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Tea party for madhatters

RESIDENTS of Koorooman House in Leongatha had their own Daffodil Festival activity on Friday afternoon, gathering in the lounge for a mad hatters’ tea party. Dot Kewming had devoted enjoyable hours polishing some silver tea sets that were on display with fine china including Royal Albert. The silver came up a treat and Dot was […]

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

Paul Kelly rocks hall

PAUL Kelly returned to Leongatha last Wednesday to play his new album Spring and Fall in its entirety, as well as some old classics, to an eager crowd. Supported by Urthboy, the Memorial Hall concert was another sellout for local live music promoter, Lyrebird Arts Council. The council’s Suzanne Henderson said the energetic vibe reflected […]

August 30th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Discover Landcare magic

DID you know that the first week of September is Landcare Week? The South Gippsland Landcare Network has a number of free and exciting community events planned to celebrate. On Monday, September 9, a Giant Gippsland Earthworm information session and farm walk is being held at 180 Schmidt’s Road, Poowong East from 10.30am until 2pm. […]

August 27th, 2013 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Korumburra-Bena the better Bulldog

A DOMINANT performance by Korumburra-Bena on Sunday saw them kick Bulldog counterparts Phillip Island out of the finals race. It was a slow start in muddy conditions with Phillip Island falling behind early. PI was kept scoreless in the first while their opponents managed a major with the slight wind advantage. Things were evened up […]

August 27th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Fishy fly, Demons drop

FISH Creek took on Yarram on a boggy ground in wintery conditions at Korumburra to open the Alberton finals’ series on Saturday. It was the Kangaroos that were the more determined side and were able to handle the conditions better keeping their season alive. Yarram kicked to the Melbourne end and got out of the […]

August 27th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Flood chaos – drivers stranded as road stays open

A FLOODED road appears to not have been formally shut until at least three and a half hours after a woman was rescued from her trapped car at Middle Tarwin last Thursday. Three hours after the first rescue, another driver entered the flooded Tarwin River on the Buffalo-Tarwin Lower Road, and was rescued by local […]

August 27th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Power players reunite

WONTHAGGI Power held a reunion of past players at its last home game against Drouin on Saturday. Team members from the 1983 Wonthaggi Rovers Reserves and the 1993 Wonthaggi Seniors, Reserves and Thirds made their way to the game. “We have got almost 100 members of the past players association. Over the break we hope […]

August 27th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Wilson and Snell star for Opals

LOCAL basketballers Kelly Wilson and Belinda Snell have helped the Australian Women’s team, the Opals, to a place in the 2014 FIBA World Championships. Wilson and Snell, who hail from Leongatha and Mirboo North respectively, both played vital roles in the FIBA Oceania Championship last weekend in Auckland and Canberra. The Opals had two games […]

August 27th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Too long! – Road still a danger

A SECTION of the Strzelecki Highway west of Mirboo North has been unrepaired for around two years. The section between Cropley Road and Porter Lane and has been the subject of an 80km/h ‘temporary’ speed limit due to a land slip near the road. This has caused the Armco railing posts on the north side […]

August 27th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

More MG workers axed

MURRAY Goulburn (MG) last week announced another 72 job cuts across its processing facilities, including 15 from the Leongatha factory. MG shed 64 jobs at its Rochester site last March and another 300 across its operations last May, including 48 at Leongatha. A Murray Goulburn spokesperson told The Star while 15 positions have been cut […]

August 27th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

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