Community News


LAKES ENTRANCE SECONDARY COLLEGE HEALTH AND WELLBEING

  May 12th, 2022

It was an exciting week at Lakes Entrance Secondary College, who hosted their first ever health and wellbeing week this week. It was an opportunity for students learn about what services they can access to improve various areas of their mental health and wellbeing.

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INSPIRED CONNECTION 2022 EAST GIPPSLAND FIELD DAYS

  April 21st, 2022

Jacqui wow’d the Crowd with her inspiring and tenacious attitude with a splash of humour. She talked about her experience as a triplet and how she grew up with enormous energy and the natural drive to always achieve. It was clear that her ‘never give up’ attitude was a key driver for all her success.

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MARLEY ATE MY HOMEWORK

  April 12th, 2022

“The dog ate my homework” could be an easy out for any of the students at Buchan Primary School, but the newest four-legged student Marley the therapy dog, has been a much loved and welcomed addition to the school.

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FIRED UP

  April 5th, 2022

The only thing that should spread like wildfire........ ......is goodwill

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CFA WOMEN CELEBRATE

  March 15th, 2022

Tuesday the 8th of March many women celebrated International Women’s Day. The United Nations theme for 2022 was Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow. Around fifty CFA female volunteers and staff from all over East Gippsland came together to enjoy a night of celebration and reflection.

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MAFFRA GREENSPACE AND GARDEN PROJECT

  March 15th, 2022

An exciting community garden and green space project is taking shape in the town of Maffra. This provides a fantastic opportunity for local residents to build community connections, while learning about, growing and enjoying healthy food.

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YARRAM CREATIVE COMMUNITY

  March 15th, 2022

Yarram has recently gained attention for something quite different, with an ongoing series of innovative public art and cultural activities, engaging local residents and visitors alike. Renowned artist Heesco was initially contacted to do a small series of murals throughout Yarram during 2020.

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CONNECTING YARRAM

  March 1st, 2022

Yarram Neighborhood House (YNH) and Community Learning Centre has been a part of the Yarram community for many years, offering a diverse range of activities, supports and interests to people in the local area. When COVID-19 emerged as a global pandemic, there were huge changes to our lives.

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WALK AWAY YOUR BLUES

  March 1st, 2022

The Bruthen Blues Festival is a popular music event on the annual music calendar. This year they celebrated the first festival back post covid. Connect Well supported the Walk Your Blues Away activity for the festival. Participants joined one of several guided walks and be entertained by some great musical acts, stationed along the way.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH- A ONE STOP SHOP

  February 17th, 2022

The National Recovery and Resilience agency in partnership with Rotary, have been supporting local Community events help to strengthen social bonds and improve well-being. This is important in places where distance and major events, such as natural disasters, cause significant hardship and distress.

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MENS SHED CONNECTING TO PAST, FUTURE AND PRESENT

  February 8th, 2022

If you keep your eyes open in Maffra and surrounds during 2022, you might see a little bit of motoring history passing by along the road, or perhaps adding some interest and colour at local community events.

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WURRUK COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT

  December 23rd, 2021

In early 2021, Wurruk Community House’s Manager, Sarah Bardsley, approached the local TAFE Gippsland Horticultural Team, requesting their support with designing and developing a much-needed community garden, and was greeted with a resounding “Yes!”.

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MEN'S SHEDS OF WELLINGTON AND EAST GIPPSLAND UNITE UNDER ONE BANNER

  December 14th, 2021

Now that restrictions have eased for the most part, it’s a great time to get active again. For smaller communities around Gippsland, that can mean popping down to a Men’s Shed and seeing what’s happening.

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BOISDALE TAI CHI GROUP: CONNECTING WOMEN IN GIPPSLAND

  December 7th, 2021

Small communities like Boisdale depend upon local associations and committees that quietly get on with things. Often this revolves around planning events, groups and activities that ensure people feel connected, engaged with the local community, and feel valued and supported throughout their lifetime.

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HEYFIELD SENIOR SUPPORT PROJECT: COMMUNITY CONNECTION IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC

  November 23rd, 2021

A fantastic project has emerged in Heyfield that has been supporting senior residents over the past two years. Heyfield Senior Support Project staff are now busy planning social gatherings and Christmas hampers to round out the year’s activities and looking forward to their second Christmas celebration in a row.

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