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$10 million school turns heads

STAFF and students are already loving the $10 million new buildings at Leongatha Secondary College. The school has a new arts centre, and junior and senior buildings. Full reports about your school in Tuesday’s Star.

January 31st, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Off track – golden opportunity to enhance Leongatha slipping

IMPROVING Leongatha’s former rail yard appears to not be a high priority for South Gippsland Shire Council, despite council naming the site a “priority project”. Council lists “Development of Leongatha Rail Yard” in its document Priority Projects for Support, published June 2013. But despite VicTrack, which owns the land, being willing to discuss selling the […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Surfing chief earns OAM

IT’S AN honour he did not expect to receive. Max Wells of Inverloch received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition of his contribution to surfing, rescue services and the community. He joins the ranks of extraordinary Australians honoured in the awards list announced by the Council for the Order of Australia […]

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Anne, courthouse and youth win

ANNE McIntyre of Venus Bay was named the citizen of the year at South Gippsland Shire Council’s Australia Day awards ceremony last Wednesday. Around 140 people attended the event in Leongatha Memorial Hall. The award for community event of the year was granted to the Leongatha Courthouse Centenary and youth community contribution winners were Ashley […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Loss is gain for MG

MURRAY Goulburn announced last Thursday that as a result of Saputo acquiring a controlling interest in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter, it will withdraw its bid to take over WCB. MG also intends to accept Saputo’s offer. In accepting into the Saputo offer, MG will receive at least $92.9 million of cash proceeds, which will result […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Mastering the dairy industry

BEN Vagg from Leongatha South has spent the past 12 months in New Zealand as an inaugural recipient of the Dairy Australia trans-Tasman scholarship. The scholarship gave Ben the opportunity to study a one year Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture Commerce at Massey University. Ben received one of two scholarships and he said while there, he […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Blueberries in the blood

SUE and Chris Howard have been growing blueberries on their Leongatha North farm for 15 years and have been certified organic for 12. Koorooman Berries comprises an acre planted with 750 plants producing around two tonnes of fruit per season. The fruit is picked and packaged on site, and sold into Melbourne via the Footscray […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Vietnam opens girls’ eyes

ASHLEIGH Gobel and Laura Robins recently returned from an unforgettable Vietnam experience. From a long time school project at Mirboo North Secondary College to a lifetime of memories, the experience was fantastic for the pair. Upon arrival, the girls were culture shocked and overwhelmed by the heat, but loved every moment. “We were so excited […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Last song sung

THE Prom Coast Singers gave their last official performance in December and have now moved into a period of indefinite hiatus. Choral director Paddy Broberg said after 15 years at the helm of the choir, it was time for her to step aside. “We came from Melbourne, my husband moved here in 1989. I was […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Cape scheme will still cost thousands

CAPE Paterson property owners could be charged up to $47,200 for the upgrade of unsealed roads and drainage if a special charge scheme goes ahead. This comes after Bass Coast Shire Council completed the proposed design for the upgrade of unsealed roads and drainage in Cape Paterson. The design was developed with input from the […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

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