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SOUTH Gippsland Shire
Council’s 2016 animal reg-
istration period is now open,
giving dog and cat owners
over a month of free registra-
tion if registering that animal
for the first time.
Animals currently registered are
still registered until April 9 2016,
with renewal notices expected to be
sent shortly. As well as being a legal
requirement, council’s local laws co-
ordinator Bruce Gardiner said pay-
ment of a pet’s registration (and dis-
play of a registration tag) was a good
way of reuniting lost pets with their
“Your registration fees also help
provide important pet related services
within South Gippsland Shire such as
animal control and community educa-
tion about responsible pet ownership,”
Pet owners are encouraged to pay
their renewals online via council’s
website or by scanning the QR (Quick
Response Code) on the renewal form
using a smart phone or device.
“The benefit of paying online is
that people with multiple animals will
be able to pay them all in the one trans-
action,” Mr Gardiner said.
Information on the various catego-
ries of 2016-17 animal registration are
available on council’s website. There
are currently 5319 dogs and 1311 cats
registered in the shire.
Top breeds for dogs include Kelpie,
Jack Russell, Border Collie and Lab-
rador. The most popular cat breeds are
Domestic Short Hair, Domestic Long
Hair and Ragdolls.
Locals are naming their dogs Bella,
Max, Charlie and Ruby, while popu-
lar cat names include Smokey, Missy,
Puss and Tiger.
If you’re looking for your own
‘Bella’ or ‘Smokey’, don’t forget to
contact the Korumburra Animal Shel-
ter on 5658 1900 where there may be
the perfect dog or cat seeking a loving
Register your pets now
DO you love getting out into
the garden? We have an in-
teresting workshop coming
up: Uses for Fresh Herbs and
Learn about creating your own
teas, footbaths, poultices and safe gar-
den sprays. Also learn about how com-
mon weeds can be used medicinally
and why weeds grow where they do.
It’s held on Monday morning, Febru-
Another new class this term is Tarot
for Beginners running over four Tues-
days from March 1. Delve into the
mysteries of tarot card reading – under-
stand the cards, decode their meanings
and have fun. BYO cards. The tutor
will be using The Rider Waite deck.
Each term we run Responsible Ser-
vice of Alcohol and Food Safety class-
es. This will be on Tuesday, March 1.
We do need enrolments a week ahead
to confirm minimum numbers.
We have the accredited course,
Operate and Maintain Chainsaws, this
term. This is a one day course and will
be held at Coal Creek on March 1.
Life Skills for Women is a wonder-
ful course being offered at Milpara in
conjunction with Uniting Care. En-
hance your skills to manage thoughts,
feelings and actions in a positive man-
ner. Increase your enjoyment of life
and ring Sharon or Marianne on 5662
5150 to enrol.
Needle felting is a fun craft using
barbed needles to interlock wool fibres.
At our workshop on Saturday, March 5
you can learn how to transformwool
into a wonderful 3D animal.
For bookings and information call
our friendly staff on 5655 2542.
Milpara Community House news
STARTING school can be a major change
in child’s life and that’s a fact not lost on the
teachers at Tarwin Lower Primary School.
To help preps make the transition to school, they are
matched with buddies in Grade 6 and given a teddy bear
to remind them they are not alone on their journey.
The initiative is part of the Alannah and Madeline
Foundation in a bid to make the children feel safer.
“This is the first time Tarwin Lower Primary School
has signed up to it,” acting principal Jenni Cox said.
“There are few preps who do not have siblings here.
It’s about having someone to say ‘Hello’ to in the morning
and if they do not have someone to play with, the preps
can find their buddies. It just helps make connections.”
Exciting times: enjoying starting their schooling at Tarwin Lower Primary School were new
Preps, from left, David, Luca, Rafferty, Xavier and Ashlyn with their teacher Freya Carbone.
Absent: Prep Tyson.
Buddies welcome preps
New friends: Grade 6 students at Tarwin Lower Primary School Nelson and Grace with their respective
Prep buddies Luca and Ashlyn.
OLIVER George Pryse is the first baby for Alex and Elise Pryse of Korum-
burra, and was born at Leongatha Hospital on February 15.
ARCHIE Flynn Harland was born on February 16 at Leongatha Hospital.
Archie is the third child for Matt and Beck of Korumburra and brother for
Zara, 10, and Ryan, 7.
ROHAN James was born at Bass Coast Health on February 11 to Alycia and
Adrian James of Cowes. He is a brother for Lily, 4.
JED Mitchell Perry was born on February 13 at Leongatha Hospital. Jed is
the third child for Andrew and Kerry of Kongwak, and a brother for Georgia
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