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Fireworks warning

THE Country Fire Authority is warning the community about the dangers of illegal fireworks ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations this Monday. The warning comes after a man received serious facial and head burns following an incident involving illegal fire crackers at Mooroopna on Christmas Day. CFA also attended a small grassfire as a result […]

December 28th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Fire restrictions next week

FIRES cannot be lit outside in South Gippsland Shire from next Monday (January 7). The Country Fire Authority and Department of Sustainability and Environment have declared a Fire Danger Period from 1am on January 7. The period means fires cannot be lit in the open air without a written permit from CFA or a municipal […]

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

Smith to ride tour

INJURY free and pumping the pedals at 700 kilometres a week in preparation for the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Leongatha’s Stuart Smith will be riding alongside the likes of elite riders Simon Gerrans, Matt Goss, and Simon Clark; all Tour de France riders. The Tour is on January 3-6, 2013 and Stuart said he’s as […]

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

Road risk over summer

ALCOHOL, fatigue, driver attitude and the state of South Gippsland’s roads combine to make this summer a particularly risky one for residents and visitors alike. Despite protestations of extra money for road maintenance, the State Government has allowed our roads to deteriorate to an alarming state, with added danger at night or when it’s been […]

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

Hospital works

WORKERS constructing the new Leongatha Memorial Hospital ended a busy year on Thursday with a festive season barbecue. Gippsland Southern Health Service CEO, Gary Templeton and board president, David Harvey attended, together with representatives of companies involved in the project. These included Steve McIntosh, project manager with construction consultants Davis Langdon and Barry Adams and […]

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

Meet Dr Bell and Dr Foote

YOU’D make a good doctor. Those words to John Bell from his wife Sue set in train four years of hard slog, resulting in the former social worker earning the title doctor. He graduated last week from the Gippsland Medical School under an intake for people with degrees in other disciplines. It’s been extraordinary hard […]

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

Alexandra aims high

JUGGLING the responsibilities of school captain with work and Year 12 studies was no easy feat for Alexandra Roberts. However when VCE results were announced last week, the bubbly Pound Creek girl knew her dedication and sacrifices had paid off. The Newhaven College student earned an impressive Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of 98.1. When The […]

December 19th, 2012 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Carols sound over sea

TRADITIONS of yuletide mixed with modern takes on Christmas set the scene for a magical event at Inverloch last night. The annual Inverloch Community Carols featured old time favourites interspersed with patriotic variations, such as Aussie Jingle Bells. The talented musicians of Stringz Costero set the scene for a relaxed evening, joined by the singers […]

December 19th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community,Featured | Read More »

Urgent cheese recall

VICTORIA’S chief health officer Dr Rosemary Lester has warned against    eating a number of Jindi and Wattle Valley-branded soft cheeses sold at delicatessens and independent supermarkets throughout Australia. A national investigation is currently underway into eight cases of listeria infection and three other cases possibly linked. “Of the eight linked cases there has been one […]

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

Tired of waiting

A LEONGATHA businessman who feared his premises would be demolished as part of VicRoads’ ‘alternative heavy vehicle route’ was told the road may not be built for decades. A VicRoads spokesperson refused to say how long the town would wait for an alternative heavy vehicle route, but conceded that construction “is not expected to start […]

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

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