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TAFE campus to stay

GIPPSTAFE executives are confident the Leongatha campus will remain open and viable. But they can’t yet give a cast iron guarantee. This is because the full picture won’t be known until a re-jigging of courses is tested in the market place. The saving grace for the campus could be its new, five-star energy rated building […]

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

No fun waiting in pain

SUE Cashin is a woman in pain facing a long wait for relief. The Meeniyan resident suffers from osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition crippling joints, and urgently needs her right knee replaced. After a four year wait, Ms Cashin was recently told she faces the prospect of another 20 months before her name rises to the […]

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council admits roads failure

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has taken the blame for the poor state of the region’s unsealed roads. Mayor Cr Warren Raabe was happy to declare council has not been maintaining unsealed roads properly. “The works we are doing now are definitely not as good as they were 10 to 15 years ago,” he said. “Having […]

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Call to lock out miners

AUTHOR Sharyn Munro told a packed audience at the Inverloch Community Hub on Saturday that they would have to lock the gate against miners. The writer of Rich Land, Wasteland said the risk posed by coal seam gas and other mining ventures to the region’s natural beauty, clean waters and communities was too great to […]

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Mirboo North in good hands

MIRBOO North is fortunate to have the benefit of two paramedics, as well as the assistance of 10 ambulance community officers. Mirboo North’s full time paramedics, Don Gillies and Warren Kenney said they are lucky to have the support of such a dedicated group of volunteers. Community officers are people who make themselves available and […]

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Narnia coming soon

IT’S now less than a month until opening night for Narnia, the next musical to be presented by Lyric Theatre. All the stops are out to make this a spectacular show. Rehearsals are in full swing and a large contingent of helpers is working hard to complete the large array of amazing costumes and the […]

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Art far from rubbish

TARWIN Lower artist Mandy Gunn has won top prize at this year’s Creative Wast art exhibition at arc Yinnar., Ms Gunn recreated a burnt-out forest using shredded inner tubes, cotton and recycled wood. The work voted best exhibit, titled Firesticks, was part of a series of works the artist started around the time of the […]

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

Climb pushes on

UP and over was the goal as riders faced up to Knox’s Hill on the weekend. Armed with all types of off-road motorbikes, a huge number of competitors tried to take on the Leongatha Motorcycle Club’s Knox’s Hill Climb. A few found glory through the steep and muddy terrain, while others gave it their all […]

June 14th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Festival attracts thousands

LOCH experienced severe flooding last Sunday but the rain was not to blame. In excess of 3500 people flocked to the small town, parking in any space possible for the chance to wander through the village for the annual Loch Food and Wine Festival. Festival committee member Graham Hastie said the day was “absolutely brilliant”. […]

June 14th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Protest to rival Eureka

MINING opponents believe their fight against coal seam gas exploration and extraction could rival the Eureka Stockade. Meeting last week in Mirboo North, opponents and concerned citizens viewed the documentary, The Battle for a CSG-free Northern Rivers, which concerns coal seam gas mining in New South Wales. But coal seam gas opponent Gill Fox said […]

June 14th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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