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Council finds faults in dog petition

BASS Coast Shire Council has discredited 400 signatures found in a petition opposing council’s dog beach ban trial at Inverloch, claiming they were doubled up. Of the 2000 signatures gained, council said 400 were replicated and so the true final figure was about 1600, frustrating dog owners. The petition was distributed in both local vets, […]

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Vandals hit greens

THE Leongatha Bowls Club was attacked twice over the weekend. Vandals threw rocks and gravel onto the green on Saturday, prompting volunteers to clean up on Sunday. When club member Eric Thompson left at 7pm Sunday, the green was clean. However, when he returned at 8am Monday, he was dismayed to find vandals had cracked […]

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Clearing sale sells out

THE Toora property Franklin Downs recently sold and the clearing sale was held on Friday, featuring farm machinery, sundry items and even this seasons hay. Hundreds of people turned out to scope out a bargain, or to add some quality machinery to their sheds. Former owners of the impressive dairy farm, Michael and Anne Green are […]

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

New look stations

THE Nerrena and Koonwarra fire stations are currently undergoing renovations funded by the State Government. Koonwarra CFA captain Peter Hanily said the new station will be higher and wider to accommodate the new tanker the brigade acquired last year. “Being wider will also help with storage, so all of our larger pieces of equipment can […]

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

New station state of the art

A NEW fire station, heavy pumper and forward command vehicle will increase the capacity of Wonthaggi volunteer fire fighters to protect their community. Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells was joined by Bass MLA Ken Smith in Wonthaggi on Saturday, to officially open the town’s new station and to hand […]

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Shaving not so hair raising

THE Leukaemia Foundation is on the lookout for valiant participants to be brave and shave this March. Wonthaggi’s Mark Brain will be shaving his mohawk at the Wonthaggi YMCA on March 15. So far he has raised $710 for the charity from friends and family over the past few weeks. His goal is to reach […]

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha backs Constable Blake

THE community is banding together to support Constable Varli Blake. A fundraising auction night will be held at Leongatha Memorial Hall on March 15, courtesy of the Varli Blake Family Appeal. The night will begin at 7.30pm and tickets are $30 each. Everyone is welcome to bring their own drinks and nibbles. Constable Blake was […]

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Classic golf

THE 25nd South Gippsland Golf Classic which ran from February 11 to 19was once again very successful. Visitors from most golf districts of Victoria as well as many interstate players were welcomed and all enjoyed the social aspect of nine day of golf. In the final day’s play at Foster Jim Parry played a great […]

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Burra Foods building on track

THE newest upgrade to the Burra Foods milk processing plant in Korumburra is on track despite adverse weather during construction. Burra Foods general manager of operations Glenn Falcke said the project has effectively ‘used all its sick days’. “We are on track but we have lost a reasonable amount of time,” he said. “We had […]

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Happy birthday Toora

FIFTEEN years on, the Toora and District Community Bank continues to give to the community. The bank celebrated its 15th birthday dinner at the Toora Bowls Club recently. More than 70 people attended, among them original contributors who raised the capital to start the bank, Promontory District Finance Group Ltd Board (past and present), past […]

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