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Tech age: Wattle Bank’s Geoff Ellis said live streaming Bass Coast Council meetings would result in better community engagement, as residents could easily access the meetings on their devices.

12:33 pm |   WATTLE Bank’s Geoff Ellis believes live streaming Bass Coast Shire Council meetings may be the key to improved community engagement. Mr Ellis said it was difficult for many residents in the shire…

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Bass Coast backs healthy lifestyles »

Success: 36 projects were provided with funding by Bass Coast Shire Council last week. Community groups accepted the grants at an awards evening at the Kilcunda Community Hall.

12:43 pm | BASS Coast Shire Council distributed $63,750 worth of grants to community groups last week. Thirty-six recipients were invited to…

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Teens to beautify Wonthaggi »

Artistic style: from left, Nathan Vishniakov, Jimi Hall-Carmichael, Natasha Tran and Jaye Smith were encouraged to show off their creative side as part of the anti graffiti project last Wednesday.

12:40 pm | ENDING tagging and encouraging art was the message at the Wonthaggi’s Chisholm TAFE last Wednesday. Year 11 and 12…

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Salvo’s donations dumped »

What a mess: Leongatha’s Salvation Army thrift shop volunteer Helen Clapton was disheartened to find potential donations dumped at the back of the store on Friday morning. Most of the items were damaged in the wet weather.

12:38 pm | PILES of donations left to ruin in last week’s heavy rainfall had volunteers at Leongatha’s Salvation Army thrift shop…

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Teens to connect with Poland »

Bus trips: from left, Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College’s Matthew van der Veldon, Danielle Martin, Chelsea Tuckett, Ciara Ryan and Jennifer Bals are setting off for a World Youth Day meeting in Poland.

12:36 pm | ELEVEN students of Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College have been selected alongside two teachers to explore their journey of…

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News

Young actors take spotlight »

12:34 pm | THE Wonthaggi Theatrical Group is holding its beneficial WTGlee Young Actors Studio soon. School students from years 5 to12 are urged to get involved to learn how to express themselves, be creative and learn useful life skills. The program explores the roles involved in producing live performances to allow the expression of new ideas. This…

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Rising stars: from left, Shontelle O’Connor, Bella Kent and Willamina Donohue took part in Evita, staged by Wonthaggi Theatrical Group this year. The group is holding a young actors studio.

Free bush dance at Meeniyan »

12:49 pm | MEENIYAN will host a free bush dance for members of the farming community and the broader community this Saturday night, July 2. Backed by the South Gippsland Shire, the UDV and GippsDairy, the event has been organised by Middle Tarwin sharefarmers Esther and Jonathan Hofman. Esther, a 24 year old farmer and local nurse, told…

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The Hofman family: Esther and Jonathan Hofman and the children have played a big part in getting this special night on for farmers and the community.

Go live, council »

12:33 pm |   WATTLE Bank’s Geoff Ellis believes live streaming Bass Coast Shire Council meetings may be the key to improved community engagement. Mr Ellis said it was difficult for many residents in the shire to go to Wonthaggi – and in some instances Cowes – each month to be involved in council’s decisions, which leads to…

Jun 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Tech age: Wattle Bank’s Geoff Ellis said live streaming Bass Coast Council meetings would result in better community engagement, as residents could easily access the meetings on their devices.

Hard slog falls Parrots’ way »

12:42 pm | IN heavy conditions at Leongatha, the Parrots found a way to win after being challenged all the way by Traralgon. In a battle of the defences, Leongatha got up by just three points, winning 6.5.41 to Traralgon’s 5.8.38 in a good contest under trying conditions. Traralgon had chances to win the game and had a…

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Rural News

The Hofman family: Esther and Jonathan Hofman and the children have played a big part in getting this special night on for farmers and the community.

Free bush dance at Meeniyan »

12:49 pm | MEENIYAN will host a free bush dance for members of the farming community and the broader community this Saturday night, July 2. Backed by the South Gippsland Shire, the UDV…

Jun 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Spargo has seen the highs and lows »

Last days: after nearly 50 years as a professional in the livestock industry, Alex Scott and Staff livestock manager Greg Spargo is calling it a day at the end of the month.

12:48 pm | ALEX Scott and Staff’s livestock manager Greg Spargo is retiring after more than 48 years in the industry. After following his father’s…

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Cows dominate yarding »

Look out: Karen Argento from Leongatha and her father Len Hanks from Meeniyan were at the store sale at VLE Leongatha last Thursday, checking out the market and possibly buying.

12:47 pm | There were approximately 1750 export and 300 young cattle penned representing an increase of 580 head week on week. There was a…

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Business

Easter festival in the pipeline »

New president: Dee Connell recently became the president of the Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Association, and hopes to bring an exciting new event to the town next Easter.

10:18 am | NEW president of the Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Association (WBTA) Dee Connell has a few ideas up her sleeve to brighten up…

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Keep warm this winter »

Wide range: Tim Brown and Mat O’Donnell from Wonthaggi Motorcycles and Power Equipment will help you find the right chainsaw to suit your needs.

10:16 am | PICK up a Stihl chainsaw at Wonthaggi Motorcycles and Power Equipment and keep your wood fire going throughout the winter months. Wonthaggi…

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Gardeners’ delight: Kelly Hughes with Betty Cuthbert, a pretty apricot rose named in honour of the famed Olympian. Kelly was surrounded by a forest of bare rooted plants in the Burra Garden Supplies nursery. With hundreds more still to arrive, the rush was already on early on Thursday morning.

Burra’s crop ready to pick »

10:21 am | ANYONE who has driven past Burra Garden Supplies in recent days and seen the forest of bare branched plants that have sprouted will know the season. It is the time…

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