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EIGHT year old Emily Rainbow has a rare tu-
mour in her main saliva gland.
She is urgently in need of an operation which
costs $15,000 and a fundraiser, to be staged at
Coal Creek on January 6 from 10am to 4pm,
will help raise the necessary funds.
So come along, join in the fun of the fundrais-
er and help Emily get rid of Bob, the name she
has given her tumour (as in “Bugger off Bob”).
As part of the event, motorcycle riders will
converge on Coal Creek at about 10am, many
of them coming from a run started at Port Mel-
bourne that morning.
But wait there’s more: Scavenger Hunts from
10.30am - 1pm (registration at 10am), auc-
tions, raffle and a ‘shave off ’ will all be part of
the action. Sack races, three-legged races, gum-
boot toss and tug of war from 2.30pm. An SES
demo, jumping castle, food trucks, live music
and more. It’s all happening.
If you are unable to attend and would like to
donate please go to https://www.gofundme.com/
Entry cost adults $10, children $5, Family
Coal Creek Community Park & Museum
12 Silkstone Road, Korumburra Phone: 5655 1811
Let Me Be Myself
The Life Story of Anne Frank Exhibition
Everyday until January 31, 2018
9am - 5pm - Gold coin donation
Saturday January 20
$10pp - Bookings essential
In a group of 2-5, test your logic
as a team to succeed.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Adult $15 • Child $10 • Observer $5
Tickets 5655 1811 or
THE release of Star Wars
8: The Last Jedi is almost
certain to freshen up regu-
lar interest in Star Wars
characters at the 4th annual
Gippsland Geekfest being
staged at Coal Creek on Sun-
day, January 21.
But, it’s very much a case
of anything goes with a ‘Trav-
el Time’ theme for the event
which runs from 10am to
Tickets on sale now at Coal
Creek, call 5655 1811 to
book or some in and see us.
Adults $15, Child $10, Ob-
“We have managed to secure
presenters of a high standard
this year,” said Coal Creek
manager Rowena Ashley.
“Coinciding with our Time
Travel and Doctor Who
themes we have Alexandra
Tynan, a costume designer
best known for her design
of the Cybermen in the BBC
“Alexandra now lectures in
costume, fashion and textiles
and costume design for tele-
vision. Alexandra will judge
the Doctor Who costume
competition and join a panel
with members of the Doctor
Who Association of Victoria
“Jennifer M. Windt will be
talking about how all of us
time travel, all the time! Jen-
nifer is a lecturer in philoso -
phy at Monash University.
Her research centres on phi-
losophy of mind and philoso -
phy of cognitive science, with
a particular focus on mind
wandering and spontane-
ous thought in wakefulness,
dreaming, sleep, and self-
Very popular presenter,
Craig Fison, is returning
to GeekFest in 2018 to talk
about his latest projects. A
designer and maker, he has
worked on some of the best
known films over the last 25
years. Well, today the list of
his projects includes Star
Wars, Moulin Rouge, Mission
Impossible 2, Cleopatra, The
Matrix, etc.; the list goes on!
Joe Italiano from Alternate
Worlds is presenting on all
things fan collectible. Joe
will hold an ‘Antiques Road-
show’, assessing collectable
items so bring along your
most prized piece and have
Mathew Lee Matthew is
the editor and publisher of
The Campaigner magazine,
a tabletop lifestyle publica-
tion put together in Australia
but available to the world.
Have a magazine, book or
other publication you want to
make, but don’t know where
to start? Join Matthew as he
talks about the basics of cre -
ating physical media. Learn
about how to get started, and
what options you have when
bringing your creation to life.
Come dressed in your best
Doctor Who costume for our
Largest Gathering of Doctor
Who characters in Victoria.
Activities such as Paint +
Take, Role Playing Games,
Mine Craft and Steampunk
your Nerfgun workshops.
Escape Room SOLD OUT
for GeekFest but they have
added an additional day on
Saturday the 20th January.
There will be Cosplay, Ste -
ampunk and Doctor Who
costume competitions with
the South Gippsland Concert
Band performing your favou-
rite screen music.
The Star Wars theme is likely to be featured at 4th annual Gippsland GeekFest at Coal
Creek on Sunday, January 21. rg080317
Coal Cree-eek to host 4th GeekFest
DAVID Rasmus, President of TS@K Inc, (the
Station at Korumburra Group) recently spoke of
the group’s excitement at the potential location of
the future Korumburra Community Hub on the
station precinct, near Korumburra Railway Sta-
This comes after the Council decision on
Wednesday, December 20 to support the over-
whelming community choice for Option 3, the
station precinct, for the location of the hub.
“There are obvious and potential synergies be-
tween the activities planned for the station and
those that will be located within the hub,” Mr Ras-
“And they all represent great opportunities for
the Korumburra community”.
Jenni Keerie, Manager of Milpara Community
House, was also very positive about the potential
for Korumburra. Milpara is one of the anchor
tenants of the future hub. Jenni is also the sec-
retary of the station group.
“Milpara Community House is currently re-
searching incorporating applied learning op-
portunities into the operational practices at the
station when it’s up and running. With the com-
munity hub located in close proximity this will
increase the options for learning, training and
community activities.” Jenni said.
“We are excited about the possibilities this de-
cision opens up for Korumburra.”
Tony Parisi, who represents the Korumburra
Railway Station Arts Space is also very happy
with the decision of council for the site of the
proposed new community hub for Korumburra.
“Having the community hub located in close
proximity to the art space at the station will en-
hance and complement the viability of art ac-
tivities and music performances for the Korum-
burra community,” Tony commented.
The group says it looks forward to continuing
to work with VicTrack to access funds for the
station through VicTrack’s ‘Community Use of
Public Buildings’ fund and to being part of the
consultation and development process for the
This is an exciting time for Korumburra.
council decision on hub
The Station at Korumburra Working Group has applauded the South Gippsland Shire
Council’s decision to opt for the railway precinct as the number one priority for the location
of the Korumburra Community Hub, housing library, Milpara and meeting rooms. m065217
LAST week the South Gippsland Shire Coun-
cil completed its annual review of the Council
Plan 2017-2021 and endorsed draft ‘Annual
Initiatives’ to be implemented in 2018/19.
The draft initiatives include a focus on advo -
cacy to the State and Federal Government for
priority projects and critical infrastructure, ex-
ploring options for Aged and Disability services
and reviewing service levels for gravel roads.
The annual review is also an opportunity to
reassess strategic directions and make any
needed changes to the Council Plan. From this
two new strategies have been developed:
• The first will see Council commission a
coastal study to explore opportunities for de-
veloping the Shire’s coastal areas, while still
protecting the coastal environment.
• The second focusses on reviewing and up-
dating the recreation, aquatic, and paths and
trails strategies. The strategies and initiatives
will remain draft until public consultation is
carried out in late March and April and are ex-
pected to be finalised by next June.
South Gippsland Shire Mayor Councillor
Lorraine Brunt has commented on the impor-
tance of the annual review for developing Coun-
“The review is a great way to work on our
strategies and define what direction Council
wants to take, particularly over the next twelve
months,” said Cr Brunt.
“It allows for us to have set goals, in areas
that need the most help and work. This trans-
parency between Council and the community
keeps everyone updated with what is happen-
ing across the region,” said the Mayor.
Government funding focus for shire
A fundraiser at Coal Creek on Saturday,
January 6 from 10am to 4pm will help raise
money for eight year old Emily Rainbow.
Family fun day for
Emily at Coal Creek
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