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Poowong celebrates 50 years

POOWONG celebrated the 50th anniversary of its swimming pool with a full weekend of events, including the launch of Laurie Gregg’s book, Celebrating 50 Years of our Poowong Swimming Pool. Ms Gregg spoke warmly to a large crowd in Poowong Town Hall about the generosity and hard work of local people in the creation and […]

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Flame tree to stay

THE Illawarra Flame Tree on the current Leongatha Aldi site will be a feature in the new supermarket’s car park. Building and landscaping plans obtained by The Star indicate the tree will be moved about 30m. The news came just before demolition of houses on the site began yesterday. An Aldi Australia spokesperson confirmed the […]

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Jetset team says thankyou

As 2013 draws to a close Jill Carmody and the Jetset Travel team in Leongatha are saying thanks to their loyal customers. “We would like to thank all of our clients who supported us through 2013,” she said. “It’s been a really good year. We have had a lot of support and sent people all […]

December 17th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Wonthaggi unveils library

WONTHAGGI has a state-of-the-art facility in its newly unveiled Bass Coast Principal Library. At its opening event on Saturday, hundreds came to see their new facility and to enjoy a performance by singer and Play School presenter Justine Clarke. “It’s a real community space, almost the lounge room of the community,” principal librarian Colin Waring […]

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Tarwin blown away: Bald Hills neighbours face lone fight on noise

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council looks unlikely to commit to protecting the amenity of people living next to the Bald Hills Wind Farm if Planning Minister Matthew Guy fails to enforce noise restrictions. The 52 turbine project is yet to be constructed near Tarwin Lower but neighbours have submitted a petition with 109 signatures, calling on […]

December 17th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dog of a decision

DOGS will not be permitted on any Inverloch beaches between 9am and 6pm from December to April after a decision made by Bass Coast Shire Council on Wednesday night. The move is part of a trial by council to study the effects of removing dogs from the beach at these times. An amended motion changing […]

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Calders excel

MEENIYAN dairy farmers Les and Louise Calder are continuing to make their name in the industry, after winning yet another award. Their cow Calderlea Dolman Faith-ET won the four-year-old class of the South Eastern Australian Semex Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition recently. Faith’s dam won her class in 2005 and the Calders were proud of the […]

December 17th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Health boost for dairy

DR SINEAD de Gooyer believes she is typical of many dairy farming women. The general practitioner who recently joined the GippsDairy board, has three small children, works part-time at a Leongatha medical clinic and helps out husband Evan on their Korumburra dairy farm. It’s a busy life, but one that is not unusual among younger […]

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Awards celebrate Landcarers

ARCHIE’S Creek’s Paul Spiers has won an award in the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s Lyrebird Awards. He joined fellow winners the Yarram Yarram Landcare Group and Yarragon South’s John Poppins. The Lyrebird Awards occur every three years and acknowledge the significant contribution volunteers make to natural resource management and catchment health. According to West […]

December 10th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Town coach resigns

LEONGATHA Town Cricket Club has been dealt a blow with the resignation of key A1 all-rounder and captain/coach Joe O’Loughlin. O’Loughlin led the side to a premiership in A2 division last season, helping to promote the side into A1. The club started the season with promise, winning its opening two games, including defeating the Workers, […]

December 10th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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