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Daffodil Festival time »

Pleasant spring weather is forecast for this week, just in time for the opening of Leongatha’s Daffodil Festival on Thursday. Leongatha Primary School students, from left, Molly, Brodie, Julia, Hannah and Sally are excited about seeing Grade 2 students’ daffodils on display during the festival.

11:31 am | Pleasant spring weather is forecast for this week, just in time for the opening of Leongatha’s Daffodil Festival on Thursday. Leongatha Primary School students, from left, Molly, Brodie, Julia, Hannah and Sally are…

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Community

Chip your pet »

Register your pet: Bass Coast Shire Council’s senior animal management officer, Lukretia Szova, with an impounded cat that was later reunited with its owner.

01:29 pm | LOSING your beloved animal companion can be upsetting, but if your pet is registered and microchipped, your dog or…

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Children bloom for festival »

New entries: Julia, Sally, Molly, Brodie and Hannah hold up some of the daffodils that have already bloomed since the Leongatha Primary School’s Grade 2 students began growing them a few months ago.

01:27 pm | JUNIOR gardeners will be showing off their green thumbs at this year’s Daffodil Festival. For the past few months,…

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Hair and flair order of evening »

Hair power: from left, Evelyn Lay from Leongatha, Tayla Appleton from Korumburra, Annika Ross from Koonwarra and Bec Dowthwaite from Leongatha prepare for the gala event held as part of the hairdressing studies at Federation Training’s Leongatha campus last Wednesday.

01:25 pm | STUDENTS of the Federation Training’s Leongatha hairdressing and hospitality departments showed off their amazing skills last Wednesday at a…

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What is out there? »

Captivating stories: Venus Bay author Grant Robinson has compiled stories about intriguing events from throughout the region in his book Great Gippsland Mysteries.

01:15 pm | SOMETHING was happening in the skies in 1978. A pilot went missing en route to King Island, losing radio…

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Brotherly tale to enthral »

11:34 am | BLOOD Brothers is coming to Leongatha’s Mesley Hall on September 5. With just under two weeks to go before the big opening night, the cast from Lyric Theatre Group is busily rehearsing and refining what promises to be a brilliant performance. All the leads are experts, having been involved with Lyric’s performances in the past.…

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Blood Brothers: Graeme O’Connor is playing the role of Edward Lyons while Russell Hemming will be taking on the role of Mickey Johnstone.

Young numbers drop »

01:33 pm | There were approximately 950 export and 130 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 80 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a dearer market. Young cattle were in short supply, with almost half being grown heifers which attracted stronger interest, to lift 8c/kg for the well-finished heavy weights.…

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Seeing is believing: Bernie McRae from Lance Creek and Rohan McRae from Elders were at the store sale in Koonwarra last Thursday. Bernie was at the sale to have a look.

Daffodil Festival time »

11:31 am | Pleasant spring weather is forecast for this week, just in time for the opening of Leongatha’s Daffodil Festival on Thursday. Leongatha Primary School students, from left, Molly, Brodie, Julia, Hannah and Sally are excited about seeing Grade 2 students’ daffodils on display during the festival.…

Aug 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Pleasant spring weather is forecast for this week, just in time for the opening of Leongatha’s Daffodil Festival on Thursday. Leongatha Primary School students, from left, Molly, Brodie, Julia, Hannah and Sally are excited about seeing Grade 2 students’ daffodils on display during the festival.

Council gets in the swim »

01:50 pm | LEONGATHA Swimming Club gratefully accepted a $1000 grant from South Gippsland Shire Council for the purchase of a new white board and storage cupboard recently. “It’s a great thing to know we’ve got the support of the council,” LSC president Peter Bellingham said. The whiteboard, which is used by coaches to display training programs to…

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Lorrie McKenzie: the Leongatha Swimming Club coach is happy with the new white board, purchased with a grant from South Gippsland Shire Council.

Rural News

Seeing is believing: Bernie McRae from Lance Creek and Rohan McRae from Elders were at the store sale in Koonwarra last Thursday. Bernie was at the sale to have a look.

Young numbers drop »

01:33 pm | There were approximately 950 export and 130 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 80 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a dearer…

Aug 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Teens experience dairy »

Jersey sure: from left, Korumburra Secondary College students Tash Lacy, Jordan Bell, Spencer Foster and Justin Stewart give calves Sharon and Brian their afternoon feed. The calves are at the school as part of the Cows Create Careers program.

01:31 pm | KORUMBURRA Secondary College VCAL students are learning about the dairy industry with the help of two jersey calves. As part of the…

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Landcare says thanks »

11:21 am | THE South Gippsland Landcare Network (SGLN) hosted a lunch on Sunday, August 3 to say thank you to its business partners and…

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Serrated tussock season approaches » Keeping an eye on the Kiwis » Lift likely for beef » Options open for dairy farmers » Export doors open »

Business

Businesses promote inclusion »

Inclusive: Leongatha Arts and Crafts Society’s Patricia Hill and Noelle Walker in front of the new sign outside the gallery.

10:51 am | THE South Gippsland Shire Council recently secured a $3300 grant for “building disability inclusive communities.” This was part of the Department of…

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Online sales ease trade slump »

Way of future: Graeme O’Connor of Great Southern Outdoors, Leongatha, prepares to send another online order.

12:39 pm | LEONGATHA businesses are turning to online retailing to not only make a buck, but also remain open. More and more retailers are…

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Women inspire each other » Tick of approval for factory » RACV to boost tourism » Asians love our milk » Fresh new look »
Leading the way: Gippsland Community Leadership Program participants Peter Fort from Burra Foods and Lucy Mertens from Lucy May’s cafe chat about the program.

Leaders needed from South Gippsland »

11:10 am | APPLICATIONS are now open for people passionate about developing themselves as Gippsland’s next generation of community and business leaders. The Gippsland Community Leadership Program has put the call out for…

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