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Wonthaggi set for MX Nationals

WHEN the Monster Energy MX Nationals travel to Wonthaggi for round three of the Australian Motocross Championship on April 28-29, the event will mark a special occasion for event promoter Williams Event Management (WEM). Based out of Loch in Victoria, the Wonthaggi round is WEM’s local venue on the world class series’ schedule, and managing […]

April 26th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Bike ride to boost tourism

THE 29th annual Great Victorian Bike Ride will wind its way through Gippsland this year, with an overnight stop planned for Mirboo North. With a possible 5000 entrants, plus support staff, the stop-over could prove to be a large economic boost for the small town. Up to $170,000 could be spent in the town in […]

April 26th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

School sale put on ice

DEPUTY Premier Peter Ryan has halted the auction of the former Dumbalk Primary School site, with state government officials seemingly unaware of the decision. While the Friday, April 27 auction of the former school was advertised in this paper last Wednesday (April 11), and already generating interest amongst potential buyers, by Thursday it had been […]

April 19th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

One whale at a time

Photo courtesy of Gary Stokes.

WHILE it’s easy to say we need to save the whales, a Leongatha man is going one step further to protect the magnificent mammals. Michael Beasley has been a crew member of the Bob Barker ship for two years now, taking part in Sea Shepherd’s Antarctic Whale Defence Campaign. He first decided to join Sea […]

April 19th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Grave gift for girls

TWO victims of Leongatha serial killer Arnold Sodeman now have plaques on their graves, after a bequest by the Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA). June Rushmer, who is buried at the Leongatha Cemetery, and Ethel Belshaw, who is buried at the Tarwin Lower Cemetery, both previously had unmarked graves. They were strangled by Sodeman in […]

April 19th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Climate concession

ACTIVIST group Groundswell Bass Coast will work with Bass Coast Shire Council to drive home the message about the seriousness of climate change. Groundswell president Richard Kentwell and colleagues Neil Rankine and Aileen Vening spoke with councillors and officers last week. The latter agreed to waive the fee for Wonthaggi Town Hall hire for the […]

April 19th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

300 for Wendy

FOR Wendy McEachern it’s all about the club. The MDU B Grade netballer played her 300th game on the weekend, in a bruising encounter with Korumburra-Bena. The Demons lost, but Wendy still emerged smiling. The 43-year-old took up the sport at the tender age of eight and hasn’t looked back. “It’s been 35 years, and […]

April 19th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Mine revamp to boost tourism

PARKS Victoria aims to attract around 30,000 more visitors a year to the State Coal Mine following a $3 million upgrade. The attraction now features a new skip and winder vehicle, which safely transports up to 18 passengers out of the underground tour, as well as a new visitor’s centre, theatrette cafe, retail store and […]

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rail trails are on the move

DEPUTY Premier Peter Ryan announced $2 million from the Victorian Coalition Government to extend the Great Southern Rail Trail between Foster and Welshpool. This funding will boost the initial $900,000 provided by the South Gippsland Shire Council for the project. Many attendees from the local area were thrilled with the announcement, and the prospects it […]

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Equestrian shift stalls

DESPITE months passing since initial discussions, plans for a new equestrian facility at Stony Creek have not yet been finalised. President of the Leongatha and District Equestrian Club (LDEC), Kelly van den Berg is involved in the discussions with Council. If the plans for the equestrian centre at Stony Creek go ahead, the facilities at […]

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

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