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Community fights for cinema »

Cinema wanted: Bass Coast Fine Film Group’s Larry Hills and Marny Javornik want the cinema to remain an important part of Wonthaggi.

11:26 am | THE Bass Coast Fine Film Group appealed for the future of the Wonthaggi cinema at Bass Coast Shire Council’s community question time recently. Representing the group, Larry Hills said the cinema should be…

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Art to reignite Wonthaggi history »

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11:32 am | A COLLECTION of more than 600 artworks valued at over $1 million will be transported to and exhibited in…

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Stage curtains steal the show »

Show stoppers: from left, Inverloch Rotary Club president Rosa Turner shows off the new curtains at the Inverloch Community Hub with hub officer Trish Hogan of Bass Coast Shire Council, and Inverloch and District Lions Club’s Klaus Edel, tickling the ivories.

11:31 am | INVERLOCH Community Hub is now an even better placed to host performing arts productions after new $14,529 theatrical stage…

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Vietnam vets commemorated »

Remembering them: from left, South Gippsland Shire Councillor Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks presents a framed montage of photos of the Vietnam War to Leongatha RSL Sub-branch president Steve Wisdom.

11:30 am |   A PHOTO montage now hanging in the foyer of the Leongatha Memorial Hall features photos relating to the…

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Firefighters celebrated »

Firefighting honours: from left, award recipients at Kongwak CFA are Peter Xuereb, five year certificate; Ian Brown, five year certificate; Gary Dorling, five year certificate; Karen Ryan-Cowell, five year certificate; Dallas McKenzie, 15 year service medal; Albert Jolly, five year certificate; Brian Brown, 50 year service medal; Michael Cherry, CFA operations officer; and Don Allan, 55 year service medal. 
Absent: Melanie Durkin, five year certificate; Owen Billing, 20 year service medal; and Ian Gibson, 20 year service medal.

11:29 am |   LONGSTANDING firefighters were celebrated at the Kongwak CFA’s awards night held at Korumburra’s Austral Hotel recently. Operations officer…

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Dream show for Lyric »

11:27 am | PUTTING the fun into Shakespeare may seem an impossible dream but Leongatha Lyric Theatre has done just that and a lot more in its latest production. A Midsummer Night’s Dream was enjoyed by 90 people when it opened at Mesley Hall, Leongatha on Friday night. In this the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death, Lyric…

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Mischievous and bouncy: the role of “Puck” was performed well by Hadassah Wanstall.

Finished cattle hard to find »

01:21 pm | There were approximately 1080 export and 100 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 270 head week on week. There was a full field of buyers present and operating in a mixed market as last sales absentee returned to the gallery. Quality was good in the grown steers and bullocks however it was more limited…

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Community fights for cinema »

11:26 am | THE Bass Coast Fine Film Group appealed for the future of the Wonthaggi cinema at Bass Coast Shire Council’s community question time recently. Representing the group, Larry Hills said the cinema should be seen as of greater value to the town. “After the retirement of (former projectionist) Keith Stevens, the big question was whether the…

Sep 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Cinema wanted: Bass Coast Fine Film Group’s Larry Hills and Marny Javornik want the cinema to remain an important part of Wonthaggi.

McLarens win business award »

02:39 pm | LEONGATHA based CPK McLaren MotorBody is the premier vehicle body repair business in Gippsland. Backed by its recent award as finalist in the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC), Best Body Repairer and only Gippsland finalist, the business is now the winner of Services – Trade and Construction category in the Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business…

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Standout performers: Craig and Pam McLaren of CPK McLaren MotorBody, Leongatha, celebrate their win in the Gippsland Business Awards.

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Finished cattle hard to find »

01:21 pm | There were approximately 1080 export and 100 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 270 head week on week. There was a full field of buyers present and operating in…

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PM talks buoy dairy »

Good sign: Hazel Park dairy farmer Kelvin Jackson said getting an audience with the highest level of government recently was a positive step for the troubled dairy processor Murray Goulburn.

01:19 pm | MURRAY Goulburn’s head honchos met with the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his deputy Barnaby Joyce to discuss the current predicament facing…

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Calders turn flood into fodder »

Many benefits: Amanda and Tim Calder enjoy the family aspects of dairy farming on their Meeniyan property.

01:18 pm | TIM and Amanda Calder are Legendairy farmers with a Legendairy farm located in Meeniyan, Victoria, the 2015 Legendairy Capital of Gippsland. The…

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Dairy farmers aim higher » Landholders prepare for action on rabbits » Beef rises again » Chinese investment in Burra Foods approved » Dairy farmers rearing to go »

Business

Businesses awarded »

Two for two: A Maze’N Things was once again judged Bass Coast Business of the Year at the awards presentation dinner at Silverwater Resort on Friday, August 19.

02:37 pm | BASS Coast Shire Council held its prestigious business awards presentation night on Friday, August 19. Held at Silverwater Resort, popular Phillip Island…

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Strong competition for Bass Coast Business Awards »

Friendly team: Pete Flocas and proprietor Trudy Banks of newsXpress Inverloch, a finalist in the Bass Coast Business Awards.

05:01 pm | FOR the eighth year running, Bass Coast businesses will be recognised for excellence at the 2016 Bass Coast Business Awards. Entries closed…

Aug 16 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Come and discover » Chinese investment in Burra Foods approved » Here’s to 50 years of good health » Wine lovers toast a master » Discover trade skills »
Make Father’s Day sizzle: Leongatha Chamber of Commerce president Brenton Williams, left, is offering a $300 earthmoving prize while Kodie Spokes of Leongatha Fresh Meat and Fish said there was $200 worth of meat up for grabs.

Snag a great prize »

02:38 pm | WANT to win a great supply of meat or would you like to have some earthmoving work done around your place. After the success of last year’s Father’s Day promotion…

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