother for Claire
(aged 9) and Chelsea (aged 6).
Charlee Gayle Crew is the first baby for An-
drew and Alanna of Woodleigh and was born
on February 18 at the Leongatha Hospital.
Scarlett Melonie Lethbridge is another
daughter for Vince Lethbridge and Rebecca
Fraser of Korumburra, born on February 10
at the Leongatha Hospital. Scarlett is a baby
sister for Bayli (aged 10) and Aubrey (aged 2).
Lillith Grace Byrne is the first baby for Pat-
rick Byrne and Amanda Webb of Leongatha,
born on February 21 at the Leongatha Hospital.
Isabelle Pranee Magnussen was born at
Bass Coast Health on February 19 to parents
Wanida and Jarrod Magnussen of Wonthaggi.
Isabelle is a little sister to Hannah, aged one.
Nova Iris Cant was born at Bass Coast
Health on February 14 to parents Rikki Cole
and Trent Cant of Dalyston. Nova is a little
sister to Tayte, aged two.
Theresa Cornelia Tauali’I was born on
January 30 at Bass Coast Health. Tess is the
second child of Alan and Andrea Tauali’i of
Wonthaggi and she is the little sister to 22
month old Lincoln Lee Tauali’i.
Zara Mary Adams was born at Bass Coast
Health on February 8 to parents Catriona
and Christian Adams of Wonthaggi. Zara is a
little sister to Sam, aged two.
MOO’S at Meeniyan Restaurant & Café and
Yooralla’s Leongatha Community Hub are partner-
ing once again to host a special Community Café
evening event on Thursday, March 16.
For one night only, young people from the 5A
Yooralla Way catering team at Yooralla’s Leongatha
Community Hub will take over the kitchen at
Moo’s at Meeniyan, offering locals the opportunity
to enjoy a meal and connect with their community.
This year there will be the added opportunity to
check out a range of artworks made by Yooralla/
Federation customers, which will be on display for
the entire month of March.
For several years, these young people have taken
part in a range of catering and hospitality training
opportunities through partnerships with Federa-
tion Training and Community College Gippsland.
Each week, participants have the opportunity to
learn about the catering and hospitality industry
and gain a broad range of service and food prepa-
5A Yooralla Way have hosted a series of Commu-
nity Café events in the local area and have earned
themselves a well-deserved reputation of produc-
ing a selection of delicious menu options as well as
high quality service.
Community Café events offer participants the
chance to gain first-hand hospitality experience
and put their skills into practice.
Yooralla community development worker Van-
essa Holness has been part of the success of the
Community Café in the past few years and has
seen for herself how the support from the com-
munity has helped it to grow.
“Whether it be hosting one of our young people
for work experience or attending one of our Com-
munity Cafe days we are very fortunate to live in
such a supportive community,” she said.
“It’s incredibly generous of Moo’s at Meeniyan to
offer us the use of their terrific space and staff for
the evening, and one of our customers is even now
employed at Moo’s for two days a week.
“We’re all very excited and we expect it to be a
spectacular event.” The event will start at 6pm on
Thursday, March 16 at Moo’s at Meeniyan Restau-
rant & Cafe, 89 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan.
The cost of the meal is $35 per person, with
drinks available for an additional cost.
Yooralla café is back
REMEMBER how good it feels to be out-
doors and immersed in nature, exploring
stunning coastlines, forests and mountain
peaks, to the simple pleasures of picnick-
ing or strolling in your local park?
For those looking for something more in-
vigorating, you’ll find some of the world’s
best places to go hiking, cycling, rock
climbing and snorkelling right here on our
Parks Week from March 4 to 12 March
celebrates the vital role of parks in keep-
ing our communities and natural environ-
It’s the perfect reminder to give yourself
a break and get into a park this Autumn.
“Victoria’s amazing national parks, re-
serves and sanctuaries are protected as
the best examples of the state’s natural
and cultural heritage – its spectacular
wildlife, plants, wild places and scenery, ”
Parks Victoria Chief Conservation Scien-
tist Mark Norman said.
“We are blessed with such a huge diver-
sity, from deserts with bearded dragons
and red kangaroos, to alps with pygmy
possums and snow gums.
“We have dense ancient rainforests that
are home to lyrebirds, kelp forests and
seagrass meadows, and iconic much-loved
places including Wilsons Promontory, the
Otways and the Grampians.
“Seventy percent of our beaches and
coastlines are also in our parks.
“I urge everybody to get out there in
Parks Week, to escape into reality and
soak up some nature – from your small-
est local park to some of our magic wild
places all over the state.
“And don’t forget that our parks and
their ecosystems also work for us, giving
us clean, filtered air and water, helping us
regulate the climate and bringing critical
tourism dollars to our cities, towns and
“More than 100 million visits are made
each year to the estate managed by Parks
“This includes national, state and met-
ropolitan parks, piers, jetties and marine
national parks and sanctuaries. Their
value and draw power is obvious in the
steady increase in the numbers of people
visiting parks over the past decade. ”
Little Waterloo Bay, Wilsons Promontory National Park. Photo: Anthony Nimbs.
Enjoy the magic of
nature in Parks Week
VOLUNTEERS from around Bass Coast will
once again help clean up our environment and
keep Bass Coast beautiful for Clean Up Australia
Day on Sunday, March 5.
The annual event encourages businesses,
schools and community groups to make a differ-
ence and play a part in keeping our environment
In 2016, more than 682,000 volunteers helped
the environment by removing rubbish from
around 7117 sites across Australia, removing an
estimated 15,600 tonnes of rubbish over a week
There are already 12 sites registered around the
shire, including parks and beaches from Inverloch
to Phillip Island and Corinella.
Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Pamela
Rothfield, said Clean Up Australia Day has always
been well supported by the Bass Coast commu-
“Our recent community engagement around es-
tablishing themes for the 2017-2021 Council Plan,
highlighted how the people of Bass Coast value
our natural environment and are passionate about
protecting it,” Cr Rothfield said.
“I applaud those who volunteer to keep our shire
beautiful and pristine by being involved in events
like Clean Up Australia Day – it is fantastic!
“Council continues to proudly support Clean Up
Australia events by providing free waste collection
and disposal for all known registered Clean Up
sites in our shire.
“Clean Up Australia Day is a great excuse to get
outdoors and make a difference by helping protect
our special natural environment and wildlife.”
Local community members can register their
own site with friends, family, colleagues or local
clubs, or can join a site which already exists by
Clean up sites can vary from local parks, wa-
terways, beaches, sporting fields, bushland and
Clean Up Australia will send each organiser a
clean-up kit, which includes 10 rubbish bags and
10 recycling bags, plus some gloves and tongs,
when they register.
The Clean Up Kits can take a little while to ar-
rive, so get in quick if you plan on registering a
For more information, please contact Council’s
Sustainable Environment Team on 1300 BCOAST
(226 278) or 5671 2211.
Keeping our environment clean
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