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Council’s pool backflip

PUBLIC pressure has forced South Gippsland Shire Council to give all pools a fair go. Council’s final draft aquatic strategy released last Wednesday gives all pools in the region an equal opportunity to survive. Council has offered support for extensions and upgrades at the three least used pools: Foster, Mirboo North and Poowong. When applying […]

February 9th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Big day for once little baby

KATREENA Poletti was lost amongst a sea of 20 Prep students on Friday at Tarwin Valley Primary School at Meeniyan, but her journey to school was different to most. The six-year-old was born more than three months premature, and Leongatha doctor Tim Linton held little hope for her survival. She was born after 24 weeks […]

February 9th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Poor phone service chokes growth

THE development of Dumbalk is being stifled by poor mobile phone service in the district. Lives are also being put at risk, with residents unable to phone emergency services in the event of an accident unless they have access to landline. Families are fed up paying for mobile phone services without adequate coverage. The community […]

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Rower still eyes Pacific crossing

A MAN rescued from Bass Strait last week is still planning to paddle the Pacific Ocean from Peru to Sydney later this year. Ben Turner broke his elbow while attempting to row across Bass Strait last week. He and Margaret Bowling and Clark Carter were returned to land by police after the accident in rough […]

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Hospital redevelopment advances

THE first portable building arrived at Leongatha Memorial Hospital last Thursday on the back of four trucks and was successfully put together by midday Friday. Gippsland Southern Health Service CEO Gary Templeton said it was one more sign of the hospital redevelopment moving ahead rapidly. “We are expecting another portable next week as well,” he […]

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Plenty to see at Loch

THE Loch Woodworking Festival was once again a huge success, with plenty of locals and tourists making their way down to see the event. Organiser Terry Oakley was dumbfounded at the turnout, saying plenty of people stopped to thank him for putting on the show. “I couldn’t believe how many people came. The hall was […]

February 9th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Father rides to raise awareness

THE tragic loss of a daughter led David Gough to do something to raise awareness of organ donation. His second annual Organ Donation Awareness Ride (ODAR) started on Saturday, February 4 from the steps of Old Parliament House, Canberra and will finish in Canberra on Friday, February 24 during Organ Donation Awareness Week. Mr Gough, […]

February 8th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Passion for trade pays off

TOP achieving TAFE students were celebrated at GippsTAFE’s Industry Awards Evening in Leongatha last Thursday. Successful students were praised for their dedication to their studies and workplace performance, and employers and sponsors thanked for their contribution to training. All award recipients study at GippsTAFE’s Leongatha campus. Campus manager Stuart Cooper said the night recognised many. […]

February 7th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

LDCA’s champs

LEONGATHA and District’s Under 18 cricket side has won the Gippsland Cricket League title. The match was washed out, but after landing atop the table at the end of the five match series Leongatha snared the win. The junior side batted first and were all out for 140, thanks mostly to Alex Manteit who top […]

February 7th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Lucky escape

A LEONGATHA doctor cheated death after escaping a traffic collision caused by a pothole last Tuesday. Dr Corina Budileanu’s vehicle was sideswiped by a milk tanker at high speed after she hit a pothole on the Bass Highway. Police said her vehicle bounced out of the pothole and into the truck between Cross Road and […]

February 1st, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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