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Leave signs alone: council

PEOPLE are urged not to touch road signs in the wake of recent flooding. South Gippsland Shire Council issued the plea last week, after rushing to install signs to warn of water over roads. As water receded, council spokesperson Jeannie Hicks reported several instances where “well meaning members of the community” removed flood warning signs […]

June 28th, 2012 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Coal seam action

  SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will demand the State Government ban coal seam gas exploration and mining in the region until the process is deemed safe. Council yesterday (Wednesday) passed a motion calling for a moratorium, applauded by about 150 people objecting to coal seam gas exploration in the region. The council’s action follows similar […]

June 28th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Braving the elements

PEOPLE participating in the South Gippsland Winter Sleep Out last Friday night walked away from the event having learnt a number of things. Cardboard boxes make good shelters, you can never wear too many warm clothes when it’s only five degrees Celsius, and sleeping is difficult on concrete without a mattress were just a few. […]

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Floods chaos

A HEAVILY pregnant woman and her husband were evacuated from their flood-threatened Wattle Bank home on Friday. Rainfall of more than 60mm in 24 hours resulted in upended lives across the region, shutting roads, disrupting workers’ plans and interfering with school bus routes. The heavy rain was the second natural event to cause concern in […]

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Quake cracks school

CRACKS riddle the walls of the Leongatha Primary School staffroom after last Tuesday’s 5.4 magnitude earthquake. The heritage listed building also received damage to the stumps but building inspectors deemed it safe to use. “All the newer buildings are fine but this older building obviously shook around a lot more than the others,” school principal […]

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Region faces destruction

SOUTH Gippsland would be ruined forever if coal seam gas mining was permitted, protestors told South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday. They claimed coal seam gas would cause cancer and ruin agriculture. Devastating bushfires would be inflamed by gas wells and mining could lead to earthquakes bigger than last Tuesday’s tremor. Communities would be split […]

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Top brass sounds magic

MUSICIANS from across Gippsland came together for the annual brass band fun day on Sunday. Held at Leongatha’s Dakers Centre, the event was hosted by the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band as part of the group’s 120th anniversary celebrations. Wonthaggi Citizens Band joined in the concert, along with representatives of Warragul Municipal Band, Latrobe City […]

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Smart school by design

INVERLOCH Primary School is officially one of the best designed buildings in regional Victoria. The school is a finalist in the Victorian Architecture Awards. The school, together with designer Opat Architects, is a finalist in the regional prize category, alongside the Flowerdale Community House, New Hammond Fellowship Centre and William Buckley Bridge at Barwon Heads. […]

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Farmers say no to more rain

SOUTH Gippsland farmers are readying for another winter of flooding rains and cold temperatures. Since April, the Leongatha region has recorded around 325mm of rainfall, while surrounding towns such as Fish Creek have had much more. Neville Buckland of Fish Creek recorded 241mm of rain during May alone, which is far wetter than he would […]

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

McDonald sidelined

WONATHAGGI Power playing coach Leigh McDonald is unlikely to join his team on the field again this season according to doctors. After two concussions already this season doctors have advised the coach to stick to the bench. Thanks to the club’s connection with the Collingwood Football Club McDonald has been consulting with the AFL club’s […]

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

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