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Snooks fights but falls

KORUMBURRA’S Marty Snooks bowed out early in his Australian Boxing Title campaign in Adelaide but not without making an impression. In his first fight of the tournament the 14-year-old faced up against the tournament favourite Queenslander Jason Beasley but did not let that deter him. Although Snooks was put on the back foot early he […]

February 19th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Royal success for Matilda

MATILDA Longbottom from Cape Liptrap rode her pony, Helden Park Centre Stage or Teddy, to great success at this year’s Royal Melbourne Horse Show, held recently at the Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre. “This Year at the RMHS Teddy and I placed sixth in the led riding pony show hunter 14 to 14.2hh and sixth […]

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Parrots net funding

LEONGATHA Football Club has secured funding for new netting behind the goal square at the town end of the ground. The South Gippsland Shire Council has come to the party and will be paying for new netting and installation of protective nets. The current nets have been in tatters and let numerous footballs through on […]

February 19th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Mackays transform land

DAIRY farmers talk about quality quite a lot. Quality pasture, quality cows and quality milk are the bedrock of any dairy operation. But ask Peter and Wilma Mackay why they have planted thousands of trees and shrubs on their Poowong East property and they will tell you it’s about quality of life for them and […]

February 19th, 2013 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Residents protest sell-off

A GROUP of Venus Bay residents is ready to mobilise against any moves by South Gippsland Shire Council to sell off land in the town. The stance follows a similar one by Leongatha South residents, who have vowed to fight to save the Leongatha South Public School site. Council owns almost 450 properties, but only […]

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Tree spree bureaucracy

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Salvos ready to start

CONSTRUCTION on the new $3.4 million Salvation Army/Gippscare complex in Leongatha will commence in the next two weeks. Local builder Considine and Johnston signed the contracts with the Salvation Army last week, sealing the tender for the project. Captain Martyn Scrimshaw said the building will house both the church and GippsCare. “It’s been finalised in […]

February 19th, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Adults only

DIRECTOR Peter McAlpine has been overwhelmed by dozens of potential Munchkins and other pint sized players for Lyric Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz. Auditions were held last weekend, as well as last night (Monday). Another one will occur tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow between 7pm and 10pm. But according to Mr McAlpine, adult actors […]

February 19th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Off with Breanna’s locks

FOR many women, their hair is more than a means of keeping their head warm. A hairstyle is a way of expressing themselves, a way of feeling positive and a good hair day can enhance their outlook on life. Breanna Polato (CORRECT) knows just that and so is willing to forgo her long blonde locks […]

February 19th, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

City key to water relief

KORUMBURRA’S looming water crisis could have been averted if the town had been connected to the Melbourne water supply. South Gippsland Water’s managing director Phillipe du Plessis said the authority has been pushing for that connection for some time. That would include access to desalinated water from Wonthaggi. As it is, Korumburra customers will be […]

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