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More awards for Jetset

THE management and staff of Jetset Leongatha have cemented themselves at the top. At a recent Jetset Travelworld Network conference at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne, the team won three awards. “It’s very exciting,” said owner/manager Jill Carmody. “We’ve been pretty consistent with winning awards from our suppliers, but I was quite stunned to receive […]

July 26th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Cross Tasman journey opens eyes

  IN 2002, Brian and Michelle Moore were sharefarming in New Zealand. Come December, the dairy farmers will have been running their own farm at Mirboo North for 10 years. While farming in a foreign country has been a learning curve, the Moores have also bought some Kiwi farming know-how of their own that is […]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

CBD evacuated

WONTHAGGI is open for business after a gas leak forced the evacuation of half the central business district today. An excavator operator hit the junction of three natural gas pipes in Moyle Lane behind the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre. Police evacuated workers and shoppers from the block bordered by McBride Avenue, and Graham, Murray […]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Teens rises to challenge

THE KINDNESS and compassion of Leongatha Secondary College’s students was recognised last week when the school was awarded state runner-up in the Salvation Army School Challenge. Despite being up against some of the biggest schools in Victoria, the college raised almost $8000 for the Red Shield Appeal – the second highest in Victoria. Around 20 […]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Desal not great white knight

CONSTRUCTION of the desalination plant at Wonthaggi hasn’t provided the major economic fillip that was expected. Neither has the downsizing of its workforce had the marked negative impact predicted by some. Both can be attributed to the underlying growth that Bass Coast Shire has experienced, even before the plant was announced by the previous Labor […]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

From Korumburra to the big screen

IT FEATURES a foul mouthed teddy bear and some of Hollywood’s hottest stars, set records at the American box office and has been a smash hit here in Australia. But when it comes to some of the talent behind the movie Ted, you need look no further than Korumburra. Local man Shaun Freeman worked with […]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Community | Read More »

From Turkey to South Gippsland

THE ROTARY Club of Leongatha, with the support of the Leongatha RSL, continued to strengthen bonds between Turkey and Australia this year with its exchange program. Every year, one student each from Leongatha, Mary Mackillop and South Coast Christian secondary colleges are given the chance to live in Turkey for one month, learning about the […]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Community | Read More »

FAMDA impresses again

THE opening night of Foster Amateur Music and Drama Association’s latest offering The Shoe Horn Sonata wasn’t without its dramas of the unexpected kind. One of the leads Margaret Rudge, playing Bridie Cartwright, twisted her knee before act two. Despite being in pain, Margaret soldiered on and, while requiring the services of a walking stick, […]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

A clash like no other

IT was a clash like no other: junior stars, past stars, wigs, costumes, fights galore, two dodgy umpires and the tiniest premiership cup ever. But the game between the Leongatha under 12s football team and a team of adults (and older kids) did have its merits. For one thing, it was put together as a […]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Sport | Read More »

Minister shocks councils

PLANNING could be overhauled in South Gippsland. The future of South Gippsland Shire Council’s controversial Rural Land Use Strategy may be in question after four years of work costing several hundreds of thousands of dollars and immense community stress. The former Korumburra saleyards site may now be suitable for a supermarket and the development of […]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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