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Sensational Sam’s triple ton

HITTING big is what Sam Hughes does best and a recent feat of 305 against Foster has everyone talking about him. The Koonwarra/Leongatha RSL opener was paired with A Grade debutant Neville Toms at the start of the innings, which proved to be a dynamic combination. Toms made 150, a club record for an A […]

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Twenty/20 taken to the wire

IT couldn’t have been much closer with the LDCA Twenty/20 grand final going to a super-over to determine the winners. Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak took the win in fantastic style with Tom and Barry Wyatt hitting big when need be in their super-over. After Inverloch managed 2/6 in their super-over facing Peter Dell, the Wyatt boys […]

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Welcome new citizens

SEVEN South Gippslanders can now officially call Australia home after receiving their citizenship certificates at Leongatha’s Australia Day celebrations last Saturday. The candidates all came to Australia from countries including England, Ireland, Russia and Sri Lanka. During the ceremony held at McIndoe Park, South Gippsland Shire deputy mayor Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks picked a common factor […]

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Meeniyan show Aussie spirit

THE small community of Meeniyan was packed with Aussie pride last Saturday, with a full house celebrating the day at the MDU clubrooms. Meeniyan Progress Association president Kathryn Smith welcomed special guests at the event, including Australia Day Ambassador Stan Alves and Victorian Deputy Premier, Member for Gippsland South and Minister “for just about everything”, […]

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Inverloch parties, Aussie style

TOURISTS and locals alike flocked to the Inverloch War Memorial to celebrate Australia Day. Shoppers and stallholders at the Rotary Club Market got into the celebrations as well. The ceremony started with a medley of Australian songs by the Wonthaggi U3A Choir led by Lorna White. A rendition of Road to Gundagai had the crowd […]

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Magical reflections at Toora gallery

THE Toora Village Studio Gallery will host a retrospective exhibition by artist Mary Lucy, entitled Magical Reflections on Canvas. Although formally trained in art in early life, Mary preferred to break out of whatever she felt limited her and to approach her canvas “like those puddles I used to jump into on the way to […]

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Role model is top volunteer

ARTHUR Phillips is Wonthaggi’s citizen of the year. He was named by the town’s Rotary Club during the Australia Day ceremony on Saturday. Described as “an outstanding and highly respected citizen,” Arthur has been a role model to those in the Wonthaggi and Cape Paterson communities. Together with his wife, Nancye, family and friends, Arthur […]

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Clearance sale end of an era

AFTER more than half a century as a family business, Motor-Ag said goodbye to Leongatha with a huge clearing sale last Friday. More than 300 people attended the sale, with Elders auctioneer James Kyle confirming 250 buyers were registered on the day. “It was a really big success, with everything selling,” he said. “There were […]

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Aaron is number one

MIRBOO North’s Aaron Wilson was named South Gippsland’s Citizen of the Year on Wednesday night. As a duty officer with the State Emergency Service, president of the Mirboo North Lions Club, CFA member, hardworking volunteer at the Mirboo North Football Club and a father of three, Mr Wilson was well deserving of the title. A […]

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Action packed Korumburra

HUNDREDS of people from the western end of the South Gippsland Shire gathered in Korumburra on Australia Day to celebrate our great country. Families were treated to lots of fun including a petting zoo, slip and slide, tug of war, gum boot throwing, CFA display and much more. The Lions and Rotary clubs provided the […]

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