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SOUTH Gippsland needs up to triple the $4.33 million in funding announced by Deputy Premier Peter Ryan last week, a roads campaigner has stated. The state funding would repair some roads that have suffered from almost three years of solid rainfall. Mother and daughter team, Heather Poletti and Lisa Burge, have been campaigning for many […]

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

Young voters use voice

YOUNG people and first time voters have strong views on the upcoming federal election. Education, economy, asylum seekers and marriage equality are all high on the list of issues faced by young people. First time voters from Leongatha Secondary College have mixed views about the upcoming election. Some like Katherine Cardy believes marriage equality is […]

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

“Embarrassing” – rural land merry-go-round

IT took three motions and a roundabout debate before Bass Coast Shire councillors made a decision last Wednesday about its controversial Rural Land Use Strategy. “This is embarrassing for us as a council. We’ve had three motions (tonight) and we’ve been all over the place,” declared Cr Phil Wright. He’d moved one of the three […]

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

Rail trail open for business

THE newest section of the Great Southern Rail Trail was officially opened on Sunday, attracting a huge crowd wanting to take on the path from Foster’s Station Park to Toora’s Sagasser Park. Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan was joined by Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent to cut the ribbon marking […]

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

Cape rebellion

THEIR issue wasn’t listed on the agenda of last week’s Bass Coast Shire Council meeting but the people of Cape Paterson came anyway. They sat in a crowded public gallery displaying small placards backed with brightly coloured cardboard protesting against a proposed special charge scheme. One of their number, Nicholas Low, is Professor in Urban […]

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

Great deal for Connie

CONNIE Cafarella is one of those Leongatha identities known to most of us. She is a big fan of the popular Channel 7 show Deal or No Deal and her grandson Elliott has been threatening for years to enter her name to go on the show. “No!” was Connie’s response. “I won’t do that.” But […]

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

Grand plan unveiled

FAMILIES in the western end of South Gippsland Shire will be serviced by a modern kindergarten and childcare complex. Plans for the Korumburra Integrated Children’s Centre were revealed to council and the public at an open briefing session at council’s Leongatha chambers last Wednesday. Daniel Haskell of Haskell Architects produced artist’s impressions and a virtual […]

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

Woman rescued from flood

A woman was rescued from her car after becoming trapped in the flooded Tarwin River at Middle Tarwin this morning. Tarwin Lower CFA volunteers and an earthmoving contractor from De Merlo’s drove a front-end loader into the river, along Tarwin Lower-Buffalo Road. The woman climbed from her car window and aboard the loader. She was […]

August 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Netballers chase dream

THE region’s best netballers vied for selection to represent Gippsland on Sunday. Open, 17 and under, and 15 and under netballers attempted the first of several tryouts at Meeniyan for the Gippsland Region side to contest the state championships in Melbourne on October 5 and 6. Deb Allott, coaches coordinator for Gippsland, said the tryouts […]

August 20th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

I-K and Stingrays seal premierships

IT was how grand finals should be when Phillip Island clashed with Inverloch-Kongwak in the Under 11s on Sunday. When it came down to the final quarter Phillip Island was in front by five points – a straight kick either way would change the game. After a block buster third quarter from the Bulldogs they […]

August 20th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

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