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We don’t want to die

A POTHOLE will claim a life on South Gippsland’s roads, a leader in the transport industry has warned. The region’s crumbling roads are also costing one milk company $5000 a week in repairs. Pothole riddled thoroughfares are causing damage to milk tankers, wrecking axles and wheel rims. The State Government should adequately fund roadworks before […]

January 30th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Water wallies

SOUTH Gippslanders seem to be overusing water, with the people of Korumburra to be on stage one water restrictions from tomorrow, January 31. This is the first time any of South Gippsland Water’s (SGW) customers have been on restrictions since the drought ended in 2008. Restrictions apply only to Korumburra – so far. But SGW […]

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Taking on Tanzania

EAST Africa is a world far away from the rolling green hills of South Gippsland, but that hasn’t deterred one Leongatha girl from making it her new home. Wanting to travel before settling down to go to university in Melbourne, 21-year-old Verity Warr decided to work as a volunteer in an orphanage in Arusha in […]

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True community at Pound Creek

CELEBRATIONS of volunteering, dairying and music culminated with a good ol’ country style barbecue at the Pound Creek Australia Day event on Saturday. Hosted by the Pound Creek CFA Ladies Auxiliary, the gathering lured about 200 people to hear the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band perform the national anthem and Australian favourites. Brigade captain Peter […]

January 30th, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Hundreds back roads bid

A FACEBOOK campaign calling for action to fix South Gippsland roads already has substantial support. The campaign was launched on Saturday and demands change to a roads law that defines “repair” as the erection of warning signs. It has already scored hundreds of “likes”. Launched by Leongatha’s Lisa Burge, who has been arguing for repairs […]

January 30th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Tick for Toora factory

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has granted Viplus Dairy approval for the first stage of production at the Toora factory. Manager of the infant formula manufacturing plant, Graham Coall said the approval allows the company to start the serious work to get the factory ready for the installation of equipment. “We have purchased the new equipment […]

January 30th, 2013 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Corner Inlet celebrates with Sheahan

ONCE again the Corner Inlet community joined together to celebrate Australia Day in Foster. Former Australian test cricketer Paul Sheahan spoke as Australia Day Ambassador. He was joined by Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent, South Gippsland Shire Council’s Cr Mohya Davies and mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy to congratulate standout locals on their achievements in […]

January 30th, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Footballers flown from fire

THREE young local football stars had to be evacuated by helicopter from a fire threatened mountain top while on a training camp last week. Leongatha’s Aaron Heppell, Korumburra-Bena’s Paul Pattison and Dalyston’s Matthew Schreck were taking part in the Gippsland Power training camp on Tuesday at Mt Hotham. The local boys were among the group […]

January 30th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News,Sport | Read More »

Grunwald to groove

FOR Aussie blues artist Ash Grunwald – who will play in Leongatha on February 8 with good friend Mia Dyson – the path to salvation lies somewhere in the past and somewhere in the future. As the years have rolled on Ash’s music has changed – still very much blues-inspired, but now with an eclectic […]

January 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Hay returns patchy

ANOTHER wet winter followed by very dry conditions has created a patchy, unremarkable hay and silage season for South Gippsland farmers. Tony McGarvey, agricultural contractor from Inverloch, said the silage season ran at about 80 per cent of normal, although some places were lower. “Hay was really light on; only about 50 per cent, maybe […]

January 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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