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Local teachers protest

SOUTH Gippsland teachers staged a half-day protest today (Wednesday, October 31) outside the Wonthaggi office of Member for Bass Ken Smith. Although the organisers had expected a healthy turnout they believe numbers were boosted by the veteran politician’s claims that a large part of the crowd would be ring-ins from Melbourne. More than 200 local […]

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Top award for Capeview

WONTHAGGI’S Capeview Mitre 10 has won the 2010 Hardware Association of Victoria and Tasmania (HAVT) Trade Store of the Year Award. Bass MLA Ken Smith congratulated business owners the Donohue family. He said the presentation, organisation and convenience for customers has contributed to Capeview’s success, which he described as “outstanding”. “Tradesmen can drive into the […]

October 30th, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Working out the working dog

MARIAN Macdonald from Jack Creek, author of dairy farming blog: The Milk Maid Marian, has recently gained a new addition to her family. At Easter, Patch was welcomed on to the farm. A dog of working bloodlines, Patch was rescued from St Albans in Melbourne, to become a new family pet. “We like working dogs, […]

October 30th, 2012 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Josh Pyke for mayor

AUSTRALIAN singer songwriter Josh Pyke asked his Meeniyan Town Hall crowd on Saturday night whether they’d vote for him as mayor. His platform was a bit flimsy, with allusions to “more open mic nights”. But the crowd was ready to give him their support anyway. Pyke has a very persuasive way about him, and is […]

October 30th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Axe falls in Bass Coast

VOTERS in Bass Coast have turfed 50 years of experience out the door, electing fresh young representatives instead. In South Gippsland on the other hand, they’ve stayed pretty much with the tried and true. Bass Coast constituents had little truck with the Alan Brown reform team which fielded candidates in every ward. Only two of […]

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Rental supply glut

THE oversupply of rental properties in South Gippsland and Bass Coast is at its highest in a decade according to local agents, causing pain to many using this as a retirement income. The departure of Victorian Desalination Project workers has left large gaps in the rental market throughout a number of towns, including Wonthaggi, Inverloch […]

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Top award for school history

THE history book written for this year’s centenary of Leongatha High School/Secondary College has won a prestigious honour. When From Inkwell to Internet was announced last week as a winner at the Victorian Community History Awards, its author Lyn Skillern was lost for words. She is the first to admit that in itself is a […]

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Spooky night success

GHOULS, witches, vampires and aliens flocked to Coal Creek on Saturday night for the annual Halloween celebrations. The heritage buildings in the park were suitably set for a scary theme, with even a torture chamber on display. The live shows sold out and trick or treat tickets were all bought, with over 5200 patrons coming […]

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Muck-up mayhem

VCE students throughout South Gippsland saw a rare opportunity last Thursday and Friday to let their hair down and have fun. To signal the end of classes and mark a celebration of schooling life almost completed, muck-up day was held with all variety of costumes on display from cheerleaders and Big Bird to Bananas in […]

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Kris rides with King Casey

KRIS McLaren of Leongatha stepped onto the world stage at Phillip Island on the weekend racing with the newly crowned 2012 Australian MotoGP champion Casey Stoner. Two time world champion Honda rider Stoner was joined on the Air-Asia Australian MotoGP grid by Kris McLaren who received a late call up. McLaren made his MotoGP debut […]

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