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Scared for no reason

DEPUTY Premier Peter Ryan said suggestions that an open cut mine would threaten Mirboo North were “false, irresponsible and needlessly scaring the community”. Hundreds gathered at the Mirboo North Recreation Reserve on Sunday to listen to speakers and voice their frustration at Mantle Mining’s application for an exploration licence that would blanket the town. The […]

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

Our Olympians chase gold

Drew Ginn Kaila McKnight   SOUTH GIPPSLAND will be getting its fair share of Olympic action in the coming days with four elite athletes from the area competing for gold. The enthusiastic selection is made up of Olympic veterans, a triple gold medallist and a newcomer to the experience. Leongatha’s Kaila McKnight is making her […]

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

Council protests set to continue

Not fair: ASU staff Cameron Wright, Casey Hill, delegate Glenda Conlan and officer Adam Rodwell said the South Gippsland Shire Council EBA is unfair for lower paid workers. AROUND 60 South Gippsland Shire employees protested against what they believed was an unfair Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) on Tuesday. Due to a last minute change of […]

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

Steph’s back on the bus

AFTER being banned from the V/Line bus four months ago, Steph Spokes and her pink scooter are back in action. Ms Spokes and her partner John Hulls of Leongatha were told in February they were no longer able to store her scooter in the carriage compartment below the bus despite having previously travelled with it […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Swimmers New Zealand bound

NEWHAVEN College athletes are taking their swimming to the international level. A team of four will head to New Zealand in September to take part in the AIMS Games and will represent just one of two Australian schools in a field of 160 schools. The team comprises Taylah Tobias of Inverloch, Amy Roberts of Tarwin […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Vintage bikes roll through

A TOUCH of vintage rolled through Leongatha on Saturday as the Vintage Motorcycle Club of Victoria’s Brass Monkey rally came through. The rally of around 50 riders travelled all over the region throughout the weekend taking advantage of the great scenery and windy roads we have to offer. Organiser Dennis Read-Smith loves the South Gippsland […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Club is the bee’s knees

SOUTH Gippsland Beekeepers was formed on July 21 in 2011 and is about to celebrate its first birthday. President of the club, Robert Fisher is looking forward to the ‘B’ themed AGM. “We are hoping that members will dress up in a ‘B’ related costume and come along for some fun,” Robert said. The club […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Rural News | Read More »

Protesters lobby ambassador

Here you go: Watershed member Jessica Harrison presents a letter requesting a deputation to the French ambassador to consular assistant Jean-Paul Esnault. WATER used during the commissioning phase of the Wonthaggi desalination plant will be discharged into Bass Strait. The plant’s design and construction contractor Thiess Degremont said this last week. At about the same […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Fishing is in his blood

PORT Welshpool local Luke Anedda has been fishing all his life. He left school at 15 to start fishing professionally and began his career cray fishing around Tasmania, and King and Flinders islands. He then decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and came back to fish in Corner Inlet. He has been fishing the […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Minister delays wind farm

STATE Planning Minister Matthew Guy is yet to sign off on approval for the 52-turbine Bald Hills Wind Farm south east of Tarwin Lower. Time is running out because the approval permit expires on August 19. The general manager of Bald Hills Wind Farm Development Matthew Croome said yesterday the matter was now in the […]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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