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POLICE are yet to recover a car stolen from Korumburra on Monday with three children on board. The thief released the children from the car shortly after stealing the Ford station wagon from Commercial Street. The mother of the three boys, Raeleyn Taylor, watched helplessly as the thief drove the car north with the boys, […]

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Age no business barrier

LUCY Mertens has already achieved what most people strive to do by their mid-30s, but you can be guaranteed the 22-year-old hasn’t finished kicking goals just yet. While most of her friends were planning birthday parties, Lucy had a different agenda going into her 21st year – she opened her first business, Lucy May’s Cafe […]

March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Business,Community,Featured | Read More »

Bass Coast against mining

BASS Coast Shire councillors are planning a staunch fight against mining companies wanting to explore and mine for coal seam gas in the region. They hope to make the battle a state-wide affair, with a better outcome than the recent desal debacle when community outrage was not enough to stop the development from going ahead […]

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Trains can still return

TRAINS could once again run between South Gippsland and Melbourne, despite railway line being ripped up at Koo Wee Rup. That is the view of chair of the South and West Gippsland Transport Group Andrew McEwen, who said the rail will have to return at some stage. The railway line was removed recently to make […]

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Demolition signals start

DEMOLITION teams quickly reduced many buildings at Leongatha Memorial Hospital to rubble last week. The works are being undertaken to make way for construction of the new Leongatha hospital. Gippsland Southern Health Service CEO Gary Templeton expected demolition to be complete within weeks. “I’m absolutely overjoyed. It clears up the site and once that is […]

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Fun and farce on the stage

LYRIC Theatre’s new production Habeas Corpus is a farcical comedy as only the British can do it. It is written by Alan Bennett, who stirs the pot by conjuring up a mix of characters who hilariously portray the antics of the English middle class in the sixties. With such characters as a rampant doctor and […]

March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Heifers in chase for glory

A HALLSTON stud is a finalist in the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Heifer Challenge. Amberley Park entered 10 Galloway heifers in the competition. Stud principal Malcolm Cock was delighted. “They are all PTIC with some of them in-calf to a Scottish bull I obtained semen from on my last trip to Europe and the […]

March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Man dies in collision

Tragic: the scene of a fatal accident north of Korumburra this morning. POLICE are investigating a single car collision in Korumburra that claimed the life of a man. Investigators believe the Holden ute was headed north along the Korumburra-Warragul Road around 8.20am this morning when the vehicle left the road and crashed into a tree. […]

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

Council celebrates rural strategy approval

SOUTH Gippsland is expected to grow after the State Government last week approved a long-awaited strategy governing development in rural areas. Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy passed the South Gippsland Rural Land Use Strategy 2011, ending 11 years of uncertainty. More hobby farms and greater tourism opportunities could result from the strategy, diversifying the region’s […]

March 7th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Jen steers singers in new direction

THE South Gippsland Singers are singing loud and proud and going strong under new musical director Jen Monk. After celebrating their 30 year anniversary last year and having long time musical director Larry Hills leave the group, Jen stepped up to the position and has being doing a stellar job. “We’re getting into all types […]

March 7th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

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