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A world apart

ONE thing you learn quickly when you go to Antarctica is that ice is never just ice. It’s a lesson Leongatha Primary School principal Rob Higgins knows only too well. Rob was recently part of a delegation of 21 teachers from across the state that spent 12 days amongst the wilds of this frozen wilderness. […]

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

Keep out!

MORE than 450 people united in Poowong on Sunday to mark the declaration of the first CSG free community in Victoria. Event-goers made a human sign over 50 metres long on the Poowong Recreation Reserve, spelling out ‘WE R CSG FREE’, while a Cessna Bird Dog plane flew from Melbourne to photograph the spectacle from […]

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

Dinosaurs still surprise at Inverloch

DESPITE digging for more than 20 years, dinosaur fans continue to find fossils near Inverloch. The Dinosaur Dreaming site at The Caves boasts the highest concentration of fossils in Australia Since annual digs started in 1994, more than 10,000 fossilised bones and teeth from the Early Cretaceous period have been excavated from the bed of […]

February 14th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Bathurst win for Wyhoon

NOT many can say they’ve won a race around the prestigious Bathurst race track but Terry Wyhoon can tick it off his bucket list. At the weekend the Korumburra based driver did just that, winning in a Sports Sedan class race around Mount Panorama. After racing on the track a few times he was happy […]

February 12th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

378 for Nerrena pair

DAMIEN Symmons and Gerard Murphy took it upon themselves to secure a 1st innings victory against Wonthaggi Miners. The pair came to the crease at 2/24 and didn’t stop until they were well and truly over their target of 356 set by the Miners last week. Symmons knocked out 27 fours and seven sixes on his […]

February 12th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Korumburra publican’s death still unresolved

VICKI Wyhoon, the Leongatha woman accused of murdering Korumburra publican Mike Lowry in 2001, said the stigma had never gone away. Last Friday (February 8), Melbourne coroner Audrey Jamieson ruled that the murder “remains open”. Twelve years on from the shooting and eventual death of the businessman and politician, there are no new leads in […]

February 12th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Sell-off backlash – Leongatha South community upset

LEONGATHA South residents say that a former school site – earmarked for possible sale under South Gippsland Shire Council’s Land Realisation Project – is the community’s, not council’s. Members of the Leongatha South Progress Association say the former Leongatha South Public School was bought by a local resident for $65,000, with the Woorayl Shire Council […]

February 12th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Schools to stop

IT is more than likely that schools around South Gippsland will be shut on Thursday. Teachers will be taking industrial action because the Australian Education Union is still in ongoing dispute with the State Government and as part of the negotiation process. Due to the breakdown of negotiations, the AEU is encouraging a number of […]

February 12th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rail trail steams ahead

THE extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail from Foster to Welshpool is underway. Member for Eastern Victorian Region Peter Hall visited Foster on Friday to turn the first sod of construction. “Last year the Victorian Coalition Government announced it would contribute $2 million towards the construction of an additional 18.5km of rail trail, linking […]

February 12th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Industry to win from weather

SOUTH Gippsland’s farming, fishing and tourism industries now have access to more reliable locally-based weather information, with forecasts from the Yanakie Automated Weather Station now available on the Bureau of Meteorology website. Member for Eastern Victoria Region Peter Hall visited Yanakie last Friday to unveil the new automated weather station, which he said would improve […]

February 12th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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